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Pacifica Bylaws Referendum

Referendum 2021

You will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum for 30 days starting June 7th to replace the Pacifica Foundation’s bylaws with new bylaws proposed by a group of Pacifica members. If adopted, significant modifications will be made to the foundation’s governance structure affecting both the national and local station boards, including how you, as a listener sponsor, are represented and can participate. To assist you in navigating the complex issues, a graphics-based voter guide is under development and can be viewed here - Voter Guide Referendum 2021 alongside the text of the current and proposed bylaws. In order to be eligible to vote, check that your membership is up to date by verifying with your station that you have contributed $25 or performed 3 hours of volunteer work between April 8, 2020 and April 7, 2021. 

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2021 Referendo de los Estatutos

Usted podrá votar en un referendo durante 30 días a partir del 7 de Junio para reemplazar los estatutos de la fundación de Pacífica con nuevos estatutos propuestos por un grupo de miembros. Si son aprobados, va haber cambios sustanciales a la estructura de la junta nacional y las juntas de estaciones locales, incluyendo cambios a cómo usted será representado y podrá participar. Para ayudarle, un guía de elector con ilustraciones se encuentra en la página https://elections.pacifica.org/wordpress/guia-de-elector/  junto con el texto por completo de los estatutos originales y los propuestos. Usted podrá votar si ha contribuido 25 dólares o ha realizado 3 horas de trabajo voluntario entre el 8 de abril de 2020 y el 7 de abril de 2021. 

Referendum Schedule

Notice Date and Beginning of Notice Period (also beginning of Fair Elections)- 3/8/21
Notice Period ends- 4/7/21
PNB Vote On or Before – 4/20/21
LSB Votes Concluded by – 5/17/21
Ballots mailed/emailed – 6/7/21

Planificación del Referendo

Inicio del período pre-electoral (entran en vigor las reglas de elecciones equitativas)- 3/8/21
Termina el período pre-electoral - 4/7/21
Junta Nacional vota – 4/20/21
Juntas Locales votan – 5/17/21
Envío de boletas a los miembros de público y del personal – 6/7/21

Updates will be posted as they develop

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Programming Highlights

  • LA Theatre Works, 5/16/21 at 10:00 pm, Yasmina Reza's "Art" Starring Brian Cox, Bob Balaban, and Jeff Perry

    How much would you pay for a painting with nothing on it? Would it be “art”? Marc’s best friend Serge has just bought a very expensive—and very white—painting. To Marc, it is a joke, and as battle lines are drawn, old friends use the painting to settle scores. With friendships hanging in the balance, the question becomes: how much is a work of “art” worth? Yasmina Reza's Art won a Tony Award® for Best Play and an Oliver Award for Best Comedy. Translated by noted playwright and Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton.

  • RisingUp with Sonali now weekly

    Now you can catch the weekly edition of Rising Up With Sonali on KPFK every Tuesday at 4 pm Pacific. Tune in this Tuesday for the debut episode featuring a wide ranging interview with Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley on the Derek Chauvin trial, the Amazon union organizing and more, followed by an in-depth conversation with the internationally acclaimed public intellectual Noam Chomsky discussing his new book Chomsky for Activists.

  • Big Daddy Is Back!

    Bill Garder is back LIVE in the Studio! Be sure to check out his classic R&B tracks from the 40's thru the 70's on Rhapsody In Black every Saturday from 2pm - 4pm

News, Articles & Editorials

DEMOCRACY NOW

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • Republicans Oppose Kristen Clarke for Top Civil Rights Job at DOJ in Latest Attack on Voting Rights

    Republican senators in Washington are attempting to block Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting rights advocate, from a top Justice Department position. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether to move Clarke's nomination for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to the Senate floor for a full vote. If she wins the vote, Clarke, who has served as the head of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a longtime champion of voting rights, a defender against hate and violent extremism, would be the first Black woman to hold the position. Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP, says the campaign against Clarke's nomination is based on falsehoods, including baseless claims of anti-Semitism. "The way that they've lied about her really is a new low," Jealous says, who links Republican obstruction to the party's larger assault on voting rights.

  • Hanan Ashrawi & Rashid Khalidi: U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians

    Palestinian scholar Hanan Ashrawi says Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support. "Israel has total license to use unbridled power to kill and destroy and maim and get away with it," Ashrawi says. We also speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who says President Joe Biden's continued defense of Israeli actions reflects long-standing erasure and dehumanization of Palestinians. "One wonders what proportion you have to have of Arab deaths, of Palestinian deaths, over Israeli deaths. Is it 20 to 1 before the United States finally begins to recognize that this is not legitimate self-defense?" Khalidi says. "This is a perfect illustration of the bias that has been a feature of American policy for many, many years."

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • May 13, 2021 - Zara Hassan | Dr. Amesh Adalja | Mike Lofgren

    Communal Violence Inside of Israel May Restrain Escalation to an Invasion of Gaza | Fully-Vaccinated Americans Can Now Take Off Their Masks | The GOP is Getting More Extreme and Will Dismantle Democracy if They Win in 2022 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • May 12, 2021 - Asher Kaufman | Mitchell Plitnick | Amanda Marcotte

    Vigilante Violence in Israel Against Israeli Arabs and Palestinians | Unconditional Support For Israel in Our Politics and Press is Eroding | The GOP is a Threat to American Democracy. What are the Democrats Doing About it? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

Sojourner Truth Radio
          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • 'A Great Day for America': CDC Ends (Most) Masking, Social Distancing for Fully Vaccinated: 'BradCast' 5/13/2021

    We barely made it for today's BradCast, after a nightmarish computer crash. So, if today's show is an odd, disjointed mess that makes no sense at all, feel free to blame Microsoft. But if it's great, I'll take all the credit! [Audio link to full show is posted below summary.] Among the stories covered on today's [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - May 13, 2021

    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Colonial Pipeline restarts operation days after major cyberattack; Out of gas in the Southeast because panic-buying and hording caused shortages; Biden Administration greenlights nation's first major offshore wind farm; PLUS: Tesla ditches Bitcoin due to massive carbon footprint... All that and more in today's Green News Report! GNR's now celebrating 12 YEARS [...]

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 

  

Rising Up With Sonali

  • Warped Media Coverage of Israeli Violence Demonizes Palestinian Victims

    FEATURING HUWAIDA ARRAF – Israeli air strikes have killed dozens of Palestinians including 9 children over 48 hours on Monday and Tuesday as a conflict that began in East Jerusalem threatens to turn into a larger war. Saying it was responding to Hamas rocket fire, Israel sent over 130 air strikes into the heavily populated...

  • Can “For The People Act” Restore Voting Rights Targeted by GOP?

    FEATURING REV. DR. STEPHANY ROSE SPAULDING – The Senate Rules committee on Tuesday held a mark-up session to amend Senate Bill 1, the For The People Act, a sweeping reform bill to restore voting rights across the nation and undermine the influence of moneyed interests in elections. The House already passed its version of the...

Community Resources

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News from KPFK and Pacifica

JOB OPPORTUNITY - 
Job Title: KPFA/KPFK/KPFT/WBAI/WPFW Local Election Supervisor
Job Description: 

The Pacifica Foundation is a listener sponsored radio network comprising KPFA (Berkeley-CA), KPFK (Los Angeles- CA), KPFT (Houston-TX), WBAI (NYC-NY) and WPFW (Washington DC). Local station board elections are being held at each station. Under the direction of the national election supervisor (NES), the local election supervisor (LES), an independent contractor, will be responsible for numerous duties relating to the Local Station Board elections

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Now Playing & Upcoming

  • 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Gil is an ordained Minister and is associated with the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

  • Alan Watts

    8:00am - 9:00am

    For more than forty years, Alan Watts has earned a reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of Eastern philosophies for the West. Beginning at age sixteen, when he wrote essays for the journal of the Buddhist Lodge in London, he developed an audienc

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Schedule

  • 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.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Gil is an ordained Minister and is associated with the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

  • Alan Watts

    8:00am - 9:00am

    For more than forty years, Alan Watts has earned a reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of Eastern philosophies for the West. Beginning at age sixteen, when he wrote essays for the journal of the Buddhist Lodge in London, he developed an audienc

  • Special Programming

    9:00am - 10:00am

    KPFK Presents Special Programming on various topics. Call (818) 985-5735 To Pledge!

  • Beneath The Surface with Suzi Weissman

    10:00am - 11:00am

    A weekly prime-time public affairs program

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