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News, Articles & Editorials

  • Advocates Welcome 'Inspiring' Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act as 'Exactly What America Needs Right Now'

    By presenting smart, focused solutions to the climate crisis, this pioneering legislation propels the oceans into the heart of the climate debate in Congress.

    — Jessica Corbett

  • Long-Lasting Consequences

    California ran up against a slate of important deadlines Thursday that could affect the state’s fiscal, political and environmental landscape for decades to come. Here’s a breakdown of what’s at stake

    — EMILY HOEVEN

  • At a glance: See the biggest spenders in California’s prop battles

    The top spenders behind 2020 state props include Lyft, Uber and the DaVita. This data visualization shows every prop's biggest funders.

    — Ben Christopher

  • KPFK in the 21st Century

    Near the beginning of the latest installment of his Theme Time Radio Hour (his first episode in 11 years), Bob Dylan reflects on the place of radio in the 21st Century society: "...it has been fun to get the gang back together. Though it's been so long, I'm not even sure if we should call it Theme Time Radio Hour anymore. I mean, does anybody still have a radio? Some folks may even be listening on a smart toaster. I don't know, Theme Time Device Hour doesn't sound right. Tell you what, we're going to keep the name and not worry about where you're going to listen to it."

    — Alan Minsky

From the General Manager

  • 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

  • KPFK Facing Extinction

    After 61 years of independent and community-based media, if our financial circumstances continue to slide into the abyss of uncertainty, we may have to think of the unthinkable; we might be forced to shut down.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • How They’ve Wanted to Stop Us

    Oh, how they’ve wanted to stop us. Every day KPFK opens up a new controversy, a new societal pain point, a new cultural, political or community insight, and new revelations about everything that means something in your life. We can’t help it. It’s who we are and what we do. And we won’t stop.

    — Anyel Z Fields

Community Resources

  • The Invisible Pandemic: Care During COVID-19

    This Political Freshers’ Week, the Women’s Campaign, and Justice 4 Workers Cambridge have teamed up with Global Women’s Strike to discuss one of the most pressing issues of our current times: the crisis of care. Join tonight Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 10-11:30 AM

    — Margaret Prescod

  • STRENGTH THRU UNITY: YOU HAVE THE POWER

    Host David Ono veteran anchor of ABC 7 in Los Angeles and guests Marc Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League; Hector Sanchez Barba, CEO of Mi Familia Vota, Tamlyn Tomita, and Japanese-American actress discuss the upcoming election.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • Voting Is Power Unleashed!

    We only have 50 days until Election Day. People would not be spending ungodly sums of money to stop us from voting if our vote was not powerful.

    — Margaret Prescod

  • State Assembly Races

    Information on the candidates, news, the stakes, and endorsements on all the California districts that are on the November 2020 ballot are listed here.

    — KPFK

DEMOCRACY NOW

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  • "It's Criminal": Biden Slams Trump as Gov't Can't Find Parents of 545 Children Separated at Border

    During the second and final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, moderator Kristen Welker asked Trump and Biden about immigration and family separation. Trump deflected questions during the debate, repeatedly stating that the Obama-Biden administration "built the cages" and falsely claiming that kids seeking asylum in the U.S. are "well taken care of." However, the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy "took children away from their families at the border," says Erika Andiola, advocacy chief at RAICES Action, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. "He's not owning up to that."

  • Biden Admits Past Mistake Supporting Crime Bill as Trump Defends Attacks on Black Lives Matter

    President Trump and Joe Biden sparred on their records over race and criminal justice in Thursday's presidential debate. Trump simultaneously promoted his criminal justice reform efforts while continuing to lean on "tough on crime" rhetoric. Trump also criticized Biden for authoring the 1994 crime bill and supporting other laws that intensified mass incarceration in the U.S., which Biden acknowledged was "a mistake." Rashad Robinson, spokesperson for Color of Change PAC, says Biden's admission highlights the importance of continued pressure on politicians on racial justice issues. "The Democrats can't just make this about hating Trump. They also have to continue to fight and build and put out the policies that are going to change lives and remove barriers and systems that have stood in people's way," Robinson says.

  • Trump Lies About COVID-19 Risks & Vaccine at Debate as Pandemic Is Tied to 300K Excess U.S. Deaths

    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday in the second and final debate of the 2020 campaign. It was a more subdued debate than their first clash, when Trump refused to abide by the rules and interrupted Biden at least 128 times. Thursday's debate was moderated by NBC's Kristen Welker, who began by asking the candidates about COVID-19. Biden criticized Trump for repeatedly downplaying the severity of the pandemic, while the president boasted about his handling of the crisis, falsely claiming a vaccine was "ready" to be deployed within weeks. Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan, dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and former director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, says the political divide on how to deal with COVID-19 would be "unimaginable" for any other disease. He also says the Trump administration's aims of reaching "herd immunity" by letting the virus run rampant in the U.S. is cruel and scientifically unsound. "That is the most unethical, disastrous approach possible," he says.

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  • How Trump Lied About Immigrant Children at the Debate

    FEATURING CAROL ANNE DONOHOE – President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night’s second and final Presidential debate sparred on numerous issues including immigration. Only days earlier the story broke that lawyers ordered by a federal judge to reunite separated families could not locate the parents of 545 separated children. When...

  • Voting in Indian Country: The View from the Trenches

    FEATURING JEAN REITH SCHROEDEL – With 50 million Americans having cast their ballots in early voting states, 2020 is on track to have the highest turnout for a Presidential race in years. But one demographic whose turnout rate remains in question are the original inhabitants of the land. Native American voters have historically had low...

  • Headlines: October 23, 2020

    The second and final Presidential debate of 2020 took place Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee and was markedly different from the first one in late September. The Commission on Presidential Debates had changed the rules to mute the microphones of President Donald Trump and Democratic Nominee Joe Biden while the other was giving their main...

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • Special Coverage of The Final 2020 Presidential Debate: 'BradCast' 10/23/2020

    As new coronavirus infections spike to an all-time daily record in the U.S. on Thursday (and again today), with cases now on the rise in nearly 75% of the nation and hospitalizations increasing again in 38 states, our infected President, Donald Trump, and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, faced off in Nashville, TN for the [...]

  • Federal Suit Filed Against Trump, Barr, Acting Dir. of DHS, Charging Unlawful Voter Intimidation: 'BradCast' 10/22/2020

    Last week, Trump's new "sham" nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to not know if voter intimidation was even a violation of federal law. This week, as we report on today's BradCast, Trump and his henchmen find themselves facing a federal lawsuit over exactly that. [Audio link to show follows below.] Among the many stories [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - October 22, 2020

    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another new record-breaking hurricane in an already record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season; Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its corals due to warming oceans; The first-ever all-climate Presidential campaign ad; PLUS: The Hummer is back, and it's all-electric... All that and more in today's Green News Report! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO [...]

Sojourner Truth Radio

     

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Strength Thru Unity

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STU will also broadcast on KPFK-FM 90.7 on September 30 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM (PST).

Previous Strength Thru Unity Panels:

Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

STRENGTH THRU UNITY: CURBING THE UNEQUAL RISK OF COVID-19 AMONG AMERICANS OF COLOR

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Live KPFK Events - Special Notice

For those that pledged 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!
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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!) 
EVERYONE WILL STILL HAVE A TICKET TO THE LIVE EVENT LATER IN THE YEAR. 
This way they all get what was originally promised, PLUS the live zoom training.

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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 Lisa@actoutsidethebox.com or 818-740-8044.

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