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Some of the great gifts being offered include:

Craig Unger: AMERICAN KOMPROMAT - BOOK
Subtitle: 'How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery.'

 

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 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 ... Cosmic Barrio 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. Santa Coffee 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.
100% US Cotton -Washable and reusable. Anti-microbial fabric

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

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Coronavirus Chronicles: The Politics and Science of a Deadly Pandemic from KPFK on Vimeo.

News, Articles & Editorials

Programming Highlights

  • New Tuesday Global Village Hosts

    Starting tomorrow March 9th at 11 am. The Global Village, “Soundwaves Radio edition” will be hosted by Val The Vandle and DJ Seano and feature music from around the world and around the block and everything in between. Join Sean O & Company for the new Soundwaves edition of the Global Village starting Tuesday, March 9th at 11 am!

  • LA Theatre Works for Sunday, 3/5/21, 10:00 pm, "Life on Paper" by Kenneth Lin

    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.

  • Audio Biographies On Rock and Roll Precursors & Black Blues Musicians

    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.

Community Resources

DEMOCRACY NOW

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • "The Mauritanian": Film Tells Story of Innocent Man Held at Guantánamo for 14 Years Without Charge

    A new feature film, "The Mauritanian," tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian man who was held without charge for 14 years at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo and repeatedly tortured. We speak with Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who says the film is not just about his struggle. "This is not my movie. This is the movie of so many people," he says. "Some of the people who were kidnapped after 9/11 were tortured to death. They did not have a chance to tell their story." We also speak with Kevin Macdonald, director of "The Mauritanian"; Nancy Hollander, the lead lawyer for Mohamedou Ould Slahi; and actor Tahar Rahim, whose portrayal of Slahi earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

  • Close Guantánamo: Ex-Prisoner & Torture Survivor Mohamedou Ould Slahi Calls on Biden to Shut Prison

    President Joe Biden is facing new calls to close the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, an enduring symbol of U.S. abuses in the "war on terror." Since 2002, about 770 men and boys have been held at the prison, and only eight have been convicted of a crime. Three of the convictions were later overturned on appeal. Today the prison's population is down to 40, and shortly after Biden's inauguration, seven former prisoners penned an open letter to the new president pleading with him to finally close the facility. One of the seven authors was Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian man who was held without charge for 14 years, during which time he was repeatedly tortured, before his release in 2016. He says he also wrote a personal letter to Biden asking him to close the prison. "I really believe he's a good man," Slahi says. We also speak with Slahi's lead defense attorney, Nancy Hollander, who says there is no justification for keeping "forever prisoners" at the facility. "If the political will is there, President Biden can get Guantánamo closed," Hollander says.

  • Millions Mark International Women's Day as Pandemic Deepens Inequality, Violence Around the World

    Millions of women around the world are taking to the streets today to mark International Women's Day — in a year where women have been disproportionately impacted by rising poverty, unemployment and violence during the pandemic. We hear voices from protests in the Philippines, Mexico and Guatemala.

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 

  

Rising Up With Sonali

  • How Progressive Is the Senate Version of the COVID Relief Bill?

    FEATURING JOE DINKIN – The United States Senate on Saturday passed by a 50-50 vote and Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie breaking vote, the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill backed by President Joe Biden. After weeks of wrangling over the details of the American Rescue Plan, including a battle to include an increase to the...

  • How a Guaranteed Basic Income Can Reduce Poverty

    FEATURING SUKHI SAMRA – A new study based in Stockton, California of a “guaranteed basic income,” found that over the course of two years, the study’s participants benefited significantly from having a no-strings-attached monthly stipend of $500. Participants who were unemployed found jobs at twice the rate of non-participants. And, they experienced better mental health...

  • Headlines: March 8, 2021

    Senate Democrats passed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill on Saturday without a single Republican vote. The New York Times characterized the bill as, “an extraordinary increase in safety net spending in the largest antipoverty effort in a generation.” The bill, called the American Rescue Plan, was buffeted by relentless efforts at amendments before being...

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • March 8, 2021 - Gregory Wawro | James Galbraith | Toby Miller

    Moderate Democratic Senators Now Consider Getting Rid of the Filibuster | A Leading Economist Assesses the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan | Harry and Meghan Use the Tabloids That Have Been Used Against Them backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • March 7, 2021 - Tom Nichols | Adrienne Pine | Mark Osler

    The GOP is Going the Way of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union | Biden Should Deal With the Source of the Problems at the Border, Starting With the Corrupt Regime in Honduras | Could The Derek Chauvin Trial End With an Eruption Like the Rodney King Verdict? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • March 4, 2021 - Nicole Hemmer | Mark Perry | Matthew Rothschild

    "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

Sojourner Truth Radio
          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • New Report Finds Freedom, Democracy 'Under Siege' Around Globe, in U.S.: 'BradCast' 3/8/2021

    It's not only in the U.S. where democracy is now under attack. Unfortunately, as discussed with our guest on today's BradCast, when freedom and democracy begin to collapse here, it gets even worse everywhere else. [Audio link to show follows below this summary.] But, first up today, a quick word or two on Harry and Meghan [...]

  • Sunday 'Tex-Ass Backwards' Toons

    Nick Anderson, who founded Counterpoint, was interviewed by Houstonia Magazine about his cartooning career post-newspapers: "(A)rtists from all political leanings are providing takes on today’s biggest headlines as contributors. Of the 18 satirists, ten --- like Anderson --- saw their jobs cut. It’s too soon to know if Counterpoint will hit it big (at the [...]

  • Pandemic Profits of 664 U.S. Billionaires Could Pay For Most of $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill: 'BradCast' 3/5/2021

    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 [...]

From the General Manager

  • 2020 Year End Review

    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

  • Fall Feedback Survey

    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

  • The Future of the KPFK 6 PM News

    To continue our service in Southern California with Pacifica quality news, we will be adding news from...

    — Anyel Z Fields

New Day Pacifica ByLaws Proposal

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.

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

Updates will be posted as they develop

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