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Empowering Latino Futures - International Latino Book Awards. Recognizing greatness in literature. Honoring authors, translators, and illustrators for their books written either in English, Spanish & Portuguese.
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Local Station Board - DELEGATE ELECTIONS 2021
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A KPFK ON AIR - LISTENER FORUM aired on KPFK Sept 9th
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This Tuesday Sept. 28th, The Global Village will feature our All Of The Above Radio resident DJ – DJ Ben Vera @BenVeraOfficial with a special guest DJ from Colombia – Mr. Ghost @Mr.Ghost_DJ
The Earl Ofari Hutchinson Show is now two hours from 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturdays on KPFK Radio 90.7 FM features local Los Angeles news, commentary and interviews with Los Angeles elected officials, and taking your calls Live. Call in number is (818) 985-5735
In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional athletes, Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family tragedy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen sport. Includes a conversation about brain injuries and sports with Dr. Robert Cantu, the Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck, and Spine Committee.
We go to Chicago for an update on workers at El Milagro tortilla plants who staged a temporary walkout last week to protest low pay, staff shortages and abusive working conditions, including intimidation and sexual harassment. El Milagro claims an ongoing tortilla shortage is due to supply chain issues, but organizers say the company has lost staff due to their poor treatment of workers, including their mishandling of the pandemic, resulting in dozens of infections and five deaths. Workers gave El Milagro management until this Wednesday to respond to their demands. "The company, instead of offering better wages and hiring more people, is just cranking up the machines," says Jorge Mújica, strategic campaigns organizer at Arise Chicago, a community group that helps people fight workplace exploitation.
Did the CIA under the Trump administration plan to kidnap and assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a shootout in London? That is one of the explosive findings in a new exposé by Yahoo News that details how the CIA considered abducting and possibly murdering Assange while he took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid being extradited to Sweden for rape allegations, charges that were dropped in 2017. More than 30 former officials say former CIA Director Mike Pompeo was apparently motivated to get even with WikiLeaks following its publication of sensitive CIA hacking tools, which the agency considered "the largest data loss in CIA history." Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, lays out the plans and describes how the abduction plan "was one of the most contentious intelligence debates of the entire Trump era," noting it ultimately spurred the Justice Department to fast-track its legal case against Assange. We also speak with Assange's legal adviser Jennifer Robinson, who says the latest revelations should alarm American citizens, as well as journalists around the world. "This is the CIA talking about conspiracy to kidnap and murder an Australian citizen and an award-winning journalist and editor who has done nothing but publish truthful information."
As we head into a week of what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi understated over the weekend as "a time of intensity", we cover that on today's BradCast along with a bit of postmortem mop-up following last week's spectacular fail by the dopey Cyber Ninjas in their Maricopa County, Arizona "audit" of the 2020 election. [...]
Please support the work of editorial cartoonists here. * * * 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.
The famed historian James Loewen died on August 19, 2021 at the age of 79. Loewen was the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America, Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus, and Sundown Towns.
FEATURING MARK DANNER – The September 11th 2001 attacks provided the spark for a multi-front war crafted by President George W. Bush and maintained by President Barack Obama to evolve into the longest war the US has ever fought. From Afghanistan to Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and today, Syria, ther
The 9/11 anniversary has always been cause for reflection and remembrance, but the 20th anniversary of that terrible day happening within a few days of the withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan gives us cause for a necessary, overdue, and in many ways difficult look in the mirror.
— Rick Smith
Social Security has become an indispensable part of the American social safety net, but it’s also something we often take for granted. Listen to Rick Smith tell the story of the day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, and what it has meant to Americans ever since.
— Rick Smith
We look into the Mexican government’s lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers accusing them of arms trafficking and fueling the torrent of bloodshed in Mexico
— Ian Masters
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8:00am - 9:00am
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.
9:00am - 10:00am
Nation's #1 progressive talk radio host on topics from psychiatry to culture to ecology to politics.
10:00am - 11:00am
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
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