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 Oct, 17, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Berkeley-The new corporate call center collecting pledges for Pacifica stations KPFK in Los Angeles and KPFA in Berkeley is owned by Bruce Hough, an Oregon republican who runs a Tea Party campaign advertising/fundraising business called Impact Marketing with his partner, rabid Tea Party congressman Sal Esquivel. Esquivel traveled to Arizona to stand with Michelle Malkin, the Minutemen and others in …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  Berkeley-Pacifica narrowly acquired FCC permission to engage in fundraising for an outside organization – 4 days after doing it – and by accident. After happening to listen to an edition of the Sojourner Truth program on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles last weekend promising 1/2 the pledges raised to a health charity for Ebola relief in West Africa, former PNB …

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Written on Oct, 10, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

An Open Letter To The Pacifica Community It is way past time to put our radio network under the leadership of people who know how to supervise the operation of radio stations. The post-coup situation cannot continue.  Not for another day and not for another week. The executive director position needs to be immediately filled with an interim director with …

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Written on Oct, 06, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Archives Begone Berkeley-The network’s controversial CFO, Raul Salvador, has not responded to last week’s revelation that he did not, in fact, recently “discover” payments to the network’s profit-sharing pension fund had not been made in 2013, but made that decision himself in a meeting with the third party administrator in the summer of 2013. And he concealed it in the …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

By Akio Tanaka [KPFA LSB Member 2006-2012] Article as flyer:  Peace to KPFA Underlying problems Whenever there is a conflict, there is always an escalation in rhetoric, like when there was the divisive and inflammatory charge a few years ago that the Pacifica National Office engaged in union busting. We should avoid getting caught up in the rhetoric and address …

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

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

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

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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Written on Sep, 21, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

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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