We are proud to premier the radio documentary “Community of Grace.” All across this country, and the world, homelessness is on the rise. KPFA reporter Lucy Kang spent months speaking with residents of the Community of Grace, an unhoused community in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. This long-form audio documentary reveals the devastating circumstances many unhoused Oakland residents face and the incredible ingenuity with which their communities are surviving.
La Senadora Jesúsa Rodríguez presenta inicitiva de decreto para la prohibición de maíz transgénico en México. Estrenos musicales y algo de lo mejor de la música latina alternativa. Producción y conducción por Miguel Guerrero.
Our planet and the life on it are in crisis. Host, Marlena Willis, talks with guest Kirsten Rudestam, one of the core faculty of an upcoming year long program, Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy Training Program, on how the practice of mindfulness can sustain us and provide the skills to be spiritual caregivers of the natural world and … Continued
With Host Miguel Guerrero.
Percussionist, composer, band leader, historian JOHN SANTOS is a guest on the first hour (4-5pm) of In Your Ear hosted by Art Sato. The second hour features Flamenco and Tango. The John Santos Quartet (Marco Diaz, Saul Sierra, David Flores) perform on Saturday, April 27th at 8pm at the Oaktown Jazz Workshops, 55 Washington Street, … Continued
The San Francisco Bay Area has been home to innumerable outsize figures in Latin music, including Pete Escovedo, Carlos Santana, Rebeca Mauleon, Bobi Cespedes, and many others. Percussionist, composer, and bandleader John Santos holds a special place in that pantheon. Tune into “The Hear and Now,” with host Derk Richardson, on Thursday night, right after … Continued
Host Nancy Kahn holds a timely discussion with guest, Jim Brulé, spiritual storyteller, about the transformative process of bringing together people from different backgrounds to share their personal stories. Jim shares his vast professional experiences in leading groups of individuals and communities from different faiths and backgrounds in storytelling. He highlights the outcomes of this … Continued
Sing Out welcomes a chat and performance by John Simon. And what stories he has to tell! Simon may not be a household name, but this musician-composer-arranger’s projects are world-famous: he produced Big Brother & the Holding Company’s “Cheap Thrills,” the Band’s first two albums, Leonard Cohen’s first album, Blood Sweat & Tears’ first, and … Continued
It’s another installment of the approximately annual Derk and Dirk Show, as singer-songwriter Dirk Hamilton joins host Derk Richardson in the KPFA studio. Dirk, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, will sing several songs from a deep repertoire that goes back more than 40 years (to such albums as Meet Me at the Crux and Thug of … Continued
For KPFA’s 70th birthday, the legend, Alice Walker stops by our studios to help us celebrate