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    KPFK Turns 60!

    This month KPFK turns 60. We are proud to have served Southern California for the past 60 years and look forward to building upon the past to serve all communities in Southern California in a greater capacity. 

    As the Trump administration undermines America's Democracy, our values, and calls the press "the enemy of the people", we want to lead the fight to restore a reality-based discourse and civic engagement. Support from donors and organizations gives KPFK the backing it needs to improve its broadcasts so that it may build its listener ship and continue to have an impact through its programs that offer an alternative to the media landscape corrupted by Fox's Fake News to weaponize facts against authoritarian fictions. 

    For every DONATION OF $75 or more during the month of July, we will send you a KPFK stainless steel water bottle. It's double wall stainless steel non-toxic, non-leaching, and BPA free. The bottle also features vacuum insulation technology that will keep your hot drinks HOT and COLD drinks refreshingly cold.

    Please consider making as generous a gift as you can. Your donation can make all the difference in helping us, and your fellow listener. By donating today you're not just helping us, you're helping cover those people who right now are listening, and relying on public radio, but can't donate now.  You're also giving new listeners a chance to enjoy our regular programming and an opportunity to become a member just like you.

    Your community radio station is committed to staying at the cutting edge – for you, for every person in our community, and beyond.  Please help make this possible with your tax-deductible contribution.

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    KPFK Local Station Board Elections

    KPFK's Local Station Board Elections are underway!

    KPFK isn't only a valuable source of alternative music, culture and information, it is a democratically run grassroots media outlet. We turn to you to select our local board from the members of our community. Ballots will arrive in your e-mail box (if we have your email address) on Thursday August 15th and have to be returned by October 15th. If we couldn't find your email address, you will get a postcard in the mail with your voting information. 

    If you don't receive your ballot or want to request a different kind of ballot, please let us know by filling out a ballot request form. Click on the link and give us your information . 

    To review all of the listener candidates and their statements, click here.

    To review all of the staffer candidates and their statements, click here.
    (Only station staff may vote for the staff representatives on the local board). 

    All of the candidates were given an opportunity to participate in a candidate forum, although not all were able to participate. You can watch these forums to find out more about some of the candidates. 

    #1  https://youtu.be/6c5qvk4E-mI

    #2  https://youtu.be/qpUZ7VvBVyA

    #3  https://youtu.be/ymUTbWfkfsU

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    Democracy Now Newsfeed

    • Deadly Bombings Devastate Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks Continue Without Afghan Government

      In Afghanistan, a series of bomb attacks devastated restaurants and other public spaces Monday in the eastern city of Jalalabad, injuring at least 66 people. The explosions took place on Afghanistan's 100th Independence Day, following Saturday's bloody suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul that killed 63 people, wounding around 200 others. ISIS claimed the attack, which was the deadliest this year in Afghanistan. The bombings came as the U.S. and Taliban are reportedly close to a peace deal after months of talks between the two parties. Top issues in the negotiations include a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, where elections are set to take place next month. We speak with Lotfullah Najafizada, the news director of TOLOnews, a 24-hour news channel based in Kabul.

    • Portland Rejects Proud Boys & Other Ultra-Right Groups as Trump Tries to Criminalize Antifa

      A crowd of white nationalists took to the streets of Portland, Oregon, over the weekend for what they dubbed the "End Domestic Terrorism" rally. But they were outnumbered by a massive response from counterprotesters, who gathered across the city as police escorted members of the Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer and other right-wing groups across one of the city's main bridges. Police arrested 13 people throughout the day and seized weapons but largely avoided "the worst-case scenario" Portland's Mayor Ted Wheeler said the city was prepared for. Portland Police put more than 700 officers on patrol, with more than one cop for every two of the estimated 1,200 protesters. Some Republican politicians have called for antifa to be recognized as a terror organization, and the FBI has found that the majority of domestic terror in the U.S. is caused by white supremacists. From Portland, we speak with Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who this year became the first African-American woman on the Portland City Council, and Shane Burley, a freelance journalist and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon, and author of "Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It."

    • Emerald Garner, Eric Garner's Daughter, Says Firing Pantaleo "Should Have Happened a Long Time Ago”

      Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who killed Eric Garner in 2014 by using an illegal chokehold, was fired Monday and stripped of his pension benefits. The decision came more than five years after Pantaleo held Garner, an unarmed African-American man, in a chokehold until he dropped to the ground. Before dying, he gasped "I can't breathe" 11 times. Despite outcry from the family and community members, Pantaleo had remained on the police force on desk duty since the killing. Last month, on the fifth anniversary of Garner's death, the Justice Department declined to charge Pantaleo with a crime despite calls by the Garner family and their supporters that the city punish him and other officers involved. Over the years, Garner's case has helped drive the Black Lives Matter movement for police accountability. His family is continuing their fight for justice, calling on the New York City Police Department to fire the other officers involved in Garner's death, and vowing to block any appeals made by Pantaleo's attorney. We speak with Eric Garner's youngest daughter, Emerald Garner.

    • Headlines for August 20, 2019

      NYPD Fires Daniel Pantaleo 5 Years After He Killed Eric Garner, Planned Parenthood Rejects Federal Funds over Trump "Gag Rule" on Abortion Referrals, Fears of Renewed Arms Race as U.S. Tests Ground Missile and Questions Remain over Russian Blast, Sudan: Omar al-Bashir Heads to Court Days After Signing of Transitional Deal, Salvadoran Rape Survivor Cleared After Prior Conviction for Killing Stillborn, Twitter & Facebook Remove China-Linked Accounts over Hong Kong Protest Misinformation, Elizabeth Warren Apologizes to Indigenous Groups at Iowa Native American Forum, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Asks Federal Court to Halt DAPL & Carry Out Review, Bernie Sanders Introduces Criminal Justice Reform Plan, Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Respond to Israel Travel Ban, 9th Circuit Rolls Back Part of Trump Asylum Ban Injunction, Prosecutors Move to Dismiss Epstein Charges But Vow to Keep Investigating, Trump Admin Attempts to Legalize Anti-Trans Workplace Discrimination, Tracy Single Is 15th Known Trans Woman of Color to Be Killed in 2019

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    Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed

    • Afghanistan: Why the Longest War Must Be A Campaign Issue

      FEATURING MARJORIE COHN – The Afghan capital Kabul was the site of a massive deadly bombing of a wedding over the weekend that killed 63 people. What was supposed to have been a joyful occasion turned into a nightmare as the Islamic State took credit for the brutal attack. While the bride and groom were...

    • Leaked Documents Show Brexit Could Cause “Catastrophic Collapse”

      FEATURING LUKE READER – Britain’s Sunday Times has leaked a government document outlining the worst-case scenario in case of a no-deal Brexit with the European Union. The document was apparently compiled by the Cabinet office and named “Operation Yellowhammer.” It concludes that there would be “catastrophic” damage to Britain’s economy and infrastructure in the weeks...

    • Headlines: August 20, 2019

      Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar spoke out about the travel ban that Israel imposed on them at the behest of President Donald Trump. In an emotional press conference on Monday, the two freshmen lawmakers who are also the first two Muslim American women to ever be elected on a federal level, called on their...

    • Was the Latest Fascist Rally in Portland a Bust?

      FEATURING ARUN GUPTA – The city of Portland, Oregon – which usually enjoys a reputation for liberalism – has become the site of regular clashes between white supremacist groups and anti-fascist counter protesters. On Saturday the latest planned gathering by groups like Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer drew a few hundred people for about an...

    Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

    BradBlog Newsfeed

    • The Domestic Terrorist Mass Shootings by White American Men That DIDN'T Happen Last Week: 'BradCast' 8/20/2019

      On today's BradCast: Our cowardly President couldn't even make it to the end of his summer vacation before flip-flopping on promised (if tepid) gun safety reforms following the two mass shooting massacres that killed 32 in El Paso and Dayton just two weeks ago. During that vacation Donald Trump reportedly met with NRA boss Wayne [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - August 20, 2019

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another major city suffers a lead contamination crisis; U.S. fracking boom causing a spike in global methane emissions; Long-term exposure to air pollution like smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, says new report; PLUS: 2020 Democratic candidate warns Senate filibuster must end to solve the climate crisis... All that and [...]

    • Multipartisan Petition Effort to Recall Alaska's New GOP Governor Catches Fire: 'BradCast' 8/19/2019

      On today's BradCast: A new petition effort to rename the block of Fifth Avenue in New York City where the Trump Tower is located after President Barack Obama has now gained nearly half a million signatures. It began as a joke, according to its author, but quickly caught on. While it's a brilliant, if unlikely [...]

    • Sunday Big Baby 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.

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    Possible signal interruption Wednesday July 31st

    Southern California Edison will be conducting a test on the electrical system for our radio station at the Mount Wilson transmitter facility on July 31 2019 starting at 9:00am and ending July 31, 2019 at 3:00pm.  This test will ensure the grid system is modern, reliable and up to date.  
    Our backup generator at Mount Wilson should be able to ensure that KPFK’s signal remain constant during this power outage.  However it is possible that our signal may be briefly effected. Our live online stream will not be interrupted.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as Edison works to improve and maintain the electrical grid.

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