Fire Emergency Information :: How To Donate or Volunteer

Northern California Fires – Information:  To file a missing person report in Sonoma County: 707.565.3856 Legal Assistance: A coalition of private and public legal organizations have created a hotline in an effort to provide legal aide to fire victims across the state. The hotline number is 415-575-3120. Callers can also leave a message. Spanish and Chinese … Continued

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: What’s Happening and Why?

Salima Hamirani discusses the intensifying refugee crisis facing the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma, also known as Myanmar. The Rohingya are recognized as the world’s largest stateless group. First, we hear from a Rohingya human rights activist about what the situation on the ground in Burma, followed by testimony from others about the violence and oppression they … Continued


KPFA has expanded it’s morning programming!  Get an early start on progressive news coverage with  Rising Up With Sonali at it’s new time, 5 AM Monday thru Friday and also a special edition airing at 8 AM on Fridays.  


KPFA is excited to announce that Upfront with Cat Brooks and Brian Edwards-Tiekert has expanded to 2 hours Monday thru Thursday from 7-9 AM. Salima Hamiriani continues to host Friday’s Upfront at 7 AM including a special edition of Rising Up with Sonali at 8 AM. While commercial media is retreating from local reporting, KPFA continues … Continued

Volunteer in the KPFA Phone Room

The Fall Fund Drive is from Tuesday, September 12th – Friday, September 29th Volunteer phone room hours are: Monday + Wednesday + Friday: 6:30 am to 7 pm Tuesday + Thursday: 6:30 am to 9 pm Saturday + Sunday: 7 am to 6 pm Email [email protected] or drop by during these hours

The Cost of Independence

The cost of independence and intellectual honesty is high. KPFA’s mission is to speak truth to power and extend our platform to voices that never get heard in the mass media noise.   We are proud to do this work in partnership with you and will work tirelessly to fulfill our goals to educate and provide … Continued

What Do You Want To Hear? KPFA Community Survey

KPFA’s Community Advisory Board would like to get feedback from you! Please fill out this simple survey about what you listen to now and what you’d like to hear in the future on KPFA. [bs_button size=”md” type=”info” value=”TAKE KPFA SURVEY” href=”″]   Would you like to help ensure that KPFA’s programming is meeting the cultural … Continued

Statement on Cancellation of Richard Dawkins Event

KPFA cancelled a book event with Richard Dawkins when members of our community brought our attention to Dawkins’ abusive speech against Muslims. The speech we reviewed included assertions during his current book tour that Islam is the “most evil” of world religions, Twitter posts denigrating Muslim scholars as non-scholars and other tweets. We serve a … Continued

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