0:08 – Congress to use War Powers Act over Iran, set to vote later today. Mitch Jeserich is the host of Letters and Politics, and Pacifica’s Congressional correspondent. 0:20 – What’s the impact of new sanctions on Iran? Nicholas Mulder (@njtmulder) is a historian and postdoctoral associate at Cornell University, currently working on a history … Continued


Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes on bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops, following the U.S. assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, have dramatically raised tensions in the Middle East. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei called the missile strike a “slap in the face” of the Americans and called for U.S. troops to leave the Middle … Continued


Beth Custer brings new Trance Mission music to The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

Host Derk Richardson welcomes clarinetist/composer Beth Custer back to KPFA to introduce the long-awaited new recording by the unique world-fusion trio Trance Mission, with Stephen Kent (didjeridu, percussion, cello-sintir) and Peter Valsamis (drums, percussion, electronics). The group will be celebrating the pre-release of the album Le Pendu at Yoshi’s in Oakland on Monday, January 13.


Today on Flashpoints: We’re joined with multi-award winning filmmaker, John Pilger, on the assassination in Baghdad, the fires in his homeland and his newly released film documenting the fronal right wing attack on the highly successful and effective National Health services of Great Britian. Also, how the threat of war has inflated the stock holdings … Continued


KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon

Join hosts David Gans and Tim Lynch for the annual KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon, Saturday February 15 from 9am-1am. That’s 16 hours of Grateful Dead and related music, with live performances, interviews, and more! Tell your friends everywhere: this is truly a Dead To The Whole Wide World event as it is streamed as well … Continued


Pacifica Bylaws Amendments

Changes to the Pacifica Foundation bylaws have been proposed and may now be found on the Foundation’s website at www.pacifica.org for review.  These amendments have been voted on by the Pacifica National Board and are to be voted on by individual station Delegates followed by a membership vote.


Best of UpFront 2019

We take a look back at 2019, a contentious and challenging year, where we brought a mix of local, national and international news plus discussions from the thinkers and leaders at the frontlines of social movements. From climate change, to impeachment, to white nationalist violence, we took risks with big, ambitious broadcasts and reporting projects … Continued


Last week on Democracy Now!, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore predicted Donald Trump would win re-election if Democrats don’t choose a candidate to run against him who excites their base of voters. His comments prompted President Donald Trump to respond on Twitter, “He made [the] same prediction in 2016. Nobody ever said Michael was stupid!” But Moore’s comments … Continued