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    • Healthy LA Coalition - Virtual Townhall

      Healthy LA Coalition hosted a virtual town hall to learn about our demands and to take action in demanding LA City Council pass protections to ensure the health and safety of all of us, NOW!

      — Anyel Z Fields

    • Responding to More than 1,000 Nonprofits, State Lawmakers Look to Include the Sector in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

      Last week more than 1,000 nonprofits signed on to a letter to state lawmakers request emergency funding, continued payment on government contracts, specific inclusion in the COVID-19 relief measures in the state budget, and more.

      — Anyel Z Fields

    • GoldenTALK Senior chat line

      A chat and crisis line for adults 60 years of age and older. The chat line helps older people facing social isolation through warm conversations and providing referrals in case of crisis. Concerned family members may also request wellness calls to their beloved older adults.

      — Ali Lexa

    • Free Kids Meals at Grab & Go Food Centers

      Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Our 64 Grab & Go Food Centers are staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals.

      — Ali Lexa

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    • "It Shattered My Life": Former Joe Biden Staffer Tara Reade Says He Sexually Assaulted Her in 1993

      In an exclusive Democracy Now! TV/radio broadcast, we speak with Tara Reade, the former staffer in Joe Biden's Senate office who has come forward with allegations that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. Last week, The Intercept reported that the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, set up to help survivors of rape and sexual assault, refused to fund a #MeToo investigation into allegations against Biden. Reade told journalist Katie Halper in an interview published Tuesday that Biden repeatedly touched her without her consent and sexually assaulted her. Reade approached the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in January looking for assistance, but was reportedly told the fund could not help her because Biden is a candidate for federal office, and pursuing a case could jeopardize the fund's nonprofit status. Reade says she learned from The Intercept report that the public relations firm representing Time's Up Legal Defense Fund is SKDKnickerbocker, whose managing director, Anita Dunn, is top adviser to Biden's presidential campaign.

    • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed: Communities Enduring Racism & Poverty Will Suffer Most Due to COVID-19

      As the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States tops 3,100, states are demanding ventilators and medical supplies. Michigan is a growing hot spot and struggling to prepare for a surge in cases, but President Trump has repeatedly attacked Michigan's governor, calling her "that woman." We speak with the former director of the Detroit Health Department, Abdul El-Sayed. He's a physician and epidemiologist, and his new book is just out today, "Healing Politics: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic." His recent piece for The Guardian is headlined "Coronavirus is exploiting an underlying condition: our epidemic of insecurity."

    • Headlines for March 31, 2020

      U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Top 3,100 as Three-Quarters of the Population Are Told to Stay Home , Trump Alleges Lack of COVID-19 Tests No Longer an Issue as Governors Denounce Shortage of Medical Supplies, NJ Nursing Home on Lockdown After a COVID-19 Outbreak Killed 8 People , NYC Transit Passengers Call Out Dangerously Crowded Subways, Buses , NY Rep. Velázquez Diagnosed with Presumed Coronavirus Infection , Amazon Fires Organizer of Staten Island Strike Action , Beloved NYC Transgender Advocate Lorena Borjas Dies After Contracting COVID-19 , Renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich Dies of COVID-19 Complications , Protesters in Philadelphia, New Jersey Demand Release of Nonviolent & Immigrant Prisoners , GE and Ford to Produce 50,000 Ventilators as GE Workers in MA Demand Company Rehire Fired Workers , Florida Pastor Arrested for Violating Public Gathering Rules , Judges Strike Down Abortion Bans in Texas and Ohio , Fired Peace Corps Volunteers Face Unemployment, Confusion Around Benefits , U.S. Military Reports First COVID-19 Death , DOJ Investigates Lawmaker Stock Transaction Before Market Crash, Scientists and Medical Experts Develop New Theories About Spread of Coronavirus , Spain Reports 800+ New COVID-19 Deaths; Anti-Fascist Activist José María Galante Dies, Hungary Passes New Law Granting Sweeping Power to Authoritarian PM Viktor Orbán, Italy Reports Lowest Daily Coronavirus Case Count in 2 Weeks as Death Toll Tops 11,000 , Israel PM Netanyahu Enters Quarantine After Aide Tests Positive for COVID-19 , Afghanistan Releases Hundreds of Prisoners to Limit Coronavirus Outbreaks , 1000s Gather in San Salvador to Demand Coronavirus Aid , Indian Health Workers Hose Migrant Workers with Disinfectant , China, Hong Kong, Singapore Impose Travel Restrictions to Prevent 2nd Outbreak of COVID-19, South African Police Officer Arrested for Allegedly Killing Man Who Violated Nat'l Lockdown, Despite Coronavirus Pandemic, Biden Continues to Reject Single-Payer Healthcare, Several States Pass Laws to Criminalize Protests Against Fossil Fuel Industry , Gannett Will Cut Pay, Furlough Employees Amid Economic Loss From Coronavirus Pandemic, Idaho Signs Two Anti-Trans Bills on the Eve of Transgender Day of Visibility , Trump Admin Revokes Federal Protected Status of Mashpee Tribe Land

    • "Housing Is Health": Calls Grow for California to Give Vacant Homes to Unhoused People Amid Pandemic

      We look at the crisis of homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic in California, where the number of cases has passed 6,000 with 132 deaths. The entire state has been ordered to shelter in place, leaving the state's massive unhoused population extremely vulnerable. As the state braces for a surge in cases, tens of thousands of people are living on the streets. A recent study estimates that nearly 2,600 unhoused people will need to be hospitalized for the virus in Los Angeles alone — and nearly 1,000 will need intensive care. We speak with Martha Escudero, a member of a group of unhoused mothers, elders and families who have moved into vacant houses, and Carroll Fife, director of the Oakland office for Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE).

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    Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed

    • How Red States Are Using Covid-19 to Restrict Abortion

      FEATURING JESSICA MASON PIEKLO – Five states including Texas, Alabama, and Ohio, have used the coronavirus pandemic to bizarrely limit abortions. Announcing the restrictions as part of their virus mitigation measures, the Republican-dominated states decided that abortions were not considered “essential care” and could therefore be postponed – as if pregnancies have a pause button. ...

    • Biden Struggles with Visibility, Enthusiasm and Sexual Assault Allegation

      FEATURING BRANKO MARCETIC – With the coronavirus pandemic bringing the country to a screeching halt and changing life as we know it in the US, the most important election of our time has also seemingly been halted in its tracks. The biggest story before the pandemic was declared was the primary race for the Democratic...

    • Headlines: March 31, 2020

      New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday gave a press briefing as cases of Covid-19 infections in his state continued to spike. Cuomo said, “We underestimated this virus. It’s more powerful, it’s more dangerous than we expected.” He also announced that his brother Chris Cuomo, a CNN journalist, has tested positive for the virus. Gov....

    • How The Pandemic Impacts Amazon Workers

      FEATURING MATTHEW SMITH AND KSHAMA SAWANT – More than a hundred Amazon workers in the New York City Staten Island warehouse this week planned a walkout over dangerous working conditions. At least one Amazon employee at a warehouse in the Seattle, Washington area has already been infected with the virus. The company that had already...

    Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

    BradBlog Newsfeed

    • Media Industry Confronting 'Full Extinction Event': 'BradCast' 3/31/2020

      On today's BradCast, the news remains largely grim --- we'd expect no less during a global pandemic --- but there continue to be signs of light, way, way...way down at the end of the tunnel. For many in the journalism industry, however, the tunnel may be far too long and dark to make it out [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - March 31, 2020

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Trump officially replaces Obama's 'clean car' rules with much weaker standards; EPA suspends enforcement of many U.S. pollution laws during coronavirus crisis; Plastics industry sees profit and opportunity in the pandemic; PLUS: Earth Day 2020 goes digital, as teen climate activist warns we must fight the climate crisis and pandemic simultaneously... [...]

    • Ohio's Emergency Primary Election Legislation Demonstrates How NOT to Handle This Crisis: 'BradCast' 3/30/2020

      On today's BradCast: We've got a boatload of news and more listener calls from the Coronaverse today, as Republicans continue to try and game this year's elections, even amid a global pandemic. (Priorities, ya know!) [Audio for today's show is posted below.] We start with a quick review of some of the news from over the [...]

    • Sunday 'Worse Than the Problem Itself' 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.

              The BradBlog
    Sojourner Truth Radio

    Live KPFK Events - Special Notice

    For those that pledges 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!

    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!) 
    This way they all get what was originally promised, PLUS the live zoom training.

    For more info -(949) 835 - 4335

    Matt Brauning

    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 or 818-740-8044.

    Pacifica Bylaws Amendment - Voting Results

    The proposed By-Laws Amendments failed to pass.

    Details of the election results can be found HERE

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    • California Was Once a Mostly Conservative State

      I often meet people who, in some way, were influenced by our programming over our long history.

      — Anyel Z. Fields

    • The Price for KPFK

      The past few weeks have been eventful with the historic Impeachment trails, a rise in unsheltered Angelenos, the loss of Lila Garrett, and elections season is ramping up with the Iowa caucuses that KPFK and Pacifica covered.

      — Anyel Z. Fields

    • End Of Year - Thank You

      From myself and all the programmers and staff at KPFK, Have a wonderful New Years' Eve celebration. May your pursuit of happiness and efforts for a saner world be fruitful in the year to come. 

      — Anyel Z. Fields

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