Kate MacKay, curator of BAM/PFA’s retrospective of four films by French director Eric Rohmer, discusses the Four Seasons cycle of films, as well as Rohmer’s importance as a director. Jeanne Sakata, playwright, “Hold These Truths” about the fight against Japanese internment, which is now playing at San Francisco Playhouse. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Whether you want to call it post-middle age, the second middle-age, or the new middle-age, life can, should be, and often is fulfilling, meaningful, and vibrant as people enter the second half of their lives. But, the post-midlife years also can be filled with distinct challenges, including ones related to our relationships, our work, and … Continued


KPFA General Manager Report May 2021

GM Quarterly Report May 15, 2021  by  Quincy McCoy  First, I’d like to take a moment to remember Barbara Whipperman,  who recently passed at the age of 85. Barbara was a former KPFA  LSB member, Treasurer, sustaining member and long-time listener. May she rest in peace.  State of the Station: A gradual return to normal  … Continued


Israeli opposition forms government, Opens Way For Netanyahu Ouster. President Biden Makes Plea for More Americans to Get Covid-19 Vaccination. Biden Meets With Congressional Leaders In Bid For Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Oakland Police Chief Announces Dozens Of Disciplinary Actions Stemming from George Floyd Protests. Biden Backs California Instituting its own Vehicle Emission Standards.


On this show: 0:09 — John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, joins us to discuss the Biden administration’s COVID relief bill, infrastructure bill negotiations, and the American Jobs Plan, among other legislation. He addresses the challenges of getting such bills passed without bipartisan support.   0:34 — John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – May 26, 2021

Mass Shooting at San Jose VTA Railyard Kills Nine, including Gunman. Biden Order Intelligence Agencies to Investigate Origin of Covid-19 Pandemic. Exxon Brings In Executives To Assist Transition to Cleaner Energy Sources. Oakland Apartment Tenants File Class Action Lawsuits Against Corporate Landlords. Amazon Acquires MGM Film Studio For $8.4 Billion to Bolster Streaming Service.


On this show: 0:08 – We talk with Mitch Jeserich of Letters and Politics about politics on Capitol Hill surrounding Israel-Palestine, including proposed legislation to stop the sale of bombs to Israel. We also touch on Mitch McConnell’s opposition to the January 6 commission. 0:34 – John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases … Continued


Buildings in the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City are decimated by Israeli airstrikes. Photo courtesy of Dr. Medhat Abbas. On this show: 0:08 – To continue our coverage of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, we speak with Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, about the effectiveness of Tuesday’s … Continued