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Dozens of interviews conducted over the past year on Rising Up With Sonali, featuring the voices of scientists, academics, activists, and journalists examining the pandemic through a progressive and science-based lens.
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|Paul Robeson "Portraits of the Artist" DVD Box Set - Celebrating the renowned baritone, athlete, scholar, actor, and social activist, Includes 4 DVDs of 8 Robeson films|
|P.R.A. BLACK HISTORY MONTH 4 GB USB DRIVE - 4 GB USB Jump Drive / 30 hrs - From PACIFICA Radio Archives our extensive Black History Month collection is now available in MP3 format on a 4GB `Pacifica Radio Archives' USB jump drive.||BLACK PANTHER PARTY 6-CD BOX SET - Black Panthers compilation from the Pacifica Radio Archives: Features Bobby Seale and Huey Newton - H. Rap Brown, and more|
|KILL SWITCH Subtitle: 'The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy.' Insider Adam Jentleson contends that far from reflecting the Framers vision, the Senate has been transformed over the decades by a tenacious minority of white conservatives and that unless we immediately and drastically reform the Senate's rules and practices ...||MUSIC STORIES FROM THE COSMIC BARRIO - An Amazing musical journey by the creator of KPFK's Global Village, Betto Arcos introduces us to great music from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Portugal, and dozens of other countries..|
|HENDRIX AND SANTANA CD/BLU-RAY/COFFEE PACK - A copy of Jimi Hendrix Live in Maui 2 CD + Blu Ray + Carlos Santana bag of coffee + Santana coffee mug! Santana's coffee is carefully crafted for the mind and soul. Only 25 packs available,||FRANK SINATRA/WILLIE NELSON CD/LP PACK - Willie Nelson's brand new recording on CD 'Thats Life,' Nelsons second record of Sinatra standards, following 2018's 'My Way.' CD + copy of Frank Sinatra's 60th Anniversary edition of 'Nice N Easy'|
|JIMI HENDRIX EXP: LIVE IN MAUI - the latest collection that couples the brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness . Jimi Hendrix In Maui 2 CD + Blu Ray-live performances on both audio and video.||JANIS JOPLIN: PEARL CD Celebrating its 50th Anniversary: Joplin's Pearl is undeniably Janis Joplin's studio classic, and her final recording, released posthumously.|
KPFK Shepard Fairey logo design face mask.
|Mascarilla protectora, elaborada por artesanos de Mexico, con logos de la piedra del sol y otros diseños
Protective face mask made by artisans from Mexico, with traditional designs
The first, from California State Auditor Elaine Howle, doesn’t mince words: “The state will fall short of meeting the 2030 goal” of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels “unless emissions reductions occur at a faster pace.” The audit, which found that transportation emissions have actually increased since 2013, rebuked the California Air Resources Board for overstating the impact of its emissions-reduction programs
— Emily Hoeven
As the California GOP mobilizes behind the recall — to which it’s donated $125,000 — it will also have to reckon with Trump’s divisive legacy.
— Emily Hoeven
The bold step suggests that Newsom and lawmakers have significantly different interpretations of what’s necessary to get kids back in the classroom, especially when it comes to vaccines.
— Emily Hoeven
The last thing you want is for us to be taken out by a Texas storm.
— Anyel Z Fields
LA Theatre Works, 2/28/21 at 10:00 pm, The Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff, Starring Elizabeth Moss, Henry Winkler and Jason Ritter. Hailed by The Boston Globe as “a gem,” The Ruby Sunrise begins when a 1920s tomboy feverishly works to develop her latest invention—a little something called “television.” Twenty-five years later, her daughter will stop at nothing to bring her mother’s incredible story to life during TV’s Golden Age. But will it get the truth it deserves? “A finely tuned portrait of television’s early days. [Groff] has managed to skillfully blend past and present.” — Providence Journal
Sat Feb 27 10:00 AM KPFK Black History Month Tribute to Black Classical Music Composers with Host Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Black History Month special will spotlight four of the Greatest African-American Composers, William Grant Still, and others. Their works and influence on classical music were inspiring and transformative.
Tune in Wed. 2/24 (2-3 pm) for a special LIVING BLACK HISTORY edition of the Lawyers Guild Radio Show on KPFK ~ We'll talk with early Black Panther Party member Hank Jones; USC Law Prof. & Racial Justice Scholar Jody Armour, and NLG Movement Lawyer/ BPP Criminal Defense Attorney Carol Smith. With co-hosts Jim Lafferty & Maria Hall.
Part of the existing narrative of Pacoima is violence. Over a six-month period in 2019, there were 165 violent crimes compared to 103 in Northridge or 66 in Sherman Oaks. The perception of violence is so normalized for Pacoima that it barely gets reported.
— Betsy Foldes Meiman
CAAM is showcasing Black excellence every month, and is inviting you to a series of virtual events in February as they continue an ongoing examination and celebration of Black creativity, history, and futures!
— Anyel Z Fields
Apply now for the Small Business Grant Program Applications open February 2 through February 8
— Anyel Z Fields
Promoting inclusion and equity is vital to building healthy and resilient communities. This week of action is designed to not just raise awareness about the dangers of hate and the need for respect and civil discourse, but to help community members build stronger connections and foster deeper engagement.
— Anyel Z Fields
As more details emerge about those who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, it's becoming clearer that the insurrection was not the work of a "fringe" group, but rather the result of a decades-long conservative effort to undermine democracy, according to author Brendan O'Connor. "The events of January 6 were not just months, but years, decades, in the making," says O'Connor, who notes that major Republican donors and prominent conservative groups were connected to the Trump rally that immediately preceded the Capitol riot.
As the House of Representatives prepares to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a fight is brewing over the inclusion of an increase to the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure is at risk in the Senate, where conservative Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema oppose its inclusion in the relief bill or suggest a lower amount. Congressmember Jan Schakowsky of Illinois says Congress must pass the minimum wage hike to help address inequality in the United States. "The current minimum wage, federally, is $7.25. Now, you can't live on that. You can't raise a family on that," she says. "Those colleagues of mine who think that it is too high, that we have to have perhaps a regional wage, are so disrespectful."
As the pandemic's death toll nears 2.5 million, stringent rules around intellectual property rights could be preventing much of the world from obtaining COVID-19 vaccines. Over 45 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the United Nations, while 130 other countries have not received any vaccines at all, leading to what some describe as "vaccine apartheid." At the World Trade Organization, South Africa and India are leading a push by over 100 nations to waive intellectual property rules that give pharmaceutical companies monopolistic control over vaccines they develop, even when the vaccines are developed largely with public funds, in order to speed up distribution of the life-saving medicines — but the U.S. has been a key impediment to loosening those restrictions. "The proposal really seeks to ensure that everyone has access," says Mustaqeem De Gama, a member of the South African WTO delegation. "We should enable more producers to produce, to scale, and to ensure that all of us are safe in the shortest possible time." We also speak with Congressmember Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, who supports the WTO waiver. "We know that these intellectual property rights really do put profit over people all over the world," she says.
FEATURING MONIQUE MORRISSEY – US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, known for his allegiance to Donald Trump, faced a House Oversight committee hearing this week where he said he intended to remain his position until kicked out. He told lawmakers, “get used to me.” But President Joe Biden appears to be laying the groundwork to oust...
FEATURING PAUL RUSESABAGINA – The Rwandan hotelier and humanitarian who protected over a thousand of his countrymen during the height of the 1994 Rwandan genocide is now facing trial under Paul Kagame’s government. Paul Rusesabagina is the author of An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography, and founder of the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation. He has been...
Yet another new variant of the coronavirus has been found, this time in New York according to researchers. The first emergence was as far back as last November. After the United States passed its grim milestone of half a million deaths amid a downward trend in infections and deaths, some epidemiologists are now worried about...
While Holding the Mob Accountable For Storming the Capitol, We Cannot Police Our Way Out of Authoritarianism | No Report from the DNI Because Biden Can't Get the Saudi King on the Phone | A Senate Insider on How Nothing Will Get Done Unless the Democrats Get Rid of the Filibuster backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
Further Investigations of the Capitol Riot Could Involve Roger Stone, Alex Jones, Mike Flynn and Steve Bannon | Relief For the 45 Million Americans Drowning Under $1.7 Trillion in Student Loan Debt | More Evidence About to Emerge On MbS's Role in the Murder of Khashoggi backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
America's Deadly Milestone of 500,000 Preventable Deaths Had We Not Had Such a Sick and Stupid Leader | Capitol Cops on the Failures of Their Chiefs and Sergeants-at-Arms | Rediscovering America's Tradition of Taming Markets to Advance Freedom backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
I'm back! It's Nicole Sandler, filling in for Brad and Desi for a couple of days so they can celebrate Desi's birthday. Any excuse for some downtime. Welcome to today's BradCast. It was another busy news day, as confirmation hearings continue for Biden's cabinet picks.The Equality Act passed the House today, but not before Rand Paul [...]
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic Interior Department nominee Rep. Deb Haaland pledges balance amid GOP attacks; New U.S. Postal Service trucks won't be all-electric; Texas deregulation cost electricity customers $28 billion more than a regulated utility market; PLUS: Refineries legally released tons of toxic air pollution during Texas power crisis... All that and more in [...]
On today's BradCast: Try as they did, Donald Trump and the Republican Party were unable to steal the 2020 Presidential election. But they've got their plans in place for how to try and do it next time. They just need their currently stolen and packed Republican U.S. Supreme Court majority to help them pull it [...]
As 2020 unfolded with evolving challenges and change, public media found itself navigating an unprecedented landscape. This has made it more difficult for KPFK and Pacifica to rebound. These trying times, exacerbated by financial and organizational challenges, have underscored our need to adapt to face current and long-term problems.
— Anyel Z Fields
We recently conducted a feedback survey to help us better understand our audience and members. The survey covered programming, reasons for supporting KPFK, audience listening habits, and how the expanded 6 PM news is rated.
— Anyel Z Fields
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— Anyel Z Fields
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