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Programming Highlights

  • Michael Benner Tuesdays at 1pm!

    Catch Michael Benner on "The Ageless Wisdom" Tuesdays at 1PM. Today with Kathleen Kenneally on Acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine

  • LA Theatre Works, Sunday, December 5 at 10:00 pm, "And the Sun Stood Still" starring Robert Foxworth

    Dava Sobel’s thoughtful play brings to life the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the Sun stands at the center. Plagued by self-doubt and threatened by religious censure, Copernicus resisted the publication of his work until just before his death in 1543. The play follows Copernicus in those final years as he works to complete his research with the help of Georg Rheticus, a young disciple from Wittenberg, Germany.

  • 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.

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

DEMOCRACY NOW

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • "The Facility": Meet the Former Prisoner Who Details Fight for His Life Inside ICE Jail During COVID

    We go inside a notorious ICE jail at the height of the pandemic to see how people held there spoke out against dangerous conditions, and faced retaliation before they were ultimately released with no notice. Their story is captured in a new documentary called "The Facility." It investigates the inhumane conditions at Irwin County Detention Center using footage from video calls, where cameras installed in cell blocks to enable pay-per-minute video calls "functioned almost like a portal for a moment in and out of a place meant not to be seen in this way," says director, Seth Freed Wessler. "How can your own government be doing this to you?" asks Nilson Barahona-Marriaga, one of the people featured in interviews with Wessler in the eye-opening footage from inside the jail.

  • Haitian Asylum Seekers Held Under Del Rio Bridge Now Face Inhumane Conditions in New Mexico ICE Jail

    The world was shocked by images of Haitians whipped by U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback as they sought refuge. Thousands were soon deported, but dozens are now detained in an ICE jail in New Mexico where they face inhumane conditions and lack access to legal services. We speak with a lawyer who describes medical neglect, deteriorating mental and physical health, and poor treatment by the staff. "They cannot get the basic tools and have the basic human contact that they need to save their own lives," says immigration attorney Allegra Love of the El Paso Immigration Collaborative.

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • Partisan Gerrymander Challenges in State Courts and Debating Tit-for-Tat Dem Redistricting: 'BradCast' 12/3/2021

    Should Democrats draw extreme partisan gerrymanders in states they control the way Republicans are doing in states where they have control over redistricting maps? On today's BradCast we have a very animated debate on the issue, along with a discussion of the few other ways that fans of democracy may still try and save the [...]

  • When Wingnuts Collide!: 'BradCast' 12/2/2021

    The insanity detailed on today's BradCast is simply too insane to adequately summarize here. You may just have to tune in for this one. (Bring plenty of popcorn.) Suffice to say, the story about the self-replicating African robot frogs is probably the least bizarre or disturbing story we cover. [Audio link to full show is [...]

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

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

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

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.

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    8:00pm - 10:00pm

    "Canto Tropical" is a trilingual fast-paced music show focusing on Salsa, Mambo, Afro-Cuban, & Latin jazz from throughout the world. Exciting new selections each week, insightful interviews with local and visiting artists, and give-aways

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  • Afro~Dicia

    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hosted by Nnamdi Moweta, is a weekly experience into the world of African music from all across the Diaspora. With classic & modern tracks ranging from AfroBeat to Zouk, Afrodicia hits the mark and wets your appetite for African and Afro-Caribbean music.

  • Canto Sin Fronteras

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    with Tanya Mayahuel Torres. The best music from Latin- America and the World with a Political Edge. Dedicated to the diffusion of Latin American folk, trova, nuevo canto, and World music with social-political themes not allowed on other radio stations

  • Canto Tropical

    8:00pm - 10:00pm

    "Canto Tropical" is a trilingual fast-paced music show focusing on Salsa, Mambo, Afro-Cuban, & Latin jazz from throughout the world. Exciting new selections each week, insightful interviews with local and visiting artists, and give-aways

  • Travel Tips for Aztlan

    10:00pm - Midnight

    The best music from the latin youth culture including rock, salsa, cumbia, hip-hop, ska, electronica and LatinX ChicanoX Music, Cultural news and information showcase

  • Real Rock Radio

    Midnight - 2:00am

    A collection of modern, classic, blues and alternative rock rooted music

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