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"Bring Back The Morning Mix" KPFA Workers And Community Speak Out For Morning Mix & Unpaid
KPFA workers and community supporters rallied in front of KPFA on May 31, 2014 to call for the return of the "Morning Mix" and also to call for more respect and support for the unpaid staff who do the majority of programming at KPFA
"Bring Back The Morning Mix" KPFA Workers And Community Speak Out For Morning Mix & Unpaid Staff
On Saturday May 31, 2014 community supporters of KPFA and KPFA workers
spoke out at a rally to defend the "Morning MIx" Shows and also to stand up
for the unpaid staff who produce 60% of the programming at the community
station. Local community programmers are being threatened with the loss of
their shows by a management that disregards their labor and work. An imported
show from Los Angeles called "Uprising" by Sonali Kolhatkar has been
replaced 5 local community shows which cover labor and many community events
at prime time. The KPFA workers also discussed the lack of support for the unpaid
staff by management versus the treatment of the paid staff.
Additional video at:
Statement by the Unpaid Staff Organization Membership in Response to Proposed Program Changes
To support the "Morning MIx" shows a petition is being circulated
"Bring Back The Morning Mix"
Online Petition To KFPA Pacifica Management And Board Chair
Online Petition To Sonali Kolhatkar "Don't Replace The Morning Mix"
Sonali Kolhatkar's website
Production of Labor Video Project. http://www.laborvideo.org
Pedro Reyes who does programming at KPFA talked about the attempted attacks on his programming by the KPFA management. The escalation of attacks on local community programming by unpaid staff threatens the communities who depend on these programs.