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The Concert for Cuba. July 18th and 19th

Dear Listeners, The Pacifica Foundation is proud to be a media sponsor for The Concert For Cuba live streamed from Havana on July 18th and 19th on HotHouseGlobal.

This epic event unites 50 of the world's legendary supporters of Cuba's humanitarian efforts during the Covid crisis.

Join Danny Glover, Micheal Moore, Los Van Van, Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa and so many more. More information can be found on https://hothouse.net.

Live stream the video feed on https://www.twitch.tv/hothouseglobal/

News, Articles & Editorials

  • Thoughts about Life in the Age of COVID-19 on the Occasion of My Daughter's 13th Birthday

    What breaks me out of my routine, and brings me to write these observations is that today is the only day in my daughter's life that she will become a teenager. On this occasion, I can't help but consider how much damage this all might be doing to the person I love most in life; and what I can do to better protect her, and provide an adequate environment with everything so dramatically altered.

    — Alan Minsky

  • Massive Black Lives Matter Tribute Mural Unveiled in Hollywood

    Five Black artists collaborated on the project: Alexandra Allie Belisle, PeQue Brown, Amanda Ferrell Hale, Noah Humes, and Shplinton. 'It's disgusting and outrageous that there is a need for such a mural in 2020,' Brown said Tuesday.

    — Dan Fritz

  • Reflections on the 244th Birthday of the United States of America

    Our "country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty" is now acknowledged by an increasingly large portion of the population as a project rife with cognitive dissonance... Most significantly, tens of millions of our fellow citizens openly proclaim that American society is, in its essence, built upon genocide and human bondage.

    — Alan Minsky I KPFK

  • Survivors of Military Sexual Assault and their Supporters Rally For Vanessa Guillen in SoCal

    Survivors of military sexual assault and their supporters in East LA and Pomona are rallying at military recruitment centers to call attention to what they describe as an epidemic of sexual assault and abuse among service members. Most news coverage of the tragedy hasn’t mentioned letters that Vanessa sent to her mother complaining that a sergeant was sexually harassing her and that she feared retribution. In that correspondence she described Ft. Hood as "an evil place".

    — Ernesto Arce

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  • "Most Important Indian Law Case in Half a Century": Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Sovereignty in OK

    In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that much of eastern Oklahoma, constituting nearly half the state, is Native American land, recognizing a 19th century U.S. treaty with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump nominee, joined the court's liberal wing in a narrow 5-4 ruling that found state authorities cannot criminally prosecute Indigenous peoples under state or local laws. The court's bombshell decision — which also impacts the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole Nations — is a major victory for Indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights. "It's a landmark case, and probably the most important Indian law case in the last half a century to come down from the court," says lawyer Sarah Deer, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and a professor at the University of Kansas. "The language of the decision itself goes far beyond Oklahoma."

  • "House of Absolute Horrors": Mary Trump's Book Reveals How Trump Family Gave Rise to a "Sociopath"

    In a new book, Mary Trump — the president's niece — describes Donald Trump as a "sociopath" who grew up in a dysfunctional family that fostered his greed and cruelty. Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert, is seeking to block the sale of the book on the grounds that it violates a confidentiality agreement, but publisher Simon & Schuster says 600,000 copies of the book have already been distributed ahead of its July 14 publishing date. Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, who has reported on Trump for three decades, says the book is "very, very important" and helps to answer how Trump got to the White House.

  • Supreme Court Rules Trump Is Not Above the Law, But Public Unlikely to See Tax Returns by Election

    In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the Supreme Court rejected President Trump's claim of absolute immunity under the law. The court ruled a Manhattan grand jury could have access to the president's tax returns, but it remains unlikely any of Trump's tax records will be seen before the election. "Legally, Trump had a big loss," says investigative reporter David Cay Johnston, founder and editor of DCReport.org. "Politically, he got a big win out of this court."

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  • Higher Education Faces Attacks Under Cover of Pandemic

    FEATURING MARA EINSTEIN – President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that he would be instructing the Treasury Department to examine the tax-exempt status of universities saying, “Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education.” The news came on the same day that the Catholic Church was revealed to have successfully...

  • Does Hamilton Musical Whitewash Enslavers?

    FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM – Fans of musical theater were thrilled when the wildly popular play Hamilton by Lin Manuel-Miranda was released on the Disney Plus channel on July 3rd far ahead of schedule. The boundary breaking musical has earned rave reviews for years for retelling the story of American independence in a fresh manner, using...

  • Headlines: July 10, 2020

    The US has once more broken a record for coronavirus infections in a single day, surpassing 60,000 for the 6th time in 10 days. While infections had been declining nationwide in the face of some states seeing rising numbers, now even the nationwide downward trend appears to be reversing. The New York Times explained that,...

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Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • July 9, 2020 - David Cay Johnston | Leah Litman | Joseph Nye

    SCOTUS Hands Trump a Victory Even Though he is Whining That it's Not Fair | Trump and Roberts are the Winners While the American Public is the Loser | In Extinguishing the Voice of America, We Lose Our Best "Soft Power" Asset backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • July 8, 2020 - Lance Dodes | Jamille Fields Allsbrook | Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

    Trump's Niece Portrays Her Uncle as a Fraud and a Bully Whose Ego is So Fragile it Must Be Bolstered Every Moment | The Supreme Court Makes Birth Control Less Accessible and Abortion More Likely | The Left Wing and Right Wing Populists Meet For a White House Photo-op backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • July 7, 2020 - Amanda Marcotte | Craig Holman | Henri Barkey

    Are There Enough Racists in America for Trump to Win in November? | A Little But Not Enough Transparency on Who Got the SBA's PPP Money | NATO Members French and Turkish Warships Clash Off Libya backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

From the General Manager

  • 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

  • You're Invited: Where Does KPFK Go From Here?

    Tomorrow at 7 PM, KPFK General Manager will be hosting a conversation about KPFK, its place in Southern California, and its future. 

    — 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

Strength Thru Unity

WATCH A REPLAY OF THE EVENT HERE-

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change WHO: Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice and an end to racism. WHAT: Live stream program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change will take place to foster, inspire and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers will be able to ask questions, share experiences and offer solutions. WHY: We must not let the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Roshard Brooks, Andres Guardado and hundreds of other minorities go unstopped. Now is the time, Black & Latinos need to come together to improve the lives of all people of color. “Strength Thru Unity” is communications for social justice, presented by the US Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, the National Newspapers Publisher’s Association and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project Strength Thru Unity is a LAVA production and KPFK-FM is the official media partner.

Posted by Su Voto Es Su Voz SVREP.org on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice, and an end to racism.

The program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change took place to foster, inspire, and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers were able to ask questions, share experiences, and offer solutions.

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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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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 Lisa@actoutsidethebox.com or 818-740-8044.

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    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

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    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.

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