Written on Jan, 20, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

To help develop live, diverse grassroots radio-media channels for sharing local actions, news, public affairs and alternative culture. Sunday, February 22, 2015 1:30 to 3:30 PM At the Central Berkeley Public Library, Community Meeting Room                                 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, 3rd floor administrative wing, look for KPFA signs. This event, sponsored by the KPFA Community Advisory Board is open to the …

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Written on Dec, 24, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

From Richard Uzzell, Pacifica Board of Directors, KPFT Listener Rep. Announced publicly on December 23, 2014 The Pacifica Board of Directors was informed today by IED, Margy Wilkinson of a December 17, 2014 letter (sent almost a week earlier) from California Deputy Attorney General, Julianne Mossler, “for Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General.”  This was the first that the Board (as a whole) …

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Written on Dec, 02, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

By Ann Garrison, KPFA Unpaid Staff Council Member and Reporter/Producer KPFA listeners seemed confused and disappointed when the station failed to preempt programming and broadcast live after the St. Louis District Attorney’s announcement that the Grand Jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. I tuned into KPFA myself, right after watching the St. Louis District Attorney’s …

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Written on Jan, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-At the January 22nd national board meeting, it was revealed Pacifica has defaulted on a loan from board member Lydia Brazon’s employer, Aris Anagnos. The $156,000 loan was approved by the board in September with the first $25,000 repayment due on October 28th, 2014. The board violated California Corporations Code in September by having interested director Brazon voting favorably on …

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Written on Jan, 18, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-Local management at KPFA has been under fire for their increasing reluctance to provide live coverage of community rallies and demonstrations, backpedaling on a denial of the “Block The Boat” broadcast from the Port of Oakland and acknowledging a tepid response to the Black Lives Matters protests that swept the station’s Berkeley neighborhood in the first week of December. That …

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Written on Jan, 11, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Truth or Dare Berkeley-Pacifica’s rogue board majority voted on January 8th to retain conflicted law firm Siegel and Yee to represent the network in the correspondence audit by California’s Attorney General. Dan Siegel’s Oakland law firm specializes in employment law and has no practice in accountancy. The motion to retain the firm again was made by board member Jose-Luis Fuentes …

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Written on Jan, 10, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Attorney Jose Luis Fuentes moved for and voted on the hiring of the conflicted law firm Siegel and Yee to “represent” Pacifica Foundation Radio in front of the California Attorney General in the upcoming correspondence audit, although Siegel and Yee is an employment law firm with no expertise in accounting or nonprofit law. Fuentes began working at Siegel and Yee …

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Written on Jan, 07, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

National Finance Committee 1/5/2015 Initial announcement of quarter million dollars in cuts: https://soundcloud.com/tracy-rosenberg/pnb-treasurer-announcing-quarter-million-in-cuts-at-kpfa National Finance Committee 1/5/2015 Follow-up question on quarter million dollars in cuts: https://soundcloud.com/tracy-rosenberg/follow-up-question-on-quarter-million-in-cuts-at-kpfa (*Note that $250,000 at KPFA’s union scale wage is equal to 11,383 work hours or 284 hours for every remaining week of the fiscal year, not including the removal of employees from health insurance …

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Written on Jan, 06, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

It was announced last night that personnel reduction notices will be issued at KPFA and $250,000 in layoffs will be implemented in the next 30 days. No notification was given to the local or national boards of the massive layoffs (13% of the total payroll), which succeed five new hires made in the past 8 months. The layoffs will hit …

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Written on Jan, 03, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

By Bill Crosier – KPFT Listener Representative 2007-2012, PNB member 2010-2012, Vice-Chair 2012     I agree with Hank {Lamb} and Brian {Shiratsuki} that we should all welcome the AG audit and the corrective changes that will hopefully come from it. I also agree with Brian {Shiratsuki} and Nalini {Lazsciewicz} and others who have commented on how our bylaws, despite …

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

Former PNB Treasurer Tracy Rosenberg sent the enclosed note to the Pacifica National Board this morning,  after the Save KPFA propaganda rag announced that KPFA, already not having paid network services for the past six weeks, does not have enough money to pay its bills for the next month, after two fund drives collected $1.2 million dollars in pledges in …

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

Chief Financial Officer Report to The Pacifica National Board December 18, 2014 Transcript I will start with the updating of the 2013 Financial Statement. [About the audit] Again, we’re still waiting for …. err, working with the registrations to get the remainder of the other schedules, and the documentation. We are in contact with Armanino. Through recent conversations with them, …

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