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Programming Highlights

  • LA Theatre Works for 4/11/21 at 10:00 pm, "I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom"

    The onscreen pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is at the heart of one of the most popular TV shows in history. Who would have thought that to get on the air, they had to battle both a network and a sponsor who thought the show couldn't possibly succeed? Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of I Love Lucy’s creator Jess Oppenheimer – spins the hilarious true story behind America’s beloved TV comedy. Includes an interview with playwright Gregg Oppenheimer.

  • The Lawyers Guild This Wednesday

    A special US FOREIGN POLICY edition of the Lawyers Guild Show: Activist and Lawyer Huwaida Arraf analyzes Biden's approach towards Israel and PALESTINE

  • RisingUp with Sonali now weekly

    Now you can catch the weekly edition of Rising Up With Sonali on KPFK every Tuesday at 4 pm Pacific. Tune in this Tuesday for the debut episode featuring a wide ranging interview with Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley on the Derek Chauvin trial, the Amazon union organizing and more, followed by an in-depth conversation with the internationally acclaimed public intellectual Noam Chomsky discussing his new book Chomsky for Activists.

News, Articles & Editorials

  • Attacks on Asian American Communities Rising

    When a new wave of anti-Asian violence was recently reported to be hitting the Bay Area, news media left us with an impression that we were in the midst of a conflict pitting Blacks against Asians.

    — John A. Powell | LA Progressive

  • CA eases way for schools to reopen full-time

    California just made it significantly easier for K-12 schools to bring students back to campus full-time — but some of the state’s largest districts and most powerful unions are pushing back, suggesting that hundreds of thousands of students may not receive daily in-person instruction this school year.

    — Emily Hoeven

  • Putting her children before the fields

    On average, one in eight Californians have been late on rent during the pandemic, and the majority of them are single mothers.

    — Manuela Tobias

Community Resources

New Day Pacifica ByLaws Proposal

By-Laws Referendum 2021

You will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum for 30 days starting June 7th to replace the Pacifica Foundation’s bylaws with new bylaws proposed by a group of Pacifica members. If adopted, significant modifications will be made to the foundation’s governance structure affecting both the national and local station boards, including how you, as a listener sponsor, are represented and can participate. To assist you in navigating the complex issues, a graphics-based voter guide is under development and can be viewed here - Voter Guide Referendum 2021 alongside the text of the current and proposed bylaws. In order to be eligible to vote, check that your membership is up to date by verifying with your station that you have contributed $25 or performed 3 hours of volunteer work between April 8, 2020 and April 7, 2021. 

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2021 Referendo de los Estatutos

Usted podrá votar en un referendo durante 30 días a partir del 7 de Junio para reemplazar los estatutos de la fundación de Pacífica con nuevos estatutos propuestos por un grupo de miembros. Si son aprobados, va haber cambios sustanciales a la estructura de la junta nacional y las juntas de estaciones locales, incluyendo cambios a cómo usted será representado y podrá participar. Para ayudarle, un guía de elector con ilustraciones se encuentra en la página https://elections.pacifica.org/wordpress/guia-de-elector/  junto con el texto por completo de los estatutos originales y los propuestos. Usted podrá votar si ha contribuido 25 dólares o ha realizado 3 horas de trabajo voluntario entre el 8 de abril de 2020 y el 7 de abril de 2021. 

Referendum Schedule

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

Planificación del Referendo

Inicio del período pre-electoral (entran en vigor las reglas de elecciones equitativas)- 3/8/21
Termina el período pre-electoral - 4/7/21
Junta Nacional vota – 4/20/21
Juntas Locales votan – 5/17/21
Envío de boletas a los miembros de público y del personal – 6/7/21

Updates will be posted as they develop

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DEMOCRACY NOW

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • Biden Calls U.S. Gun Violence an "International Embarrassment." Will Congress Finally Act?

    President Joe Biden has ordered a series of executive actions on gun control in the wake of mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado and elsewhere, calling gun violence in the U.S. an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment." The most significant executive order aims to crack down on so-called ghost guns — easily assembled firearms bought over the internet without serial numbers, which account for about a third of guns recovered at crime scenes. Biden has also nominated gun control advocate David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but acknowledged this week that major new gun control measures, like an assault weapons ban and universal background checks, will require legislation from Congress. "We are calling on Congress to carry the torch here and pass additional laws to keep Americans safe and save American lives," says Brian Lemek, executive director of Brady PAC.

  • Amnesty Int'l: COVID-19 Exacerbates Inequality in Americas as U.S. Policy Drives Refugees to Border

    A new Amnesty International report lays out how the pandemic has significantly exacerbated inequality across the Americas over the past year. Over 1.3 million people have died in the region from COVID-19, making the Americas the hardest-hit area in the world. Women, refugees, migrants, underprotected health workers, Indigenous peoples, Black people and other groups historically excluded and neglected by governments have borne the brunt of the pandemic, according to the report, which also points out the rise in gender violence and lethal crackdown on human rights defenders. "It's not a surprise that the Americas has been the region worst hit by the pandemic," says Erika Guevara-Rosas, a human rights lawyer and Americas director for Amnesty International. "Growing inequality, corruption, violence, environmental degradation and impunity created a fertile ground for the Americas to become the epicenter."

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • April 11, 2021 - Pavel Felgenhauer | Adam Ramsay | Mike Elk

    Putin Prepares a Knockout Blow to Defeat Ukraine's Military and Topple Its Government | The Tripod of Anglo-British Nationalism; TV, the Tabloids, and the Monarchy | Why the RWDSU Lost the Vote to Unionize Amazon in Alabama backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • April 8, 2021 - Anne Marie Lofaso | Patrick Blanchfield | Dr. Andrew Hartman

    As Joe Manchin Exerts More Power Over Biden's Agenda, an Analysis of What Motivates His Stance | Biden's Modest Proposals to Curb an "Epidemic" of Gun Violence | Absent a GOP Platform, Right Wing Media's Outrage Machine Stokes the Culture Wars backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Sojourner Truth Radio
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The BradBlog

  • Sunday 'Avoid the Politicks' Toons

    Wayne LaPierre hid on luxury yacht after Sandy Hook shootings And now for something completely different ... Oglaf. "Who Knew?" Last: All the best to Matt Bors, who has drawn his final political toon... My last original cartoon was two weeks ago. Today’s comic is a re-run based on my Mr. Gotcha comic, which became a bit of [...]

  • GOP 'Legislative' Agenda Now Being Carried Out by Activist Supreme Court: 'BradCast' 4/9/2021

    On today's BradCast: Maybe we've been too quick to say that Republicans no longer have any governing philosophy or legislative agenda. They do. And it's being carried out. Just not be elected officials. [Audio link to full show is posted below.] But first up today, following 'good' news for Alabamians on yesterday's BradCast, as the state's [...]

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 

  

Rising Up With Sonali

  • Black Struggle for Freedom: Derek Chauvin Trial & Amazon Union Vote

    FEATURING PROF. ROBIN D. G. KELLEY – The trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has unfolded on television screens across America, bringing up painful reminders of what happened on May 25th 2020, and unearthing new details about an incident that sparked a mass movement. It seems that on trial is not...

  • Venerated Left Intellectual Chomsky on Activism & Politics

    FEATURING NOAM CHOMSKY – One of the most well-known left intellectual scholars and authors, Noam Chomsky, in a new book Chomsky for Activists, delves into his formative years as a young Jewish American youth opposing the march of fascism in Europe, his friendship with historian Howard Zinn, his reflections on Zionism and Palestine and more....

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The Pacifica Foundation is a listener sponsored radio network comprising KPFA (Berkeley-CA), KPFK (Los Angeles- CA), KPFT (Houston-TX), WBAI (NYC-NY) and WPFW (Washington DC). Local station board elections are being held at each station. Under the direction of the national election supervisor (NES), the local election supervisor (LES), an independent contractor, will be responsible for numerous duties relating to the Local Station Board elections

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  • Reggae Central

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Chuck Foster plays ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, roots and dancehall, drawn from one of the largest collections in the U.S. From vintage 7" singles to the latest Jamaican chart hits, Reggae Central celebrates the classics and keeps you up to date on curre

  • Evolution of the Groove

    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Free Form Progressive Platform Covers A Multitude Of Genres In The Spirit Of Miles

  • FolkScene

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    FolkScene.com is dedicated to providing the highest quality music and information to the Folk and Acoustic Community

  • Head Room

    8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Head Room is a wide-open venue for exploratory rock and roll, be it psychedelic pioneers such as the Grateful Dead, contemporary jam-rock, healthy doses of vintage progressive rock, new music from myriad experimental, improvisational, accidental, avant-fr

  • L.A. Theatre Works

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    Founded in 1974, L.A. Theatre Works' mission is to record and preserve great performances of important stage plays, maximizing the use of new technologies to make world-class theatre accessible to the widest possible audience...

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