PNB Uncensored – Streaming Now

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Berkeley-The special meeting on finances called by board members Jan Goodman, Jonathan Alexander, Grace Aaron and Bill Crosier is now streaming at kpftx.org, the independent server that once served as KPFT-In-Exile when the Pacifica membership community was rebelling against another bad board 17 years ago.

You can listen live here. Click on the listen now on the upper left side below the leaf image. A full length audio archive as well as a highlights reel will be available after the meeting.  Continue reading PNB Uncensored – Streaming Now

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Lydia’s Scorecard

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Berkeley-Independent national board members Grace Aaron, Jan Goodman, Jonathan Alexander and Bill Crosier have called for another special meeting on finances. Board chair Tony Norman announced he was unilaterally cancelling the July 28th meeting in advance and board secretary Janet Kobren cancelled the posted meeting notices. But Houston listener rep Bill Crosier indicated in a public email that the called meeting would occur despite their actions. “The meeting is still on and will happen, regardless of whether you continue, in your childish manner,  to cancel the meeting listing on the kpftx calendar. I wish you would be willing to cooperate, but we’re going to have the meeting on July 28, whether you like it or not”. Continue reading Lydia’s Scorecard

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No Talking Or Else – Part II

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As a financial meltdown continues to endanger the Pacifica Foundation, emails demonstrate national board officers have been spending their time  cancelling meeting notices.

Board chair Tony Norman, whose station (Washington’s WPFW) does not have sufficient funds in the bank to meet the month-end payroll,  unilaterally canceled a special board meeting on the financial crisis called by Crosier and LA board members Grace Aaron, Jan Goodman and Jonathan Alexander for July 28th. Continue reading No Talking Or Else – Part II

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Never Mind

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Berkeley-Recovering from a brief 15-minute flirtation with taking action to address the financial crisis, interim executive director Lydia Brazon ignored  a unanimous vote from the board of directors and didn’t pay for the audit. The motion  instructed her to use last week’s $50,000 bequest to KPFK to get the 2014 audit report released, and then use the 2014 audit  to take out a loan on the national office building and pay a long list of pressing items.  Didn’t happen. Continue reading Never Mind

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Better Pay The Audit

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Berkeley-After a literal slew of “special meetings on finances”, the Pacifica National Board finally came to the conclusion they had to pay the fiscal year 2014 audit fee – 22 months after the end of that fiscal year. At a few minutes to midnight, in a bit of a hysterical rush, they agreed to snatch money from anywhere in the network they could find it, starting with a $50,000 bequest gift to KPFK that reportedly came in just a few days ago. The motion was amended repeatedly, most significantly to authorize another grab for a $38,000 payment to the contractor for the board elections. The total amount will range from $68,000 to $117,000, depending on what portion of the $67,000 remaining balance due on the audit fee will be enough to pry the audit from the unpaid audit firm. The motion may have been motivated by the looming August 11 deadline on the third extension of board liability insurance that protects the assets of board members from litigation directed at Pacifica.

The network’s financial crisis is summarized in this bullet point list prepared for the Pacfica National Board. Continue reading Better Pay The Audit

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Help Make the 2016 Board Elections Successful

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Help Make the 2016 Local Station Board Elections Successful
All 5 Pacifica stations are in the midst of another election cycle.

Many feel this election is our last chance for Pacifica.

PLEASE VOTE!

You are an eligible voter if you donated at least $25 between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Fund drive donations and monthly memberships do count.

Voters should receive online ballots August 15, 2016 if the station has your email address. All voters should receive a paper ballot by USPS in mid-to-late August.

Election Calendar:

Ballots Mailed/Online Voting Begins: August 15, 2016 (9:00am)

Ballot Return Deadline/Online Voting Ends: September 30, 2016 (11:59pm in your own time zone)

If you are not signed up for Pacifica in Exile email blasts,  please sign up now on the website home page at pacificainexile.org

YOU CAN HELP US THE MOST BY ASKING YOUR FRIENDS IF THEY HAVE DONATED to a Pacifica station. If they wish to receive our recommended candidate slates, go to PacificaInExile.org and add their name and email address to the section “Subscribe to get Pacifica in Exile via email”.

If you donated, but don’t receive an online ballot August 15th, or for any ballot related question at any station, you can contact King Reilly, a KPFK member, for assistance at kingreilly@roadrunner.com

 

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.

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The Secret Underwriters

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In a “special meeting on fundraising” by Pacifica’s national finance committee that is unlike any fundraising meeting you have ever heard before,  Siegel-Brazonite Adriana Casenave hurls accusations of secret underwriters and payroll slush funds at the financially-troubled radio network her faction has controlled since a March 2014 coup.

Perhaps the moral of the story is the better you know the board majority, the less you trust them.

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Minority of Zero?

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Berkeley-The Pacifica national board will be meeting this evening at 5:30pm Pacific in the middle of a financial crisis getting worse every day. Their top two priorities per the meeting agenda: delegate elections (i.e. their own seats) and witch hunt punishments for the board minority and the organization’s chief financial officer for holding an emergency meeting on finances on June 26th. Yep, those are the top two items on the agenda, with the witch hunt also scheduled to continue in the executive session behind closed doors.

Continue reading Minority of Zero?

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Crackdown During Breakdown

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Berkeley-The emergency PNB meeting on finances with the CFO went off as planned on June 26th, despite attempts to block it. You can listen to the full 90 minute audio here. CFO Sam Agarwal’s written report prepared for the meeting can be read here. A shorter (28 mins) audio segment with selections from the meeting can be heard here. Continue reading Crackdown During Breakdown

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