Friday, July 6, 2001 - Start Audio
-00:00 Dennis Bernstein The Pacifica Battle Rages On... victory *maybe* in sight, but not nearly there yet.
Interview w dissident Pacifica board member Tomas Moran. About Bessie Wash the enforcer.. last week's ghost board meeting in NY.. Pacifica fiduciary duties not being met.. subcarrier royalties not accounted for.. KPFA being charged 0,000 each year.. moving to put Pacifica back in the control of people who care about free speech
-16:00 Dennis w Dan Coughlin: Good news recently with the resignation of three hard line board members, but four of five stations (all but KPFA) still controlled by hard-liners.. paramilitary security at WBAI, hi-tech security system installed, more like a prison, than a conducive environment for journalism .. Huntington Arts Center break-in and vandalism, 2 safes stolen.. spray painting.. after an event supporting WBIX (WBAI staff in exile).. Pacifica hired PR firm of John Scanlon.. increasingly desperate Pacifica leadership.. about Ken Ford, vice-chair, threatening to forward protest emails to the FBI.. national series of demonstrations July 10, locally in Walnut Creek, CA.. community radio station in Tampa Florida just switched from Pacifica's PNN to Free Speech Radio News.. 'radio from below'.. Raphael Kraft in Palestine.. For more information see: PacificCampaign.org or call 800-797-6229
-28:40 Dennis w Sam Husseini communications director for the Institute
for Public Accuracy, and head of Pacifica station WPFW local advisory board in Washington DC. WPFW, not reporting news, but playing jazz.. Ken Ford came from Washington DC local advisory board.. Local Democracy Now!
-34:30 music break
Dennis w Larry Bensky, who lost his job in 1999 because he spoke up for fired KPFA manager Nicole Sawaya. Discussion of how to reconstruct Pacifica.. PNN broadcasts are.. like NPR light... they don't go to alternative experts.. it's a dreadful example of what shouldn't be done.. we owe a great debt to the folks behind Free Speech Radio News..
-41:10 Dennis w Barbara Lubin about Friends of Free Speech Radio, founded by Robbie Osman and Barbara.. Matt Martin.. Barbara suggests KPFA switch from PNN to FSRN at 3pm.. Chomsky for FSRN
-47:00 Listener phone calls.. Ester leads the picket brigade at union-busting lawfirm Epstein Becker and Green, Noon-1pm every Wednesday and Friday at #2 Embarcadero Center, Front and Sacramento Streets, San Francisco. Join her!
-54:30 End today's show
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