Historic Broadcast of Orwell’s 1984 ~ The Time Is Right

George Orwell’s novel 1984 was written as a warning. He would be shocked to know that many of his fictional horrors are being realized today. KPFA and Pacifica air a 15-hour marathon broadcast of 1984 on Tuesday, June 27th, for the first time since the original broadcast in 1975.The classic cover-to-cover reading is by blacklisted writer Charles … Continued



KPFA’s Resistance Round Up

Check here for a listing of upcoming protests, marches and actions in the Bay Area and Beyond   Monday, May 1st, 2017 (May Day)   Concord Concord Unite! March for housing, immigrant, and worker justice! Keep hard working Concord families together and safe. Gather: 4 pm — Meadow Homes Park March: 5 pm Rally: 6 pm — Todos Santos Plaza   … Continued



Sing Out features Berkeley High School Jazz Combo: The Girls & Pepe

The Next Sing Out on March 1st at 10pm, kicks off Women’s History Month with a hot live performance by the almost-all-girl Berkeley High School jazz combo: The Girls & Pepe. Hosted by Larry Kelp. The jazz combo is (from left):  Pepe Tekpa, Camille Kuo,  Yuki Nagase, Kyra Teigen and Mabel Smith. Not pictured: pianist Anna Bettendorf.  



Coretta Scott King’s Full Letter on Jeff Sessions

Full text of Coretta Scott King’s letter detailing her opposition to the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General in Alabama, March 1986. Elizabeth Warren was banned from speaking after attempting to read this letter on the Senate floor. She did read the letter in full outside the senate chambers on a video which has … Continued


Nation Magazine honors Mitch Jeserich

The Nation Magazine has named Letters & Politics, MOST VALUABLE RADIO SHOW on their Progressive Honor Roll for 2016. Congratulations to Mitch for the well deserved recognition! Here’s what the Nation had to say about the show: Veteran broadcaster Mitch Jeserich started a radio program called Letters From Washington to chronicle the first 100 days of … Continued


Thank You! In This Season Of Giving and Joy!

The Holidays Are A Time For Giving. We realize that there are many organizations deserving of your donation. Yet your support of KPFA will make a meaningful difference in the difficult years ahead. Donate today and partner with us in our mission to provide our community of listeners unfiltered news, in-depth analysis and presenting progressive … Continued


What a year!

In 2016 we faced a financial storm system that shook us to our foundation.  We even lost our station antenna and almost had to discontinue our full broadcast schedule of locally produced programs. Then came the election and its aftermath of fear, anxiety and confusion. As the New Year approaches there will be trouble ahead. … Continued


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