Robbie Osman - Democracy at KPFA

The Value of Democracy at KPFA

by Robbie Osman, of Across the Great Divide
August 2010

. . . some people are arguing that democracy itself is dangerous for KPFA and that the reforms instituted after the station's staff and listeners successfully resisted a board coup in 1999-2001 ought to be rescinded. Here, for any who might be interested (and who might have the patience to read this long essay) are my thoughts on some of the questions before the station and its supporters.

For those with less patience I'll begin with my conclusion. Listener participation is necessary to KPFA's health and effectiveness and the station is weaker when it is absent or excluded. . . .

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