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Pacifica Elections 2015: Guide from Grace Aaron

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This twelve-minute video contains an explanation by 2009 IED Grace Aaron on the Pacifica elections process and how you can participate. The audio originally aired on “Connect the Dots”, an LA public affairs program hosted by Lila Garrett, and is now available on Youtube with added graphics.

While some of the information is LA-specific, much of it is applicable to the elections in all 5 signal areas and we highly recommend watching and sharing.

Remember, the membership deadline is July 14th, so if you have not pledged in the last year, please do so at your station’s website before July 14th. A pledge of $25 or more will earn you a vote.

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Security Camera Clips – Ian Johnston Incident at KPFK

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These are clips from the security camera in the lobby of Pacifica’s Los Angeles station detailing the before, during and after an incident of physical handling of a staff member by a board member, who was later suspended and then removed from the board and banned from the station.

New manager Leslie Radford, a factional crony of Johnston’s has “rescinded” the ban, introducing safety and security concerns for several KPFK employees.

These are three clips from the same 34 minute long security camera film. Date and time checks are on the video clips. This first one is a few minutes prior to the physical encounter with KPFK IT director Jonathan Alexander, an employee for more than 8 years. The second details the incident itself and the third is shortly afterwards.

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The Attorney General Audit And The Real Emergency

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by Bill Crosier

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 good intentions by a lot of people, have been a miserable failure in producing functional boards. Of course, people who like things the way they are now will be afraid of what the AG may find or what the AG may do, and are undoubtedly thinking about how they can convince the AG to leave Pacifica alone and let them continue fiddling while Rome burns. Continue reading The Attorney General Audit And The Real Emergency

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No Indictment for Darren Wilson? Why Not Preempt and Throw Open the Phones?

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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.

Continue reading No Indictment for Darren Wilson? Why Not Preempt and Throw Open the Phones?

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Think Globally, Report Locally

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From the San Francisco Green Party to KPFA General Manager Quincy McCoy, KPFA Staff, and the KPFA Local Station Board:

The San Francisco Green Party joins the San Francisco Labor Council, the Gray Panthers, ILWU Local 10, East Bay Veterans for Peace, Sonoma County Veterans for Peace, ILWU Local 10, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, the Richmond Progressive Alliance, and the Golden Gate Letter Carriers in calling for restoration of the KPFA Morning Mix to its 8 am weekday hour. “Think globally, act locally” is as relevant today as it was in 1915, when Scots biologist, sociologist, and town planner Patrick Geddes wrote Cities in Evolution.  “We need locally produced, locally relevant programming to help us make specific connections between our daily lives and politics and those of the international community and the planet.” Continue reading Think Globally, Report Locally

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Richmond Progressive Alliance Supports Morning Mix

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The Richmond Progressive Alliance has voted to express its support for keeping the Morning Mix in the Drive Time at 8 am on KPFA.  Their decision was announced by Marilyn Langlois at a meeting of KPFA’s local station board on June 14, 2014. Continue reading Richmond Progressive Alliance Supports Morning Mix

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