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  • LA Mask Print Project

    As we all learn to live with COVID-19, we must do everything we can to protect ourselves and one another. Wearing a mask is a sign of respect — to our neighbors, our nurses, doctors, and essential workers, our loved ones, and our fellow Angelenos.

    — City of Los Angeles

  • Strength Thru Unity: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

    Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice, and an end to racism.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • Heidi Marston selected as LAHSA Executive Directo

    The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission unanimously selected Heidi Marston to the position of Executive Director.

    — Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

  • Introducing the CalMatters College Journalism Network

    More than 3 million students. Hundreds of campuses. A state higher education budget of $36 billion. As we’ve heard so often lately, California is a nation-state, and its system of colleges and universities is equally gargantuan.

    — Felicia Mello

DEMOCRACY NOW

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  • Millions Facing Eviction and Joblessness Get No Immediate Help from Trump's New Executive Orders

    President Trump's latest executive orders to extend unemployment benefits and defer payroll taxes may be unconstitutional. Democrats had hoped to extend a program to give unemployed workers an additional $600 in weekly benefits and to extend a federal moratorium protecting some renters from evictions, but failed to overcome opposition from Republican lawmakers. Under Trump's order, unemployed workers would continue receiving an additional $400 a week, but only once states put up a quarter of the money and set up a new system to distribute the payments — a process that could take months. Trump also signed an executive order on evictions that does not extend the federal moratorium on evictions, and ordered a deferral of payroll taxes that will still need to be paid back next year, after the election. Trump's executive orders amount to "political theater," says David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, but could "set a really dangerous precedent" for the separation of powers in the future.

  • Is Trump Sabotaging U.S. Postal Service Ahead of Election as Part of His Attack on Mail-in Voting?

    Democratic lawmakers say the Trump administration is sabotaging the United States Postal Service ahead of the November election, when a record number of votes are expected to be cast by mail. Since taking office, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — a major Trump donor — has instituted a number of cost-cutting measures that have slowed down the delivery of mail, and overhauled the leadership of the agency in a move that critics say will give him more power. This comes as President Trump continues to attack mail-in voting, claiming the post office can't handle an increase in ballots. We speak with Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, and David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect and author of the new book, "Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power."

  • Lebanese Gov't Faces Collapse Amid Rage-Filled Protests over Blast, Economic Crisis & Corruption

    The Lebanese government may be on the verge of collapse amid protests over the massive port explosion that devastated much of Beirut and killed at least 200 people and injured thousands. At least four ministers and nine members of Parliament have resigned. "The dominoes are falling," says Dion Nissenbaum, a Beirut-based reporter for The Wall Street Journal, who led an investigation into the official neglect that preceded last week's explosion, and says it has intensified public outrage over long-standing government dysfunction, calling it "the straw that's broken the camel's back here."

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 

  

Rising Up With Sonali

  • How Retail and Grocery Workers Face Violence Over Mask Enforcement

    FEATURING STUART APPELBAUM – Two employees of a Trader Joes grocery store in Manhattan were attacked by shoppers in late July after they were asked to wear a mask as per store policy. One shopper ripped the worker’s mask off while the other pulled a worker’s hair and threw baskets at them. According to the...

  • Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms

    FEATURING MAYA SCHENWAR – As the national uprising led by Black Lives Matter called for a defunding of police this year, a demand that has gone hand-in-hand but received less attention in recent months is the end of mass incarceration in the US. America locks up more people than any other nation in the world...

  • Headlines: August 7, 2020

    More than 160,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus in the United States—a tally that was unimaginable just a few months ago. The virus is one of the leading causes of death in the nation this year. Worldwide cases of infection are at 19 million, with US cases comprising a quarter of those despite...

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • Failed Primary in PR; 100k Infected Kids in Two Weeks; Trump's Pretend Relief 'Executive Orders': 'BradCast' 8/10/2020

    On today's BradCast: This is not a drill. In my nearly-two decades of covering elections, I've never been as concerned about attempts to undermine an election than I now am regarding this year's Presidential election on November 3rd. [Audio link to full show is posted below summary.] Last Friday's BradCast interview with American Postal Worker Union [...]

  • Overcoming Trump's Vote-By-Mail Obstacles

    This will not be easy. It never is. But, this year, we are facing obstacles to voting that we have never seen before. Not only from the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, which is already difficult enough, but from those who hope to exploit the pandemic along with their access to the levers of power to make [...]

  • Sunday 'Is What' Toons

    * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.

Sojourner Truth Radio

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • August 10, 2020 - David Hearst | David Marples | James Thurber

    U.S. Court Summons MBS and His Hit Team to Answer Charges From Targeted Former Saudi Intelligence Official | Europe's Last Dictator Flagrantly Steals Sunday's Election | Will the Next Stimulus Package Have Money for the Post Office? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • August 9, 2020 - Paul Light | Anders Aslund | Vincent Bevins

    Trump's Phony Stunt to Break a Deadlock That He Created | The Ex-KGB Ukrainian Who Senators Johnson and Grassley Are Working With to Get Dirt on Biden | How the Jakarta Method of Exterminating Leftists Was Exported to Brazil and Chile. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • August 6, 2020 - Thanassis Cambanis | Joshua Horwitz | Philip Rubio

    Trump Insists Without Evidence the Destruction of Beirut Was Not an Accident | The Once-Powerful NRA Will Go the Way of the Trump Foundation | A Veteran of the U.S.P.S. on the Manufactured Crisis to Destroy it backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

From the General Manager

  • How They’ve Wanted to Stop Us

    Oh, how they’ve wanted to stop us. Every day KPFK opens up a new controversy, a new societal pain point, a new cultural, political or community insight, and new revelations about everything that means something in your life. We can’t help it. It’s who we are and what we do. And we won’t stop.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • We're Trying Something New

    Community media, news, services, and journalism are all cornerstones of our democracy and are more critical than ever. Many community organizations, publications, and independent media companies will become casualties of the pandemic. Our world has changed profoundly and KPFK is adapting to it, so we can still be here for you.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • You're Invited: Where Does KPFK Go From Here?

    Tomorrow at 7 PM, KPFK General Manager will be hosting a conversation about KPFK, its place in Southern California, and its future. 

    — Anyel Z Fields

Strength Thru Unity

WATCH A REPLAY OF THE EVENT HERE-

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change WHO: Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice and an end to racism. WHAT: Live stream program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change will take place to foster, inspire and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers will be able to ask questions, share experiences and offer solutions. WHY: We must not let the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Roshard Brooks, Andres Guardado and hundreds of other minorities go unstopped. Now is the time, Black & Latinos need to come together to improve the lives of all people of color. “Strength Thru Unity” is communications for social justice, presented by the US Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, the National Newspapers Publisher’s Association and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project Strength Thru Unity is a LAVA production and KPFK-FM is the official media partner.

Posted by Su Voto Es Su Voz SVREP.org on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice, and an end to racism.

The program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change took place to foster, inspire, and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers were able to ask questions, share experiences, and offer solutions.

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hardbound book by KPFK host Jon Wiener and historian Mike Davis.

Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of L.A. in the sixties, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors storied personal histories as activists. 
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For those that pledged for special events during the last fund drive, many have been rescheduled due to the Covid epidemic. Here are some updates:

Hello Chris Howard here.  Our live event the Mind Coach Certification Training will be rescheduled though attempting to find the best dates and the hotels are uncertain when they will be open as well.  So in the meantime they have full access to the online 20 video course, and as soon as we have the new date we will let you know!
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From Matt Brauning:

Our NLP event from April 4th and 5th will be rescheduled for late summer/early fall, TBD government sanctions of course.
We have sent thumb drives to the station already.
What donors will get NOW: 

1. Thumb drives with all digital courses
2. Access to all digital products through a membership site. 
3. Bonus live virtual workshop via zoom (on original dates so they can still learn!) 
EVERYONE WILL STILL HAVE A TICKET TO THE LIVE EVENT LATER IN THE YEAR. 
This way they all get what was originally promised, PLUS the live zoom training.

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From Lisa Gold:
My live event "How to Make Money in Commercials for Real People" was scheduled on March 28th and has been postponed to May 30th, 2020.  I have reached out to everyone on the list that was given to me via email 3 times, but still have 21 unconfirmed that they received the message.  They can reach me at Lisa@actoutsidethebox.com or 818-740-8044.

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