Donate your Car, Boat, R/V, motorcycle or ANY vehicle to KPFK! Call 877-KPFK-AUTO (877-573-5288) and we'll take care of everything! Turn that clunker into a donation to KPFK!
KPFK Presents Omar Sosa Quarteto Americanos, Sunday April 7, 2024 @ Catalina Jazz Club 7:30pm
The Temptations & the Four Tops Wednesday April 10, 2024 8pm Live At The Dolby Theatre - Special Guest Host Arsenio Hall
The Luckman Fines Arts Complex At CalState LA
Culture Clash May The 40th Be With You! May 4, 2024 In Northridge At The Soraya At CSUN 8pm
GIPSY KINGS Featuring Tonino Baliardo Thursday May 9, 2024 At The YouTube Theater In Inglewood
The Grammy Museum In Downtown Los Angeles Celebrates Black History! February 1-29 2024
Alfredo Rodriguez Live At UCLA's Nimoy Friday March 22, 2024 7pm
An Intimate Evening With Santana: Greatest Hits Live January 24-Feb 4 + May 10-23 2024
Magos Herrera "Aire" Live At UCLA's Nimooy Theater Saturday March 9, 2024 8pm
KPFK's February Black History Month On-Air Membership and Funding Drive is now on.
Call (818) 985-5735 - (818) 985-KPFK to pledge now or click HERE
KPFK, under a policy adopted by the Pacifica National Board, is now accepting underwriting from local businesses, community organizations, and other non-profits, that are aligned with Pacifica’s Mission Statement. Underwriters will receive weekly on-air announcements acknowledging their support for KPFK, listing on a dedicated page on our website, and a rotated listing in KPFK’s weekly Dispatch newsletter emailed to over 18,000 of our listeners. KPFK has the strongest broadcast signal in Southern California, with listeners from Santa Barbara to San Diego to the greater Palm Springs area, and online at KPFK.org. We are listener-sponsored, commercial-free Pacifica Radio for all of Southern California.
For more details about how you can become an underwriter of KPFK, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and "Underwriting" in the subject line or click this link to fill out the preliminary contact form: https://kpfk.org/community-underwriting-intake-form
We will send you more information about the program and what it offers.
At the center of Cassandra Medley’s play is the controversial idea that higher concentrations of melanin in the genetic makeup of people of color make them mentally, physically, and spiritually superior. Based on the scientific studies of her now-deceased father, Kalima, a fledgling molecular scientist looking to come into her own, has a difficult time owning his flawed research. Her mother Claire, who carries her deceased husband’s scientific torch, has a hard time reckoning with her daughter’s enlightenment. Original music composed and performed by Stuart K. Robinson. Includes an interview with Dr. Stanley Nelson, Professor of Human Genetics and Psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Also starring Judy Ann Elder, Lorraine Toussaint, Jason Ritter and Terrell Tilford.
Phil and Ted welcome radio legend, actor and comedian, Frazer Smith. "The Fraze" is a culture jammer who hosted manic shows on LA's biggest rock stations. Frazer co-hosted subversive, alternate audio commentary to television coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade. His improv was also heard on KROQ-FM's "Hollywood Nightshift," which featured Firesign Theatre's Phil Austin. As The Faze likes to say, "Too hip, gotta go!"
In Gaza City, at least 104 Palestinian refugees were killed Thursday when Israeli troops opened fire on a crowd waiting for food aid. “This isn’t the first time people have been shot at by Israeli forces while people have been trying to access food,” says the U.N.'s special rapporteur on the right to food, Michael Fakhri, who accuses Israel of the war crime of intentional starvation. This comes as reports grow of Palestinians resorting to animal feed and cactus leaves for sustenance and as experts warn of imminent agricultural collapse. “Every single person in Gaza is hungry,” says Fakhri, who emphasizes that famine in the modern context is a human-made catastrophe. “At this point I'm running out of words to be able to describe the horror of what’s happening and how vile the actions have been by Israel against the Palestinian civilians.”
As Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell announces he will step down as the Senate’s Republican leader after 17 years — the longest term in Senate history — we speak with Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, who says, “McConnell’s legacy has been one of obstruction.” He describes McConnell’s “aggressive” use of the filibuster, the topic of Merkley’s new book, Filibustered!: How to Fix the Broken Senate and Save America, as having “broken the cycle in which government can function.” Merkley also discusses Republican manipulation of judicial appointments and the cloture motion in pushing the legislature further right.
I should be in bed nursing my illness (whatever it is), rather than doing today's BradCast. But given the firehose of news, some of it huge, that broke after yesterday's guest-hosted show with Nicole and Desi (thank you, guys!) and today, I felt I had to come in for this one. Nasal congestion be damned. [...]
Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic winter heat smashes records across U.S., sparks massive wildfires in Texas; Groundbreaking Colorado lawsuit seeks to force oil companies to clean up abandoned wells; PLUS: Shifting to EVs and clean electricity will dramatically improve children's health, study finds... All that and more [...]
When it comes to the movement for reparations, how has modern pop culture shaped the prevailing narrative?
Social movements often spur participants into adopting identities that help them articulate their personal connection to a cause. Can the same happen for the movement for reparations?
|Currently heard Tuesdays at 7am on KPFK
Archives of the program can be found HERE
KPFK's Rebel Alliance News is our nightly weekday English-language locally produced newscast, your uncensored source of progressive news, information and commentary, with international, national, state-wide and local coverage. Interim news director Ziri Rideaux has recruited a team of unpaid newsgatherers, reporters, commentators and anchors to cover local, state, national and international news, including Angela Birdsong, Jack Kennedy, Polina Vasiliev, Ann Garrison, Don DeBar, Dan Nowman, Marcy Winograd and others. We are looking for more beat reporters and volunteer stringers from OC, San Diego, and covering local government, housing and policing issues in Southern California including LA City and County and other municipalities. Email email@example.com
Soemthing's Happening is KPFK's long-running overnight program midnight to 6:00 AM Tuesday-Friday with segments of holistic health, meditation, psychology, philosophy, political economy, science fiction and fact, old radio and more, created and long curated by the late Roy of Hollywood, Roy Tuckman, and KPFK has been maintaining it since he passed in the framework and format he developed and evolved over the decades. Monday overnight to Tuesday features political economy, including a new segment developed exclusively for radio for KPFK by filmmaker Robert Lundahl and producer Tracker Ginamarie Rangel Quinone, about indigenous land and water protection in the face of extractivism industries. Extended video versions are available on YouTube. Equal Rights and Justice from WBAI also airs in that early morning. Tuesday overnight to Wednesday is holistic health, with About Health and Herbal Highway from sister station KPFA, Grassroots (formerly Green Street News) and Food Sleuth Radio from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and Whole Mother about pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing from sister station KPFT. Wednesday overnight to Thursday features anti-fascist programming from David Emory with "For the Record," the Grayzone Radio from Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate, also developed for radio on KPFK's initiative, Final Straw Radio from young anti-authoritarians from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and Out-FM from sister station WBAI in New York. Thursday overnight to Friday focuses on philosophy, psychology and consciousness/enlightenment, with Alan Watts, an old radio break, episodes from Sounds True - Insights from the Edge with Tami Simon, The Magical Mystery Tour with Tonio Epstein from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and at 3:00 AM, Caroline Casey the Visionary Activist from sister station KPFA in Berkeley, a long-running feature on Something's Happening. Each hour is separately posted on the stations archives for easy listening - Something's Happening A hours 1-3, and Something's Happening B hours 1-3 each overnight. Check it out! Dynamite radio for night people also available 24-7 on kpfk.org (for listening, not download).
Dam removal on California's rivers is a highly visible and inspiring recognition of the benefits of natural services provided by healthy ecosystems.
Tracker picks up where we left off last week looking at the removal of the dam on the Matilija River in Ventura County, as she reviews and reports on the progress of LA River rewilding.
We discuss the role of tribal communities and efforts led by women to restore and rebalance, in light of Governor Newsom's recent announcement supporting removal of three additional dams in the state alongside ongoing efforts to free the Klamath.
Extended video version here, with awesome overhead footage from drones.
Pacifica National Board and Local Station Board meetings, as well as those of their committees can be found here:
Pacifica Foundation Info can be found on the foundation's website at www.pacifica.org.
The Pacifica National Board (PNB) can be reached by email at PNB@pacifica.org.
The Local Station Board (LSB) can be reached by email at LSB@kpfk.org.
Information about governance meetings can be found at https://kpftx.org
Pacifica National Board Motions on Terms for Those Elected in 2023 Elections
Whereas there were insufficient funds to hold elections in 2022, which was year 2 of Pacifica’s 3-year election cycle in which half of the delegates would be elected;
Whereas the PNB passed a motion on October 20, 2022 providing that delegates whose terms would have ended in 2022 would continue to serve in 2023 if Pacifica failed to hold elections;
Whereas delegates whose terms would have ended in 2022 were either in their first term and therefore eligible to run again, or in their second term and therefore ineligible to run again, according to the Pacifica bylaws, and the delay from 2022 to 2023 in holding elections does not change that eligibility status;
Whereas Pacifica is in the midst of the election cycle for 2023, with the record period having passed, the period for candidate nomination having closed, the ballots not yet sent to members, and ballots slated to be sent to voters in the second half of August; and
Whereas it is important for voters to understand before they cast their votes the length of terms to which successful candidates would be elected and serve;
Therefore be it resolved that all candidates running in the 2023 delegate elections are running for two-year terms, and that the elections.pacifica.org website and the ballot shall reflect this information. Pacifica elections would return to the Article Four, Section 3 schedule of holding elections in years one and two and no elections in year three (i.e., elections in 2024 and 2025 but not in 2026).
National Election Supervisor for the Pacifica Foundation’s Delegate Elections 2024
Employment Type: Full-time contract position
Length of Contract: March 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024
Reports To: Pacifica Foundation Executive Director
The Pacifica Foundation was founded in 1946 and is a non-profit organization providing educational services through listener-supported community FM radio. There are five listener-supported FM radio stations in the Pacifica network: KPFA Berkeley, KPFK Los Angeles, KPFT Houston, WPFW
Washington, DC, and WBAI New York and a network of over 250 Affiliate stations. Pacifica is dedicated to education, free speech, peace, social justice, and cross-cultural understanding. Pacifica’s national and local boards include elected delegates of listener and staff members.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities
Work with General Managers, Program Directors and other key staff at KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, WBAI and WPFW to ensure fair elections.
Develop an election budget for the Executive Director.
Develop an election timeline in accordance with the Pacifica Foundation’s Bylaws.
Ensure with the stations’ General Managers that staff and listener member lists are clean and de-duped and separated by listener and staff categories without duplication.
Assist the Executive Director in selecting a balloting company and coordinate ballot issuing/reissuing throughout the process.
Work with the balloting and tabulation company to design and plan electronic balloting including providing clean membership lists.
Maintain and monitor an election hotline to provide members support throughout the election.
Design ballot materials, candidate statement pamphlets, voting instructions.
Maintain an updated website with updated election information throughout the election cycle.
Facilitate candidate nomination process.
Develop and coordinate candidate on-air forums with the assistance of local station personnel.
Develop fair campaign provisions, including processing complaints of violations.
Produce radio PSAs to promote each phase of the election.
If Local Election Supervisors are required, recruit and train one at each station.
Attend and report on progress of election at virtual meetings, many are held in the evenings and weekends to accommodate the volunteers’ schedules.
Provide detailed report of election for distribution within 30-days of close of election.
Successful Candidates must demonstrate the following:
Excellent writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management, and general administration.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and maintain effective communication with the Executive Director about work progress and other important information.
Ability to prioritize diverse tasks, meet deadlines, and hold oneself accountable for following through with tasks in due time.
Expertise in using data processing software to manage and track large amounts of membership records.
Experience working with grassroots organizations.
Experience maintaining websites.
Experience with recruiting, training and supervising staff and volunteers.
Experience with election procedures and supervision, recommendation from an organization experienced in election procedures and supervision preferred.
May not be an employee, paid or unpaid, nor a Delegate, Officer or Director of the Foundation, any of the Foundation’s radio station or any Pacifica Local Station Board.
Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management and organization.
Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of data-management.
Ability to work well, either alone or as part of a team.
Must be reliable, accountable, and communicative.
The Pacifica Foundation is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Pacifica Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.
Email resume and cover letter to the Pacifica Foundation’s Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received by COB February 26, 2024. Position will begin March 1, 2024.
Please include the following information in your cover letter:
1. Requested compensation.
2. Three top reasons why you are interested and qualified for the position.
3. Review the Pacifica Bylaws (found on pacifica.org) and answer the following: How many simultaneous parallel elections constitute the Pacifica Delegate elections?
No phone calls, please
UpFront is a mostly-live morning public affairs show that delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through engaging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. We broadcast Monday to Friday from 7 to 8 am on 94.1 FM and at kpfa.org. This producer will have primary responsibility for setting up most days’ shows, with help from the show’s host and interns. More info here
KPFK is seeking to fill several pro bono (unpaid) interim management and coordinator positions. These include:
interim unpaid development director to form and guide a development task force to raise funds for the station;
interim unpaid social media marketing manager to coordinate social media promotion efforts at and by the station;
interim unpaid volunteer coordinator to recruit and supervise volunteers for diverse tasks at the station.
Those interested in applying for these unpaid interim positions, please contact interim GM Michael Novick at email@example.com.
|Pacifica Foundation Radio seeks an experienced leader for the position of
General Manager of its Los Angeles station, KPFK 90.7 FM
For more information and to apply, click HERE or see http://pacifica.org/jobs_kpfk.php
8:30pm - 10:00pm
Roundtable of Latino and Latin American issues. Topics include environment, politics, education, health, human rights and international issues. Open phone lines, calls welcome. Call in number (818) 985-5735
10:00pm - 11:00pm
News and public affairs for the Spanish-speaking community. "Su programa para derrotar la Indifererncia" en horario para desvelados y desveladas en acción.
11:00pm - Midnight
Dialogos Culturales de Media Noche
Midnight - 6:00am
News and programming on the cutting edge - dynamite radio for night people