A Rude Awakening Culture
3:30 PM Pacific Time: Mondays
An in-depth look at community affairs on a local, national and international level, with interviews and commentary. Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs.
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 and health. If you have suggestions for programs or questions about KPFA, please contact Dr. Lenoir at [email protected], Rona Renner, RN at [email protected] or Dr. Will Courtenay at [email protected]
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 News
7:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays
A weekly news program providing information and analysis about Africa and the African Diaspora, hosted by Walter Turner.
After Hours Music
1:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays
Smooth Grooves, R&B, Soul Music, Smooth R&B, Smooth Jazz, Neo-Soul. All-around relaxing, chill, wind-down nightcap music. Hosted By Syntax Era, Arek B. and E. Reed, with caller advice from Dr. Chill.
Against the Grain News
12:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays to Wednesdays
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.
Americas Back 40 Music
1:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
The hicks from coast to coast. Hosted by Mary Tilson.
APEX Express Culture
7:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays
APEX Express is a weekly magazine-style radio show featuring the voices and stories of Asians and Asian Americans from all corners of our communities. The show is produced by a collective of media makers, djs, and activists and airs each week on KPFA 94.1FM. APEX Express is committed to building a broader social movement for justice and collective liberation for all oppressed people, including poor and working-class people, people of color, women and queer people. We support grassroots organizing and cultural work that advance these goals, and see APEX as a space for building consciousness and promoting critical discussion about...
Arts-Waves on Cover to Cover Culture
3:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays
Interviews devoted to the arts, focusing on theatre and literature, with side-trips to film and non-fiction narratives. Also on tap: archive interviews from Probabilities and Bookwaves. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
B.A.J.A.B.A. on JaZzLine Music
11:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
BAY AREA JAZZ AND BLUES ARTISTS (B.A.J.A.B.A) features and highlights Bay Area talent in all of the flavors of the Africa American Musical Diaspora or The Evolution of the Blues. The program also presents a monthly series called “BAJABA ShowCase,” a live performance in the KPFA Performance Studio.
Bay Native Circle News
7:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
Hosts Lakota Harden, Eddie Madril, Janeen Antoine, Vince Medina, and Morning Star Gali bring you today’s Native issues, people, culture & events.
8:00 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
Exploring a variety of textures with a cross pollination of jazz, world, and Latin influences, hosted by 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.
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 on Cover to Cover Culture
3:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays
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. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Chocolate Beats Radio Music
1:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays
Smooth and mellow, with uplifting vibes to rejuvenate the soul, featuring a unique blend of World Music, Soul, Gospel, Conscience Hip Hop, Electronica, Funk, Jazz, and Rare Grooves. In addition to interviews and highlights of music artists, Chocolate Beats Radio also features innovative programming in music, arts and cultural history, all hosted by Idris Hassan.
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.
3:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays
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 Open Book Culture
3:30 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
Weekly interviews with poets, performance artists, film-makers, novelists and storytellers. Rotating hosts: Nina Serrano the first two Wednesdays of the month; Jovelyn Richards the third Wednesday; and Reyna Cowan the fourth Wednesday.
Cover to Cover with Jack Foley Culture
3:00 PST Wednesdays
A celebration of the art of poetry. A well-known poet himself, Jack Foley’s considerable historical knowledge and his awareness of the current “scene” are incorporated into his radio shows and have made them a kaleidoscopic, always stimulating attraction for anyone interested in poetry.
3:00 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
Stone’s Throw: Culture critic Jennifer Stone’s commentary on social justice as reflected in film, television, theatre and mass media: the Zeitgeist watch
Crack O Dawn Music
12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Fridays
Host Barbara Golden focuses on computer and electronic music with a blend of talk and music, mostly music.
Dead to the World Music
8:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
Dead to the World began life on KPFA as the Grateful Dead Hour. When host David Gans was offered a second hour in 1995, he agreed on the condition that he be allowed to play non-Dead music as well. “No problem,” said the management, and so Dead to the World was born. Tim Lynch began co-hosting the program in 2000, and took over as primary host in 2015.
Democracy Now 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 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.
Discreet Music Music
10:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
Mix of new, unusual and experimental music. Hosted by Dean Suzuki the first, third and fourth Sundays, Thomas Dimuzio second and fifth Sundays and occasional appearances by substitute DJ, Matt Davignon.
Early Mornig Music News
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 alternative ways to organize, markets, and government policies.
Education Today Culture
2:30 PM, Pacific Time: 2nd and 4th Fridays
Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein, and airs on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month.
El Show de Andrès Soto Culture
3:30 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays
A look at political and social issues in the Bay Area and beyond, hosted by Andres Soto.
An hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction. Hosted by Michio Kaku.
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 Culture
7:00 PM PST Fridays
A cultural affairs radio magazine showcasing personal views, current events, interviews, feature stories, and live performances from communities of under-served and underrepresented humans. Members of the First Voice Media Apprenticeship program produce, write, host and engineer Full Circle.
Guns and Butter News
1:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
A program that investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics. Maintaining a radical perspective in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, “Guns & Butter: The Economics of Politics” reports on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war, and the furtherance of a national security state. Produced and hosted by Bonnie Faulkner. Visit Guns and Butter online at: http://www.gunsandbutter.org Follow Guns and Butter on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/gandbradio Listen to Guns and Butter on Sound Cloud at: https://soundcloud.com/guns-and-butter-1
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.
In Your Ear Music
A cool fusion of jazz and Latin music, giving voice to musicians deserving wider recognition, and showing that jazz and Afro-Caribbean music are separate, but “branches of the same tree” as the late Afro-jazz pioneer Mario Bauza used to stress. Interviews with artists like John Gilmore of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Leroy Jenkins, Billy Bang, and Andy and Jerry Gonzalez are highpoints of Art’s radio career thus far. Hosted by Art Sato.
Indie Landscapes Music
6:30 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
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. Co-Produced by Miguel Guerrero.
3:00 AM Pacific Time: Mondays
Jazz and more, hosted by Spliff.
Joe Frank Culture
9:30 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
Tales from the darker side of the urban jungle.
La Onda Bajita Culture
8:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays
Lowrider soul. This long running lowrider cruising show continues to creep along with a mix of barrio oldies and raza knowledge.
La Raza Chronicles Culture
7:00 PM PST Tuesdays
A weekly Latino affairs magazine program with a local and international focus, highlighting the social, political and cultural events affecting the Latino community.
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.
Making Contact News
3:30 PM Pacific Time: Fridays
Human stories, historical context and Analytic voices you won’t hear elsewhere. Covering movements fighting for important social justice issues of our time. Producers Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, RJ Lozada and Anita Johnston join with our community storytelling fellows and freelancers from around the world bring you nuanced, sound-rich radio. Let’s look behind the headlines to hear intersectional analysis, and stories of hope-filled grassroots community building from our People of Color, Queer, women and dissenters’ voices. Produced in Oakland and broadcast on 120 stations in the U.S. Canada and Australia. www.radioproject.org
12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Thursdays
Rotating hosts: Al Glenn or Queen Jahneen.
Music of the World Music
With Rotating Hosts
Night Magic Music
2:00 AM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
Music of the The Great Jazz Legends, all the way to the New Young Lions of Jazz and more…with Alex Danzler
No Other Radio Network Music
12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Wednesdays
Experimental recordings, interviews, and live performances!
Non-fiction Music Music
2:00 AM Pacific Time: Thursdays
A mix of jazz, folk, blues and more with Joel Sachs.
Off The Beaten Path Music
10:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays
Eclectic mix show with Felicia & Mike Biggz or Maneesh Kenia. Breaks, beats, and frequencies.
Over the Edge presents Culture
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]
6:00 AM Pacific Time: Sundays
Explorations deep into the language of music.There’s a lot that’s Bach, and a lot that’s not. Hosted by Sherry Gendleman, Madalyn Merkey and Larry Kelp.
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 Ray Edlund
Pitch A Fit Music
12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Tuesdays
Free form style with doses of rock, techno, r&b, punk, soul, metal, standards, soundtracks, indie, spoken word, and things that haven’t been invented yet.
Point of Departure Music
2:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
Timeless music “sometimes conveniently described as jazz.” Miles, Mingus, Monk, Duke, Sun Ra, Coltrane and beyond. Hosted by Horace Mansfield
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 Culture
2:30 PM Pacific Time: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays
A half-hour radio show providing critical coverage of disability issues and bringing the insight of the grassroots disability movement to the general public. Pushing Limits advances the voices of people who live with disabilities. It is produced by a collective of media makers and activists who themselves live with disability.
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.
5:00 AM PT: Monday-Friday
A daily digest of independent news analysis, investigation, education, artistic expression, and activism in the public interest, emphasizing the connection between global issues and those in local communities. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
7:00 PM Pacific Time: Saturdays
Music from the Americas and beyond, Brazil to the Caribbean to Latin America, with a little roots and some occasional mariachi and blues for the soul, with rotating hosts Adalia, Vylma V, Jose Ruiz, and Miguel Guerrero.
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!
Roots Kommunikations Music
2:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays
Roots Kommunikations on (Occupied) Turtle Island with Selekta Lapulapu aka DJ “BRUDDAH BRUDDAH” aka DJ “BRUDDAH K” and the KRU. Reggae, Soul, Dub, World Musika, & more
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
A mix of la raza, reggae, jazz and politically conscious music.
Sideshow Radio Music
12:00 AM (Midnight) Pacific Time: Saturdays
The best of Bay Area Hip Hop and Culture Hosted by Arek B., Syntax Era, and DJ Chill Statis. Send your RADIO EDITED tracks here..and make sure there’s a good MIX on the tracks you send – [email protected]
Sing Out Music
10:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
A showcase of the world’s ever-changing music realm, or as much as can fit in two hours, hosted by Larry Kelp.
Special Programming News
KPFA and Pacifica Special Broadcasts.
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.
Suspense is a new version of the classic radio anthology series by the same name; the original ran on CBS Radio from 1942-1962, and featured a who’s-who of Hollywood talent. The scripts are an equal mix of originals and adaptations, performed by a growing company of Hollywood actors that include Adrienne Wilkinson (‘Xena’); Tucker Smallwood (‘Contact’); Elizabeth Gracen (‘Highlander’); and master voiceover artist Daamen Krall, who’s also the show’s host.
Talk-It-Out Radio Culture
Sundays 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This is a collaborative program where skilled hosts welcome guests and callers to practice empathy, awareness, and authentic and effective communication. Our intention is to provide skills, knowledge, and resources that empower listeners to effectively connect across differences so that we can all work together to create a world that works for life. Hosted by Nancy Kahn, Timothy Regan, and Marlena Willis.
KPFA’s newly formatted show in the 11am hour, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays springs directly from listener feedback. Listeners want to be able to turn to KPFA to find out about local politics, culture and music and to get the opportunity to dialogue through comments and questions around bigger regional and national issues. The Talkies will showcase the wealth of authors, artists, activists, theater and music in the Bay Area and beyond through interviews, call ins, and readings. It will also highlight some of the best of KPFA, bringing on the work of our own programmers, feature stories about issues in...
Terra Verde News
2:00 PM Pacific Time: Fridays
A weekly public affairs show that 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 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.
Sports and its many relationships to politics, culture and labor, among other issues, are on the table as hosts Dave Zirin and Etan Thomas welcome current and former athletes in to discuss today’s big stories, from the sports world and beyond.
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 Hear and Now Music
10:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays
A freeform mix of music, ranging from singer-songwriter folk and surprising back-catalog rock ’n’ roll to avant-garde jazz and improvisation, with unexpected forays into everything in between and beyond. Bits of comedy, international sounds, and contemporary and postmodern classical composition crop up now and then, and local and touring musicians stop by frequently for conversations and fully produced in-studio concerts. Hosted by Derk Richardson.
The Herbal Highway Culture
1:00 PM Pacific Time: Thursdays
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. Hosted and produced by Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes.
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.
6:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays, Saturdays
Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
The Late Night Hype Music
1:30 AM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
Latin and Reggae mix with Pedro Reyes and Guests.
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.
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 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.
The Week Starts Here Culture
8:00 to 9:00 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
A New Age Talk Show. Interviews with New Thought leaders, Metaphysicians, Self Help gurus, and everyday people who have stepped out on Faith and written a new chapter in social evolution! We ‘step outside the box’ in our discussions of remedies for personal and contemporary roadblocks that seem to interfere with our ability to move forward. Join the conversation and feel validated by comments from listeners with a similar point of view. Hosted by Veronica Faisant.
Thinkbeat Radio Music
2:00 AM Pacific Time: Saturdays
Every final friday night/ saturday morning from 2am-4am (PST) with your host Wonway Posibul & Dion Decibels playing hip hop and all that good stuff… Always tons of special guests, freestyles, beats, & talking…
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.
Twit Wit Radio Culture
6:30 PM Pacific Time: Sundays
Responsible Anarchy. Live satirical comedy performed by a cast of comic actors speaking ridicule to power. Half True More or Less 100% of the Time. Breaking News Broken Here. Keep Laughing.
7:00 AM PT: 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.
2:00 PM Pacific Time: Wednesdays
The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world. Co-hosted by Khalil and Malihe.
Womens Magazine Culture
1:00 PM PST: Mondays
This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
3:30 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
Want to know what’s really happening in labor? WorkWeek Radio provides news and in depth coverage of unions and working people in the bay area, California, nationally and internationally. WorkWeek gives an opportunity for rank and file workers and union officials to provide their viewpoints and perspectives about the sharpening class struggle in the US and around the world. It show also includes a weekly calendar of labor events in Northern California from strikes and rallies to educational meetings. WorkWeek seeks to break the information blockade of corporate media of the real role of workers and unions in our society.
Your Own Health and Fitness Culture
1:00 PM Pacific Time: Tuesdays
A critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health with Layna Berman and Jeffry Fawcett, PhD.