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Letters and Politics - April 15, 2014 at 10:00am

Letters and Politics, for April 15, 2014 - 10:00am

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Favorite quote from Bernard

Favorite quote from Bernard Duncan: "A lot of people have over the years have said to me, in the last few years particularly, when I have said to them at KPFK’s Local Station Board meetings, I’ve said o them, I need to run this like a business. " First of all, predictably it makes no sense. But mostly Bernard never uttered those words to the LSB. He racked up at least $400,000 in deficit spending and left KPFK insolvent when he quit. Not the kind of business savvy the Pacifica Foundation needs right now.

Another ED and more conflict

Another ED and more conflict at Pacifica !! why should i send my money to a place that spends more money on lawsuits and fighting than it does on getting its act together ? Is amazing you can produce such good radio inspite of the constant squabbling. shame on Pacifica. But loved hearing from one of the founders. I would have liked to have heard more from him and whether they had so much pettiness going on then too.

Your new executive director

Your new executive director sounds like a babbling idiot. Reese appears to be able to think circles around him.

Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff,

Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, and Frank Sterling also support Summer Reese and the Board minority, and I imagine there are other programmers I forgot above as well.

Mitch, I liked your

Mitch, I liked your description of Pacifica . . . "a big tent, which attracts a lot of people who might otherwise be pushed to the margins of the mainstream . . . which makes it wonderful, special, eccentric, peculiar. It also presents challenges. . . "

I also thought your description of the disagreement now headed for court was evenhanded.

However, I thought it became far less evenhanded when you invited Bernard Duncan but not Summer Reese on. And then described the station over there functioning despite the alternate universe next door, which seemed to imply that none of the programmers still doing their best side with Summer and the Board minority.. On the contrary, many programmers support both, including Anthony Fest, Steve Zeltzer, Adrienne Lauby, Dennis Bernstein, Bonnie Faulkner, Yarrow Sweningsen, Caroline Casey, Janet Coleman (WBAI programmer), Betty Arcos (KPFK Music Programmer), Kojo Sargent (WBAI staff), more programmers from the other four stations, and myself. We have all signed the Statement of Pacifica’s Local Station Board Members, Staff and Listeners,

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