On the Deck, KPFA Announcements for May 2022

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and it’s time for our Spring Fund Drive. We highlight some donors who have contributed to KPFA. And we’ve started live streaming news on our social media platforms and will do ON THE DECK Weekly Recaps on Tuesdays. Check out past On the Deck shows, here.

Happy Birthday KPFA!

KPFA will be 73 years old on Friday, April 15th and we will be having a one day Birthday Drive.  We will have phone lines open that day. KPFA was launched in 1949 by conscientious objectors, pacifists against war. KPFA was founded with the idea that putting out information without the influence of commercial advertising … Continued

On the Deck, KPFA Announcements for April 2022

Welcome to On the Deck, your monthly roundup for news and events at KPFA! This month, KPFA celebrates its 73rd birthday on April 15, 2022. We also have several virtual events in April: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 7:00 PM PST – Shawn Levy & Debi Durst – In on the Joke: The Original Queens of … Continued

KPFA General Manager Report March 19th, 2022

I will be meeting with our Health & Safety Committee in three days to renew our discussions on the lower-risk options to slowly reopen the station. Our discussion will entail ways that we can manage guests, monitor vaccination status, maintain masking indoors, continue our “if sick, stay home” policy, and other challenges and realities of … Continued

Craneway Craft Fair: 50th Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit

Join us for the Craneway Craft Fair – 50th Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit. Peruse high quality, handmade goods from your favorite California artists and craftspeople at the beautiful Craneway Pavilion on Richmond’s historic waterfront. Admission: $12 ages 18-64, $10 Seniors & People with Disabilities, Youth Free The 2021 winter Craneway Craft Fair will take place … Continued

Tickets on Sale Now for the Black Women’s Blues Festival!

Featuring The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Lady Bianca, Kito Kamili, Theresa Harris, poet Avotcja, and a special tribute to Sugar Pie DeSanto Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-womens-blues-festival-tickets-162368248803 Freight & Salvage Sunday August 22, 2-6pm Live in-person, video livestream, KPFA live radio broadcast Black Women’s Blues Festival celebrates powerful, pioneering Black women of the blues. Showcasing legendary artists, … Continued

Upcoming Online KPFA Events in the Month of June

Thanks to all our wonderful supporters, the KPFA Spring fund-drive was a huge success and we are now ready to get back into the swing of things this summer. Throughout the month of June, we have several amazing online events for you to check out. Spanning a wide range of topics and perspectives, the following … Continued

An Antidote for Fear

From New York to Atlanta to the Bay Area attacks on Asian Americans persist. Across the country, Asian Americans wake up each morning feeling unsafe and fearful. Racism is real in America. Xenophobia is real in America. KPFA supports the peaceful protesters, Asian and African Americans, Latinos and white people who have taken to the … Continued

“She’s a Disaster”: Imani Gandy on Amy Coney Barrett and the Supreme Court

https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/KPFAscotusimani.mp3   Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) is Senior Editor of Law and Policy for Rewire News Group. She also co-hosts the podcast Boom! Lawyered. On this segment from Upfront, Gandy talks about Amy Coney Barrett, who she is, her dominionist and fundamentalist politics, and why she would be a “disaster” for progressive causes while in power.