Daniel's recommendations for
KPFA's election of
August 2016 for the
Local Station Board (LSB)
This summer KPFA will be holding an important election for the Local Station Board (LSB). Nine seats are open. I'm recommending the UCR candidates.
For a decade, I've been closely observing the situation at the station; it's much like George Orwell's "Animal Farm," where a relatively small clique takes over. That sort of struggle happens in a lot of progressive organizations — it's grassroots vs. a status quo clique. At KPFA, being a radio station, this affects programming, whether to be an NPR-lite type station, or to be a voice for progressive grassroots social movements.
Here are the UCR (UNITED FOR COMMUNITY RADIO) candidates (listed in random order). Please vote for all of them. And, for more information, please visit the websites at the bottom of this page.
Voting begins now (in August); KPFA members are now receiving ballots in the mail
Akio Tanaka — Green Party activist, former Local Station Board member.
T.M. Scruggs — Executive Producer at TheRealNews.com, ethnomusicologist, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa, volunteer for community radio stations in U.S., Nicaragua and Venezuela.
Carol G Wolfley — KPFA Community Advisory Board member, mediator/facilitator, retired Berkeley teacher, member of Berkeley Post Office Defenders, Transition Berkeley. Open Circle and Occupy Oakland.
Marilla Argüelles — former President of Home Care Workers' Chapter SEIU, Local 616, editor of "Extracts from Pelican Bay," former KPFA Labor Collective member.
Ramsés Teón-Nichols — SEIU 1021 Vice-President, current Local Station Board member.
LaTasha Warmsley — playwright and career counselor.
Kris Stewart — independent journalist and videographer.
Tom Voorhees — early-on KPFA volunteer transmitter engineer, 2014 volunteer of the year, National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
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for updates, reports & essays on KPFA/Pacifica, please visit these websites:
UNITED FOR COMMUNITY RADIO
PACIFICA IN EXILE
LORDS & LADIES vs. the PEASANTS at KPFA
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KPFA 94.1 FM is one of five stations of the Pacifica radio network which are located in major cities across the country. The other stations are WBAI 99.5 in New York, WPFW 89.3 in Washington DC, KPFT 90.1 in Houston, and KPFK 90.7 in Los Angeles. The Pacifica network also has about 160 affiliate stations.
Please Vote for the UCR -- United for Community Radio
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