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About 3rd1000yrs

Former Marketing Coord. at public radio, former programmer/board op, & computers, ESL teacher.

Articles & Audio: Greg Guma of Vermont was CEO of Pacifica

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Burlington resident for 40+ years; member, Burlington Telecom Advisory Board; and mayoral candidate in 2015… editor, business owner, author and civic leader; former Pacifica Radio CEO & Editor of Toward Freedom, Vermont Guardian, Vanguard Press, Public Occurrence, and Vintage.  And he writes about Bernie Sanders as he progressed.

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/03/when-radio-was-new.html

Audio 12 mins.:  http://www.kpftx.org/archives/pnb/pnb070727/friday/pnb070727_greg_rpt.mp3

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http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/07/planet-pacifica-inside-story.html

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/03/managing-pacifica-how-it-began.html

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/04/managing-pacifica-in-bubble.html

http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/04/practical-idealism-pacifica-realities.html

How WBAI came to be:
http://muckraker-gg.blogspot.com/2008/06/wbai-legend-that-lost-its-way.html

Article: KPFK and Pacifica National Board member Don White passed 2008

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https://pacificaradio.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/pacifica-mourns-the-passing-of-don-white/#respond

I knew Don White primarily in his capacity as a member of the Pacifica National Board, and I was always struck by how up-front and genuine he was. In Board activities, he had a knack for disagreeing without being disagreeable. In conversations, he was charming and kind. It was several months later that I learned about Don’s other activism and his connections with progressive and radical movements throughout the hemisphere. He was a great guy, and his passing is a sad loss to us.

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A [Critical] Voice in Oakland CA

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Why am I not listening to the radio station I support?

Because they are never out of pledge drive mode and they are quite ugly at it.  I tried to listen this morning to the radio station that I support twice a year only to be told “come on people, it is time to cough up what this station is worth” and something about how much I might spend on coffee.  The tone that they take is something between petulant and accusatory and the discourse sounded like a berating for not having given enough.  There is also a pitch language that seems to treat the public as if we were all in the same place together listening to them.  A few people call in, and it is a “rally” and nobody calls and we are not getting “with it”.

Now Denis Bernstien can be all of that any time he does a pitch and I have no idea how many listeners he has personally and permanently lost to the station, but the others don’t pitch much better.  Somehow being told how exceptional the news will be whenever we stop this fund drive by Amy Goodman, who will have dinner with me for a cool thousand dollars does not sound like a radio station reaching out to its community.

Speaking of that community, where is KPFA?  Are we doing anything to increase listenership? Are we doing anything to bring in new voices?  Seems like I only hear from Pacifica when they want us to donate or when they are infighting.  For anyone who is paying attention the infighting is vicious and destructive.  On the one hand we here endless and misleading vitriol from the “Save KPFA” group and on the other, we have groups of people who seem to be holding on to some kind of turf.  I do not watch it close enough to know who is entrenched and how but the shows do not change much and I have no idea who some of them are reaching out to.  Serious HR practices are not being dealt with and programing seems more like a confederation of non-profits than a coherent radio station.  It seems to me that as our national government is shut down and paralyzed by two similar groups fighting for turf something not so different happens throughout US culture.

So I switch off the radio station that I support and listen to the biased, high class version of the corporate news on KQED, which I tell people not to send money to.  Is there any wonder why my son and girlfriend both have KQED membership gifts?

Posted by Don Macleay at 9:41 AM

On corporate underwriting, Ralph Engelman, Pacifica radio, WBAI, and on satirical cartoons

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Ralph Engelman

Chair, Journalism DepartmentSenior Professor of Journalism & Communication StudiesFaculty Coordinator, George Polk Awards; Faculty Athletics Representative; Administrator, Theodore E. Kruglak Fellowship in International Reporting.
B.A., Earlham CollegeM.A., Washington UniversityPh.D., Washington University

Dr. Ralph Engelman is Senior Professor and Chair of Journalism & Communication Studies at LIU Brooklyn, where he has received the top awards given by LIU for scholarship and teaching: the Abraham Krasnoff Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement and the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He is faculty coordinator of LIU’s George Polk Awards.
He serves as journalism consultant and member of the academic advisory board for the Archive of American Television, a digital history project of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. In this capacity he has conducted long-form interviews with Morley Safer, Sidney Lumet and Geraldo Rivera, among others.  Since 1980, he has been a participant in the Summer Fulbright Institute on the Civilization of the United States, Multinational Institute of American Studies, New York University.

Dr. Engelman is a former member of the board of directors of the Pacifica Foundation, which operates five community radio stations.  He is also a former moderator of  Reporter Roundtable, BCAT, carried on Time Warner, Cablevision and RCN in the New York metropolitan area.  [Pacifica does not operate the 5 stations and 180 affiliates, it owns the licenses and the stations even when they were built by the local stations-SCJ]

Professor Engelman is the author of  “Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism,” with an Introduction by Morley Safer (NY: Columbia University Press, 2009) and  “Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History” (Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1996).  His “The Origins of Public Access Cable Television,” Journalism Monographs (No. 123, October 1990), has been translated into Japanese and Portuguese.

https://books.google.com/books?id=_NVyAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=ralph+Engelman+pacifica+radio+wbai&source=bl&ots=3qo58T59iH&sig=UYbMeXNAQttdJHxLPUFWNTtytK4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rYiUU8ywAdbKsQSJ_4DgBw#v=onepage&q=ralph%20Engelman%20pacifica%20radio%20wbai&f=false

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LET ME QUICKLY INTRODUCE OUR PANELISTS. TOMORROW, GARRY TRUDEAU WILL RECEIVE THE GEORGE POLK CAREER AWARD. HIS COMIC STRIP HAS ATTAINED THE STATUS OF A GREAT AMERICAN INSTITUTION. FOUR 45 YEARS, HE HAS SPARED NO PUBLIC FIGURE OR ILL-CONCEIVED POLICY IN A UNIQUE SATIRIC APPROACH TO POLITICAL COMMENTARY. HE STANDS ALONGSIDE SUCH LEGENDARY CARTOONIST SUCH AS OUR NEXT PANELIST, JEWELED PFEIFER –JULES FEIFFER. JULES

http://www.c-span.org/video/?324923-1/discussion-role-satire

KPFK’s New Manager as of June 1st, 2015

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People been asking about my vision for KPFK, and my answer has been People’s Radio, that I need to talk to people to find out what they want from their radio station. But I’ll give you a hint of what I’m thinking from a statement back in 2007.
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dismantling a world empire.
liberating the people from the social control of brutality, terror, surveillance, incarceration, and genocide.
defeating perpetual war.
rescuing the ecosystem.
overcoming euro-american cultural supremacism.
surviving technological, economic, and societal disintegration.

These are the defining challenges confronting the 21st century. Their solution demands leadership from those who will live with the consequences of the decisions we make now.

All of the struggles around KPFK are rooted in one question: will we oldtimers continue to tear up KPFK between us, or will we nurture new leaders? Do we have the wisdom to liberate the station from us?
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There’s more but it’s dated. Hope this, as idealistic as it is, gives you some idea of what I dream of.

 The anti-homeless, anti-street-vendor ordinances.
 Occupy Venice Beach's photo.
Call Mayor Garcetti & ask him to veto and rescind LAMC 56.11 & 63.44 B & I – 213.978.0600.
‪#‎StopCriminalizingHomelessness‬

https://www.facebook.com/leslie.radford?fref=ts

KPFK’s Pocho Hour of Power Lalo Alcaraz featured at Comic Con

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Screening clips at “Spotlight on Lalo Alcaraz”

Lalo Alcaraz (creator of La Cucaracha, writer at Bordertown) will showcase his political cartoons and daily comics, plus play animated sneak peek clips from the Seth MacFarlane-exec-produced FOX TV show, Bordertown.

Also being on the panel) “Comic Strips in the Modern Era”

The Pocho Hour of Power Radio Show is the nation’s only English language Latino themed political satire program. Join hosts Lalo Alcaraz, Esteban Zul, Patrick Perez, Jeff Keller and musical DJ Boxy Dee every Friday at 4pm PST on L.A.’s Free Speech Radio, KPFK 90.7FM and online at kpfk.org

Coming soon from McKinney, Texas Police Productions, it’s the next summer horror science fiction cop flick, Attack of the 14-Year-Old Black Girl!
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http://pocho.com/tag/hollywood/

Dave Johnson’s show airing KPFK’s Firesign Theatre tonight

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Dave Johnson’s show airing Firesign Theatre tonight
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Kill corporate radio
Tonight on the Dave Johnson Rocks show heard at www.killradio.org  8-10pm PST.,
Interviewing in studio one of the engineers (Dr. Bill)  who worked with the comedy group, The Firesign Theater while at Pacifica radio’s KPFK Los Angeles in the 1960’s
– we’ll play some comedy clips plus a lot of Bill’s music choices from the 60’s and 70’s during our special guest DJ’s  ‘Notes from the Underground’ show
Come check it out!
Cheers,

KPFK’s Outreach Committee has a nice blog

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Includes good music videos:

https://kpfkoutreachcommittee.wordpress.com/page/2/

“Changes”

[1]
Come on come on
I see no changes. Wake up in the morning and I ask myself,
“Is life worth living? Should I blast myself?”
I’m tired of bein’ poor and even worse I’m black.
My stomach hurts, so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatch.
Cops give a damn about a negro? Pull the trigger, kill a [Omitted], he’s a hero.
Give the [drugs] to the kids who the hell cares? One less hungry mouth on the welfare.
First ship ’em dope and let ’em deal to brothers.
Give ’em guns, step back, and watch ’em kill each other.
“It’s time to fight back”, that’s what Huey said
2 shots in the dark now Huey’s dead.

Learn to see me as a brother ‘stead of 2 distant strangers.
And that’s how it’s supposed to be.
How can the Devil take a brother if he’s close to me?
I’d love to go back to when we played as kids
but things changed, and that’s the way it is

[Bridge w/ changing ad libs]
Come on come on
That’s just the way it is
Things’ll never be the same
That’s just the way it is
aww yeah
[Repeat]

I see no changes. All I see is racist faces.
Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races we under.
I wonder what it takes to make this one better place…
let’s erase the wasted.
Take the evil out the people, they’ll be acting right.
‘Cause both black and white are smokin’ crack tonight.
And only time we chill is when we kill each other.
It takes skill to be real, time to heal each other.
And although it seems heaven sent,
we ain’t ready to see a black President, uhh.
It ain’t a secret don’t conceal the fact…
the penitentiary’s packed, and it’s filled with blacks.
But some things will never change.
Try to show another way, but they stayin’ in the dope game.
Now tell me what’s a mother to do?
Bein’ real don’t appeal to the brother in you.
You gotta operate the easy way.
“I made a G today” But you made it in a sleazy way.
Sellin’ crack to the kids. “I gotta get paid,”
Well hey, well that’s the way it is.

[Bridge]

[Talking:]
We gotta make a change…
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
and let’s change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.

And still I see no changes. Can’t a brother get a little peace?
There’s war on the streets and the war in the Middle East.
Instead of war on poverty,
they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me.
And I ain’t never did a crime I ain’t have to do.
But now I’m back with the facts givin’ ’em back to you.
Don’t let ’em jack you up, back you up, crack you up and pimp smack you up.
You gotta learn to hold ya own.
They get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone.
But tell the cops they can’t touch this.
I don’t trust this, when they try to rush I bust this.
That’s the sound of my tool. You say it ain’t cool, but mama didn’t raise no fool.
And as long as I stay black, I gotta stay strapped and I never get to lay back.
‘Cause I always got to worry ’bout the payback.
Some buck that I roughed up way back… comin’ back after all these years.
Rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat. That’s the way it is. uhh

[Bridge ’til fade:]
Some things will never change

Love wins (this round)

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Cubik's Rube

Quoth Steampunk Emma Goldman:

You all know I am no fan of that “poor little State- and Church- begotten weed, marriage,” but I do love angry conservatives, and happy queer people, so today qualifies as a good one.

But as a general rule, if you want to find opinions I agree with, you are more likely to hear them voiced by someone shouting interruptions at a politician giving a speech than in a supreme court decision. Let’s keep fighting for all the LGBTQ folks whose problems aren’t solved by access to marriage.

I’m pretty much down with that. This week’s marriage equality news from the US is a great sign that compassion and reason are both winning the battle at a rate of knots. It opens up opportunities for numerous families who’ve been waiting for acknowledgment, and bodes well for a near-future where same-sex relationships are sufficiently normalised that…

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Audio: Overnight musics on KPFK

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Aziatik Rhythmz which alternates RadioBomb-We drop bass not bombs and Dank Radio are 4-6 am Fri. night Sat. am’s on KPFK with electronic and DJ musics.  (Like TomorrowLand in Belgium)

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06.27.2015 – It's an afterhour #BLACKOUT tomorrow night at the station as BLACK SUN EMPIRE @blacksunempire_nl + STATE OF MIND @stateofmindnz @stateofmindpat descend upon the #LosAngeles fm radio waves . Also in with support for the broadcast is LA's own veteran major player in the scene, MACHETE @djmachete 2nd & 4th Late Friday Nights/Early Saturday mornings 400-600 PST / 700-900 East Coast / 800-1000 São Paulo, BR / UK 1200-1400 GMT on KPFK – Los Angeles 90.7fm – LA 98.7fm – Santa Barbara 93.7fm – San Diego 99.5fm – Ridgecrest/China Lake Streaming LIVE worldwide on KPFK.org #kpfk #aziatikrhythmz #radiobomb #radiobombfm #radiobombx2 #losangeles #live #broadcast #fm #radio #dnb #drumnbass #drumandbass #jungle #junglist #bass #music #ladnb #GraveyardShift #AMmilitia #BSE #BlackSunEmpire #StateOfMind #BlackOutRecordings #DJMachete #RespectDnB

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Article: Covered on KPFK News, other Media is controlled

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Excerpt:  “It’s no different than Fox, NBC, CNN, or ABC refusing to cover the DARK ACT which would give Monsanto legal immunity and disallow states to demand GMO labeling.
You would think that coverage of something the whole world wants to see – the first step toward the successful downfall of Monsanto –would be a hot news item; a newsworthy tidbit that every paper, radio station, and blog would want to spread across their pages with double bold headlines. But wait. . . just six corporations own ALL of the media in America, so there isn’t much luck there.
That’s why you have to go to sites like Russia Insider or Al Jazeera to find real news outside of certain alternative news channels in the US, and even those are white-washed from Facebook pages, and given secondary ratings on Google pages. . . .”

http://naturalsociety.com/major-monsanto-lawsuit-completely-blacked-out-by-media/
Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/major-monsanto-lawsuit-completely-blacked-out-by-media/#ixzz3dl1bDv7

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When she says MSM I think she means mainstream media.

Article, audio link: More KPFK funny people-Phil Austin of Firesign Theatre passed

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http://www.epictimes.com/derrickblair/2015/06/comedian-phil-austin-of-firesign-theater-dead-at-74/#

Comedian and writer Phil Austin, best known as a member of the surrealist comedy group Firesign Theater, passed away today at his home in Washington State. He was 74. Austin, who played detective Nick Danger in the radio noir parody The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, succumbed to various forms of cancer, according to fellow Firesign Phil Proctor.
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Beverly Hills, California  TO ALL OUR DEAR FRIENDS AND FIRESIGN FANS:
Nick Danger has left the office.
Our dear friend and Firesign Theatre partner for over 50 years succumbed to various forms of cancer early this morning at his home on Fox Island, Washington, with his wife Oona and their six beloved dogs at his side. It is a tremendous and unexpected loss, and we will miss him greatly; but in keeping with his wishes, there will be no public memorial.
Rest in Peace, Regnad Kcin.

Austin was born in Denver, Colorado grew up in Fresno, California, and attended Bowdoin College and UCLA. While working at KPFK radio in Los Angeles in 1966, he met Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor. The began broadcasting a weekly radio program, Radio Free Oz, and as the Firesign Theater went on to record such classic albums as I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus and How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All?

Austin Powers. Phil Austin, a founding member of the Firesign Theatre satirical comedy troupe, died June 19, 2015, of cardiac arrest following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 75. His most popular character was Nick Danger, a zany detective with the mysterious power of a third eye.
Born in Denver, Austin grew up in Fresno and studied drama at Fresno State and UCLA. He began performing in plays and in 1966 appeared with fellow actor Philip Proctor and documentary filmmaker David Ossman on Radio Free Oz, Peter Bergman’s late-night talk program on KPFK. The four began doing improvisational comedy.
After several more radio appearances, they became the Firesign Theatre and started performing at local clubs such as the Ash Grove and the Magic Mushroom. They landed a recording contract with Columbia and eventually released more than 20 albums for various labels. Eight of those albums appeared on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The biggest wasI Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus, which reached #50 in 1971.
In 1967, Radio Free Oz moved to KRLA, where it aired on Sunday nights in 1967 and to KMET in 1968. The troupe starred in The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour on KPPC in 1969. They returned to KPFK in 1970 with a short-lived weekly comedy program titled Dear Friends. The best segments were released on an album. During the 1980 Presidential race, the troupe’s satirical political commentaries were heard on NPR.  The Firesign Theatre also released four books and starred in 16 films. (Written by Steve Thompson, LARadio Rewind)

Audio: Molly Ivins interviewed by Richard Wolinsky on KPFA

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MOLLY IVINS
IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD WOLINSKY
The nationally syndicated political columnist, co-author of “Shrub” and ” “Bushwhacked” and author of “Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She?” and “You’ve Got to Dance With Them What Brung You,” discusses George W. Bush and his presidency and other topics in this special 37-minute web-edit interview with Richard Wolinsky. Recorded at KPFA, Berkeley on October 16, 2003
Click the picture to hear the Extended Web Edit
About the interviewer:
RICHARD WOLINSKY hosts “Bookwaves” on “Cover to Cover” heard every Thursday at 3:30 pm on KPFA-FM in Berkeley (www.kpfa.org) and in Pacifica syndication.
Molly Ivins, October 2003

Article Link: Volunteerism in KPFA Radio 2010

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By a longtime KPFA staff and volunteer:
http://www.richardwolinsky.com/subscribers2010.html

An All-Volunteer KPFA: A Recipe for Disaster
On Tuesday, October 26th, 2010, on the KPFA Morning Show, Arlene Engelhardt, Executive Director of the Pacifica Foundation, made the curious comment that (to paraphrase) KPFA needed to get back to its volunteer roots. The wording was vague enough to suggest pretty much anything, but there are some folks out there who believe eliminating the on-air paid staff, and their off-air support staff as well, could be right way to go.
After all, bringing back volunteerism and ending the tyranny of staffers who stay forever sounds like a pretty good prescription for renewal. Nice philosophy, but is that what Arlene is really saying?
First, let’s look at the history of KPFA. . . . .

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Editorial from me:  I have to say I think he exaggerates some about the unreliability of volunteers.  I think there must be a balance between strip programming paid professionals and volunteers from the communities speaking in their own voices on the air.  And there are always a few golden souls who volunteer behind the scenes, retired or unemployed or students, but students don’t last long.  But firing good successful workers is corrupt, I think.
But/and the Morning Mix has been replaced by some extremely popular programming.

Articles, with Audio Links: KPFK’s funny people

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This article is not by me but by ‘Adams’

Gregg A. Roebuck
Novermber 23, 1943 – May 31, 2015

Joe and               GreggGregg and I met during the Old Radio Marathon at KPFK-FM in Los Angeles in March of 1972. We had come in to answer phones for pledges and wound up on the air that night through Nightangels with Rick Bralver. Within the week we were asked to gone on air with “Jason B. Good” and Phil Tuttle as the Heavenly Miracle Air Eperiment, Sunday nights, Midnight to 6am. Over the next few weeks it became clear that Gregg and I were going to be doing a show for the 2nd half of the shift, so – for various reasons – we called ourselves the Sunday Gummies fora few months. The name stuck.

David Arias, Barbara Branson and “Cheryl” (whose last name I have forgotten) joined us from time to time, as did Bruce Gossand, Ed Hammond, Peter Lert and other people from the station dropped buy. We dropped Sunday Gummies, preferring to perform as Adams & Roebuck, but would be remembered as “Gummies” for many decades with station staff. Jack Garriss, an on-air guru with a show early Sunday Mornings, came in early one week, went on air with us and announced “When I am looks for Bliss, I look under B in the yellow pages”. Some of our shows were just bizarre – even to us. The LA Weekly News gave us a review that said, “They make Sunday morning coming down a joy.” We set up a network of stations and syndicated a half hour version of the Adams and Roebuck show through underground stations including Pacifica stations KPFK and KPFA, KBOO in Portland, KTOO in Anchorage, KRAB in Seattle, KAOS in Olympia, and a couple of stations in the midwest, KOPN in Columbia, WYSO in Yellow Springs in Ohio, and a few whose call letters I have forgotten. We stayed on KPFK until 1977, evolving from Heavenly Miracle Air Experiment, the Sunday Gummies (and sometimes Monday Gummies), to Adams and Roebuck.

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http://oakandlotus.com/gregg/gregg.html

Pacifica National Board passed the following with amendments 6/13/15

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I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE AMENDMENTS NOR THE FINAL FORM OF THIS WAS:
Taskforce Motion:
The SLTF urges the IED to direct GMs now to institute the Spanish Language Programming motion and to request a plan of action from GMs by March 15 and implementation by April 15, 2015.

Amendment to be made at the in-person meeting:
The date of action for this motion having passed, move to amend the date for the plan of action

1.    Time : after 6 am and before 9 pm
2.    By the PNB June 2015 meeting to be fully noticed to all radio station managers and PDs
3.    New Spanish language programming committees to be develop right after, no later than 1 week after PNB meeting AT ALL radio signals. Managers make the call for the formation of such committees thru PSAs, websites and thru community forums and organizations.
4.    To be implemented no later than Monday August 31 2015
5.    Be national, to say each radio station should have it
6.    “each weekday in the Spanish language” at least 5 hours additional to existing Spanish Language programming (some radio signals do not have any).
7.    New programming will vary according to the radio signal demographic and geographic, conditions, per example, in Los Angeles might be added to the existing strip of programming, in Washington (if no programming in Spanish is offered at this time) might have to be only at weekends (strips or blocks of programming)  or at any given best day during the week, so each station will decide as long as it is after 6 am and before 9 pm
8.    Each radio have to develop a committee (collectives) in charge of such programming and report to the PNB’s task force as to guarantee that such programming will be permanent.
9.    Brief introduction in English might be considered at certain signals.
10.      Must take in account women, African descent communities, programming for youth and by youth, indigenous, activists, alternative music or art programming, environmental issues, political movements around the continent or the world etc. alternative Health programming, Chicano Mexicano programming as well as Puerto Rican resistance, Central or south American issues, inmigration issues, black liberation movements. white supremacy, gender, race, neo colonialism, culture/art,  poverty, etc. news from all over Latin America with stringers in the USA as well as from Latin America and the Caribbean.
11.    Pacifica outreach committees must develop in coordination with the Spanish Language task force,  management and programming committees a well prepared promotional plan for such new programming as to guarantee self sustainability as much as possible.
12.    Management,  LSBs and parties involved will develop community forums with their respective communities to get the word out.
13.    IF there is any radio signal that needs programming because no collectives are formed yet, such programming can be elaborated and provided by other collectives from sister signals.
14.    National meetings to be planned among Spanish language programmers to be in well coordination and maintain programs improving.
15.    Every new programmer and volunteers MUST be totally willing to raise funds, work in collectives and be part of the of the National Association of Spanish Language programmers and volunteers which will be created to keep always good communications among the new programs.
16.    Existing programmers to provide workshops as needed for those collectives in need.

Audio: Barbara Jordan covered on Pacifica

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Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first southernblack female elected to the United States House of Representatives, and the first African-American woman to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous other honors. She was a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1978 to 1980.[1] On her death, she became the first African-American woman to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery.[2]

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Pacifica National Board meeting in LA, part of the schedule (Sat.?)

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FROM THE PNB SCHEDULE:

PNB motions:   Motion #2
The PNB Programming Committee recommends to the PNB that all action on the creation of “Program Councils” pursuant to a previous motion from the Programming Committee to the PNB, be held until after the Committee is able to receive and review information about station program operations (pursuant to motion passed by the Committee on 12/19/14) and provides recommendations to the PNB.

The provision of said feedback to the PNB will be a priority of the Committee and our expectation is that the report will be sent to the PNB by March 13, 2015.
Old Program Council Motion approved by 2012 PNB [Bolding of keywords in an attempt to enhance readability added by me, Sue}
The PNB directs the executive director to set up Program Councils as management committees, at each station.
The composition of the committee shall consist of 1/3 staff, selected by stv election, 1/3 members of the LSB, also selected by an stv election, and 1/3 listeners, approved jointly by the LSB and the Program Director by a procedure satisfactory to both.  Terms shall be for the maximum of 2 years, or for an LSB member, the term on the LSB, whichever is less.
The Program Councils shall serve to provide a collaborative nexus between the board, the listeners, the staff and the management of the station for the purpose of implementing the programming policies of the LSB and PNB.  Specifically, they shall have the power to review programs and vet new programs, including for compliance with the mission, and recommend changes to schedules. They shall also provide for adjudication of programming issues arising between programmers and management, where no other means of doing so exists.   They will set their own agendas in these regards.
Program directors will serve as non voting ex-officio members of the Program Councils.  The Programming Councils are charged with making recommendations to the Program Director.  If the program director declines to act on such recommendations, he/she shall report his/her reasons and respond to dialogue on the issue from the Council.  Such dialogue shall be made widely available to the listeners.  If consensus cannot be reached on a course of action between the Program Director and a majority of the Council, the Council can appeal the decision to the GM with a vote of 2/3 of its members.
All meetings of the Program Council will be in public session, with the exception of those that are required to be in Executive Session by the Pacifica Bylaws. The Council shall determine by majority vote whether any given meeting must be held as an Executive session.
(Passed in committee 7-0.)
Public Comment 10 minutes
12 noon Lunch
1 pm Board reconvenes

Spanish Language Task Force – 15 min.
IMPLEMENTATION: MOVED BY SPANISH LANG TASK FORCE
Taskforce Motion:
The SLTF urges the IED to direct GMs now to institute the Spanish Language Programming motion and to request a plan of action from GMs by March 15 and implementation by April 15, 2015.
Amendment to be made at the in-person meeting:
The date of action for this motion having passed, move to amend the date for the plan of action
1.    Time : after 6 am and before 9 pm
2.    By the PNB June 2015 meeting to be fully noticed to all radio station managers and PDs
3.    New Spanish language programming committees to be develop right after, no later than 1 week after PNB meeting AT ALL radio signals. Managers make the call for the formation of such committees thru PSAs, websites and thru community forums and organizations.
4.    To be implemented no later than Monday August 31 2015
5.    Be national, to say each radio station should have it
6.    “each weekday in the Spanish language” at least 5 hours additional to existing Spanish Language programming (some radio signals do not have any).
7.    New programming will vary according to the radio signal demographic and geographic, conditions, per example, in Los Angeles might be added to the existing strip of programming, in Washington (if no programming in Spanish is offered at this time) might have to be only at weekends (strips or blocks of programming)  or at any given best day during the week, so each station will decide as long as it is after 6 am and before 9 pm
8.    Each radio have to develop a committee (collectives) in charge of such programming and report to the PNB’s task force as to guarantee that such programming will be permanent.
9.    Brief introduction in English might be considered at certain signals.
10.      Must take in account women, African descent communities, programming for youth and by youth, indigenous, activists, alternative music or art programming, environmental issues, political movements around the continent or the world etc. alternative Health programming, Chicano Mexicano programming as well as Puerto Rican resistance, Central or south American issues, inmigration issues, black liberation movements. white supremacy, gender, race, neo colonialism, culture/art,  poverty, etc. news from all over Latin America with stringers in the USA as well as from Latin America and the Caribbean.
11.    Pacifica outreach committees must develop in coordination with the Spanish Language task force,  management and programming committees a well prepared promotional plan for such new programming as to guarantee self sustainability as much as possible.
12.    Management,  LSBs and parties involved will develop community forums with their respective communities to get the word out.
13.    IF there is any radio signal that needs programming because no collectives are formed yet, such programming can be elaborated and provided by other collectives from sister signals.
14.    National meetings to be planned among Spanish language programmers to be in well coordination and maintain programs improving.
15.    Every new programmer and volunteers MUST be totally willing to raise funds, work in collectives and be part of the of the National Association of Spanish Language programmers and volunteers which will be created to keep always good communications among the new programs.
16.    Existing programmers to provide workshops as needed for those collectives in need.

KPFK Local Station Board election schedule 6/15; Job Description 2007

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http://elections.pacifica.org/

2015 Election Calendar

Save the dates and mark your calendars for these important election dates.

Candidate Nominations Open: June 15th
Candidate Nominations Close: July 14th

Voter Date of Record: July 14th
You must be a member of Pacifica by this date to be eligible to vote. ($25+)

THEY SAY THE VOTING WILL BE ON LINE.

Ballots Mailed/Online Voting Begins: August 29th
Ballot Return Deadline/Online Voting Ends: October 22nd

Ballot Count & Election Certification: November 6th*
*if a station does not meet the required quorum, this date may be extended by up to 4 weeks

HERE’S A JOB DESCRIPTION FROM 2007

2007 KPFK Election Notice and Candidate Documents
Shorter version
If you or a friend may be interested in serving on the Local Station Board, please feel free to contact your Local Election Supervisor to get the information necessary to become an LSB candidate.

Candidacy materials are also available on the www.pacificafoundation/elections website. Be sure to register with your Local Election Supervisor to learn about upcoming candidate events.
Pacifica Network is the only U.S. radio network with a democratically-elected governance structure. Our noncommercial broadcasting is Listener-supported, and supported as well by more than 1000 staff members nationwide, most of them unpaid staff. This network has survived McCarthyite repression, investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee, and attacks from reactionary forces in this country.
The network is independent of government and corporate control, and thus is able to present unfettered public affairs programming as well as programs on music, the arts and humanities which are diverse and multi-cultural instead of profit driven.
This important network needs the support of all its listeners as never before. One part of that support is to become involved with the election of the Local Station Boards of each station.

Local Station Boards have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Actively reaching out to under-represented communities to help the station serve a diversity of all races, creeds, colors and nations, classes, genders and sexual orientations and ages. The Local Station Board is also directed to help build collaborative relations with organizations working for similar purposes.
  • Assisting the station in fundraising activities.
  • Conducting at least 2 Town Hall style meetings each year. These are devoted to hearing listeners’ views, needs, and concerns. Performing community needs assessments, or seeing to it that separate “Community Advisory Committees” are formed to do so.
  • Working with station management to ensure that station programming fulfills the purposes of the Foundation and is responsive to the diverse needs of the listeners (demographic) and communities (geographic) served by the station, and that station policies and procedures for making programming decisions and for program evaluation are working in a fair, collaborative and respectful manner to provide quality programming.
  • Reviewing and approving the radio station’s budget.
  • Screening and selecting a pool of candidates for the position of Program Director at each radio station. The General Manager must make a hire from this pool of candidates.
  • Writing annual evaluations on the job performances of the radio station’s General Manager and Program Director.
  • Screening and selecting a pool of candidates for the position of General Manager from which the Pacifica Foundation Executive Director (ED) must hire.
  • Ensuring that the station works diligently towards the goal of diversity in staffing at all levels and maintenance of a discrimination-free atmosphere in the workplace.

These Local Station Boards also have the following national responsibilities:

  • Electing 4 members to serve as directors of the Pacifica Foundation which manages the radio stations in New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles and Berkeley. The Local Station Board can recall these Foundation directors by a 2/3 vote.
  • The Local Station Board also appoints from its own membership representatives to serve on the committees of the National Foundation which review finances, programming, governance and other matters essential to the operation of the network.

Each individual member of a Local Station Board should expect to attend monthly board meetings and actively serve on Local Station Board committees.
If you are interested in running for these boards, or know folks who you feel would add to the quality of your station by being on the Local Station Board, you should note the following summary timetable for the elections.
 

KPFK, Pacifica, informative, and some embarrassing articles

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http://www.amazon.com/Uneasy-Listening-Pacifica-Radios-Civil/dp/1900355450
http://www.salon.com/2002/06/20/pacifica/
http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2013/09/26/why-free-speech-radio-news-is-dependent-on-pacifica/
http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2014/03/18/pacifica-board-fires-exec-dir-summer-reese-is-this-a-war-with-no-winner/
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814793827/reasonmagazineA/
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http://www.laweekly.com/news/left-wing-darling-pacifica-radio-is-sliding-into-the-abyss-4521218
http://www.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2014/03/24/ousted-pacifica-radio-executive-director-barricades-herself-in-kpfa-staffers-say-update
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_25417865/fired-director-refuses-leave-office-that-runs-berkeleys
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/business/media/pacifica-radio-fires-its-executive-director.html?_r=0

KPFK LSB committees members

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By a loyal Volunteer:
Just wanted to remind folk that ANYONE can attend and JOIN any LSB committee.  You do NOT need to be an elected LSB member to be invited to join the membership of a committee.
Committee membership is regulated by the chair and LSB member of the given committee.
The easiest way to join a committee is to attend the very first committee meeting after the beginning of a new calendar year.
A Volunteer asked me about this the other day so it occurred to me that we need to remind listeners and staff members that they can attend, and often join any LSB committee.
The next Finance Committee meeting is at the station at 7:00pm on Tuesday the 16th.

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KPFK’s Program Grid, 6/2/15, the whole thing at this time

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This is now, it’s always subject to change-

6-2-15 sched: I sort of got it to appear here:

Anyway the link is: http://www.kpfk.org/index.php/programs/programschedule#.VW5dts9Viko

The Car Show

Middle East In Focus

1 PM

KPFK 2015 Schedule

Note: Schedule subject to change without notice

AM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday AM
6 AM Democracy Now!
A national, daily, listener-sponsored, news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pacifica Radio’s flagship program.

Roots Music And Beyond
with

Rotating Hosts

Edna Tatum’s Gospel Classics
Gil Fears
6 AM
6:30 6:30
7 AM Morning Review 7 – 8 am 7 AM
7:30 Connect The Dots
Lila Garrett
Sojourner Truth
with Margaret Prescod
7:30
8 AM Uprising!
News and Public Affairs with Sonali Kolhatkar
Alternating:
Liberated Sisters
Alan Watts 8 AM
8:30 or

Think Outside The Cage

Anti-War Radio
Scott Horton
8:30
9 AM Democracy Now!
Current Affairs with Pacifica Host Amy Goodman
Rebroadcast of the 6 am Program
Hutchinson Report
Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Economic Update
Richard Wolff
9 AM
9:30 9:30
10 AM Letters and Politics

Mitch Jeserich

The Michael Slate Show Ralph Nader Radio Hour
Politics Or Pedagogy
World Focus
Blase Bonpane
10 AM
11 AM The Global Village
Music From Around The World and Around the Block
11 am – 1 pm
Freedom Now
w/Dedon
Background
Briefing

Ian Masters
11 AM
Noon Derek Rath Betto Arcos Yatrika
Shah-Rais
John
Schneider

Sergio
Mielniczenko
Spotlight Africa The Insighters
Maria Armoudian
Noon
12:30 12:30
PM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday PM
1 PM
Community Calendar 12:57 to 1:00 pm M – F
Inner Vision
Meri Ka Ra/Brother Yaw
Inner Vision

with Nita Vallens

The Aware Show
withLisa Garr
The Aware Show
withLisa Garr
Sounds
Of Transformation

Michael Beckwith
1:30 Access College 1:30
2 PM Thom Hartmann
Due to licensing issues we do not archive this program
Thom Hartmann
Due to licensing issues we do not archive this program
Arts in Review with Julio Martinez

Pacifica Performance Showcase

Rhapsody In Black

with Bill Gardner

Reggae Central
Chuck Foster
2 PM
2:30 2:30
3 PM Deadline LA

SWANA Region Radio

Feminist Magazine The BradCast
with Brad Friedman
The Lawyers Guild
Jim Lafferty
Jimmy Dore Rhapsody In Black (cont) 3 PM
3:30 3:30
4 PM Strategy Session
Antonio Gonzalez
Voices from the Frontline
Eric Mann
Jon Wiener Truthdig Radio Pocho Hour of Power Afro-Dicia
D.J. Nnamdi
Melting Pot with
Michael Barnes
4 PM
4:30 4:30
5 PM Background Briefing – Ian Masters Beneath The Surface
with
Suzi Weissman
5 PM
5:57pm Community Calendar (Rebroadcast from 12:57 pm) 5:57pm
PM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday PM
6:00 Pacifica News *Canto Sin Fronteras
Tanya Torres
Folk Scene
Roz Larman
6:00
6:30 Evening Public Affairs 7 – 9 pm Re:Work formerly
Labor Review
6:30
7 PM
IMRU

Beautiful Struggle/

Beautiful Struggle Collective

Digital Village
L.A Theater Works Alternating:
SoulRebel Radio –David Feldman
7:30 On Resistace Radio
7 PM
8:00 Flip The Script
riKu Matsuda

American Indian Airwaves
LA Review of Books Temple Of Hip-Hop
KRS-One
or 

The John-Leslie Brown Show

*Canto Tropical

Kathy Diaz

HEADROOM

Barry Smolin
8:00
8:30 Indy Media on Air Treasures Of The West / 
Poet’s Cafe
9:30
9 PM Programas En Español

Informativo Pacifica 9 – 9:30

9 PM
9:30 Perspectiva de las Americas Voces de Libertad Contragolpe
Ruben Luengas
Nuestra Voz 9:30
10:00 One Track Mind
Kristi Lomax

Travel Tips for Aztlan 

Mark Torres
Adventures In Stereo with J.Rocc 10:00
10:30
Contacto Ancestral

Insurgencia Femenina Encuentros
Gregorio Luke
10:30
11 PM Suplemento Comunitario Noticiero Pacifica Enfoque Latino 11 PM
11:30 Caminando por Mesoamerica Centroamerica Sin Censura Noticiero Pacifica Líneas abiertas 11:30
AM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday AM
Mid-
night

Something’s Happening with Roy of Hollywood http://www.somethingshappening.com

Information on the Cutting Edge
Mon – Thurs Midnight – 6 AM

Truth Seekas
DJ Santana
My Side Of The City
Steve Martín

RISE

Mark Maxwell

Mid-
night
12:30 Spoken arts on human potential, spirituality, creativity.

(First Mondays are old time radio nights) plus Thom Hartmann Program

Featuring
Spoken Arts on Health, Psychology, plus Thom Hartmann Program and public affairs.DogNoir
Dave Emory’s ‘For the Record,’
Eben Rey’s “Project Next,” politics, public affairs, news from the future, plus Thom Hartmann Program.
Alan Watts, Shinzen Young, Jack Gariss, Krishnamurti, Caroline Casey.

(First Thursday nights are women’s nights)
plus Thom Hartmann Program.

12:30
1 AM Breakbeats

and Rhymes

1 AM
2 AM Soundwaves
Abraham Beltan
2 AM
3 AM Stairway To Heaven
Teddy Angelo
3 AM
4 AM
Aziatic Rhythmz
TBA 4 AM
5 AM 5 AM
5:30 Counterspin

FAIR

5:30
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Schedule Guide: Music Programming Health & Spirituality En Español
This Schedule Subject To Change Without Notice

Shows currently on Hiatus: Free Forum with Terry McNally
Explorations, Ring Of Fire RadioAxis Of Justice Radio, Bibliocracy

Experience Talks also hosts their own weekly podcasts [ here ]

Online Programming –
Bike Talk
DogNoir
 Feel, Think and Grow Show
GoHarrison w/Harrison
The Out Agenda
Ukulele Spotlight
Samm Brown’s For The Record

KPFK’s Something’s Happening show with Roy of Hollywood

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The Something’s Happening, Roy of Hollywood show, the highest-moneymaking, in the country, highest-audience from midnight to 6 am show, (except maybe Coast to Coast), on KPFK for 43 years, bringing a full-featured selection of material from political to health and spirituality, women’s issues, old radio and more.  He usually plays Thom Hartmann with Bernie Sanders from 4-6 am.

Here’s a very brief listing:

Spoken arts on human potential, spirituality, creativity.

(First Mondays are old time radio nights) plus Thom Hartmann Program

Featuring
Spoken Arts on Health, Psychology, plus Thom Hartmann Program and public affairs.DogNoir
Dave Emory’s ‘For the Record,’
Eben Rey’s “Project Next,” politics, public affairs, news from the future, plus Thom Hartmann Program.
Alan Watts, Shinzen Young, Jack Gariss, Krishnamurti, Caroline Casey.

(First Thursday nights are women’s nights)
plus Thom Hartmann Program.

12:30
1 AM

Pictured on left in 1985 KPFK paper Folio/program guide.

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Roy & Elliot Mintz, who had a great ’60s show with Roy and called Tehran and spoke to the takers of the embassy.  See article on Mintz.

KPFK’s, KPFA’s Sonali Kolhatkar, Uprising Show

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“Your recent interview with Selma James was wonderful. Every progressive needs to hear what she has to say. Google CLR James for interesting history about the Caribbean everyone.”

Uprising is a daily news program produced at KPFK Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles. We cover hard news and politics from an unabashedly progressive perspective….
YOUTUBE.COM
“I was just nominated for the fourth year in a row for best Radio Anchor at the LA Press Club Awards – fourth time’s a charm? Also, for the first time, Best radio Talk/Public Affairs, and most excitingly, Best TV Anchor. More nominations still to be announced….” http://www.lapressclub.org/…/Docum…/SoCal_Finalists_2015.pdf
LAPRESSCLUB.ORG

Pacifica subcarriers were deregulated in 1983

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When the subcarriers were deregulated in 1983, ours were marketed and leased for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subsidiary_communications_authority

“Subsidiary Communications Authorization” is the United States Federal Communications Commission‘s official designation for this type of service. SCA was deregulated in 1983; since then, both AM and FM licensed broadcast stations have been allowed to use subcarriers in the United States in general without requiring separate authority; authorization is only required for some uses which are still otherwise regulated, such as common carrier or Land Mobile Radio Service transmissions.[1] The fidelity (bandwidth) of SCA channels on FM is generally quite limited compared to that of the main program material.”Kpfktransmitter99%

This money went and goes, to our Foundation.

KPFK’s Lila Garrett (Connect the Dots show) background

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Anne Meara and I won the Writers Guild Award together in 1983 for a TV movie called THE OTHER WOMAN. We not only co-wrote it, I produced it and Anne starred in it. She was “the other woman”. it was a romantic comedy in which Hal Linden, a man in his 50s marries a girl in her 20’s. They have so little in common he takes on a mistress his own age. Anne! It was a delightful romantic comedy, one of my favorite projects of all time. Later I directed her in ARCHIE BUNKER’S PLACE, (with Carol O’Connor) her first episode in that series. Great again! We remained close friends. Anne made everyone’s life richer. She had a great sense of humor, not only about the world, but about herself. She was a rare woman, loved by all who knew her. Good night sweet Anne. Lila
[Lila wrote for Hollywood and even for ‘toons.]

(Friends, feel free to share.)

Lila Garrett's photo.

Monday morning at 7-8AM tune in (KPFK 90.7 fm)
or log on: http://archive.kpfk.org/index.php?shokey=ctd
Lila Garrett’s CONNECT THE DOTS

We acknowledge Memorial Day with a look at America’s ever expanding arms industry. Then we look at the good news….the expanding grassroots action against corporate takeover.

ROBERT WEISSMAN, President of the progressive Public Citizen opposing Fast Track, the TPP Trans (Pacfic Partnership) plus the movement to end dark money in politics.

RICK MANNING, President of the conservative
“Am. for Limited Government”, also in opposition to Fast Track and the TPP, but for different reasons.

TODD DARLING, Producer/Director of the new documentary OCCUPY THE FARM on the urban food justice revolution by the grassroots vs. the food takeover by Monsanto, GMOs & uncontrolled industrial farming.

Lila Garrett (Host of CONNECT THE DOTS)
KPFK 90.7 FM in LA; 98.7 Santa Barbara; 93.7 San Diego;
99.5 China Lake
Link to my program page
http://www.kpfk.org/…/programs/67-connect-the-dots-with-lil…
Link to my podcasts
http://archive.kpfk.org/index.php?shokey=ctd
Each show is online for three months.

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KPFK pending Local Station Board elections start June 15, ’15

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Zuberi is ex officio as iGM, John P Garry is non-voting as secretary. Tej Grewall (staff) is chair, Jim Lafferty (staff) is vice-chair. I [Michael Novick] am treasurer. John Wenger, the longest currently serving member will term out in august and be replaced by one of the runners-up from the 2010 election (last one that achieved quorum). Elections will begin approximately June 15 with opening of nominations. Date of record for membership and close of nomination period is July 14. Candidates will be certified and campaign will begin by some time in August, we will be using e-voting this time to economize. The entire board is up for election this time, 18 listener and 6 staff seats because there was no quorum in 2012 and no election in 2013. So we will elect 8 listeners to a 3 yr term and 8 to a 1 year term (and have another election next year); ditto 3 staff to a 3 yr term and 3 to a 1yr term, with another election next year.

Correction: We will elect 9 listeners to one year terms, and 9 to three-year terms, not 8 each as I wrote in the original message (9+9=18 total listeners+6 total staff+24 members of LSB). Sorry, please correct it if you forward

On 14 May 2015 at 16:22, Michael Novick wrote:

Available among other places at kpftx.org, if you click on the date of the meeting on the monthly calendar, you can click on a link to committee members:

Chuck AndersonKPFK,Ankine AntaramKPFK staff, Rodrigo ArguetaKPFK staff, Fred BlairKPFK, Lydia BrazonKPFK, Steven BrooksKPFK, Christopher CondonKPFK, John CromshowKPFK staff, Anyel Zuberi FieldsKPFK, Luis Garcia y AyvensKPFK, John P. Garry III SecretarynonvoteKPFK, Aryana GladneyKPFK, Tej GrewallKPFK staff, Kim KaufmanKPFK, Fred KlunderKPFK, Jim LaffertyKPFK staff, Chipasha LuchembeKPFK, Brenda MedinaKPFK, Dutch MerrickKPFK, Michael NovickKPFK, John ParkerKPFK, Steve PrideKPFK staff, Lawrence ReyesKPFK, Ron SpriestersbachKPFK, John WengerKPFK, Lamont YeakeyKPFK

Los Angeles County Demographics

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part of:  Los Angeles County, California, US Census 2014

Los Angeles County, California

[bolding by me]  [note KPFK’s listening area is much larger than this]

Want more? Browse data sets for Los Angeles County
People QuickFacts Los Angeles County California
Population definition and source info Population, 2014 estimate 10,116,705 38,802,500
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 9,818,664 37,254,503
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1 definition and source info Population, percent change – April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 3.0% 4.2%
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 9,818,605 37,253,956
Persons under 5 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years, percent, 2014 6.4% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years, percent, 2014 22.8% 23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2014 12.2% 12.9%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2014 50.7% 50.3%
White alone, percent definition and source info White alone, percent, 2014 (a) 71.3% 73.2%
Black or African American alone, percent definition and source info Black or African American alone, percent, 2014 (a) 9.2% 6.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2014 (a) 1.5% 1.7%
Asian alone, percent definition and source info Asian alone, percent, 2014 (a) 14.8% 14.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2014 (a) 0.4% 0.5%
Two or More Races, percent definition and source info Two or More Races, percent, 2014 2.9% 3.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent definition and source info Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2014 (b) 48.4% 38.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent definition and source info White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2014 26.8% 38.5%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent definition and source info Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 86.4% 84.2%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 35.1% 27.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 56.8% 43.7%

KPFT was bombed off the air twice by the KKK, recognition

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KPFT was bombed (for the first time) 45 years ago this week 5/11/15

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Three Klansman were arrested in the bombing. Jimmy Dale Hutto of Pasadena, the only person to stand trial in the bombings, was arrested on his way to California, where he allegedly planned to blow up KPFT’s sister stations KPFA in Berkeley and KPFK in Los Angeles. Hutto was convicted in 1971 and sent to prison. The other two suspects testified for the government and never stood trial.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/KPFT-was-bombed-for-the-first-time-45-years-ago-6256126.php

KPFK Manager

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I have to say I’m appalled by the letting go of the manager at KPFK.  It’s not appropriate for this blog.  If you want further info please email me at 3rd1000Yrs@gmail.com
We toasted Zuberi Fields iGM on his departure, faces blurred because I don’t have their permissions now.
There were lots more but I couldn’t get everyone in to this picture, or this room.

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Audio: Pacifica Radio Archives Rosa Parks 1956

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DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Pacifica Foundation website nor an official website of any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio). Opinions and facts alleged on this site belong to the author(s) of the website only and should NOT be assumed to be true or to reflect the editorial stance or policy of the Pacifica Foundation, or any of the five Pacifica Radio Stations (KPFA Radio, KPFK Radio, KPFT Radio, WBAI Radio, WPFW Radio), or the opinions of its management, Pacifica National Board, station staff or other listener members.
Interview by KPFA’s Sidney Rogers.  [Can jump to 3:42 to skip intro.]

 

Audio: KPFK’s Elliot Mintz, etc. Pacifica Radio Archives highlights

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This week on From the Vault, we present highlights from the Pacifica Radio Archives 12 Annual National Broadcast on November 19th and 20th 2013. Live guests include Comedian Lily Tomlin, Media consultant Elliot Mintz, Truth Dig’s Robert Scheer, audio from Howard Zinn, Nuyorican Cafe Co-founder Reverend Pedro Pietri, Dr. Helen Caldicott,  Michio Kaku.

Pacifica Radio Archives
3729 Cahuenga Boulevard West
North Hollywood, CA 91604
Phone: 818-506-1077 or 800-735-0230
Fax: 818-506-1084 Shawn Dellis
shawn@pacificaradioarchives.org
800-735-0230 x 261 – See more at: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/contact-us#sthash.tnNO786c.dpuf

Notes: There are 4 main segments highlights in this program:

Elliott Mintz, legendary underground late-night host in the ’60s & early ’70s, on KPFK’s Something’s Happening, about calling to Embassy in Tehran to the kidnappers during the Iran Hostage Crisis, John & Yoko, and the times.  He is known for his work on The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006), Headshop (1971) and Imagine: John Lennon (1988).  In the 1970s he became a spokesperson for John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and took on many other A-list musicians and actors as clients. On KPFK he spoke to the ’60s youth and their issues.

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Link & Article-KPFK’s host & activist Margaret Prescod-Sojourner Truth show

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http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/04/27/how-the-grim-sleeper-got-away-with-killing-las-black-women.html

Excerpt:  News / World

How the ‘Grim Sleeper’ got away with killing L.A.’s black women

A former garbage collector, Lonnie Franklin Jr., goes on trial in June for 10 murders. But did the Grim Sleeper kill even more?

It took 30 years before America woke up to what Margaret Prescod was yelling about.

For three decades, the black activist had been raising the alarm that someone was killing black women in South Central Los Angeles and no one listened — not police, not prosecutors, not anybody in power.

At local rallies and protests, Prescod had screamed

“Black lives matter” decades before a police officer shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last year, and before teenager Trayvon Martin was gunned down by a white man in Florida in 2012.

Prescod estimates at least 200 African-American women are missing and as many as 100 have been killed on the streets of South Central, an impoverished, gang-ridden part of Los Angeles.

Outrage erupted in the black community when it was rumoured police had labelled the crimes as NHI — “no humans involved.”

“This is a community of colour. A mainly black community, increasingly Latino, but certainly when these murders began it was a predominantly black neighbourhood,” says Prescod.

Women's rights activist Margaret Prescod seen at a 2008 news conference. She campaigned for years for authorities to do more to find the Grim Sleeper.

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Women’s rights activist Margaret Prescod seen at a 2008 news conference. She campaigned for years for authorities to do more to find the Grim Sleeper.

“There was, recently, a young white West Virginian college student who went missing and I can tell you, there were daily updates on Google News, on all the major media outlets about her. But how is it possible that you can have this many women missing in South Central L.A., in a relatively small area, and it seems not to matter?” Prescod says.

“I’m not putting down the investigation on the white West Virginian woman. She had a right to that. But so did these women. . . . These women weren’t all school teachers or nurses. The mantle of respectability was kind of ripped off, but what does that matter? These are someone’s daughters and sisters.”

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Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition struck the Yemeni cities of Aden and Ibb early today despite a previous claim by Riyadh that it had ended its nearly month-long operation. Saudi officials said Wednesday they will limit their military role in Yemen but continue to respond to Houthi attacks. Human Rights Watch, meanwhile, reports Saudi Arabia appears to have deliberately bombed a humanitarian aid warehouse run by Oxfam that contained supplies to facilitate access to clean water for thousands of households. The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned the humanitarian situation in Yemen is “catastrophic.” Click here for the listen to the program


This is an eco-friendly, water conserving car wash. We’re using a high quality, BonAire non-wasteful hose nozzle and will of course be careful with our precious water. And remember that dozens of cars getting washed in one location is better than individual home washing!Together we’ll be keeping your machine clean and keeping the brilliant shine of people powered radio on the air and online.

This Sudsy Saturday special benefit will also feature a live broadcast starting at 1PM with (what else?) the “Car Show” with Art Gould and Dave Kunz, followed at 2PM by Bill Gardner who’ll be revving up “Rhapsody in Black.”

Plus we’ll have a guitar signed by all the members of Los Lobos that we’ll be raffling off and special guests will be dropping by and driving through.
So tune in to 90.7 FM or cruise down to 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West in North Hollywood on Saturday, April 25th from 12:30 to 4:30pm in the KPFK parking lot for the KPFK Car Wash Fundraiser!
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Drop off your old TV, Computer or other eligible electronic device while you are here! Bring us your old, broken and outdated: TV’s VCR’s / DVD players, Computers, Ink Cartridges, Laptops Radios, Monitors, Stereos, Holiday Lights, Cell Phones, Printers, Small Electric Appliances, Game Consoles, Fax Machines, Ink Cartridges, CD’s w/o the Cases.

When you think about celebrating Earth Week, KPFK hopes you’re thinking of ways that you can reduce your environmental impact on the planet. Did you know that millions of tons of iron and steel enters the recycling stream because of how easy it is to separate from other materials? When you decide to donate your car, you’re not only doing something great KPFK, but you’re helping to take a car (or other vehicle) that may be producing harmful emissions off the road and into the steel recycling process. Click here for more information

TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER PREMIERES
TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER is a shocking investigation of Lonnie Franklin Jr., arrested in 2010 as the alleged perpetrator of a 25-year killing spree in South Central Los Angeles in which he may have murdered more than 100 victims – most of them young, African-American women marginalized by addiction and poverty. Critically acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield reveals the lack of action by the Los Angeles police force, who found the link between Franklin and the murders not through painstaking detective work, but by accident, and gives voice to a neglected community that has survived despite the odds, ultimately conveying a sense of grave injustice that extends well beyond this case. KPFK will host a free screening the premier night of April 27 with Margaret Prescod and Nick Broomfield.

When you decide to donate your car, you’re not only doing something great KPFK, but you’re helping to take a car (or other vehicle) that may be producing harmful emissions off the road and into the steel recycling process. Click here for more information

The John-Leslie Brown Show

John-Leslie Brown, the son of the world renowned motivational speaker, Les Brown will be hosting a new talk radio show on KPFK. Tonight from 8-10PM. John-Leslie Brown is a highly sought after motivational speaker and Hip Hop artist with a unique ability to deliver life changing and passionate messages of inspiration which transcend cultural and generational boundaries.

The John-Leslie Brown Show is a high energy upbeat and uplifting radio show that combines passionate public speaking with a unique style of Hip Hop Music. This show will not only play the type of music that will move you, it is custom designed to inspire you to maximize your skills, talents and abilities. John-Leslie will fill the airwaves with insightful interviews from new artists & premier new content with some of the most influential voices of our time. With listener support, this show will bridge the communication gap between the leaders from yesterday and the new leaders of today. Tune in tonight at 8PM
KPFK’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) is the local group mandated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting charged with assessing and reporting the needs of the community served by KPFK to the governing board and management of KPFK.

The purpose of the needs assessment is to help inform the governing board and the station management about ways our community radio broadcast can better serve the community through programming. Members are appointed by the Local Station Board, but participation is open to all community members. Meetings are held at least quarterly and often monthly at the radio station or in a neighborhood of our signal area. Meetings are noticed two weeks in advance of the meeting date, and are open to the public.

KPFK’s Community Advisory Board meets on Saturday, May 2, 2015 11:30 AM PT and is open to the public.  For more information about CAB email Dave at cab@kfpk.org

Location:  3729 Cahuenga Blvd West, North Hollywood, CA 91604
Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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Adi Gevins is a San Francisco Bay Area-based radio documentarian who has been referred to as the “fairy godmother of community radio”.[1] She has won an Ohio State Award[citation needed], an American Bar Association Silver Gavel[citation needed], numerous Golden Reels from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters[citation needed], and two George Foster Peabody Awards[citation needed] (with Laurie Garrett for “Science Story” in 1978, and with SoundVision for The DNA Files in 2000), considered the highest accolade one can receive in journalism.  Much of her work has been done for the Pacifica Radio station KPFA in Berkeley, California, including “One Billion Seconds Later”, which won the Ohio State Award and “Me and My Shadow”, a documentary about Cointelpro‘s infiltration of the New Left. She served as executive producer for the celebrated public radio documentary series, “The Bill of Rights Radio”.

Kris Welch Day is coming up in Berkeley.