THE LEGACY OF JEFFREY MAIN (1953-2012)

Jeffrey Main spent his life as a supporter of KPFA and left the station over $500,000 in his will. As his brother noted, “he liked KPFA’s format; discussing issues without a slant and its unbiased commentary without corporate influences.” Jeff was born on July 31, 1953 in Oakland, California at Peralta Hospital, and went to elementary, junior … Continued


SF’s “pay to play” politics is the subject of an F.B.I. criminal corruption probe.  It stems from from an investigation into State Senator Leland Yee for corruption and now implicates San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and others including an Alameda County prosecutor who was placed on leave for alleged money laundering.  Jonah Owen Lamb, a journalist at The … Continued


Tonight’s program is all about Latin Music. We begin with a focus on the current Son Jarocho Festival in San Francisco. Then move to the music of Nicaragua from the revolutionary project of the 1980’s to the cutting edge of today. Our guest, musicologist, and Grammy-nominee, Greg Landau walk us through. Produced by Julieta Kusnir, … Continued


CISA-The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is a bill that won’t die.  Privacy advocates say the latest version allows for widespread surveillance but holds private companies immune from lawsuits for sharing people’s private data.  Lee Tien with the Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses the latest version of the mass surveillance bill. The U.S. has now garnered support from Turkey in … Continued