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KPFA DEFENDS BANNING OF LABOR SHOW PROPOSALS: "Paperwork Overwhelming"
KFPA's Program Council and Management has banned for one year programming proposals
KPFA DEFENDS BANNING OF
LABOR SHOW PROPOSALS: "Paperwork Overwhelming", by Jordie Mann
Listener-sponsored KPFA’s Program Council took the unusual step of
banning proposals from the KPFA Labor Collective recently, explaining
that the Program Council was uncomfortable with the tone of the
collective and felt the collective needed a “time out”, or mild
punishment, for overwhelming them with paperwork.
The Labor Collective, which has produced numerous shows for
International Women’s Day, May Day, and Labor Day, picketed outside the
station on Labor Day, bewildered by the ban on proposals.
“They only have 20 minutes of regular labor programming right
now,” stated Labor Collective chair Steve Zeltzer. “It’s pathetic.”
The following is another picture of the Labor Day September 4th rally at KFPA to
protest banning of programming proposals by the Program Council.
This was not surprisingly not reported on by KFPA News Free Speech Radio.
Fourty to fifty people participated in the picket and rally. The banning of
programming by the Program Council which was supported by management
is a first for KPFA.