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THE COLD WAR TRUTH COMMISSION: A Day of Education, Testimonials and Action. Scholars and citizen testimonials will help us learn the history of the Cold War, and its relevance to U.S. political corruption and to today’s global chaos.
Craig Unger: AMERICAN KOMPROMAT - BOOK
|Paul Robeson "Portraits of the Artist" DVD Box Set - Celebrating the renowned baritone, athlete, scholar, actor, and social activist, Includes 4 DVDs of 8 Robeson films|
|P.R.A. BLACK HISTORY MONTH 4 GB USB DRIVE - 4 GB USB Jump Drive / 30 hrs - From PACIFICA Radio Archives our extensive Black History Month collection is now available in MP3 format on a 4GB `Pacifica Radio Archives' USB jump drive.||BLACK PANTHER PARTY 6-CD BOX SET - Black Panthers compilation from the Pacifica Radio Archives: Features Bobby Seale and Huey Newton - H. Rap Brown, and more|
|KILL SWITCH Subtitle: 'The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy.' Insider Adam Jentleson contends that far from reflecting the Framers vision, the Senate has been transformed over the decades by a tenacious minority of white conservatives and that unless we immediately and drastically reform the Senate's rules and practices ...||MUSIC STORIES FROM THE COSMIC BARRIO - An Amazing musical journey by the creator of KPFK's Global Village, Betto Arcos introduces us to great music from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Portugal, and dozens of other countries..|
|MURDER INCORPORATED: BOOK 3 Perfecting Tyranny:Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny. Abu-Jamal and Vittoria continue their epic recounting of the history and present reality of America.||HENDRIX AND SANTANA CD/BLU-RAY/COFFEE PACK - A copy of Jimi Hendrix Live in Maui 2 CD + Blu Ray + Carlos Santana bag of coffee + Santana coffee mug! Santana's coffee is carefully crafted for the mind and soul. Only 25 packs available,|
|JIMI HENDRIX EXP: LIVE IN MAUI - the latest collection that couples the brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness . Jimi Hendrix In Maui 2 CD + Blu Ray-live performances on both audio and video.||JANIS JOPLIN: PEARL CD Celebrating its 50th Anniversary: Joplin's Pearl is undeniably Janis Joplin's studio classic, and her final recording, released posthumously.|
KPFK Shepard Fairey logo design face mask.
|Mascarilla protectora, elaborada por artesanos de Mexico, con logos de la piedra del sol y otros diseños
Protective face mask made by artisans from Mexico, with traditional designs
California Native American leaders fear the deaths that have shadowed their communities this past year have been undercounted.
— KATE CIMINI
The decisions to reopen, however, still rest with school officials and labor unions. Newsom hopes the funding bill will prod them into holding in-person classes. Parent activists say it’s not enough.
— BY RICARDO CANO, LAUREL ROSENHALL AND BARBARA FEDER OSTROV
Update on the historic effort to get all Angelenos vaccinated against COVID-19 and end the pandemic from the LA Mayors office
— Anyel Z Fields
Gov. Gavin Newsom was skewered in this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live for dining at the French Laundry and for California’s chaotic vaccine rollout — adding to growing national criticism as he fends off a potential recall.
— Emily Hoeven
One of the world’s wealthiest men has died in a plane crash. The insurance company representing the airline assigns math genius Mitch Bloom to the case to minimize their payout – but Mitch finds himself facing a formidable opponent in Ida Watkins, a small town actuary who challenges his ideas about the value of a human life. Starring Sarah Drew and Seamus Dever. Includes an interview with playwright Kenneth Lin.
Who’s Tyler Boudreaux? She's the producer of KPFK's new weekly program with Dr. Melina Abdullah called Move the Crowd. Here are two audio biographies on Rock and Roll precursors, Black Blues musicians she has produced.
Sat Feb 27 10:00 AM KPFK Black History Month Tribute to Black Classical Music Composers with Host Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Black History Month special will spotlight four of the Greatest African-American Composers, William Grant Still, and others. Their works and influence on classical music were inspiring and transformative.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California), announced as the keynote speaker for the ONWARD to EQUITY event this Saturday
— Margaret Prescod
UN Women is pleased to invite you to the United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2021. The theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world on the way to the Generation Equality Forum”.
— Anyel Z Fields
Scholars & Citizen Testimonials Will Help Us Learn The History of The Cold War & Its Relevance To U.S. Political Corruption & To Today’s Global Chaos.
— Frank Dorrel
Part of the existing narrative of Pacoima is violence. Over a six-month period in 2019, there were 165 violent crimes compared to 103 in Northridge or 66 in Sherman Oaks. The perception of violence is so normalized for Pacoima that it barely gets reported.
— Betsy Foldes Meiman
Outrage over police brutality and the mass incarceration of Black and Brown people has generated calls to defund and abolish the police. Longtime organizer Mariame Kaba's new book, titled "We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice," brings together collected essays, interviews and other writings that she and numerous collaborators produced between 2014 — the year of the uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of Michael Brown — and today. Kaba says the book grapples with "the fact that so many people around the country recognize the complete and utter failures and limits of so-called reform" to systems of injustice. "People are impatient with incrementalism and are impatient with solutions that don't actually address the root causes of violence."
Israel has failed to make COVID-19 vaccines available to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, despite its responsibility under the Geneva Conventions. Critics in the United States say this "vaccine apartheid" is another example of Israeli human rights abuses going unpunished, even as the country receives billions in U.S. aid each year. Congressmember Mondaire Jones of New York says Israel must ensure that Palestinians are vaccinated. "There's no question about that," he says. "I don't think that anyone can argue otherwise in good conscience."
The House of Representatives has approved sweeping legislation protecting the right to vote with the For the People Act, which has been described as the most sweeping pro-democracy bill in decades. The legislation is aimed at improving voter registration and access to voting, ending partisan and racial gerrymandering, forcing the disclosure of dark money donors, increasing public funding for candidates, and imposing strict ethical and reporting standards on members of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill, which comes amid a nationwide attack on voting rights in courthouses and statehouses, is heading to the Senate, where it is expected to die unless all 50 Senate Democrats unite to end the filibuster. Democratic Congressmember Mondaire Jones of New York says H.R. 1 is "of foundational importance" to preserving U.S. democracy against Republican attacks on voting. "The modern-day Republican Party cannot compete on the merits of its policy ideas," says Jones. "Rather, it is seeking to disenfranchise large swaths of the American electorate, especially Black and Hispanic people in Southern states."
FEATURING ALAN MACLEOD – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has indicated that President Biden was open to Congressional revocation of the authorizations for military force from 1991 and 2001 that were still in effect and provided cover for unilateral air strikes on Syria. While there is some bipartisan support for ending such authorization in Congress,...
FEATURING CATHERINE LIU – As politicians debate whether or not Americans deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage or decent unemployment benefits, a forgiveness of onerous college loan debt, or nationalized healthcare, a new book singles out the so-called Professional Managerial Class (PMC). It’s author Catherine Liu calls the PMC “the credentialed elite class that serves...
Seven Senate Democrats and one independent, joined Republicans on Friday to defeat the inclusion of Bernie Sanders’ $15 an hour minimum wage amendment in the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill. The Democrats were Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Jon Tester of Montana, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and...
"How the Party of Lincoln Has Become the Party of Alex Jones" | Christopher Miller and Ryan McCarthy Must Explain Why The Pentagon Waited Over Three Hours to Rescue the Capitol | How One Crackpot Conspiracist is Holding Up Help For Millions of Americans backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
Time to Join the Fight Against the Party of White Supremacy's Attempt to Rewrite History | A Former Colleague of Senator Hawley's on Whether the FBI is Investigating Hawley's Ties to the Insurrection | Going After Billionaires Who Pay Millions to Hide Trillions backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
The "Christian" GOP Celebrates a Sexual Harasser While the Democrats Show Cuomo the Door | A Plan to Save Democracies From Kleptocracies by Going After Dirty Money | The Brave and Inspiring Kurdish Women Warriors Who Fought ISIS backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
Prepare to be outraged by some gobsmacking and maddening numbers from today's guest on The BradCast. [Audio link to show is posted below summary.] But first, speaking of startling numbers, statistics from this year's flu season prove that masks and social distancing do indeed help to prevent viral transmission and death. That, of course, is bad [...]
We've got mostly democracy-related stories to report on today's BradCast. Some good news, and some bad. But there's a whole bunch of anti-democracy GOP fraud throughout, because what democracy story in the U.S. these days doesn't include Republican fraud and/or attempted voter suppression? [Audio link to full show is posted below summary.] Among the stories covered [...]
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Gulf Stream is the weakest its been in a thousand years, and climate change is likely to blame; The COVID carbon rebound begins as global emissions rise; Biden Administration to raise US climate target under Paris Agreement; PLUS: Volvo is latest carmaker to say goodbye to gasoline, go all-electric... All [...]
As 2020 unfolded with evolving challenges and change, public media found itself navigating an unprecedented landscape. This has made it more difficult for KPFK and Pacifica to rebound. These trying times, exacerbated by financial and organizational challenges, have underscored our need to adapt to face current and long-term problems.
— Anyel Z Fields
We recently conducted a feedback survey to help us better understand our audience and members. The survey covered programming, reasons for supporting KPFK, audience listening habits, and how the expanded 6 PM news is rated.
— Anyel Z Fields
To continue our service in Southern California with Pacifica quality news, we will be adding news from...
— Anyel Z Fields
A proposed new set of bylaws is available for member review (click here to access document). The proposed bylaws would change how the Pacifica National Board (PNB) is elected (providing for nationwide elections every three years), terminate the current PNB, install four Transition Officers in its place for a year, and change the duties and powers of the local station boards (which would no longer elect the PNB members). The Pacifica membership will be voting yes or no on the proposed amended bylaws for 30 days beginning June 7th. Your membership must be current as of April 7, 2021 in order to be eligible to vote in this bylaws referendum.
Notice Date and Beginning of Notice Period (also beginning of Fair Elections)- 3/8/21
Notice Period ends- 4/7/21
PNB Vote On or Before – 4/20/21
LSB Votes Concluded by – 5/17/21
Ballots mailed/emailed – 6/7/21
Updates will be posted as they develop
Pacifica Foundation Info can be found on the foundation's website at www.pacifica.org.
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Soundwaves Radio strives to bring you the best in all forms of music both new and old. Live guest DJ set's and producer performances as well as extensive interviews with artists from all over the globe.
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