top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Thu Dec 31 2009 (Updated 01/02/10)
Cuts to KPFA's Flashpoints Spark Outrage
Thu Dec 31 2009 (Updated 01/02/10)
KPFA Flashpoints Producers Speak-Out to Protest Attacks On Show
On December 17th, 2009, dozens of supporters of the KPFA-Pacifica show Flashpoints, which is also carried around the country, went to the station to hear a report on the layoffs and attacks on the show by the KPFA management. After Manager Lemlem Rijio vacated the building to avoid answering questions, Amelia Gonzalez, the assistant manager, told the rally that the station had violated the union contract and laid off staff disregarding the seniority list. She said they were in discussion with CWA 9415 on how they could have layoffs without regard to the station wide seniority list.

The first victim of this new cutback campaign was Eric Klein, Flashpoints' technical producer and engineer, whose half-time position was eliminated with no advance notice on December 7; Dennis Bernstein, the show's host, wasn't informed until he went looking for Klein an hour before airtime. After co-host Nora Barrows-Friedman emailed station manager Lemlem Rijio seeking an explanation and making the case that the show requires a technical producer, Rijio invited her to "share her concerns" in person. When they met on December 9, Barrows-Friedman argued that it was "unreasonable" to expect her to absorb Klein's work on top of her other responsibilities, whereupon Rijio "casually" informed her that her hours were being cut in half, from 40 to 20 per week, effective immediately.

photo Photos: 1 | 2 | video Videos: 1 | 2 | 3

Cuts to KPFA's Flashpoints Spark Outrage | Award Winning Flashpoints Radio Show Under Threat by KPFA Management | KPFA Lemlem's Ambush Of Flashpoints Producer Nora-Barrows-Friedman | KPFA's Manager Lemlem Rijio Shuts Down Flashpoints Without Notice For Fund Drive? | Robert Knight and the Knight report axed by KPFA management-KPFA CL Management Seeking To Shut Down Flashpoints | Letter from KPFA General Manager to Our Listening Community | Open Letter to KPFA General Manager, Lemlem Rijio and the KPFA community | Flashpoints receives Top 20 Media recognition
08/29/16 Teo Valencia Family Files Federal Lawsuit Against City of Newark and Conrad Rogers Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections08/24/16 Filthy & Dehumanizing Santa Rita Jail to Improve Treatment of Women In Custody Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Womyn | East Bay08/20/16 Tribes Push Back Against Yet Another Threat to Clean Water Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | U.S.08/20/16 Grand Jury Releases Report on 2015 Jail Death of Krista DeLuca Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/20/16 Nationally-Coordinated Prisoner Work Stoppage on Anniversary of Attica Prison Uprising Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | U.S.08/19/16 Renter Protections on the November Ballot for Six Bay Area Cities Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay | Peninsula | California08/19/16 Bulletproof "Shoot First, Ask Questions Later" Training Relocated to San Jose Church Front Page | Police State and Prisons | South Bay | East Bay | California08/18/16 The PR Campaign to Uplift Police & Demonize Those Who Call for Accountability Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Indymedia | San Francisco | California | U.S.08/14/16 California Coastal Commission Upholds Public Access for All Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/14/16 Santa Cruz NAACP Plans Peace Party with Local Police Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/11/16 Residents Look for New Places to Live Following Chinatown Homeless Sweeps Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: East Bay | Indymedia | Labor & Workers | Front Page
Scott Sternberg of Beverly Hills is behind Richmond’s mass evictions Lynda Carson (1 comment) Thursday Aug 25th 4:45 PM
Mayor Schaaf Accused of Promoting Acting Police Chief Without Notifying Public Ken Epstein, Oakland Post Wednesday Aug 24th 7:52 PM
Hacker houses are proliferating in the Bay Area Lynda Carson (1 comment) Monday Aug 22nd 10:34 PM
Video of Newark PD Shooting Teo Valencia in the Back Anti Police-Terror Project Monday Aug 22nd 3:32 PM
Teo Valencia family filing federal lawsuit against City of Newark Anti Police-Terror Project Monday Aug 22nd 10:06 AM
Danny Haber and Alon Gutman target tenants with eviction and higher rents Lynda Carson (1 comment) Sunday Aug 21st 9:06 PM
Stop Urban Shield: Mass Mobilization Stop Urban Shield Friday Aug 19th 10:38 AM
Where The Bulletproof Warrior Went Oakland Privacy Thursday Aug 18th 2:36 PM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor & Zionism Labor Video Project (3 comments) Wednesday Jul 27th 10:56 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 22nd, 2016 IMEMC Friday Jul 22nd 6:16 PM
OSHA Chief Michaels and DOL Secretary Perez In Corruption Scandal At DOL/OSHA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio KPFA Pacifica Thursday Mar 31st 5:37 AM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021! Labor Video Project (1 comment) Sunday Mar 27th 11:34 PM
This Week in Palestine, March 4th, 2015 IMEMC Friday Mar 4th 9:27 PM
WW2-2-16 UAL IBT Contract Fight And Flint Water, Labor And The UAW KPFA WorkWeek Radio Wednesday Feb 3rd 11:30 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]