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Crisis At KPFA,The Pacifica Network, Democracy & National Alternative Multi-media Channel
by Labor Video Project
Monday Feb 19th, 2018 11:34 PM
A forum on KPFA and Pacifica was held in Berkeley on 2/18/18 to look at the crisis in Pacifica, KPFA and the development of a multi-media channel. It also looked at efforts to manipulate the election at KPFA to only have supporters of the voluntary bankruptcy by Pacifica
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The Crisis At KPFA & The Pacifica Network, “Making Sausage” Democracy & A National Alternative Multi-Media Network

The crisis at KPFA and Pacific including the possibility of bankruptcy was the focus of a forum on 32/18/18 in Berkeley. The forum also looked at the history of efforts to make Pacifica and the stations into an NPR type operations.

Presentations looked at the development of a multi-media platform using streaming video and the digitalization of the analogue channels at KPFA that could bring 2 additional stations for the use of KPFA and possible lease as a way of raising funding.

Finally, the program reported on the effort at KPFA to manipulate an election to prevent any representation from the station on the PNB of representatives who would be opposed to the bankruptcy proposal being pushed by the CFO, Save KPFA and United For Community Radio UCR factions.

Speakers at the forum included:

Maria Gilardin, TUC Radio, Former KPFA LSB Member Who Was Banned From The Station
Frank Sterling, KPFA Apprentice Program & Full Circle
Jeff Blankfort, Founder of “Save KPFA” and Host of Host KZYX&Z Takes on The World 90.7, 91.5
Janet Kobren, Formerly KPFA LSB and Pacific National Board Secretary
Pedro Reyes, KPFA Host of Settin The Standard and Late Night Hype
Steve Zeltzer, KPFA WorkWeek Radio and KPFA LSB Staff Representative


Additional media:

https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww12-5-17-the-crisis-at-pacifica-network-with-alex-steinberg
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/01/05/18805703.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8Y-icnckfo
https://kpftx.org/archives/pnb/pnb171214/pnb171214a.mp3
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-s-KPFA-on-the-brink-again-but-this-12473774.php
http://www.unitedforcommunityradio.org/?p=2692
https://www.facebook.com/jeff.blankfort?hc_ref=ARTMxS1CK8EiKWXdRPXaZ_77wDak31URgghQrBLd784gYdDBcG1N0_ZlPS1s9XO9-6s
http://pacificainexile.org/archives/1017

The forum was sponsored by BFUU and WorkWeek Radio.

Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
§Frank Sterling Spoke At Forum
by Labor Video Project Monday Feb 19th, 2018 11:34 PM
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Frank Sterling, KPFA Apprentice Program & Full Circle talked about the apprentices and using streaming.
§Jeff Blankfort Looked At The Efforts To Make Pacifica Like NPR
by Labor Video Project Monday Feb 19th, 2018 11:34 PM
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Founder of “Save KPFA” and Host of Host KZYX&Z Takes on The World 90.7, 91.5
§Forum Was Streamed By John Parulis
by Labor Video Project Monday Feb 19th, 2018 11:34 PM
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The forum was streamed live by John Parulis who has also streamed other live events at KPFA such as the Oakland port protest of the Israeli Zim ship.
§Janet Kobren Reported On Rigged Election at KPFA LSB
by Labor Video Project Monday Feb 19th, 2018 11:34 PM
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Janet Kobren who was on the KPFA LSB and is now the Pacific Nation Board secretary talked about the manipulations of the elections at KPFA in an effort to get all pro-bankruptcy supporters on the PNB and also the use of lawsuits to attack Pacifica
§Maria Gilardin Of TUC Radio Talked About Early History Of KPFA
by Labor Video Project Monday Feb 19th, 2018 11:34 PM
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Maria Gilardin who was part of the Women's Collective at KPFA discussed the early history at KPFA and the need to allow new voices on the radio
§KPFA LSB Listener Rep and Radio Engineer Tom Vorhees On New Digital Channels
by Labor Video Project Monday Feb 19th, 2018 11:34 PM
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KPFA LSB Listener rep Tom Vorhees who is also a professional radio engineer reported on the possibility of having two new digital channels at KPFA and additional digital channels at other Pacifica stations.
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