Cal ABLE Savings Accounts

Friday, April 5, 2:30 pm, KPFA radio The disability community can thank people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (and their allies) for an incredibly useful new tool.  ABLE accounts have come to California.  For the first time, many of us can now amass substantial savings without being penalized with dollars deducted from our Social Security … Continued

The History Of Funk

The History Of Funk – March 22, 2019

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“The History of Funk” celebrates the 5 decades long career of the R&B / Funk band The Undisputed Truth. From their 1971 Motown hit “Smiling Faces Sometimes” to their brand new release “Truth Gon’ Set You Free” the Undisputed Truth have been standard bearers for strong message music, hard core funk and psychedelic soul. We … Continued

Vocalist Sandy Cressman and trombonist Jeff Cressman, two of the Bay Area’s most valuable jazz musicians, visit the Hear and Now to talk about their upcoming SFJAZZ concert “Sandy Cressman & Homenagem Brasileira.” We’ll be playing their music and talking about their inspirations (including, obviously, the music of Brazil) and their many creative projects.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti 100th Birthday Special on KPFA-FM

Sunday, March 24th 5pm-6pm KPFA celebrates the 100th birthday of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, with an hour-long special broadcast of a documentary featuring Ferlinghetti “Lawrence Ferlinghetti: San Francisco Locations”, Produced by Jim McKee of Earwax Productions, Inc.: San Francisco luminary and famed poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti takes listeners on … Continued

Girls and Pépé,from left to right: Laurel Fink, Kati Leitner, Anna Bettendorf, Kyra Teigen, Dash Goss-Post   Saluting International Women’s Month, Sing Out features a live in-studio performance by the Berkeley High School jazz combo The Girls and Pépé. The quintet features students who are also members of the Berkeley High orchestra, bands and the … Continued

Sing Out welcomes guest Zakir Hussain, the world-renowned Indian musician and tabla master. He plays recordings from throughout his career, from classical Indian music with Ali Akbar Khan, to Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and jazz greats including Charles Lloyd. And he discusses his March 31 (7 p.m.) concert at UC-Berkeley’s  Zellerbach Hall: “Zakir … Continued

National Security adviser John Bolton invokes the Monroe Doctrine of 1823 to justify the United States meddling in Venezuelan affairs. Today we are in conversation about the history of the Monroe Doctrine, what it is, and how it has changed throughout the years. Guest: Grace Livingstone is a journalist and academic, specializing in Latin American affairs … Continued

We Will See Trump’s Tax Returns: David Cay Johnston Predicts Probes Will Uncover President’s Secrets; Trump’s New Budget Slashes Medicare and Bolsters Military in an “Attack on the Poor & Middle Class”; Justice for Stephon Clark: Protests Erupt as DA Fails to Charge Cops Who Killed Unarmed Black Father; and The Fight for Hampshire College: … Continued