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  • Voting Is Power Unleashed!

    We only have 50 days until Election Day. People would not be spending ungodly sums of money to stop us from voting if our vote was not powerful.

    — Margaret Prescod

  • State Assembly Races

    Information on the candidates, news, the stakes, and endorsements on all the California districts that are on the November 2020 ballot are listed here.

    — KPFK

  • State Senate Races

    Information on the candidates, news, the stakes, and endorsements on all the California districts that are on the November 2020 ballot are listed here. 

    — KPFK

  • Congress Races

    Information on the candidates, news, the stakes, and endorsements on all the California districts that are on the November 2020 ballot are listed here. 

    — KPFK


Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • Trump Calls Howard Zinn's Work "Propaganda." Hear the Legendary Historian in His Own Words.

    This week President Trump described the work of the legendary historian Howard Zinn, who died in 2010, as "propaganda" meant to "make students ashamed of their own history." But Zinn believed the opposite, that teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom. We air excerpts from a 2009 interview with Zinn in which he explained his approach to education. "We should be honest with young people; we should not deceive them. We should be honest about the history of our country," Zinn said.

  • As Fires Rage Across the West, Trump Bails Out Big Oil & Picks Climate Denier for Top Role at NOAA

    As climate-fueled wildfires continue to ravage the West, the Trump administration has tapped a well-known climate change denier for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. University of Delaware professor David Legates has written papers calling for more fossil fuel emissions and has had his work supported by the Robert Mercer-funded Heartland Institute and Koch Industries, as well as major gas companies. He was recently hired as NOAA's deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction. We speak with David Goodrich, a former top climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who says Legates's appointment goes against the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community. "You have about 97% of the scientists disagreeing with the position of Dr. Legates," says Goodrich, who served as director of NOAA's Climate Observations Division from 2009 to 2011. We also speak to David Goodrich about his latest book, "A Voyage Across an Ancient Ocean," in which he examines the impact of the fossil fuel industry through an epic bicycle journey from the Alberta tar sands to the Bakken oil field of North Dakota.

  • Trump vs. Masks: Attacks on CDC, Doctors & Scientists Undermine a "Pillar of Pandemic Control"

    As the official United States death toll from COVID-19 approaches 200,000 people, we speak with infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi, who says President Trump's refusal to promote face masks has made the pandemic much worse. "Masks are a pillar of pandemic control. They are incredibly important," says Dr. Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a division head at San Francisco General Hospital. "There is no country in the world right now that has been fighting masks like this, especially at the presidential level. If we could have started mask wearing, consistent mask wearing, at the beginning, we would have averted deaths and cases."

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar





Rising Up With Sonali

  • New Study Offers Ways to Defeat Trump and Heal America

    FEATURING MEHRDAD AZEMUN – The question of how to convince supporters of President Donald Trump that he is a liar and not interested in anyone but himself is one that we have tackled many times on this program over the last few years. It is one that has consumed millions of Americans, especially now with...

  • Rethinking Readiness: A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters

    FEATURING JEFF SCHLEGELMILCH – Months into a global pandemic of staggering proportions we are living in what could be viewed as not just a disaster but a “mega-disaster,” one that we as a society were ill-prepared for in terms of infrastructure and economy. Disasters such as devastating earthquakes, terrorist attacks, industrial accidents, or nuclear war...

  • Headlines: September 18, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Thursday took aim at the teaching of history in American schools, giving a speech from the National Archives about a new initiative he calls the “1776 Commission.” The commission would, “promote patriotic education,” and work toward developing a, “pro-American curriculum that celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history.” He railed...

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Sojourner Truth Radio


Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • September 17, 2020 - Joseph Lowndes | Mark Sandel | Shuja Nawaz

    When he Loses the Election Will Trump Call His Armed and Delusional Supporters to the Streets? | The Dark Side of Meritocracy and the Need to Restore the Dignity of Work | Chaos and War Will Follow Trump's Withdrawal from Afghanistan Before the Election

  • September 16, 2020 - Paul Waldman | David Graham | Ryan Cooper

    Trump Chokes on ABC's Town Hall Facing Real Questions From Ordinary Americans | Silence From the White House and GOP on Caputo's Call to Arms For a Civil War in November | The GOP's Affinity for Putin Who Runs a Regime Republicans Want for America

  • September 15, 2020 - Juan Cole | Naomi Oreskes | Valerie Trouet

    The Trump, Netanyahu, UAE and Bahrain Peace Deal is Actually an Arms Deal | With the West of Fire, Trump Puts a Global Warming Denier in Charge of the Weather | Ending Fire Suppression and Learning From the "Good Fires" of Indigenous People

Strength Thru Unity

PRESS PLAY TO WATCH (Conference begins 5mins into this video)
This event will also air on KPFK 90.7 FM Friday Aug 28th at 5pm (PST)

STU’s prominent guests include Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo NationDr. Elena Rios, president of the National Hispanic Medical AssociationThomas Johnson, CEO of Family Matters of Greater WashingtonMichael Kurima, president of the Japanese American Citizens League, San Diego Chapter, Christina Mora, co-Director of Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies and other thought leaders. Shirley Jahad of USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and an award-winning public media journalist will moderate STU’s conversation.

A new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute for Governmental Studies reveals this unequal deadly threat on minority communities read the full story here: An Unequal Threat In-State: Black and Latino's people report bigger impact, poll finds

Previous Strength Thru Unity:

Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

From the General Manager

  • How They’ve Wanted to Stop Us

    Oh, how they’ve wanted to stop us. Every day KPFK opens up a new controversy, a new societal pain point, a new cultural, political or community insight, and new revelations about everything that means something in your life. We can’t help it. It’s who we are and what we do. And we won’t stop.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • We're Trying Something New

    Community media, news, services, and journalism are all cornerstones of our democracy and are more critical than ever. Many community organizations, publications, and independent media companies will become casualties of the pandemic. Our world has changed profoundly and KPFK is adapting to it, so we can still be here for you.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • There Is No Replacement For An Activist State

    We are watching how our long battle in bringing a progressive vision to our democracy is finally beginning to take hold. We were here long before Bernie Sanders and the New York Times shifted the conversation from liberal to progressive thinking.

    — Anyel Z Fields

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For those that pledged for special events during the last fund drive, many have been rescheduled due to the Covid epidemic. Here are some updates:

Hello Chris Howard here.  Our live event the Mind Coach Certification Training will be rescheduled though attempting to find the best dates and the hotels are uncertain when they will be open as well.  So in the meantime they have full access to the online 20 video course, and as soon as we have the new date we will let you know!

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Our NLP event from April 4th and 5th will be rescheduled for late summer/early fall, TBD government sanctions of course.
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3. Bonus live virtual workshop via zoom (on original dates so they can still learn!) 
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From Lisa Gold:
My live event "How to Make Money in Commercials for Real People" was scheduled on March 28th and has been postponed to May 30th, 2020.  I have reached out to everyone on the list that was given to me via email 3 times, but still have 21 unconfirmed that they received the message.  They can reach me at or 818-740-8044.

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