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

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

Celebrate our 68th birthday by supporting KPFA!

Get your Vigilant As Always KPFA hoodie during our birthday weekend celebration for only $68. It’s our 68th year of speaking truth to power, support us and we promise to remain as vigilant as always. Thank you.

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.