Against the Grain

KPFA Radio’s Radical Origins

KPFA spawned the model of listener-sponsored radio and changed the world.  As the station celebrates 72 years, we look back at the origins of KPFA Radio.  Historian Iain Boal discusses the anarchist and pacifist politics of KPFA’s founders, many interned as conscientious objectors during WW2 and involved in the left libertarian circle around poet Kenneth Rexroth.  And he speaks about their notion of radical dialogic in the service of a world without capitalism and war.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Biggabush,Lightning HeadIlu Baje13 Faces of Lightning HeadBELIEVE - Tru Thoughts
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Amerigo GazawayInner City Travellin' ManYasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One)
Marvin GayeInner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)What's Going On - 40th Anniversary (Super Deluxe)Strategic Marketing
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