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KPFK Mgt Suspends Lila Garrett's Connect the Dots - Put Lila Back on the Air!

by Activist Dude Monday, Jul. 02, 2007 at 3:44 PM

Inner political problems should not get in the way of our free speech radio, KPFK. Please support Lila Garrett of Connect the Dots and write to KFPK or Call and tell them to not let go of her just because she sees no reason to use KPFK funds to pay for a lawyer for someone who works there.

(From: Winograd-blog)

Tell KPFK & Pacifica Board Members to Put Lila Garrett Back on the Air!

Why did KPFK Management suspend Lila’s outstanding show Connect the Dots?

Lila refused to participate in the recent KPFK fundraiser because a lot of the money, hundreds of thousands of dollars, will be spent to defend a sexual harassment lawsuit against General Manager Eva Georgia. (For more details on the suit, read the LA Weekly article below.) Lila could not, in good conscience, ask listeners to foot the bill for sexual harassment charges reportedly long ignored at the station.



Please contact the following key players: Local KPFK Board Members, Pacifica National Board Members,

and KPFK Management.



Ask them to bring back Connect the Dots. Return Lila Garrett to the airwaves!



Lila’s hard-hitting Monday morning show covers urgent concerns regarding nuclear weapons production, Blackwater outsourcing of occupation soldiers, corporate and congressional collusion to block universal health care, and efforts to protect our coastline from dangerous liquefied natural gas terminals.



We can’t afford to lose Lila’s show, nor can we afford to jeopardize the future of KPFK, an independent non-commercial radio station that celebrates diverse voices, empowers the disenfranchised, and dedicates itself to social justice. It’s time for an independent investigation of sexual harassment charges at KPFK.



Protect the journalists now!



Here are the phone #s and e-mail addresses for General Manager Eva Georgia and Asst. Manager Armando Gudino. Please e-mail right away, and then call KPFK management during business hours. Put Lila Garrett back on the air. Conduct an independent investigation of the sexual harassment charges. Be sure to contact the board members, too.



KPFK General # 818-985-2711



Armando (Asst. Mgr.) - ext. # 202 e-mail pd@kpfk.org



Eva (Mgr.) - ext. #503 email gm@kpfk.org

Contact Local KPK Board Members (partial list of KPFK web site is down. Note, some of the board members may already be sympathetic, while others may not be convinced that the station's future is in jeopardy.)

Lydia Brazon

socalada@earthlink.net

Dave Adelson

dave@dave4lsb.org

Margaret Prescod

Margaretprescod@kpfk.org

Don Bustany

dbustany@att.net

Don White

donwhite4justice@hotmail.com

Contact the Pacifica National Board at http://www.pacificafoundation.org/pnb/contact/pacifica-national-board/



LA Weekly Article

"Turning the Tables"

Lesbian, African-immigrant general manager of KPFK is accused of sexually harassing the station’s white news chief

By DANIEL HERNANDEZ

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 6:00 pm

See: http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/turning-the-tables/16159/

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LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
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TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Mr. Gerry Schwanke Monday, Jul. 02, 2007 at 6:56 PM
Mr. Gerry Schwanke Monday, Jul. 02, 2007 at 6:58 PM
what should the corp do? confusing, but not damning Monday, Jul. 02, 2007 at 8:24 PM
wow! I know Lila better Monday, Jul. 02, 2007 at 9:17 PM
what next? Gotta luv it Monday, Jul. 02, 2007 at 9:46 PM
Eva... sd Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 3:33 AM
Lila's on right now. Gerry Schwanke Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 4:46 AM
Georgia has got to go! anti-CIA Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 6:59 AM
Please, Get Over It veteran KPFK listener Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 7:57 AM
what? gimme as break Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 10:31 AM
meds Meyer London Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 2:34 PM
touched a nerve veteran KPFK listener Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 3:21 PM
wow, guess I touched a nerve veteran KPFK listener Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 3:23 PM
liberals / conservatives fzzzzz - 'touched a nerve' Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 4:56 PM
Shoot, they should just settle enuf already Tuesday, Jul. 03, 2007 at 9:05 PM
touched a nerve Gotta luv it Wednesday, Jul. 04, 2007 at 12:09 AM
touched a nerve Gotta luv it Wednesday, Jul. 04, 2007 at 12:14 AM
agrees w mz Garrett to boycott? Gerry Schwanke Wednesday, Jul. 04, 2007 at 3:53 AM
Questions Q Wednesday, Jul. 04, 2007 at 4:59 AM
KPFK anti-CIA Wednesday, Jul. 04, 2007 at 12:50 PM
touched a raw nerve Meyer London Wednesday, Jul. 04, 2007 at 3:33 PM
The "peace" movement in this country is pathetic Q Wednesday, Jul. 04, 2007 at 4:25 PM
assumed guilty Meyer London Thursday, Jul. 05, 2007 at 1:08 PM
the "boycott" that didn't happen Gotta luv it Thursday, Jul. 05, 2007 at 5:27 PM
Schubb, Eva Meyer London Friday, Jul. 06, 2007 at 8:25 AM
Schubb, Eva Meyer London Friday, Jul. 06, 2007 at 8:25 AM
Alternatives? Gotta luv it Friday, Jul. 06, 2007 at 12:22 PM
Lesbian, but so what? --K-- Saturday, Jul. 07, 2007 at 12:37 AM
Agreed Gotta luv it Saturday, Jul. 07, 2007 at 4:51 PM
paid off Meyer London Sunday, Jul. 08, 2007 at 8:52 AM
Radio Producer/ KPFA LSB member Noelle Hanrahan Sunday, Jul. 08, 2007 at 10:52 AM
uhhh.... Wrong Pacifica Station Sunday, Jul. 08, 2007 at 11:24 AM
wrong station Meyer London Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2007 at 7:34 AM

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