KPFK's 60th Anniversary Fund Drive
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KPFK Turns 60!
This month KPFK turns 60. We are proud to have served Southern California for the past 60 years and look forward to building upon the past to serve all communities in Southern California in a greater capacity.
As the Trump administration undermines America's Democracy, our values, and calls the press "the enemy of the people", we want to lead the fight to restore a reality-based discourse and civic engagement. Support from donors and organizations gives KPFK the backing it needs to improve its broadcasts so that it may build its listener ship and continue to have an impact through its programs that offer an alternative to the media landscape corrupted by Fox's Fake News to weaponize facts against authoritarian fictions.
For every DONATION OF $75 or more during the month of July, we will send you a KPFK stainless steel water bottle. It's double wall stainless steel non-toxic, non-leaching, and BPA free. The bottle also features vacuum insulation technology that will keep your hot drinks HOT and COLD drinks refreshingly cold.
Please consider making as generous a gift as you can. Your donation can make all the difference in helping us, and your fellow listener. By donating today you're not just helping us, you're helping cover those people who right now are listening, and relying on public radio, but can't donate now. You're also giving new listeners a chance to enjoy our regular programming and an opportunity to become a member just like you.
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KPFK Local Station Board Elections
KPFK's Local Station Board Elections are underway!
KPFK isn't only a valuable source of alternative music, culture and information, it is a democratically run grassroots media outlet. We turn to you to select our local board from the members of our community. Ballots will arrive in your e-mail box (if we have your email address) on Thursday August 15th and have to be returned by October 15th. If we couldn't find your email address, you will get a postcard in the mail with your voting information.
To review all of the listener candidates and their statements, click here.
To review all of the staffer candidates and their statements, click here.
(Only station staff may vote for the staff representatives on the local board).
All of the candidates were given an opportunity to participate in a candidate forum, although not all were able to participate. You can watch these forums to find out more about some of the candidates.
Democracy Now Newsfeed
How Jair Bolsonaro Emboldened Brazilian Agribusiness to Torch the Amazon & Attack Indigenous People
The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world's largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe. The fires have spread a vast plume of smoke across South America and the Atlantic Ocean that's visible from space. They're unprecedented in recorded history, and environmentalists say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers. Indigenous people in Brazil have accused far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of encouraging the destruction. Bolsonaro has worked to deregulate and open up the Amazon for agribusiness, logging and mining since he came into office in January. We speak with Andrew Miller, advocacy director at Amazon Watch.
Sen. Merkley on the Dangers of a New Nuclear Arms Race & Why He Backs the Green New Deal
Fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is mounting. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to prepare for what he called a "symmetrical response" after the U.S. tested what it said was a nonnuclear cruise missile earlier this week. The U.S. launch was the first test of its kind since the Trump administration withdrew from the INF. We speak to Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon about U.S. nuclear policy, as well as the Green New Deal, President Trump's wish to buy Greenland and more.
Sen. Merkley Condemns Trump's War Against Migrant Families as U.S. Moves to Indefinitely Jail Kids
The Trump administration is moving to indefinitely detain migrant children and their families, reversing decades of U.S. policy. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to issue a new rule today to withdraw from a 1997 federal court settlement known as the Flores agreement, which put a 20-day limit on migrant family detentions. We speak with Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley, who made headlines last year when he was barred from entering an old Walmart where the government was detaining about 1,500 immigrant children in Brownsville, Texas.
Headlines for August 23, 2019
U.N. Calls for Protection of the Amazon as Rainforest Burns at Record Pace, Indigenous Communities Say Brazil's President Is Encouraging Destruction of Forests, Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Democratic Leaders Reject Resolution Calling for Candidate Climate Debate, French Authorities to Crack Down on Protest as 13,000 Police Mobilize for G7 Summit, Syrian Forces Encircle Last Major Rebel-Held Stronghold in Hama Province, U.N.: Burmese Troops Had "Genocidal Intent" in Targeting Rohingya for Sexual Violence, Indonesia Deploys Troops to Quell Independence Protests in West Papua, Russian Opposition Leader Freed from Jail 30 Days After Promoting Pro-Democracy Protests, North Korea Calls U.S. Secretary of State "Poisonous" as Denuclearization Talks Stall, Russian President Orders "Symmetrical Response" After U.S. Tests New Cruise Missile, French President Calls for Global Tax on Tech Giants , Justice Department Emailed Employees Link to White Nationalist Website, Sarah Sanders to Join Fox News; Sean Spicer to Join "Dancing with the Stars", Labor Leader Dolores Huerta Among 8 Arrested at Protest Demanding Raise for Home Care Workers, Thousands of Accountants Join Latest Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests, Activists Demand Parole Reform as They Mark Passing of NY's Longest-Serving Woman Prisoner
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
August 8, 2019 - Lance Dodes | Alexander Zaitchik | Steven Pifer
"The Chosen One" Is Losing It; Bolsanaro's War on the Amazon; Trump Tries to Get Putin Readmitted to the G8 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
August 21, 2019 - William Cohan | Amanda Marcotte | R. Daniel Kelemen
Is Trump Losing It?; Is the President Crazy?; Trump Makes Abortions More Likely by Denying Women Contraception; Trump Pouts at the "Nasty" Woman Who Turned Down His Offer to Buy Greenland backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
August 20, 2019 -Lawrence Douglas | Robert Kuttner | Nicholas Heras
Another Cowardly Retreat by Trump After a Call from the NRA; The Democrats Should Be at Least as Radical as FDR; The Pentagon's IG Cautions Trump to Not Let ISIS Rebuild in Syria backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
August 19, 2019 - Dana Kennedy | Mike German | Dean Baker
Ghislaine Maxwell's Mystery and Scandal-Plagued Family; An FBI Insider on How the Bureau is Chasing the Wrong Targets; A Reality Check on the Economy Trump Claims the Fake News is Crashing backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed
Why is the Amazon Burning?
FEATURING RHETT A. BUTLER – The fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have garnered international attention and thrust President Jair Bolsonaro’s pro-business and deregulatory policies into focus. Thousands of fires are burning in the world’s largest rainforest, considered to be a critical carbon sink protecting global climate stability. European nations are threatening to block a...
The End of Roe: Inside the Right’s Plan to Destroy Legal Abortion
FEATURING JESSICA MASON PIEKLO – The American right wing has enjoyed one success after another in chipping away and women’s legal right to an abortion. The decision by Donald Trump’s administration to withhold Title X funding for family planning from providers that also offer abortion is only one prong of a multi-prong effort. Other efforts...
Headlines: August 23, 2019
China has announced a new round of tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods in direct retaliation to President Donald Trump’s trade war. The tariffs, ranging from 5-10% are set to begin on September 1st. China also announced that it would resume tariffs on American auto manufacturers with 5% on car parts and a...
Report Back From Native American Presidential Forum
FEATURING JUDITH LEBLANC – The first-ever Native American Presidential Forum took place this week in Sioux City, Iowa, drawing 10 of the Democratic Presidential candidates including 3 of the four frontrunners, Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. Former Vice President Joe Biden chose not attend. At the forum, named after the revered indigenous...
NC Elections Board Ignores Voters, Approves Unverifiable Touchscreen Barcode Ballot System: 'BradCast' 8/23/2019
Just before airtime for today's BradCast, everything seemed to blow up at once (figuratively!) But we do our best to navigate through the most important explosions, including one that is likely receiving little coverage around the country. An astounding vote by the North Carolina Board of Elections --- led by a new appointee of Democratic [...]
Coordinated Ransomware Attack Cripples 22 TX Municipal Govts. But Why Worry About 2020?: 'BradCast' 8/22/2019
On today's BradCast, we catch up with a grab bag of stuff, most of which doesn't have to do with Donald Trump's idiocy --- you're welcome --- but a lot of which has to do with what Americans need to do about him! [Audio link to full show is posted below.] Among the many stories covered [...]
'Green News Report' - August 22, 2019
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Record wildfires from the Amazon rainforest to the Arctic North; Alaska is so warm, salmon are dying in rivers; Swedish teen climate activist sails for New York City on a solar-powered boat; PLUS: The 2020 Democratic 'climate change candidate' drops out of race... All that and more in today's Green News [...]
GOP Website's 'Political Malware' Exposed as Two U.S. House Special Elections Begin in NC: 'BradCast' 8/21/2019
On today's BradCast: It's the first day of early voting in two U.S. House Special Elections, both in North Carolina, one of them a do-over election after a massive GOP Absentee Ballot Election Fraud scheme last November resulted in the State Board of Election's refusal to certify the fraudulent results. And this week, as our [...]
Sojourner Truth Headlines
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Possible signal interruption Wednesday July 31st
Southern California Edison will be conducting a test on the electrical system for our radio station at the Mount Wilson transmitter facility on July 31 2019 starting at 9:00am and ending July 31, 2019 at 3:00pm. This test will ensure the grid system is modern, reliable and up to date.
Our backup generator at Mount Wilson should be able to ensure that KPFK’s signal remain constant during this power outage. However it is possible that our signal may be briefly effected. Our live online stream will not be interrupted.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as Edison works to improve and maintain the electrical grid.
News from KPFK and Pacifica
Pacifica Hires John Vernile, Interim Executive Director for Pacifica
Local Station Board Elections
Pacifica announces settlement with Empire State Building and Empire State Realty Trust
2018 Annual EEO Public File Report
KPFK’s Online Public File
Pacifica designated agent to receive notice of claimed infringements
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Schedule Updates on KPFK
DEMOCRACY NOW! with Amy Goodman moves to 8 am
Rising Up with Sonali moves to 4pm
Stephanie Miller Mon - Fri at 6 am
Change Makers is on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
RE:Work is on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm
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