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KPFA Local Station Board election nears tally
by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison
Sunday Dec 2nd, 2012 8:33 AM
KPFA EVENING NEWS, 12.01.2012: The KPFA Local Station Board election is now in its final days by mail. Ballots must be received at the address on the return envelopes by December 11th to be counted. Pacifica National Elections Supervisor Steve Bouricius spoke to KPFA about the Single Transferable Voting variant of Ranked Choice Voting that will determine the results.
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by Dignacio
Sunday Dec 2nd, 2012 10:03 AM
This reporter doesn't even get the name of her interviewee right. Like so much published here, it claims not to be partisan but is.
by Virginia
Sunday Dec 2nd, 2012 3:44 PM
Thanks to Ann Garrison for this report, which correctly lists the Pacifica National Election Supervisor as Terry Bouricius.
by Virginia
Sunday Dec 2nd, 2012 3:47 PM
Unlike some KPFA shows that actually have pretended to be non-partisan but are either blatantly partisan or slyly so, this short report simply says "please get your vote in soon" and tries to help voters understand the proportional representational system in a very few words. Well-done, Ann.
@Dignacio: The Pacifica National Elections Supervisor's last name is indeed Bouricius. Pardon me for the typo that left an extra letter "i" after the second "o" in his last name. I just sent a note to Indybay to ask if they could correct it. I'll be grateful if Indybay is ever able to add an edit function like that available on a few other Indymedia sites.

The script of this report, with the name spelled correctly is available at this link on my own website: http://www.anngarrison.com/audio/kpfa-local-station-board-election-nears-tally.

Could you explain what you consider partisan about this? Neither the United for Community Radio-Support KPFA nor the Save KPFA slate is even mentioned. I could not have gotten it past Saturday News Anchor David Rosenberg had it been partisan, and I'm sure I would have been otherwise called to task by management.

And how would you have reported this?

In an earlier version, I attempted to explain how single transferable voting works, but no one thought that would be understood on the air, especially in a three-minute news story, so I just explained that its goal is proportional representation.
by Ann Garrison
Thursday Dec 6th, 2012 10:50 AM
Thanks to Indybay staff for the edit. Both spellings appear on the Web. On air, I was most concerned with getting the sound correctly. Terry told me it sounded like "facetious" with consonant variations.