KPFK Turns 60!
This year 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.
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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.
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.
Democracy Now Newsfeed
Medicare for All: Sanders & Warren Defend Plan to Expand Healthcare Coverage to Everyone
At Thursday's debate, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren defended their Medicare for All plan. They faced criticism from several rivals, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, who described it as a "bad idea," and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who claimed the bill shows Sanders and Warren do not "trust the American people."
Elizabeth Warren Calls for Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan
At the third presidential primary debate in Houston, Texas, senator and 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Warren also spoke about her stance on U.S. trade policy and how "our trade policy in America has been broken for decades."
Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism: We Want to Create an Economy That Works for All of Us
After being questioned about the crisis in Venezuela, Senator Bernie Sanders defended his vision of democratic socialism. "I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia: guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave," Sanders said. "I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement."
Should Latinos Trust Biden? Former VP Refuses to Criticize Obama's Deportation of 3 Million People
Debate moderator Jorge Ramos of Univision grilled former Vice President Joe Biden over the Obama administration's deportation record. Biden refused to answer whether he did anything to prevent Obama from deporting a record 3 million people.
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
September 12, 2019 - Matt Stoller | Thomas Barfield | Silvio Carrillo
Finally Anti-Trust Action Against the Tech Monopolies; Afghanistan's Uncertain Future; Trump's Cynical Deal with Honduras's Drug-Dealing President
September 11, 2019 - Jim Lobe | Jody Freeman | Rob Ford
The Falling Out between the Adelsons and the Netanyahus; The Looming War Between Trump and California Over Fuel Efficiency; The Latest Chapter in the Brexit Drama backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
September 10, 2019 - David Rothkopf | Jacob Heilbrunn | George Beebe
Will Bolton's Exit Mean More Trump Photo Ops with Tyrants?; Will Bolton Spill the Beans on White House Dysfunction?; The Loss of the CIA's Most Valuable Asset Inside the Kremlin backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
September 9, 2019 - Peter Bergen | Thanassis Cambanis | Sidney Blumenthal
Was the Aborted Summit About Trump's Ego or Afghanistan's Future?; Can the Tenuous Deterrence Between Israel and Hezbollah Hold?; Comparing the Divided States of America Today to When the Country Was on the Brink of Civil War backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed
How Democrats Are Taking on Trump: Impeachment and the Debate
FEATURING JOHN BONIFAZ – The latest Democratic Presidential debate on Thursday evening, hosted by ABC and Univision showcased only the top 10 out of 20 candidates vying for their party’s nomination. Julian Castro, who is struggling to maintain traction on his campaign took on former Vice President Joe Biden in a powerful exchange over healthcare....
Why South Africa’s Women Are Asking #AmINext?
FEATURING LUCINDA EVANS – Thousands of South African women and girls have been protesting alongside their supporters to demand action against sexual violence. The South African government’s own statistics show the shocking rate of one woman being murdered every three hours in the country. It has the fourth highest femicide rate in the world. The...
Headlines: September 13, 2019
The latest Democratic Presidential candidate debate took place on Thursday, for the first time airing over only one evening instead of two. Ten of the top candidates were featured including front runners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris, and others such as Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, Julian Castro, Andrew Yang,...
Supreme Court Again Sides With Trump on Immigration
FEATURING CHARANYA KRISHNASWAMI – The US Supreme Court this week struck down a lower court ruling on President Trump’s new immigration rule denying asylum to those passing through a third country. For now, the ruling means that those seeking asylum in the US would be turned away if they have passed through another country to...
Progressive OG Bloggers Recap the Third Debate: 'BradCast' 9/13/2019
It's NICOLE SANDLER, back to guest host another episode of the BradCast. Brad and Desi are in Arizona dealing with a family medical emergency. Angie Coiro and I will hold down the fort until they're able to return. The third of the Democratic Primary debates is now history. To recap, discuss and critique, I'm joined by [...]
Taking to the Streets and Taking on the Media: 'BradCast' 9/12/2019
It's NICOLE SANDLER here, guest hosting another episode of the BradCast. My first guest is JOSHUA POTASH from SOS America 2019. I learned of his efforts to get Americans to take to the streets with mass protests, as they've successfully done in Puerto Rico and Hong Kong, in a column by Will Bunch at [...]
'Green News Report' - September 12, 2019
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Global trade unions commit to walk out for Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20th; Parts of the planet have already warmed 2 degrees Celsius; Benefits of investing in climate adaptation far outweigh costs, report finds; PLUS: Prominent climate science denier departs the Trump White House... All that and more in today's [...]
Results Go BACKWARD in NC09 Race?; PA Election Experts Outraged by Secret Re-Exam of New E-Vote System: 'BradCast' 9/11/2019
On today's BradCast: Questions about the results of a controversial do-over U.S. House election in North Carolina and about disturbing revelations from a secret reexamination of a wildly unsecure touchscreen voting system being deployed in Pennsylvania (and elsewhere) next year. [Audio link to show is posted below.] At long last, NC's 9th Congressional District has held [...]
Sojourner Truth Headlines
News from KPFK and Pacifica
Pacifica Hires John Vernile, Interim Executive Director for Pacifica
Local Station Board Elections
Pacifica announces settlement with Empire State Building and Empire State Realty Trust
2018 Annual EEO Public File Report
KPFK’s Online Public File
Pacifica designated agent to receive notice of claimed infringements
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Schedule Updates on KPFK
DEMOCRACY NOW! with Amy Goodman moves to 8 am
Rising Up with Sonali moves to 4pm
Stephanie Miller Mon - Fri at 6 am
Change Makers is on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
RE:Work is on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm
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Transforming Consciousness Tuesdays at 1pm
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Breakbeats and Rhymes
12:00am - 2:00am
Breakbreats and Rhymes Radio, bringing you the finest in Hip Hop music and more, broadcasting live late Saturday nights from 12-2 a.m.
All Of The Above
2:00am - 4:00am
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
Nightscapes or Due Diligence
4:00am - 6:00am
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
Edna Tatum's Gospel Classics
6:00am - 8:00am
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.
8:00am - 8:30am
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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum 2019 Repertory Season
Outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s classics and socially-relevant plays.at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
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