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Programming Highlights

  • LA Theatre Works, Sun. Nov. 28th at 10:00 pm, Brendon Fox's "God's Man in Texas"

    Charismatic pastor Jerry Mears auditions for the top job at the biggest Baptist church in the nation. But when the church’s aging leader clings to his own dynasty—and his coveted 10 a.m. television broadcast—the stage is set for a powerful clash of wit and wills. A divine study of religion as big business.

  • Wednesday Nov 17 at 2PM on The Lawyers Guild

    Tune in at 2:00 p.m. on KPFK 90.7 FM With our guests is Alan Minsky, Exec. Dir. of Progressive Democrats of America, and Constitutional law scholar, Stephen Rohde, on Erwin Chemerinsky's new book, Presumed Guilty: With Hosts Jim Lafferty and Maria Hall.

  • Special LSB and Report To The Listener Programming

    Monday, November 15, from 9:00 - 10:00 pm, the Local Station Board will conduct their every other month on-air report, and Wednesday, November 17, from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, we will air the GM report with call-ins from listeners

Pacifica Seeks New Executive Director

Job Opening at the National Office, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Director for the Pacifica Foundation


The Pacifica Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for consideration as the Executive Director for the Pacifica Foundation.
Full Job Description and details can be found below.

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Deadline for submission is November 18, 2021
Full Job Description in PDF Format: Download/View


Please send cover letter, resume and references to:
ED-Search-2021@pacifica.org
The Pacifica Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Proposed By-Laws Amendments

Bylaws Notice Period
Sunday, October 10, 2021 thru Tuesday, November 8, 2021
"On the Notice Date, the proposed amendment(s) to the Bylaws shall be posted on the Foundation's website and the Foundation's radio stations shall broadcast an announcement three times a day - twice between 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM and once between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM for a period of 4530 days (the "Notice Period") regarding the existence of the proposed amendment(s) on the Foundation's website for review and the upcoming vote by the Board and Delegates regarding said amendment(s). During this period, all proposed amendments submitted by the Notice Date will be prominently displayed."
Bylaws Amendment to Modify Terms of Directors - Click to View
Bylaws Amendment to Allow Compensation for Financial Damage - Click to View
Bylaws Amendment to Allow Disqualifying Acts for Membership - Click to View
Bylaws Amendment to Allow Limits on Frequency of Referenda - Click to View

 

News, Articles & Editorials

  • There'd Be No Trucker Shortage If the Industry Took Care of Its Drivers: 'The BradCast'

    We're joined by NICOLÁS RIVERO of Quartz, to discuss his recent myth-busting, deep-dive reporting on our current, pre-Christmas, "post-pandemic" supply chain issues and why, despite no shortage of bad reporting on this, a shortage of truck drivers is not actually to blame.

    — Brad Friedman

  • GET READY FOR THE STRIKETOBER COUNTERPUNCH - The Rick Smith Show

    While October has been renamed #Striketober due to the increasing number of labor actions going on across the country, and the coverage of those actions has been fairly positive, this trend simply can’t continue, and there are a number of very simple reasons why.

    — Brett Pransky

  • California is the second most vegan state for 2021

    With its reputation for liberalism and support for progressive causes, it’s no surprise that California is one of the most vegan states in the US. The surprising thing is that it’s not #1 on the list - Nevada is.

    — Report Published by Isaac Robertson of Total Shape

DEMOCRACY NOW

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • Meet Mansoor Adayfi: I Was Kidnapped as a Teen, Sold to the CIA & Jailed at Guantánamo for 14 Years

    We speak with Mansoor Adayfi, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was held at the military prison for 14 years without charge, an ordeal he details in his new memoir, "Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantánamo." Adayfi was 18 when he left his home in Yemen to do research in Afghanistan, where he was kidnapped by Afghan warlords, then sold to the CIA after the 9/11 attacks. Adayfi describes being brutally tortured in Afghanistan before he was transported to Guantánamo in 2002, where he became known as Detainee #441 and survived years of abuse. Adayfi was released against his will to Serbia in 2016 and now works as the Guantánamo Project coordinator at CAGE, an organization that advocates on behalf of victims of the war on terror. "The purpose of Guantánamo wasn't about making Americans safe," says Adayfi, who describes the facility as a "black hole" with no legal protections. "The system was designed to strip us of who we are. Even our names were taken."

  • Democracy Now! at 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Independent News on the Frontlines

    Democracy Now! first aired on nine community radio stations on February 19, 1996, on the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary. In the 25 years since that initial broadcast, the program has greatly expanded, airing today on more than 1,500 television and radio stations around the globe and reaching millions of people online. We celebrate 25 years of The War and Peace Report with an hour-long retrospective, including highlights from the show's early years, some of the most controversial interviews, and groundbreaking reports from East Timor, Standing Rock, Western Sahara and more.

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • More Thanksgiving Leftovers Toons

    Support a disappearing craft and give a Christmas gift subscription to your loved ones from your favorite cartoonist(s). * * * 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.

  • Leftover Turkey Toons

    Support a disappearing craft and give a Christmas gift subscription to your loved ones from your favorite cartoonist(s). * * * 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
Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 



Sonali Kolhatkar can be heard Tuesdays at 4:00 PM on KPFK

Rising Up With Sonali

Rick Smith and Cary Harrison on the Importance of Community Radio

KPFK's Rick Smith and Cary Harrison present a relevant and inspiring discussion on the Importance of Community Radio

Listen in as Rick Smith and Cary Harrison discuss the dominance of corporate interests on American radio stations, and what we need to do to restore balance on the airwaves!

The Rick Smith Show can be heard every Sunday at 11am on KPFK
Cary Harrison's "Reality Check" can be heard every Tuesday at 2pm on KPFK

Show your support for these wonderful programmers and all of the programming at KPFK by making a PLEDGE HERE TODAY!

Join KPFK in helping to wipe out $1M in medical debt!

Join KPFK’s Cary Harrison as we looks to abolish $1M dollars in Los Angeles Medical Debt. You’ve been helping KPFK so, it’s time for KPFK to help back! In this first-ever campaign, Cary has partnered with RIPMedicalDebt.org who will Supercharge our giving so, together, we can abolish medical debt across Los Angeles - right up to the Pacific Ocean! 
Plus, we’re going to expunge that negative credit mark and help them get their credit back.
  
Spread the word to join our radio broadcasts and live streams on KPFK 90.7-FM and KPFK.org!

Why is KPFK helping forgive Medical Debt? Because, as host Cary Harrison says, “It Is an existential threat to the well-being of Angelinos, our listeners, and society at large”.

We’re providing an unheard-of Bang-for-the-Buck return for the KPFK listener - YOU!
SO FAR WE'VE WIPED OUT OVER $350,000 in MEDICAL DEBT!!
PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT HERE NOW

Why is KPFK helping forgive Medical Debt? Because, as host Cary Harrison says, “It Is an existential threat to the well-being of Angelinos, our listeners, and society at large”.

Cary has created an unheard-of Bang-for-the-Buck return for the KPFK listener - YOU! 

We’ve been partnered with RIP Medical Debt which has gotten us access to $1 million dollars in medical debt.  This is debt which we can completely forgive when we raise as little as $10,000.  Yes, when KPFK raises only ten thousand dollars, our partner will match our listeners’ donations by 100 times (yes, 100 times!) so we can abolish $1 million worth of medical debt across LA, touching so many families and removing their negative credit mark so they can get back to work and to a normal life!  

We’ve secured this debt because our partner, RIP, bought L.A. debt in bundles – so, $1 donated abolishes $100 of medical debt.

Since inception, our partner, RIP, has raised enough money to abolish over $5 billion of medical debt for over 2.8 million families (including $50 million in Veteran debt in 2018 alone). 

Cary Harrison’s at-a-glance Debt Facts:

  • ·  Debtors are the "collateral damage" of a flawed healthcare, pharma and Insurance system 
  • ·  43 million Americans now owe about $75 billion in past-due medical debt 
  • ·  More than 1 in 3 Americans struggle to afford the cost of their medical care 
  • ·  Medical debt contributes to more than 60 percent of all bankruptcies in the USA 
  • ·  75 percent of all individuals in medical bankruptcy had health insurance coverage 
  • ·  Medical debt lingers on a person’s credit report and negatively impacts their ability to purchase or rent a home, buy a vehicle, secure a loan, or even gain employment 

How will KPFK help our community? 

We’re serving our donors by abolishing the city’s crippling scourge of medical debt and fixing the credit marks against those with medical debt so our fellow Angelenos can get back on their feet and even back to work. 

Who Qualifies for Our Debt Forgiveness? 

  • ·  People earning less than 2 times the federal poverty level (varies by state and family size). 
  • ·  Those in financial hardship (out-of-pocket expenses 5% or more of their annual income). 
  • ·  People facing insolvency (debts are greater than assets). 

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP WIPE OUT MEDICAL DEBT HERE NOW

Pacifica Elections

Local Station Board - DELEGATE ELECTIONS 2021

Local station board delegate elections have closed! Thank you for participating with your vote. Results and the final report are expected by or before November 1 2021. Visit elections.pacifica.org for more information.

Visit elections.pacifica.org for information about the Delegate Election, Referendum 2021 and more.

Referendum 2021

Info about the By-Laws referendum can be found here: https://elections.pacifica.org/wordpress/bylaws-proposal-petition/

To donate and/or make sure your membership is up to date, please Pledge HERE

 

KPFK LSB, CAB Info and Committee Schedule

CLICK HERE FOR KPFK LOCAL STATION BOARD INFORMATION AND NEWS

Pacifica Foundation Info can be found on the foundation's website at www.pacifica.org.

News from KPFK and Pacifica

PACIFICA SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

2021 ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Pacifica Foundation Inc.
Station: KPFK 
Community of License: Los Angeles, CA 
Reporting Period: July22nd 2020–July 21 st 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 REPORT

KPFK Announces New General Manager
KPFK’s Online Public File

KPFK's On-Air Fund Drive is now over
For a limited time you can still pledge for some of the gifts you heard mentioned during the drive!
Please Click HERE 
and pledge your support to help KEEP KPFK ON!

-POPULAR GIFTS FROM THIS FUND DRIVE-
 

KPFK Exclusive!
VIC GUIZA SPECIAL KPFK LOGO POSTER
Original Limited Edition Signed/Numbered Poster of an all-new Interpretation of KPFK by Disney/Marvel Artist Vic Guiza.

This unique rendering of KPFK with superhero Harrison surfing the Mic is sure to become a collectors item.
Size 24 X 18, Suitable for Framing, $150 Pledge.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS!

60th Anniv T-Shirt   KPFK 60TH ANNIV T-SHIRT
designed by Shepard Fairey

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Thank You For Your Support and Thank You To Everyone Who Has Pledged Support!

Thanks to everyone for pledging support for the station during the drive.
Your support of KPFK helps make special broadcasts like this possible. Please consider utilizing the number of other ways you can support KPFK through a Donor Advisory FundStocks or Mutual Funds, Charitable IRALeaving A Bequest or Vehicle Donation, and you can pledge for select gifts you've heard mentioned during the current fund drive HERE.

Now Playing & Upcoming

  • One More Sunday Night

    8:00pm - 10:00pm

    One More Sunday Night - Grateful Dead Radio Show. “Beyond the mountains, are mountains”

  • L.A. Theatre Works

    10:00pm - Midnight

    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...

  • Jazz Sessions / Listen Here

    Midnight - 3:00am

    A program that captures the spirit of the jam session and celebrates & explores timeless jazz recordings of then and now with Dr Jaz Sawyer. 4th Mon of the month "Listen Here" with Ollie Bivins

  • Stairway To Heaven

    3:00am - 5:30am

    a music program that consists of music from the soulful genre...the focus is on stories....the feeling..

Pledge Now!
KPFK is a progressive media outlet challenging corporate media perspectives and providing a voice to voiceless communities. Help keep KPFK a strong and independent source of music, arts, news and information.

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Schedule

  • One More Sunday Night

    8:00pm - 10:00pm

    One More Sunday Night - Grateful Dead Radio Show. “Beyond the mountains, are mountains”

  • L.A. Theatre Works

    10:00pm - Midnight

    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...

  • Jazz Sessions / Listen Here

    Midnight - 3:00am

    A program that captures the spirit of the jam session and celebrates & explores timeless jazz recordings of then and now with Dr Jaz Sawyer. 4th Mon of the month "Listen Here" with Ollie Bivins

  • Stairway To Heaven

    3:00am - 5:30am

    a music program that consists of music from the soulful genre...the focus is on stories....the feeling..

  • Counterspin

    5:30am - 6:00am

    FAIRNESS & ACCURACY IN REPORTING

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