Counterspin – February 6, 2015

Counterspin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media may have missed in their own coverage. Combines lively discussion and thoughtful critique. Produced by the national media watch group FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting).

KPFA General Manager’s State of the Station Report

There is good news and bad news in the results of our year-end fund drive. The bad news first: We didn’t make our goal during our 2-week campaign, and for a very good reason – we were executing our mission. As you all know KPFA did an excellent job of covering the unexpected local and … Continued

LSB meeting notice and agenda – January 2015

The next meeting of the KPFA Local Station Board will be January 24, 2015 11am-4pm North Berkeley Senior Center 1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley, CA map This meeting will include the election of representatives to the Pacifica National Board. The location and full agenda will be posted by Wednesday, Jan. 21. You may sign up to … Continued

Letters and Politics

Media Democracy and Sri Lanka’s Elections

Victor Prickard, author of America’s Battle for Media Democracy. Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, on the Sri Lankan elections. More about America’s Battle for Media Democracy: How did the American media system become what it is today? Why do American media have so few public interest regulations compared with other democratic nations? … Continued

Ella Fitzgerald: Quintessentially American

“The song has ended but the melody lingers on”—Irving Berlin When I heard the news of Ella Fitzgerald’s death, I took it very hard.  I knew it signaled more than the end of the greatest jazz singer of all time, whose remarkable career spanned six decades and whose  incomparable body of work is not humanly … Continued