The #CancelRent Festival
Immediately Cancel Rent, Mortgage and Utility Payments, No New Debts. Cancel rent & mortgage and utility payments through the duration of the public health and economic crisis for all renters, homeowners and small businesses, and ensure a 3-month recovery period.
— Anyel Z Fields
Healthy LA Coalition - Virtual Townhall
Healthy LA Coalition hosted a virtual town hall to learn about our demands and to take action in demanding LA City Council pass protections to ensure the health and safety of all of us, NOW!
— Anyel Z Fields
Responding to More than 1,000 Nonprofits, State Lawmakers Look to Include the Sector in COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Last week more than 1,000 nonprofits signed on to a letter to state lawmakers request emergency funding, continued payment on government contracts, specific inclusion in the COVID-19 relief measures in the state budget, and more.
— Anyel Z Fields
GoldenTALK Senior chat line
A chat and crisis line for adults 60 years of age and older. The chat line helps older people facing social isolation through warm conversations and providing referrals in case of crisis. Concerned family members may also request wellness calls to their beloved older adults.
— Ali Lexa
2020 Census: Researchers Predict Latino Undercount in L.A. County
The fight over the citizenship question, other anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric out of Washington, and fear of deportation were all at play, said Wallace. And then the COVID-19 crisis hit.
— Dan Fritz
Death of Serial Killer: Lonnie Franklin
We are saddened that Lonnie Franklin died without providing information on the scores of women he killed. Too many families may never see justice. Though he was found guilty and sent to prison, he always maintained his innocence even in the face of the mountain of evidence against him.
— Margaret Prescod
The False Choice Between Saving Lives and Saving Livelihoods
The Trump administration is declaring victory by saying that by extending the shutdowns and stay-at-home restrictions until the end of April only 200,000 Americans will die. Meanwhile....
— Ian Masters
Citing Coronavirus, EPA Indefinitely Suspends Environmental Rules
The EPA uses this global pandemic to create loopholes for destroying the environment. This is a schoolbook example of what we need to start looking out for.
— Jake Johnson
Democracy Now Newsfeed
"There Aren't Enough Tests": As Pandemic Intensifies, Global South Prepares for the Worst
After devastating China, Europe and the United States, the coronavirus pandemic is now intensifying across the Global South. The United Nations warns the pandemic is poised to destroy fragile economies in poor nations, decimating food security, education and human rights. We speak with Yanis Ben Amor, assistant professor of global health and microbiological sciences at Columbia University and executive director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute.
"Social Distancing Is a Privilege": Pandemic Highlights India's Class Divide as 1.3 Billion Lock Down
In India, 1.3 billion people have been locked down for more than a week to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The country reports nearly 2,000 cases and at least 50 deaths. Millions living in poverty and migrant workers were stranded far from home when the lockdown was announced, and some have reportedly died making the perilous journey home. More than 80% of India's workforce is informal, with most living off daily wages often less than $2 or $3 a day — wages they cannot earn under the present curfew — and more than 4 million Indians are homeless. We speak with Indian journalist Rana Ayyub, a contributing global opinions writer for The Washington Post. Her recent piece in Foreign Policy is headlined "Social Distancing Is a Privilege."
As U.S. Reels from COVID-19, Trump Backs Gilead's Exclusive Patent on Treatment & Suspends EPA Rules
As the United States leads the world in coronavirus cases, the nation’s healthcare system is already stretched to capacity and protective gear in short supply. President Trump and his health advisors say more than 100,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, millions of people have lost their jobs, and a record 6.6 million unemployment claims were filed this week, on top of last week’s 3.3 million claims. For more on the economic impacts of the coronavirus, and how Trump has responded to the pandemic by rewarding pharmaceutical corporations like Gilead Sciences and indefinitely suspending environmental regulations, we speak with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen.
Headlines for April 2, 2020
As Global COVID-19 Cases Approach 1 Million, U.S. Emergency Medical Stockpile Is Depleted, U.S. Shipped Life-Saving Medical Equipment Abroad Even as Coronavirus Spread, New York Governor Warns of "High Death Rate" from COVID-19 Through July, Georgia Governor Claims He Was Surprised to Learn of Asymptomatic Coronavirus Carriers, More Governors Order Residents to Remain at Home as Trump Defies Calls for Nationwide Lockdown, Lawmakers Begin Planning 9/11-Style Commission on Pandemic, CDC Considers Recommending Everyone Wear a Mask in Public, Trump Refuses to Reopen Healthcare Enrollment as Millions Lose Employer-Based Coverage, Coronavirus-Stricken U.S. Aircraft Carrier Evacuated in Guam, New Orleans Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis Dies of COVID-19, Fountains of Wayne Co-Founder Adam Schlesinger Dies of COVID-19, Top Coronavirus Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci Gets Security Detail After Death Threats, Driver Crashes Train Near Naval Hospital Ship in L.A. Port to Promote Conspiracy Theory, Bodies in Guayaquil, Ecuador Left Rotting in the Streets as COVID-19 Overwhelms Health System, After Hungry Residents Demand Food, Philippines President Orders Soldiers to Shoot Curfew Violators, Italy Trails in Counting COVID-19 Deaths as Vice President Pence Says U.S. Faces Similar Fate, Coronavirus in U.S. Jails a "Public Health Disaster Unfolding Before Our Eyes", Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Husband Shifted Investments to Medical Supplier Ahead of Market Crash, United Nations Postpones COP26 Climate Talks over Coronavirus Fears, Wisconsin Governor Rejects Calls to Delay April 7 Primary Amid Deadly Pandemic, Asian Americans Say Trump Stoking Racist Attacks with "Chinese Virus" Rhetoric
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
April 2, 2020 - Mark Feldstein | Angelo Carusone | Robert McElvaine
A Signatory of the Letter to the Owners of Fox to Stop Spreading Lies and Misinformation | Dr. Fauci Gives the White House Cover, Forcing the Press to Broadcast Trump's Daily Political Rallies | 6.65 Million Apply for Benefits in a Week and Unemployment Could Reach 32.1% backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
April 1, 2020 - Lawrence Gostin | Christine Ferguson | Alexander Cooley & Daniel Nexon
Why There is no National Lockdown in the U.S.; Getting Around Trump With a Bipartisan Approach to Deal With the Crisis; How the Pandemic Will Impact Geopolitics as China Rises and the U.S. Declines backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
March 31, 2020 - Jason Stanley | Michael Fuchs | Kishore Mahbubani
Propaganda is Working For Trump, Helped by Coverage From the Mainstream Press | As Trump Wrecks the Home Front, Pompeo Wreaks Havoc Abroad | The Author of "Has China Won?: The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy" backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
March 30, 2020 - Dr. Rachel Werner | Julian Zelizer | Alejandro Velasco
The False Choice Between Saving Lives and Saving Livelihoods; The Need for a Multi-State Solution to Enable Voting by Mail; Venezuela's Opposition Leader's Call to Form an Emergency Government backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed
How the US Military Predicted a Coronavirus Pandemic
FEATURING KEN KLIPPENSTEIN – In 2017 the US military produced a detailed 100-page document warning that in the event of a pandemic – including a coronavirus pandemic – the US was woefully unprepared. According to a leaked copy of the document obtained by The Nation, ““The most likely and significant threat is a novel respiratory...
After Delay, Mexico Finally Declares Covid-19 Emergency
FEATURING LAURA CARLSEN – Mexico has finally declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic this week after the World Health Organization says that confirmed cases of infection surpassed 1,000. Still the country has far fewer confirmed cases than the US and has only recently begun implementing social distancing measures and advising people to limit...
Headlines: April 2, 2020
6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last week of March, a staggering figure, twice that from the week before and bringing the total figure for the month of March to over 10 million. Economists are speculating that the real figure may be much higher due to the lag time between losing one’s...
LA Tenants Organize Rent Strike Over Coronavirus
FEATURING ANTHONY CARFELLO – As the month of April begins, with millions of Americans having been laid off from the coronavirus-related economic standstill, those renting homes are wondering how they will pay their monthly rent. In the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles, California, where a majority of residents are renters, one organization has gone on...
U.S. ECONOMY CRATERING; Judge Allows WI Election Disaster to Proceed: 'BradCast' 4/2/2020
On today's BradCast: Yes, it is as bad as we warned it would be. And it is getting even worse. And the way some state officials are now behaving, even upcoming elections may be unable to reverse much of this madness. [Audio link to full program is posted at end of summary.] On Thursday, the U.S. [...]
'Green News Report' - April 2, 2020
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Critical United Nations climate conference cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic; Bankrupt coal company hopes to dump obligations to retired miners onto taxpayers; State legislatures use crisis to criminalize pipeline protests; PLUS: Trump Interior Department keeps national parks open after employees test positive for COVID-19... All that and more in today's Green [...]
Election Disaster Under Way in WI; Employer-Based Health Plans Likely Worsened Pandemic: 'BradCast' 4/1/2020
On today's BradCast: We are finally beginning to hear, at least from some in the media, about the unprecedented and nearly inconceivable depth of the crisis that coronavirus will wreak on both the lives of Americans and the U.S./world economy. But, for the moment, it's already wreaking havoc on the Presidential Primary election astonishingly still [...]
Media Industry Confronting 'Full Extinction Event': 'BradCast' 3/31/2020
On today's BradCast, the news remains largely grim --- we'd expect no less during a global pandemic --- but there continue to be signs of light, way, way...way down at the end of the tunnel. For many in the journalism industry, however, the tunnel may be far too long and dark to make it out [...]
Sojourner Truth Headlines
Live KPFK Events - Special Notice
For those that pledges 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!
From Matt Brauning:
Our NLP event from April 4th and 5th will be rescheduled for late summer/early fall, TBD government sanctions of course.
We have sent thumb drives to the station already.
What donors will get NOW:
1. Thumb drives with all digital courses
2. Access to all digital products through a membership site.
3. Bonus live virtual workshop via zoom (on original dates so they can still learn!)
EVERYONE WILL STILL HAVE A TICKET TO THE LIVE EVENT LATER IN THE YEAR.
This way they all get what was originally promised, PLUS the live zoom training.
For more info -(949) 835 - 4335
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.
Pacifica Bylaws Amendment - Voting Results
The proposed By-Laws Amendments failed to pass.
Details of the election results can be found HERE
California Was Once a Mostly Conservative State
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— Anyel Z. Fields
The Price for KPFK
The past few weeks have been eventful with the historic Impeachment trails, a rise in unsheltered Angelenos, the loss of Lila Garrett, and elections season is ramping up with the Iowa caucuses that KPFK and Pacifica covered.
— Anyel Z. Fields
End Of Year - Thank You
From myself and all the programmers and staff at KPFK, Have a wonderful New Years' Eve celebration. May your pursuit of happiness and efforts for a saner world be fruitful in the year to come.
— Anyel Z. Fields
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Conference Call info TBD (to be posted 24 hrs prior): Purpose is to revive the KPFK LSB Fundraising Committee, which has been dormant, discuss the role the LSB can play individually and/or collectively in raising funds, including brainstorming possible projects, and consider a motion to revive the KPFK Development Task Force.at Teleconference
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