Written on May, 31, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Add your name to those standing up for the Morning Mix.  Click here. Help return these journalists and the community issues they cover to prime time at KPFA. Andres Soto from the Richmond Progressive Alliance, The legendary Project Censored, authors for more than 30 years of the “Censored” collections of the year’s most-neglected news stories and the nation’s most prominent media literacy …

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Article from the Bakersfield Californian: March 28, 2011 *** A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by one son of Cesar Chavez against another alleges various instances of malfeasance within an organization central to the legacy of the late civil rights and farm workers union leader. But the legal action filed in Kern County Superior Court on Friday goes well beyond that, …

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  A comment posted in Current Magazine in April of 2014: ** The Pacifica Foundation’s 1946 founding mission statement commits it to (in a small nutshell) delivering educational radio programming oriented to peace, social justice and conflict resolution, wide-ranging political, cultural and artistic expression, and to “the full distribution of public information”. Such a small progressive non-profit national NETWORK of …

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Written on Sep, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-The financial shenanigans at Pacifica Radio, which former ED Summer Reese referred to in this April 1 interview, have impacted one of the foundation’s two employee retirement plans as $92,415 has potentially flown the coop. An outside audit by Helin Donovan, required by the pension plan’s 3rd party administrator, revealed 2012 deposits (due 9-30-2012)  were never made, despite an affirmation …

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2013 PNB Vice Chair Heather Gray hosts this discussion with Black Agenda Report editor Bruce Dixon and Pacifica reporter Ann Garrison on imperialism in East Africa, the legacy of genocide and massacre, propaganda and distortion and the Congo in a wide ranging hour-long conversation.

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What’s Causing Static at KPFA: Money, Power and People’s Radio (News for a People’s World 1993 by Nick Alexander) Berkeley-KPFA, the nation’s premier listener-sponsored radio station is in the throes of a crisis that is at once political and administrative. Both sides of the conflict accuse opponents of resisting changes needed to fulfill station founder Lew Hill’s dream to fight …

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Written on Sep, 18, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-Apparently worried their slim majority is growing too slim, Pacifica’s rogue board has taken to individually targeting  their “enemies” with local board trials to remove them from the 501c3’s national board of directors. The first to undergo the treatment was Richard Uzzell, a Houston-based retired architect and contractor who served on KPFT’s local station board from 2004-2010 and was re-elected …

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Berkeley-The turmoil engendered at Pacifica Radio earlier this year sunk to a new low last weekend, with a shockingly deliberate exhibition of cooking the books by Upfront host and current treasurer Brian Edwards-Tiekert, distributed in an email newsletter by the “Save KPFA” group. The blatant lying to members of the foundation is dishonest reporting on Pacifica’s financial condition and a …

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Berkeley-Un-elected chair/IED/IED Margy Wilkinson launched into a bit of a plaintive wail at Monday’s national election committee meeting, stating in response to a question from Houston rep Teresa Allen that she “didn’t know how much money Pacifica has, and didn’t know how much the stations have in their budgets”. The audio clip of Wilkinson’s statement can be found here.  Wilkinson …

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Racking Up The Debts Berkeley-At Thursday night’s PNB meeting, the national board approved on somewhat nebulous terms a loan to Pacifica Foundation Radio of $156,000 from Southern California real estate magnate Aris Anagnos, the employer of board member Lydia Brazon. The reason for the loan was the payment of employee taxes for severance checks for 19 employees laid off from NY station …

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from “Z” Magazine, March 1994 Independent Radio’s Problems and Prospects an interview with Peter Franck, former President of Pacifica Radio by Peggy Noton with help from Curtis Gray  Peter Franck’s connection to KPFA, Pacifica’s Berkeley station, goes back to the 1950’s, when as a student leader in the new left movement at UC Berkeley and president of the campus student …

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