A Box of Toys

A Box of Toys Music

12:00 am Tuesdays

A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the tireless pursuit of obscure musical artifacts.  The explosive growth of DIY digitized archiving and recording means that now, more than any previous time, we can find lost and buried treasures, filter them through discerning ears, and present them to you in a way that renders them coherent and relevant.  Join us on this journey through the dusty corners and hidden pathways to bring you the most creative part of our musical human cultural experience.

A Rude Awakening

A Rude Awakening Culture

8AM Pacific Time: Fridays

A weekly update on climate change and it’s effects on a local, national and international level, with interviews and commentary. Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs. Follow A Rude Awakening on Facebook, Mastodon, Twitter and Instagram

About Health

About Health Culture

2:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays

A program designed to give listeners an opportunity to talk directly with experts who understand traditional and non-traditional medicine, health, and well-being. If you have suggestions for programs or questions about KPFA, please contact Rona Renner, RN, at [email protected] or Dr. David Feldman, PhD, at [email protected].

Across the Great Divide

Across the Great Divide Music

11:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays

Music among friends; folk and acoustic music; singers and songwriters. Familiar and new songs from home and across the sea. Stories of Life, Struggle, and Humor. Hosted by Kevin Vance.

Africa Today

Africa Today News

7:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays

After Hours Music

1:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays

“Think outside the box, and live inside groove” with Arek B. & The Wesley Burton Ensemble. R&B, Soul, Smooth Jazz, and Throwbacks sprinkled with casual table talk. Perfect for relaxing or working the night shift.

Against the Grain

Against the Grain News

12:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays to Wednesdays

Acclaimed program of ideas, in-depth analysis, and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C. S. Soong.

All Your Old Records

All Your Old Records Music


Americas Back 40

Americas Back 40 Music

1:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays

The hicks from coast to coast. Hosted by Mary Tilson.

APEX Express

APEX Express Culture

7:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays

Apex Express is a proud collective member of AACRE, Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality. AACRE focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice.

Background Briefing

Background Briefing News


Background Briefing offers an educational approach to providing information in an era of “fake news.”

Background Briefing (5am)

Background Briefing (5am) News

5:00 AM Tues-Fri

Background Briefing (Monday, 5am)

Background Briefing (Monday, 5am) News

5:00 AM PST : Monday

This hour broadcasts the show produced by Background Briefing with Ian Masters on Sunday.

Bay Native Circle

Bay Native Circle News

7:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays

The Bay Native Circle weekly program presents special guests and explores today’s Native issues, peoples, cultures, music & events with rotating hosts Morning Star Gali, Tony Gonzales, Eddie Madril and Janeen Antoine.

Bebop, Cubop and The Musical Truth

Bebop, Cubop and The Musical Truth Music

8:00 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays

International Jazz, Latin Jazz + mas with Avotcja.

Behind the News News

12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time: Thursdays

Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global.

Betty’s Night In

Betty’s Night In Music


Whether you’re in your living room, at your desk, on the couch or on the freeway, Betty’s got a free-form mix of music for staying in or venturing out. New and classic Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Pop, R&B — sprinkled with a some Jazz, International, and Classical sounds. Come hang out on your terrestrial radio or online at kpfa.org.

Blues By The Bay

Blues By The Bay Music

11:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays

For over 25 years, Chicago native Tom Mazzolini has hosted this popular blues radio show highlighting this Afro-American roots art form from its rural country roots to the urban manifestations and regional flavors that encompass the genre.


Bookwaves/Artwaves Culture

Bookwaves/Artwaves presents in-depth interviews with authors of fiction and narrative non-fiction, delving deeply into political and social issues, literary technique, and the life of the author, along with interviews devoted to theatre and film, and archive interviews from Bookwaves and Probabilities. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Casa Babylon

Casa Babylon Music

7:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays

“Casa Babylon,” is an eclectic music program which aims to explore the intersections of contemporary music from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. The inspiration for the program is drawn from Mano Negra’s seminal 1994 recording titled “Casa Babylon,” in which the Spanish and French band fused a variety of world music elements with rock and punk aesthetics.

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City Cat Radio

City Cat Radio Music

City Cat Radio, the weekly radio program of Oakland’s own DJ/Producer/Engineer DJ HENROC, is designed to celebrate plain old good music including Soul, Roots, Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Afro Beat, Funk, House and Underground Hip Hop. For nearly 25yrs, DJ HENROC has played at some the world’s premier venues and has collected music from all musical genres. The show is a great medium for DJ HENROC to play joints that he may not be able to drop in the club scene but are still gems nevertheless. His love of music has inspired many and CITY CAT RADIO is a tool to...

Con Sabor Music

9:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays

Explosive Salsa, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean music from the classics to the latest! Also featuring artist interviews, music news, community music calendar, ticket giveaways and more. Hosted by Luis Medina or Emiliano Echeveria.


CounterSpin News

6:30 PM Pacific Time: Sundays

CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the each week’s major news stories, 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).

Cover to Cover

Cover to Cover Culture

A celebration of the art of poetry and prose with Jack Foley, Nina Serrano, Jovelyn Richards and Jennifer Stone

Dead to the World

Dead to the World Music

8:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays

Dead to the World features the music of the Grateful Dead and the wide world of musics that inspired the Dead — folk, jazz, blues, rock, country, noise, and more — and the musicians who were inspired by the Dead. Live performances from the KPFA Studio are featured as often as possible, and host Tim Lynch – like emeritus host David Gans before him — enjoys interviewing creative people as well as sharing their works.

Democracy Now 6am

Democracy Now 6am News

6:00 AM Pacific Time: Mondays to Fridays

Democracy Now! is a daily independent award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

Democracy Now 9am (rebroadcast)

Democracy Now 9am (rebroadcast) News

9:00 AM Pacific Time: MONDAYS to FRIDAYs

Democracy Now! is a daily national independent award-winning news program, hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. This hour rebroadcasts the 6am hour. For daily episode descriptions, see Democracy Now! (6am).

East Bay Yesterday

East Bay Yesterday Culture

1 pm to 2 pm

This series explores stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Economic Update

Economic Update News

10:00 AM Pacific Time: Fridays

Economics Professor Richard D. Wolff and guests discuss the current state of the economy, locally and globally. The program explores government policies, alternative ways to organize, and markets.

Education Today

Education Today Culture

2:30 PM, PST, Wednesday

Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein that alternates weekly and airs on Odd weeks.


Flashpoints News

5:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays To Fridays

An award winning front-line investigative news magazine focusing on human, civil and workers rights, issues of war and peace, Global Warming, racism and poverty, and other issues. Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein.

Full Circle

Full Circle Culture

7:00 PM PST Fridays

Your cultural affairs radio magazine, produced by members and graduates of the First Voice Apprenticeship Program right here in Huichin, in that part of occupied Ohlone Territory known as Berkeley, California.

Hard Knock Radio

Hard Knock Radio News


Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show on KPFA (94.1fm @ 4-5 pm Monday-Friday), a community radio station without corporate underwriting. Hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson give voice to issues ignored by the mainstream while planting seeds for social change.

I Had That Tape

I Had That Tape Music

Sundays 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Indie Landscapes

Indie Landscapes Music

7:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays

Dedicated to sharing some of the most current Indie Rock and Electronic artists from around the world, in hope of introducing listeners to new music to enjoy, and pass along to a friend. With Host Greg Garza.



2 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays

Featuring the voices of the JaZzLine Collective! Janice Edwards, Ken “Groovemeister” Pruitt, D-Minor, Thomas Jay and Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs, serving up the “Evolution of the Blues” in all of its flavors, from BeBop to Hip Hop! ShowCasing our Bay Area Artist (BAJABA), Bay Area Jazz, and Blues Artists, Saturdays from 2-4pm.

La Onda Bajita

La Onda Bajita Culture

8:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays

La Onda Bajita is a bilingual, Xicano/a/x Indigenous collective and radio program on KPFA 94.1 fm in the SF Bay Area. Since the late 1970s we have held a strong, steadfast commitment to give voice to Spanish-speaking & native communities. We use the power of words as a tool for change. We also continue to bring that Lowrider soul. This long running lowrider cruising show continues to creep along with a mix of barrio oldies and raza knowledge.

La Raza Chronicles

La Raza Chronicles Culture

7PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays

A weekly Latino affairs magazine program with a local and international focus, highlighting the social, political and cultural events affecting the Latino community.

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder News

8:00 AM PT: Monday-Thursday

Law & Disorder exposes the cracks in our system, agitates for resistance and collectively builds a new world where all of us thrive. Hosted by Cat Brooks. Produced by Jesse Strauss. —- Subscribe to our podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1637968343?to=page Get in touch: [email protected] Follow us on socials @LawAndDis: https://twitter.com/LawAndDis; https://www.instagram.com/lawanddis/

Let's Talk Music

Let's Talk Music Music

3:00 AM to 9:00 AM

D-Minor and Thomas J talk music, highlighting artists who have made an impact on Hip-Hop, R & B, and old school music. Let’s Talk Music will also feature special guests and live giveaways.

Let's Talk Music

Let's Talk Music Music

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sundays

D-Minor and Thomas J talk music, highlighting artists who have made an impact on Hip-Hop, R & B, and old school music. Let’s Talk Music will also feature special guests and live giveaways.

Letters and Politics

Letters and Politics News

10:00 AM Pacific Time: Monday-Thursday

Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.

LoveSoul with Al Glenn

LoveSoul with Al Glenn Music

12 AM - 2 AM

Enjoy sensuous bedroom soul, sexy Smooth Jazz, and scintillating social commentary with Bay Area native and longtime Classic Soul radio taste-maker and Smooth Jazz connoisseur Al Glenn. Have some before this tasty Midnight snack is all gone!

Making Contact

Making Contact News

2:00 PM PST, Friday

Covering the movements, the issues, and the people fighting for some of the most important social justice issues of our time. Hosted by Amy Gastelum, Salima Hamirani, Anita Jonhson, and Lucy Kang.

Motown on Mondays

Motown on Mondays Music

10 pm PST to 1 am PST

Music of the World Music

Music of the World explores diverse music from all over. We give away tickets to local performances and promote concerts. The show airs Saturdays 9-11 AM. Hosts are Joanna Manqueros and Tawfic Halaby. We feature interviews as well as live studio concerts.

Night Magic Music

2:00 AM Pacific Time: Tuesdays

Music of the The Great Jazz Legends, with Alex Danzler

Non-fiction Music

Non-fiction Music Music

2:00 AM Pacific Time: Thursdays

A mix of jazz, folk, blues and more with Joel Sachs.

Our World As We See It News

A weekly talk show produced by Oakland School for the Arts high school broadcast students, Our World As We See It will focus on local and world issues giving a fresh youthful perspective on how to create change.

Over the Edge

Over the Edge Music

12:00 AM (Midnight) PST: Fridays

Themed mixes are made live and spontaneously on the air from a variety of formats and equipment. There is a plan and there is no plan. The mix consists of found sound of many kinds and from many sources, old and new, put together on the run as the continuous audio collage continues. OTE sometimes employs “Receptacle Programming,” which means you.

Panhandle Country Music

3:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays

Traditional Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Old Time String Band, Country Jazz. Recorded music, interviews, specials and live music, hosted by Tom Diamant. [email protected]

Pig In A Pen Music

3:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays

Traditional Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Western Swing, Old Time String Band, Country Jazz. Recorded music, interviews, specials and live music. Hosted by Allegra Thompson

Project Censored

Project Censored News

1:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays

The Project Censored Show is a weekly public affairs program that airs Fridays from 1-2 P.M. Pacific time on KPFA Pacifica Radio. The program is an extension of the work Project Censored began in 1976 celebrating independent journalism while fighting media censorship and supporting a truly free press. The program focuses on The News That Didn’t Make the News. Each week, co-hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips conduct in depth interviews with their guests and offer hard hitting commentary on the key political, social, and economic issues of the day with an emphasis on critical media literacy. The program began...

Pushing Limits

Pushing Limits Culture

2:30 PM Pacific Time on Friday

A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing insight into the grassroots disability movement to the general public.

Puzzling Evidence

Puzzling Evidence Culture

3:00 AM Pacific Time: Fridays

Deranged “edits” segue into a cascade of echoing glossolaliac madness, the voicing of lyric ruminations from the free-falling brains of disintegrating personalities.

Rhythm Machine Music

2:00 AM Pacific Time: Wednesdays

Rhythm Machine with hosts Ryan and Oliver(o-live-e-ay) aka Excuse My French. Wednesdays 2am-5am, playing all things on the electronic dance music spectrum.

Rock en Rebelión

Rock en Rebelión Music

5:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays

Latin Alternative Music and Public Affairs in Spanish. Un programa de radio cuyo propósito es la difusión de música y cultura alternativa. Nuestro objetivo es crear un espacio informativo y musical, que se aleje de los esquemas, estereotipos y resulte dinámico! Producido por Miguel Guerrero.

Roots Kommunikations

Roots Kommunikations Music

2:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays

“ROOTS KOMMUNIKATIONS on the Great TURTLE ISLAND” with DJ LAPULAPU ~ 1 aka Selekta “Bruddah K” (Kayumanggí) Selekta LapuLapu spins REGGAE * SOUL * WORLD MUSIKA alongside Selektaz from Roots Kommunikations Kru / KPFA Reggae Kollektive: * SPLIFF SKANKIN’ * URBAN NATIVE SUN * ILAYA MALAYA * FALCÓN * J~SMOKIN’ Link with the Kru and get notifications about current audiostreams via the Fb page for ROOTS KOMMUNIKATIONS *OneBlessédLove*

Setting the Standard Music

1:00 AM Pacific Time: Mondays

Setting the Standard has been around 8-10 years, and was originally started by Maya Rise. We kept it going, and continues to evolve into many platforms. We are a all volunteer crew, and bring you information, poetry, music, and much more. You can tune in online at kpfa.org or on the radio at 94.1fm KPFA, 89.3 KPFB in Berkeley, and 88.1fm in Fresno. As part of being on the airwaves we make sure to include community events, issues, and resources as well.

Setting the Standard 2 Music

3:00 AM Pacific Time: Mondays (even weeks)

A mix of la raza, reggae, jazz and politically conscious music.

Sunday Classics Music

6:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays

Get ready to embark on a harmonious journey with Sunday Classics every Sunday at 6:00am! Immerse yourself in a world of timeless melodies as we present a captivating Sunday morning music show. While our heart beats to the rhythm of classical compositions, we’re all about embracing the diversity of musical expressions. Meet our delightful host, Sherry Gendleman, who’s here to serenade your Sunday mornings. With a deep appreciation for the tranquility that Sundays bring, Sherry curates a musical experience that respects tradition while infusing vibrant energy. As the hours tick by, be prepared for a delightful crescendo of melodies, both...

Sunday Show News

9:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays

Hosted by Philip Maldari, topics range from current political events, author interviews (usually non-fiction), world history, and science, to gardening.

Talk-It-Out Radio

Talk-It-Out Radio Culture

Fridays 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Welcome to Talk it Out Radio, your local, live, community call-in, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Mindfulness, and Social Justice Radio Show here on KPFA, 94.1 FM . We believe that the best place to create a more equitable and compassionate world is to practice being the world we envision right here inside ourselves and with the people in front of us. We are dedicated to sharing practices and skills for effective and meaningful communication which includes deep listening, compassion, and collaboration.  We are passionate about supporting dialogues across sensitive and important topics without doing harm to one another in the process....


Talkies News

11:00 AM Fridays

Terra Verde

Terra Verde News

10:30 AM Pacific Time: Fridays

Terra Verde delivers news and views about the most critical environmental issues across California and globally. From agriculture and wildlife to energy and climate change, industrial pollution to design solutions, Terra Verde brings you stories of struggle and triumph that will determine the future of our planet.

The Bonnie Simmons Show

The Bonnie Simmons Show Music

8:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays

Bonnie Simmons presents a unique mix of singer/songwriter folk, rock, soul, country, and R&B. As often as possible she presents interviews and live performances from the KPFA Performance Room during her show.

The Final Straw Radio

The Final Straw Radio News


The Final Straw is a weekly anarchist and anti-authoritarian radio show bringing you voices and ideas from struggle around the world. Since 2010, we’ve been broadcasting from occupied Tsalagi land in Southern Appalachia (Asheville, NC). We also frequently feature commentary (serious and humorous) by anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain.

The Gospel Experience

The Gospel Experience Music

6:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays

One of the longest running gospel music shows in the Bay Area, featuring spirituals, vintage gospel, modern and contemporary gospel music to inspire, uplift and educate all people worldwide.

The Herbal Highway

The Herbal Highway Culture

1:00 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays

The Herbal Highway enhances the community’s knowledge of herbal medicine and alternative choices to standard medical practices for healing. In order to have balanced life, The Herbal Highway actively supports and promotes Indigenous land rights, protection of sacred sites and the sustainability of the Earth as integral parts of individual, community and global healing. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @theherbalhighway. Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes. Additionally hosted by Emiliano Lemus and Renee Camila.

The History Of Funk

The History Of Funk Music

10:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays

Two hours of the strongest, stankiest, uncut funk anywhere on the airwaves, hosted by Rickey Vincent.

The Jazz Intersection

The Jazz Intersection Music

4:00 AM to 6:00 AM

A showcase devoted to the Jazz pioneers, past and present. and everything in between with host, Jaz Sawyer.

The KPFA Evening News (Saturday) News

6:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturday

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The KPFA Evening News (Sunday) News

6:00 PM Pacific Time: Sunday

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The Laura Flanders Show

The Laura Flanders Show News


The Laura Flanders Show explores actionable models for creating a better world by reporting on the people and movements driving systemic change. We spotlight the solutions of tomorrow, today. The 28minute radio program (released 5pm Wednesdays) also airs as a TV Show on PBS stations reaching 80% of U.S. households. Laura Flanders is an Izzy-Award winning independent journalist, a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of the Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Media Center. Says Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the Nation, who has known her for 25 years, “Flanders’ fearless and humane...

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays News

6:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays to Fridays

The Pacifica Evening News is a collaboration of KPFA and KPFK in Los Angeles and KFCF in Fresno. The hour-long newscast airs on all three stations each weeknight at 6:00 PM. KPFA News broadcasts news headlines throughout the day at 5:55, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 and 4:00. Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

The Ralph Nader Radio Hour News


Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.

The Reggae Express Music

10:00 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays

Go with the flow reggae music mix. Traditionally the program begins with the Bob Marley Roadblock, a live recording of Marley music because you know anywhere you went to see B.M. there was going to be a roadblock. Hosted by Spliff Skankin and Tony Moses (alternating weeks) with DJ Ivier.

The Soul Suite Music

Saturday 11 pm to 1 am Sunday

Thomas Jay takes you on a sojourn through the land of soul. Serving you soul in all sorts and sizes.

The Visionary Activist Show

The Visionary Activist Show Culture

2:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays

Dedicated to “anything we need to know to have a democracy”: Democratic Animism, Pragmatic Mysticism, Applied Divination, Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity. Hosted by Caroline Casey. Her guests are allies contributing to a culture of reverent ingenuity. Critique and Solution.

Thom Hartmann Program

Thom Hartmann Program News

11:00 AM Tuesdays

The Thom Hartmann Radio Program covers US politics and political news commentary, science, culture, and economics.

Transitions On Traditions Music

8:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays

A Soul-sonic rhapsody of word, sound and power that comes your way Monday nights, hosted and produced by Greg Bridges. Transitions On Traditions is Jazz and spoken word based, while also presenting other forms of African and African American music from around the world, as well as conversations with many of today’s music makers, community activists and renowned visual artists, authors and more.


UpFront News

7:00 AM PST: Monday-Friday

UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. UpFront PM is the afternoon edition of UpFront. Pitch us at [email protected]. Theme Music: Turn It Up by Digital Primitives, licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa News

11:00 AM Pacific Time: Thursdays

WHAP (Where Hits Are Played)

WHAP (Where Hits Are Played) Music

12:00 AM (Midnight) PST: Saturdays

Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine Culture

1:00 PM PST: Mondays