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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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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Written on Sep, 16, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on Sep, 14, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on Sep, 08, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on Sep, 08, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

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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Written on Aug, 30, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-When local activists blocked the Zim Piraeus from unloading the majority of their freight at the Port of Oakland to protest Israeli massacres in Gaza City, KPFA board operator, apprenticeship program coordinator and LSB staff rep Frank Sterling wanted Pacifica’s Berkeley station KPFA to be there chronicling the port blockade in real time. Sterling’s proposal to produce the coverage, which finally …

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Written on Aug, 28, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

This is the discussion of the Block The Boat special broadcast at the KPFA Local Station Board on August 9, 2014.  The 7 minute clip features Save KPFA’s Jack Kurzweil saying it is a terrible mistake and wrongheaded for KPFA to support the blockade and programmer Brian Edwards-Tiekert saying the discussion was a “waste of the board and the manager’s …

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Written on Aug, 25, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-Conflicted attorneys Siegel and Yee are preventing workers at LA station KPFK from going ahead with a recall election for elected staff rep Rodrigo Argueta, whose actions on the PNB have not pleased many of his constituents. Despite a filed petition with the required number of signatures from paid and unpaid staff at KPFK, the law  firm is preventing the recall election …

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

SaveKPFA does not believe in due process, Tyranny of the Majority is their game. SaveKPFA loves to punish its opponents with kangroo court style practices. If they believe in “due process” they don’t practice it when they are in the majority. They ignore the rules and censure their opponents without minimal due process. Their recent censure of two opposing Pacifica …

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Written on Aug, 19, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Dear PNB Board members:  I am eternally grateful to the Pacifica Foundation for its long and important role in providing a voice for independent news and community voices from its five stations and for offering programs for the 180+ affiliates and the shared relationship between the affiliates and the Pacifica Foundation. All of this strengthens community voices throughout the country. …

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