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


  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

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