Programs

    This is an alphabetical list of KPFK's programming. Some shows are online only and others may be on hiatus.
    Click on the shows you are interested in for details.

    • Access Unlimited

      News, issues and events concerning the disabled community.

    • Adventures In Stereo with J.Rocc

      The Funky President J.Rocc and legendary guests. Every Friday night

    • Afro~Dicia

      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.

    • Alan Watts

      For more than forty years, Alan Watts has earned a reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of Eastern philosophies for the West. Beginning at age sixteen, when he wrote essay for the journal of the Buddhist Lodge in London, he developed an audience

    • All Of The Above

      Transmitting live from the West Coast of the Milky Way, our weekly radio show explores high quality music of every genre.  With no commercials and no playlist, All Of The Above is a non-stop journey through sound unlike any other found on today’s airwa

    • American Indian Airwaves

      American Indian Airwaves is produced in Coyote Radio and Burntswamp Studios and was established in 1988 in order to give indigenous peoples and their respective first nations a voice about the continuous struggles against Colonialism and Imperialism by th

    • Anahuacsoul Con Ricardo Gómez

    • Anti-War Radio

      with Scott Horton

    • Arrabaleros de magon

      Punk music

    • Arts in Review

      Arts in Review celebrates the best in local live performance, including theatre, cabaret, music and dance. Hosted by arts journalist Julio Martinez, the weekly one-hour program features interviews and performances by a wide range of talented performers wh

    • A Spiritual Guide to Politics

      Conversations with creative thought leaders that elevate the human condition with spiritual possibilities

    • Aware with Lisa Garr

      Aware is dedicated to communicating information to inspire positive growth and change

    • Aziatik Rhythmz

      Aziatik Rhythmz is the only on-air radio show in Southern California that gives voice to the Asian-Pacific Islander community. It's produced by the KPFK API Collective, and reflects the diverse interests of collective members.

    • Background Briefing with Ian Masters

      Goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media.

    • Beautiful Struggle

      Beautiful Struggle is an open conversation focused on African American social and political issues, thought, history, inspiration, resistance, and social change. The program aims to educate and motivate the audience to work for justice and social change.

    • Beneath The Surface with Suzi Weissman

      A weekly prime-time public affairs program

    • Bibliocracy

      A weekly half-hour literary arts discussion and reading program featuring guest authors of contemporary fiction and nonfiction, poetry and memoir, and occasional political or cultural criticism.

    • Bike Talk

      Bike Talk! celebrates bike rides, collectives, activists, artists, commuters, enthusiasts, professional cyclists, inventors & repairers and of course, the bicycle itself as an alternative human-powered mode of transportation

    • BradCast with Brad Friedman

      Investigative journalist, blogger, troublemaker and broadcaster. Investigative interviews, analysis and commentary, as ripped from the pages of The BRAD BLOG.

    • Breakbeats and Rhymes

      Breakbreats and Rhymes Radio, bringing you the finest in Hip Hop music and more, broadcasting live late Saturday nights from 12-2 a.m.

    • California Solartopia

      CALIFORNIA SOLARTOPIA

    • Caminando por Mesoamerica

    • Canto Sin Fronteras

      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

      "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

    • Car Show. The

      Everything about the automotive world including listener call-ins, event calender, industry news, racing news,new products, vehicle road tests,classic and collector vehicles, in-studio and call-in guests on all automotive and related subjects---and it ha

    • Centroamerica Sin Censura con Francisco Marti­nez

    • Christine Blosdale presents

      Christine Blosdale presents special programming.

    • Community Calendar

    • Connect The Dots

      Connect the Dots with Lila Garrett

    • Contragolpe - Noticias

      Un espacio de discusión política para la comunidad hispana de California.

    • Contacto Ancestral

      http://www.myspace.com/contactoancestral

    • Conversations On the Way: The Asafo Edition

      A news and public affairs program dedicated to sharing and advancing the local, state, national and global work of social justice movements with a special emphasis on Movement work in support of Black lives.

    • Counterspin

      FAIRNESS & ACCURACY IN REPORTING

    • David Feldman Show, The

      Some of Hollywood’s most original writers, comedians and performers get together for a scathing look at the news. Biting sketch comedy that only Pacifica Radio can produce. Regulars include Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, Frank Conniff, Rick Overton, Chri

    • Deadline L.A.

      Deadline LA is KPFK's roving eye on the media, state and local news and newsworthy cultural events.

    • Democracy Now!

      Democracy Now! goes beyond the rhetoric and party politics offered by the mainstream media. Instead, it highlights grassroots efforts to enhance and ignite democracy in the U.S.

    • Diálogos de Media Noche

      Diálogos de Media Noche

    • Digital Village

      Digital Village is KPFK's weekly show about computing and the Internet hosted by Ric Allan and Doran Barons.

    • Dj Potira

      Blending eclectic Brazilian beats with urban cultures, boss baile and baile funk!

    • Eco Justice Radio

    • Economic Update w Richard Wolff

      Prof. Richard D. Wolff delivers updates and perspectives on national and international issues

    • Encuentros

      Una programa de 60 minutos dedicado al arte y la cultura de América Latina, con biografías de audio en la vida de los visionarios Latina Américas más emocionantes e influyentes del pasado y del presente.

    • Enfoque Latino con Ruben Tapia

      News and public affairs for the Spanish-speaking community. "Su programa para derrotar la Indifererncia" en horario para desvelados y desveladas en acción.

    • Evolution of the Groove

      Free Form Progressive Platform Covers A Multitude Of Genres In The Spirit Of Miles

    • Expansion Zone

      With Sonia Barrett. Explores the human experience from vast perspectives. We examine the life and our quest to understand who and what we are.

    • Experience Talks

      Sharing the experience of dynamic baby boomers and beyond in a way that communicates across generations.

    • Exploration

      hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku

    • Feminist Magazine

      Feminist Magazine is the weekly Southern California radio show with intersectional feminist perspectives. Covering stories that you don't hear on mainstream media!

    • Flip The Script

      The show highlights and promotes the great work of artists, organizations, activists, performers, social entrepreneurs and more

    • FolkScene

      FolkScene.com is dedicated to providing the highest quality music and information to the Folk and Acoustic Community

    • Freedom Now

    • Gary Baca Interviews

      extended interviews

    • Global Village Mondays w Maya Jupiter

      The Chicana From Down Under. Maya is a true ARTIVIST, hosting The Global Village every Monday 11am - 1pm

    • Global Village Tuesdays with Kevin Lincoln

      A music show with a spotlight on Africa, the Middle East, Jazz, and Latin. Essentially the African diaspora and music rooted in someway in/from Africa.

    • Global Village Wednesdays w Yatrika Shah-Rais

      Yatrika brings an eclectic mix of global, jazz, indigenous, folk, ambient and classical sounds, as she makes musical connections between our geographical and diverse musical cultures.

    • Global Village Thursdays w John Schneider

      Music from around the world and around the block.With a special focus on stringed instruments and eclectic styles!

    • Global Village Fridays w Sergio Mielniczenko

      Featuring music from around the world with emphasis on interviews and live performances.

    • Go Harrison

      Award-winning and often irreverent news analysis and discussion

    • Edna Tatum's Gospel Classics

      Gil Fears - Host of “Edna Tatum’s Gospel Classics” has served as co-host for “Gospel Classics” for the past sixteen years.



      Gil is an ordained Minister and is associated with the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

    • Halfway Down the Stairs

      Halfway Down the Stairs With Uncle Ruthie" is a multicultural non-sexist - but most of all, FUN program for the whole family. Themes from dogs, to death, from holidays to home; in short - everything in life shows up in Uncle Ruthie's Stories & Songs

    • Halfway Down The Stairs or Liberated Sisters

      These programs rotate every week

    • Head Room

      Head Room is a wide-open venue for exploratory rock and roll, be it psychedelic pioneers such as the Grateful Dead, contemporary jam-rock, healthy doses of vintage progressive rock, new music from myriad experimental, improvisational, accidental, avant-fr

    • Hutchinson Report

    • IMRU

      IMRU Radio Magazine is a vehicle for LGBTQ community support and political change.

    • IMpact

      IMpact aims to bridge and bring America together through storytelling and meaningful dialog with one another.

    • Indy Media on Air

      Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth

    • Informativo Pacifica

      Un programa de media hora con noticias nacionales e internacionales con reportes y contribuciones de periodistas de mas de treinta paises de nuestra America y Europa.

    • Informed Rant with Josh Scheer

    • Inner Vision Mondays

      Inner Vision - An African Perspective with Dr Richard "Meri Ka Ra" Byrd, Sonia Barr and others

    • Inner Vision with Nita Vallens

       A one-hour show focusing on health, spirituality and the exploration of consciousness with the sole intention of helping you achieve a life full of passion, meaning and purpose.

    • Jimmy Dore

      An irreverent and humorous take on todays headlines and hypocrites.

    • LA Review of Books

      LARB

    • L.A. Theatre Works

      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...

    • Latino Thought Makers

      Great conversations with thought leaders. Host Rck Najera Producers Ruben Maciel,Susie Najera

    • Laura Flanders

      The Laura Flanders Show is a TV and radio program that seeks to raise radical spirits by interviewing forward-thinking people who have real experience of shifting power, from the few to the many, in the worlds of arts, entrepreneurship and politics.

    • The National Lawyer's Guild with Jim Lafferty

      A public affairs program where political activists and experts discuss current political developments and progressive movements for social change. Also listener calls.

    • Letters & Politics wMitch Jeserich

      We look at the inside workings of Capitol Hill while also covering what happens at the state legislative level and on the streets. Basically the struggle between "austerity measures" and public programs

    • Liberated Sisters

      A forum for solutions to critical problems impacting Black women and our communities

    • Michael Slate

      The Michael Slate Show, a weekly interview based talk show

    • Middle East in Focus

      The mission of MEIF is to fill the many gaps left by the mainstream media in their coverage of the Middle East

    • Middle East Minute +

      A 2 minute daily (Mon-Fri) primer about one, two or a few important things or perspectives going on in or about the Middle East

    • Nightscapes or Due Diligence

      Giving you the music to make you think, feel, expand your dreams, reach for the stars and grow your mind. Playing an eclectic blend of low-fi, chilled out neo-soul, jazz, rock, blues, and a few classics. No holds barred, anything goes--DJ Jillian Rise

    • Nuestra Voz

      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

    • On Contact

      with Chris Hedges

    • On Resistance Radio

    • One Track Mind with Kristi Lomax

      Soul, world rhythms, and a live mix of the latest club jams.

    • The Out Agenda

      Through interviews, debates, and special feature stories, this show examines today’s issues from the LGBTQ perspective.

    • Pacifica News

      The Pacifica Evening News from KPFA and KPFK

    • Pacifica Performance Showcase

      Arts & culture to enlighten, enliven and educate

    • Perspectiva de las Americas

      Collective Members: Paula Ramirez, Julieta Reynoso, Correspondents for AMATE, Alternative Media Agency and Trade Editions

    • The People’s Game

      Coverage of the 2018 World Cup on & off the field

    • Pocho Hour of Power

      News, Music, Comedy & Cultural Arts Variety Show & "Non-Stop Afternoon Party"

    • Poets Cafe

      Poetry interviews and conversations

    • Politics or Pedagogy?

      Education - that's our mission

    • RADIO INSURGENCIA FEMENINA

      Radio Insurgencia Femenina es un programa radial que es parte de la programacion en español de la emisora comunitaria KPFK 90.7 FM. Se transmite alternadamente con el programa Suplemento Comunitario cada Martes a partir de las 9:00 hasta las 9:30

    • Radio Maíz - El Vuelo del Águila y el Cóndor - Radio Sudamérica

    • Ralph Nader Radio Hour

      The Ralph Nader Radio Hour is a weekly talk show broadcast on the Pacifica Radio Network.

    • Reality Check Live (RCL)

      with Cary Harrison: ‘Preventing Truth Decay’

    • Reggae Central

      Chuck Foster plays ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, roots and dancehall, drawn from one of the largest collections in the U.S. From vintage 7" singles to the latest Jamaican chart hits, Reggae Central celebrates the classics and keeps you up to date on curre

    • Re:Work

    • Rhapsody in Black

      Classic R&B from the 40's thru the 70's

    • Rise with Mark Maxwell

      A weekly creative jazz celebration of African roots, social consciousness and spiritual transcendence

    • Rising Up w Sonali Kolhatkar

      Rising Up is a daily digest of independent news analysis, investigation, education, artistic expression, activism in the public interest

    • Rock Profiles with Maggie LePique

      An hour long look into the music, lives and legacies of the musicians who defined a uniquely creative era, ushered in social as well as political change and created music that has truly stood the test of time.

    • Roots Music & Beyond

      Folk and roots music and more, sundry sounds from bluegrass to bebop and beyond.

    • Ruben Luengas

    • Scholars Circle w Maria Armoudian

      Maria Armoudian is a journalist, singer/songwriter, legislative consultant and board member of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action.

    • Senderos de Oaxaca o Asi Es Nuestra Cultura

      Senderos de Oaxaca (oaxacan programan) o Asi Es Nuestra Cultura

    • Sojourner Truth wMargaret Prescod

      Sojourner Truth brings you news and views on local, national, and international policies and stories that affect us all. We draw out how those of us most impacted - women, communities of color and other communities are responding.

    • Something's Happening

      News and programming on the cutting edge

    • Soul Rebel Radio

      Soul Rebel Radio is a cutting edge youth based radio program hitting on topics as well as current events through comedy, youth voices, and interviews. SoulRebel Radio also plays a wide variety of music that young people get denied by mainstream radio.

    • Sound of Transformation

      With Michael Beckwith. The Sound of Transformation is about waking up to the deep potential that’s within every being on the planet.

    • Soundwaves

      Soundwaves Radio strives to bring you the best in all forms of music both new and old. Live guest DJ set's and producer performances as well as extensive interviews with artists from all over the globe.

    • Special Programming

      KPFK Presents Special Programming on various topics. Call (818) 985-5735 To Pledge!

    • Spotlight Africa

      News, information and current developments on the African continent.

    • Stairway To Heaven

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

    • Suplemento Comunitario

      Programa semanal de asuntos públicos en español

    • SWANA Region Radio

      Weekly review of politics and culture bringing you the voices of the voiceless from Kolkata to Casablanca.

      Hosts, Members of SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective.

    • This is Happening w Jerry Quickley

      'This is Happening' will face down and unpack our changing political landscape as only Jerry Quickley can.

    • Think Outside The Cage

    • Thom Hartmann

      LIVE CALL IN NUMBER During this show- (202) 808-9925

    • Transformando La Conciencia

      with Vanessa Valdez

    • Travel Tips for Aztlan

      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

    • Treasures Of The West

    • Trump Watch with Jon Wiener

      Talk about what Trump is actually doing, not just what he's tweeting.

    • Ukulele Spotlight

      Ukulele Spotlight showcases Ukulele talent from around the world and around the block. With live guests and performances.

    • Voces de Libertad

      focused in the political and revolutionary struggle in Mexico,

    • Voices From The Front Lines

    • World Focus

      with Blase Bonpane


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