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When Banana Ruled (documentary) (tags)
Documentary traces the sordid history of United Fruit/Chiquita.
KPFK may also be up on Chopping Block ? We need to get facts now ! (tags)
KPFA in Berkley is rumored to be For Sale= that means KPFK in Los Angeles goes out in same manner as Pacifica cannot survive without these 2 main radio stations. We, members, need to investigate and reveal what is KNOWN as facts, corroborated, or what sounds like ‘rumor’ but verifiable. Soon !
KPFK and Pacifica are runniing aground...more, again.... (tags)
KPFK and Pacifica are in a dangerous places, again. Careful. Here is a summary below reposted from the original writer's site. Visit there for more news stories also. And comment there as well.
Pacifica is also KPFK and scandals are being transparentized. (tags)
Revelations have been published at the 1 website that dares to tell more of the internal doings of each and all Pacifica 5 radio stations, nationwide. KPFK is always connected to the others. Financially and otherwise. What happens at it’s umbrella – Pacifica- located in Berkeley is vital to it’s survival. Some revealed emails between a prior PNB member and Pacifica’s atty-counsel is posted there. See below
KPFK RADIO is essential to Pacifica, who also umbrellas KPFA that may be falling away (tags)
KPFK is the prime radio station of 5 in Pacifica. KPFA in Berkeley seems to be acting illegally or secretly to separate OUT and away from Pacifica with 1 faction hiding their moves. This is here a repost to inform those who want KPFK in LA to continue and not fall prey to tactics used at it's sister station. Beware non-transparent games even within 'non-profit' corporations owned by stakeholders [ funders, pledge $ givers].this could be a warning of what may also be gamed with KPFKs existence. Learn more and share it too.
KPFK in Pacifica's meeting - more descriptions (tags)
These are excerpts REPOSTED for local LA listeners of KPFK - as to what else happens [not on-air-only presentations that are the slick surface of it all ] - written by a long-time prior dedicated PNB member.
The Pacifica Radio Network and "local control" (tags)
SaveKPFA are the majority caucus on the elected KPFA Local Station Board (LSB). Their delegates to the Pacifica National Board (PNB) are also in the majority there. "Local control" has always been a main plank of their platform, but in February, the PNB cast a vote that seemed to institutionalize the exact opposite.
Don't Nix the Mix – a show at KPFA (tags)
The MORNING MIX -- community radio by local show hosts at KPFA in Berkeley
Producers/Community Oppose Cancellation of MM (tags)
A small uprising took place to prevent the cancellation of KPFA morning mix local community programming and it's replacement by the KPFK show "Uprising" By Sonali Kolhatkar. A show was held at KPFA with all the producers and voices from the community about the replacement and marginalization of the locally produced programming from drive time to other times.
An Open Letter To Sonali Kolhatkar, Host Of Uprising On KPFK (tags)
Pacifica management and KPFK and KPFA's manager Richard Pirodsky has enlisted KPFK host Sonali Kolhtatkar to support the cancellation of the Morning MIx locally produced community radio shows on KPFA so she can have a drive time slot. This has brought a torrent of anger of listeners and supporters of KPFA in Norther California and many are calling on Kolhatkar to abandon her plans to support the removal of KPFA local community programming on prime time. The newly appointed executive director Bernard Duncan was brought in by Pacifica Board Chair Margy Wilkinson despite the fact that he was discharged from KPFK for financial malfeasance. This was also supported by Dan Siegel and his law firm which is backing the cancellation of local community programming.
Updating chaotic crumblings at Pacifica - affects KPFK too. (tags)
Events continue in the higher levels of a mixed-up Pacifica Fdtn with who is in charge and who is not and who has authority and who claims what. With most in Los Angeles not extending to keep up with details as others derail and destroy what was before a ‘radical’ variety of programming at KPFK, along with it’s sponsors, here are reposted excerpts to both advise, inform, and urge activism in any form an Indy reader will dare to help the mess from spilling over and out into KPFK and so into our lives here. Fuller information is available at the links provided here. Note that excerpts are for *Relevant Clarification * and those that may be pertinent how KPFK in LA is affected by what else is currently being disputed, declared and not questioned. The many detracting claims and counterclaims affect the operations and functionings of Pacifica Fdtn and it’s 5 stations, More specific detailed info can be read in the entire articles/ reports written by Tracy Rosenberg at the links included at facebook: “United for Community Radio KPFA “. Though the stories appear to emphasize the sibling station in Berkeley KPFA, the results affect our Local KPFK radio station 90.7 FM in LA equally, even when our station's ID is ignored in their stories. It was our own KPFK prior GM who was laddered Up into Pacifica's interim Exe Director position, but by Berkeley's group and it was not even discussed at the local KPFK LSB in April. Why ?
Has KPFK's GM Duncan just dis-appeared? (tags)
More confusing information appears to say that Bernard Duncan who thought he was moving UP some ladder, may have fallen off, gone to NZ to return home and his girlfriend, or gotten sick of all the mess served up at Pacifica ? Who knows what really happens when secrecy and silence and non-transparency reigns in this nonprofit and non-informative fdtn, never telling on itself and it's fluctuations ? How confusing. Where is the man now ? Why is he not fulfilling the apparent nomination to be interim Exe Director, seemingly authorized by KPFA people?
Pacifica Exe Director position is in confusion still putting KPFK at risk (tags)
Pacifica is in broken shape, in at least two separate pieces: The Executive Directorship is allocated to 2 people by at least 2 groups. One is Summer Reese, [ a long time PNB chair and member, and she was contractually hired after many months working as interim ED ] and the other is Bernard Duncan, former KPFK general manager [ who claimed to be going to NZ to be with his girlfriend and he left his KPFK position months before his contract was up.]
More Info about Pacifica, which holds KPFK's license, etc. (tags)
– More than is visible in any informative[vs. those preferring to attack] LA medium . So here are some reposts - parts of what is on URL that appears to be about KPFA in Berkeley but that also affects all PACIFICA FDTN stations equally. The confusion, conflict about the Exe Director Reese has opened up the box and more info is being revealed, finally ! These links and information is intended to be Shared, Exposed, Discussed, and later Resolved too. Not to set up more conflicts or malicious actions, please !
Listen to KPFK's staff talking to Pacifica Exe Director (tags)
Listen to a KPFK interview with Summer Reese a few nights ago, produced and interview by Roy Tuckman and Eben Rey, available on Soundcloud. Interesting to have direct verbal vocal information instead of so many other internet shades of grease that proliferate in trying to form stories and gossip and biased versions of what happened to whom. The direct person involved in the personnel issues of Pacifica are discussed here. KPFK listeners called in and added opinions also. Can the whole organization be saved and healed and repaired so it will not repeat [and again and again] ???
Repost from Counterpunch re Pacifica - KPFK too involved (tags)
Excerpts from a recent article about the happenings to Pacifica, the holder of KPFK and other 4 stations nationwide. Recent upheavals and attempts at 'take-overs' and resistances and wild stories of in-fighting...continue...on....
Wall Street South Livestreams Protests of DNC (tags)
The protests of the Democrats we have been waiting for have finally started. Wall Street South is carrying the whole show on livestream. KPFA news, 9/2/12 at 6 p.m., 94.1 FM reported 3,000 showed up today to protest the latest fascist warmonger in the White House who happens to be a Democrat in North Carolina, an anti-union state.
KPFA's GOP Activist (tags)
A Republican activist at KPFA? She is chair of the GOP in San Francisco and a rising star in her party. Her husband is a former KPFA board member who contributed $250 to the GOP last year.
The Grover Norquist Project at Pacifica Radio (tags)
Whistleblowers as far back as 2005 warned that KPFA's budgets were not sustainable. Why were the warnings repeatedly disregarded?
KPFA could learn from New Agers (tags)
Today KPFA is in financial disarray after years of living beyond its means. And the same people who brought this crisis about are now pushing yet another unworkable budget. To broadcast their unrealistic demands, they've taken over KPFA's airwaves.
CORPORATE MEDIA IS COMING TO HOME (tags)
Capital’s most severe crisis in seventy years ought to be a moment of significant opportunity for the left. But as the right mobilizes disgruntled Americans via its vast radio, television, web, and print empires, the one mass medium available to the left is driving out its best and brightest.
Save KPFA YouTube (tags)
the humorous side of the KPFA board election
KPFA Workers & Community Speak Up, Manager "Resigns": Politics of Latest Management Change (tags)
The departure of KPFA General Manager Lemlem Rijio was an open secret debated prior to the public announcement and a News commentary on her "resignation." A group of staff and supporters had campaigned to reverse the Local Station Board's supposed termination vote in a confidential executive session. Their talking points are summarized and addressed here. Other KPFA workers and community members stated that removing the GM was necessary to correct the station's deteriorating finances and declining listener support, to restore democratic process and respect for Pacifica's bylaws and mission. Under the Rijio-Lilley regime the gains of the Free Pacifica movement and democratic institutions at KPFA were obstructed, subverted or shut down.
KPFA Manager "Resigns" (tags)
KPFA's General Manager was forced to resign by the LSB amd PNB, but the anti-democratic faction she represented protested, putting out much misinformation about the termination and her performance as GM, even compromising the integrity of the KPFA news to present their one sided spin.
Laura Wells, California Green Party Candidate for Governor, on KPFA Radio, 03.15.2010 (tags)
The California Green Party's 2010 candidate for governor spoke with the KPFA Morning Show on March 15, 2010.
4 FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST PACIFICA RADIO FORMER LEGAL COUNSEL DAN SIEGEL AND BAMBI (tags)
Dan Siegel is being sued along with Bambi and 99 other as-yet-unnamed co-defendants for conspiring to quit his paid position as Pacifica Radio's Legal Counsel in order to serve as an unpaid member of the KPFA Berkeley Local Station Board. The lawsuit is widely seen as a political witch hunt as Pacifica drifts to the right in pursuit of monied white middle class donors.
An Open Letter to Pacifica Radio's KPFA Management (tags)
censorship at KPFA
DU weapons use in Iraq; drastic birth defects in Fallujah (tags)
On Friday, 11.13.2009, the London Guardian reported a "Huge rise in birth defects in Fallujah," Iraq. I sent the news to KPFA Radio 94.1FM Weekend News Anchor Anthony Fest, along with contact info for Bob Nichols, San Francisco Bay View Newspaper correspondent and winner of a 2004 Project Censored Award for his reporting on U.S. military's use of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq, and consequent radiation poisoining. I then edited and animated the resulting KPFA Evening News segment, 11.15.2009:
KPFA/Pacifica: Conn Hallinan misinforms Doug Henwood (tags)
an intriguing email exchange
KPFA: Lords & Ladies vs. the Peasants (tags)
by a gray-haired KPFA listener who missed the French revolution
The Sorceress at Pacifica Radio (tags)
The Sorceress at Pacifica Radio
New Leadership in Pacifica Radio (tags)
Pacifica radio has new leadership--people who are attempting to deal with a serious financial crisis which was building for years.
KPFA's manager attends a board meeting (tags)
KPFA is the Pacifica sister station in the Bay Area of Northern California
The Truth: Will Pacifica ever be free? (tags)
The new Pacifica National Board promotes the policies of the Pacifica Hijackers and initiates the next round of the Pacifica struggle.
Between the Minutes: Scenes from a KPFA board meeting (tags)
There's an authoritarian left, and there's a democratic left. KPFA's Local Station Board is where the twain meet, but not always in good faith.
Beaten and Arrested by KPFA/Pacifica Bosses (tags)
On 8/20/2008 KPFA radio and Pacific managers called the police to arrest a long time Black community programmer named Nadra Haeidy Foster.The police attacked, hogtied her and then charged her with trespassing and resisting arrest. This interview was done at the court arraignment
Battle of the Board at KPFA in Northern CA (tags)
from KPFA in Northern California. Two letters on the election for the Local Station Board at KPFA
LSB: the listener's voice at KPFA (Pacifica Radio) (tags)
Descent into the gnarly tangle: the epidemiology of advanced parliamentarianism at KPFA--a yearlong empirical study in causes and possible treatments
Pacifica Radio--the old regime's legacy at KPFA (tags)
The slow motion takeover of KPFA began in 1992 and reached its climax in 1999. During those years, the highjackers recruited assistants, trained proteges and created a culture which permeates the station to this day. It's the background of today's ongoing struggle at KPFA's Local Station Board (LSB).
10/29State Wide Radio On Labor&The Elections (tags)
On Saturday October 29 between 10:00 AM and 12:000 noon there will be statewide programming on labor and the elections on KPFK and KPFA radio. It can also be heard on the web
Pacifica Radio: Lew Hill Project (tags)
On-line Discussion with John Murdock, a former Member of the Pacifica Foundation national board.
THE FULL KPFA BLANKFORT--ZUNES DEBATE ON THE ROLE OF THE ISRAEL LOBBY NOW AUDIO ARCHIVED! (tags)
The full 48 minute debate between San Francisco radio journalist Jeffrey Blankfort and USF Prof. Stephen Zunes on the role of the Israel Lobby in shaping American politics, originally broadcast in two parts on KPFA on June 1st and 8th, can now be heard or downloaded by going to http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=12876.
A Network At War (tags)
Since ostensiblly winning a campaign to recapture the small progressive Pacifica network that spanned years, involving at one time three seperate lawsuits, and 10's of thousands of its active listerners, the tiny network is once again at war with itself.....Having, along with senior producer Ryme Kakthouda, joined in filing complaints of discrimination on basis of national origin and ethnicity at the last meeting of our national board in NYC, (http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/120524/index.php) and with women angry about sexism, and the networks failure to do anything more than deny its existence, planning an actual march on Berkley to file similar complaints next month, all matters likely to head into litigation within a matter of weeks now, this seemed like a good time to carve up all the sacred cows.
Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against Pacifica Station KPFA (tags)
Sex Discrimination Suit Filed Against KPFA > > Community radio station KPFA was served on Monday with a lawsuit filed by Noelle Hanrahan, former producer and co-host of Flashpoints, the station’s drive-time public affairs broadcast. Also named in the complaint are Pacifica Foundation, Flashpoints executive producer Dennis Bernstein, and ex-general manager, Jim Bennett. > > Among the charges in the complaint are sexual harassment and sex discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
ON-AIR DEBATE WED 6/8: JEFFREY BLANKFORT: The Role of the Pro-Israel Lobby in US Politics (tags)
Anti-Zionist Jewish-American veteran photo-journalist, radio journalist, political essayist, and anti-war and human rights activist, JEFFREY BLANKFORT will debate University of San Francisco (USF) Prof. Stephen Zunes TONIGHT, Wed, 7:pm PT, on KPFA-FM (94.1 or listen at kpfa.org), in Berkeley, CA, regarding the role of the pro-Israel lobby in U.S. politics and related issues.
KPFA listeners mobilize to return Bill Mandel to the air (tags)
Bill Mandel supporters fight to get him back on Pacifica's air. They met with KPFA management in Berkeley in March. See video and stills of the meeting at http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/03/1729636.php Mandel, Gerald Sanders (Pacifica Board member), and Jack Heyman (ILWU) on their way to the meeting.
Pacifica Radio: FREEDOM TO SPEAK LARRY BENSKY'S LANGUAGE! (tags)
Many people in the KPFA listener community in the San Francisco Bay Area have asked me, Joseph Anderson, for a copy of my UC Berkeley "Daily Californian" newspaper guest column on Pacifica Radio's KPFA character Larry Bensky. At the time of its original publication, I knew nothing about Bensky other than how he came across on the air. I guess it is time for a confirming retrospective. Bensky hasn't changed a bit. This was written during the Pacifica Radio crisis of 1999, when Bensky was fired (thanks to *me*, now it can be told!). I immediately notified and talked to Mary Berry, then, about his insubordination and symbolically offered to let her have Bensky in exchange for Pacifica Radio back. But, it was still nice to have someone Black shut *Bensky* up!
9/6KPFA Labor Day Radio Programming (tags)
KPFA Labor Collective will be producing labor radio programming from 10:00 AM To 3:00 PM PST. You can listen to it on the web at www.kpfa.org
KPFA: Ralph Schoenman's analysis on 9-11 hearings and BIG PICTURE (tags)
Ralph Schoenman provides a sharp summary of state-sponsored terrorism, 9-11 and this week's Congressional hearings in context; 30 minute informal talk with Bonnie Faulkner, KPFA producer of "Guns & Butter," broadcast today on KPFA/KFCF (mp3 format). You may not agree with all of his views or analysis, but as a practice the methodology of review of "threads" reported in mainstream media and assembled into a picture--even if others squawk conspiracy theory--provides insight into the ruling elite dynamics, even if you don't subscribe to the full breadth of any given "conspiracy theory." It's important to question and dig - to keep an open mind - this information is presented in that spirit as you'll never find these views in the mainstream. Older talks / radio programs can be found at the "Taking Aim" link herein
Schwarzenegger Threat: Progressives Debate What To Do Now (tags)
KPFA hosted an hour long discussion/debate on the subject of what progressives should do now that Arnold's poll numbers are strengthening. A variety of positions are aired, and while some of the arguments are the sort you would expect the debate is nonetheless thoughtful.
FCC Hearing Audio + FCC Commissioner Adelstein Interviewed (tags)
KPOO and KPFA coverage mp3 files for download or streaming
Daniel Sheehan Provided Dennis Kucinich Anti-war Resolution For Congress (tags)
Pacifica Radio, KPFA mp3 at 3.6 megabytes, runtime = 9:03 // March 15, 2003, San Francisco
AUDIO: Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 and the Making of the New World Disorder (tags)
Gilbert Achcar was interviewed on the KPFA Morning Show on March 3, 2003 -- to discuss his book, Iraq and the war on terrorism. MP3 for download or streaming.
Coverage of Oct. 26 demos: 8 Hours! (16 MP3 files - click article to see all) (tags)
Pacifica Radio's 8 hour special program on October 26, 2002 demonstations.
"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)
Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened
"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)
Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened
"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)
Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened. The Pacifica Radio Network, with five stations and numerous affiliates, has seen enough trouble over the last three years. It was left with a $4.8 million debt and in a state of organizational chaos by a corrupt board of directors that was mercifully removed last December by a determined army of reformers and four lawsuits.
Post 9/11 Conspiracism (tags)
In most of these theories there were false assumption conflating Jewish religion and ethnicity, Israel, Zionism, and the current Israeli government. Sometimes the assertion was that Jews controlled U.S. foreign policy, while in other cases there were outright claims that the Israeli intelligence service Mossad had staged the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Live from Palestine: Streaming Radio at KPFA.org (tags)
Live from Palestine: Flashpoints on KPFA and other programs all day on KPFA, 94.1 FM has constant updates on the crisis in Palestine. You can hear it on streaming radio at the KPFA website: http://www.kpfa.org/forms/0_aud.htm
1999 Letter to LA Weekly re: slanted coverage about Pacifica (tags)
In July 1999, the LA Weekly published an article on the conflict surrounding Pacifica's lockout of the KPFA staff in Berkeley. Though that article was vastly superior in reportage to Ella Taylor's recentwork, then as now, the coverage was slanted and erroneous. This letter was sent to the Weekly in response.
Pacifica Radio Fdn nearly bankrupt, KPFA in peril (tags)
Pacifica Foundation officers informed KPFA (94.1 FM, Berkeley, Ca) management that the organization is out of money, having spent over two million dollars over the past three years on corporate law firms, security services, and public relations agencies. Over the past two years, however, KPFA has exceeded all fundraising goals, and should show a surplus of over $200,000. Instead, KPFA has over $100,000 in unpaid and overdue bills, including $9,400 to PG&E for electricity. The station may be off the air if the PG&E bill is not paid by Monday, October 22.
Amy and the Dragon (tags)
Free Speech Radio Activists Protest the National Assoc. of Home Builders (tags)
2 photos: San Francisco, CA - On July 25th a small group of KPFA free speech radio activists held a demonstration against the National Association of Home Builders.
KPFA Flashpoints Radio: July 9, 2001, Medea; Neta Golan; Guatemala (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 9, 2001: (link to audio in 'full story' text below) - California FERCed again, Medea Benjamin and Peter Navarro (10 min) - Young Israeli peace activist Neta Golan speaks up and out (24 min) - Human Rights in Guatemala, two genocide lawsuits filed (20 min)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio: PACIFICA BATTLE UPDATE (audio link) (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 6, 2001: Pacifica Battle Update:: Dennis Bernstein Interviews: - Dissident board member Tomas Moran (16 min) - fired Pacifica news director Dan Coughlin (13 min) - WPFW Local Advisory board chair Sam Husseini (6 min) - KPFA Living Room host, fired Larry Bensky (6 min) - Barbara Lubin of Friends of Free Speech Radio (6 min) (link to audio in 'full story' text below)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 3, 2001: Pacifica Campaign Update (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 3, 2001: (audio link in full story text below) - Pacifica Campaign Update... The latest about the break in's, is it Pacifica?... interviews with Robert Knight, Barbara Lubin, Dennis Monahan, Mimi Rosenberg, more...
KPFA Flashpoints Radio interview w flamboyant attorney Tony Serra (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 28, 2001 (link to audio in 'full story' text below) - Iran-Contra holdover Elliot Abrams tapped for NSC (8 min) - American ties to Peruvian hackman Vladimiro Montesinos (10 min) - Noelle Hanrahan interview w "terrorist attorney" Tony Serra. (20 min) - 3 anti-WTO student protestors shot dead in Papau New Guinea. Report from PNG trade unionist and journalist on the scene. (14 min)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 26, 2001, Arial Sharon update (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 26, 2001 (link to audio in text below) - Ariel Sharon visits with buddy GW Bush, as Human Rights Watch calls for an investigation into Sharon's role in Lebanese war crimes (15 min) - A Palestinian mural in San Francisco defaced by racists. (18 min) - The current United Nations Conference on AIDS. (20 min)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 25, 2001: Report from San Diego (audio link) (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 25, 2001 (link to audio in text below) - The official assault on Bio Devastation 2001 (11 min) - Professor Richard Falk receives police protection after death threats for BBC documentary comments (18 min) - Native-American activist Ward Churchill on the saga of Leonard Peltier (25 min)
PACIFICA:GREAT KPFA REPORT-CURRENT LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE STRUGGLE TO RECLAIM NETWORK (tags)
Excellent Pacifica Station KPFA report on the current legal and now legislative struggle to reclaim the Foundation and local stations from the renegade Board.
Proposed Pacifica By-Law Revision Permits Sale of Stations (tags)
Pacifica's corporate raiders propose by-law changes that permit sale of stations such as WBAI and KPFA.
KPFA let-down... a brief report on today's show broadcast from LA (tags)
a couple fleeting observations on radio situation