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


LEGENDARY KPFA BROADCASTER WILLIAM MANDEL DIES AT AGE 99  

  William Marx “Bill” Mandel was a long-time KPFA broadcaster, left-wing political activist and author, best known as a Soviet expert, died on Thanksgiving.  Bill was 99.  His books, including “Soviet Women,” and the latest, his autobiography, “Saying No to Power (1999).” Considered a leading Sovietologist during the 1940s and 1950s, Mandel was a fellow … Continued


Phil Elwood Music Library Dedication

Phil Elwood was a longtime San Fransisco Bay Area music critic and host of the weekly radio program on KPFA, “Jazz Archive,” from 1952 until 1996, that’s 44 years. KPFA will dedicate it’s music library in his honor on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 1:00pm-2:00pm, followed by an on-air documentary on Phil’s life from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Phil rubbed … Continued


Support the Pacifica Radio Archives

The Pacifica Radio Archives  15th Annual National Broadcast and Fundraiser on all 5 Pacifica Stations is asking for your support all day today on KPFA.   Please call and support PRA today at 1-800-735-0230   This one day annual event will begin 6am PST and 9am EST and run for 15 straight hours 9pm PST … Continued


On the Ground in Florida and Michigan

Mitch Perry began his reporting career at KPFA  and had since lived in Tampa for 15 years. He  has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he was the assistant news director with WMNF in Tampa and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. Molly Stentz has been News … Continued



Tom Hayden 1939 ~ 2016

Click Below to see Tom Hayden at his last KPFA Event, speaking about his book, “Listen Yankee, Why Cuba Matters,” in March 2015. Tom Hayden was the author of the 1962 Port Huron Statement a manifesto for the founding of Students for a Democratic Society. He was a defendant in the Chicago Eight trial after the tumultuous 1968 Democratic … Continued


Get Ready To Vote: Health-Related Ballot Measures

Are YOU ready to vote?  The election is almost here and with a record number of ballot measures lots of voters are still undecided and confused. About Health Host, Dr Will Courtenay, and guests, will examine five health-related state propositions, and three local soda tax measures. Guests:  Deborah Malbec, President of the East Bay League of Women Voters, and … Continued


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