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News, Articles & Editorials

  • My Hometown Hero: Cori Bush

    Cori Bush's arrival in Congress is a historic event. In this era of tremendous wealth inequality - with a massive racial wealth gap - almost no members of the working class are elected to office. This, of course, speaks volumes about how our political system serves the wealthy and not the many. Cori Bush will be demanding something different, something more.

    — Alan Minsky

  • You Must Know Everything: Hiroshima Day 2020

    On the 75th anniversary of the only first-strike nuclear attack in history, or what passes for history, you’ll need to work hard to locate what were already dwindling annual street-corner public witnesses, expressions of collective memory, remnants of a once-strong mass movement.

    — ANDREW TONKOVICH

  • Protest Over the Killing of Andres Guardado Taken to Deputy’s Suburban Home

    Three people were arrested in relation to a protest at the San Gabriel Valley home of LA County Sheriff’s deputy Miguel Vega, according to the Covina Police Department. Police watchdogs are demanding Deputy Vega's arrest for shooting 18 year-old Andres Guardado five times in the back. They say Vega should not be able to go back home to peace and quiet while Guardado's family mourns.

    — Ernesto Arce

  • Community Groups Push Back Against LA Mayor Garcetti's LAPD Reform Committee

    A coalition of community groups blasted Garcetti's effort Tuesday in a virtual news conference, accusing him of co-opting the movement to defund police and instituting thin reforms instead.

    — Dan Fritz

Community Resources

  • LA Mask Print Project

    As we all learn to live with COVID-19, we must do everything we can to protect ourselves and one another. Wearing a mask is a sign of respect — to our neighbors, our nurses, doctors, and essential workers, our loved ones, and our fellow Angelenos.

    — City of Los Angeles

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

    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.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • Heidi Marston selected as LAHSA Executive Directo

    The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission unanimously selected Heidi Marston to the position of Executive Director.

    — Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

  • Introducing the CalMatters College Journalism Network

    More than 3 million students. Hundreds of campuses. A state higher education budget of $36 billion. As we’ve heard so often lately, California is a nation-state, and its system of colleges and universities is equally gargantuan.

    — Felicia Mello

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  • "The World's Most Dangerous Man": Mary Trump on Her Uncle, President Trump, & Why He Must Be Ousted

    "In my family, being kind was considered being weak," says Mary Trump, President Trump's niece, a clinical psychologist and author of "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man." We spend the hour with Mary Trump, discussing her book the president doesn't want people to read, in which she describes his upbringing in a dysfunctional family that fostered his greed, cruelty and racist and sexist behaviors — which he is now inflicting on the world. Mary Trump also discusses the president's mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, his long history of lies and misrepresentations, and the dangers of his reelection. "I believe that this country is on the knife's edge, and I don't want anybody going to cast their vote in November being able to claim that they just don't know who they're voting for," she says.

  • Headlines for August 7, 2020

    Study Predicts U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Could Reach 300,000 by December, Georgia High Schoolers Suspended for Sharing Images of Unmasked Students in Crowded Halls, India's COVID-19 Cases Top 2 Million as WHO Warns of Worsening Outbreaks in Africa, Peru's Health System in Collapse as COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 20,000, Congressional Talks on New Coronavirus Stimulus on Brink of Collapse, "Make Billionaires Pay Act" Would Tax Richest 0.001% to Fund Healthcare for Millions, Police Fire Tear Gas at Anti-Government Protesters as Anger Rages over Beirut Blast, New York Attorney General Files Suit to Dissolve NRA over Executives' Self-Dealing, Trump Claims Biden Would Take Away Guns, "Hurt God", Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Tests Positive, Then Negative, for Coronavirus , State Department Taps Elliott Abrams as Special Representative to Iran, Trump Nominee to Pentagon Post Grilled over Firm's Alleged Ties to Saudi Assassins, Trump Signs Executive Order Effectively Banning WeChat and TikTok, Report: Facebook Gave Preferential Treatment to Right-Wing Pages and Fired Whistleblower, WNBA Players Stage Protest of Anti-BLM Senator and Team Owner Kelly Loeffler, Emails Show Officials Blocked Coronavirus Testing During Outbreak at Mesa Verde ICE Jail, San Quentin State Prison Has Largest Coronavirus Outbreak in U.S.

  • Revealed: How U.S. Gov't & Hollywood Secretly Worked Together to Justify Atomic Bombings of Japan

    On the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, when the United States became the only country ever to use nuclear weapons in warfare, we look at how the U.S. government sought to manipulate the narrative about what it had done — especially by controlling how it was portrayed by Hollywood. Journalist Greg Mitchell's new book, "The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood — and America — Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," documents how the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki triggered a race between Hollywood movie studios to tell a sanitized version of the story in a major motion picture. "There's all sorts of evidence that has emerged that the use of the bomb was not necessary, it could have been delayed or not used at all," says Mitchell. "But what was important was to set this narrative of justification, and it was set right at the beginning by Truman and his allies, with a very willing media."

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  • How Retail and Grocery Workers Face Violence Over Mask Enforcement

    FEATURING STUART APPELBAUM – Two employees of a Trader Joes grocery store in Manhattan were attacked by shoppers in late July after they were asked to wear a mask as per store policy. One shopper ripped the worker’s mask off while the other pulled a worker’s hair and threw baskets at them. According to the...

  • Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms

    FEATURING MAYA SCHENWAR – As the national uprising led by Black Lives Matter called for a defunding of police this year, a demand that has gone hand-in-hand but received less attention in recent months is the end of mass incarceration in the US. America locks up more people than any other nation in the world...

  • Headlines: August 7, 2020

    More than 160,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus in the United States—a tally that was unimaginable just a few months ago. The virus is one of the leading causes of death in the nation this year. Worldwide cases of infection are at 19 million, with US cases comprising a quarter of those despite...

          The BradBlog

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Sojourner Truth Radio

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • August 9, 2020 - Paul Light | Anders Aslund | Vincent Bevins

    Trump's Phony Stunt to Break a Deadlock That He Created | The Ex-KGB Ukrainian Who Senators Johnson and Grassley Are Working With to Get Dirt on Biden | How the Jakarta Method of Exterminating Leftists Was Exported to Brazil and Chile. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • August 6, 2020 - Thanassis Cambanis | Joshua Horwitz | Philip Rubio

    Trump Insists Without Evidence the Destruction of Beirut Was Not an Accident | The Once-Powerful NRA Will Go the Way of the Trump Foundation | A Veteran of the U.S.P.S. on the Manufactured Crisis to Destroy it backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • August 5, 2020 - Habib Battah | Lincoln Mitchell | Dr. Michael McDonald

    An Update From Beirut on the Devastation Which Government Incompetence and Indifferent Politicians Are Responsible For | Trump's Law and Order Campaign is Backfiring | Trump OK's Mail-in Ballots in Florida Because the Democrats are Ahead With 600,000 More Requests backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

From the General Manager

  • How They’ve Wanted to Stop Us

    Oh, how they’ve wanted to stop us. Every day KPFK opens up a new controversy, a new societal pain point, a new cultural, political or community insight, and new revelations about everything that means something in your life. We can’t help it. It’s who we are and what we do. And we won’t stop.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • 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

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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Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of L.A. in the sixties, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors storied personal histories as activists. 
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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 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.

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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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    1:30pm - 2:00pm

    Weekly review of politics and culture bringing you the voices of the voiceless from Kolkata to Casablanca.

    Hosts, Members of SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective.

  • Reggae Central

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Chuck Foster plays ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, roots and dancehall, drawn from one of the largest collections in the U.S. From vintage 7" singles to the latest Jamaican chart hits, Reggae Central celebrates the classics and keeps you up to date on curre

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    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Christine Blosdale presents special programming.

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    FolkScene.com is dedicated to providing the highest quality music and information to the Folk and Acoustic Community

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