Live on KPFA at 12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time:
Thursdays See the KPFA Program Grid for more details.
Behind the News covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Shows typically consist of some opening comments by host Doug Henwood on the recent news, followed by two or three interviews with authors, activists, academics, and other knowledgeable sorts. Since mystification is one of the tricks that power uses to maintain itself, emphasis is always placed on clarifying the complex.
Topics covered include the broad economy and the financial markets, trade and globalization, income distribution and poverty, political candidates (with an emphasis on their general bogosity), Latin American resistance to neoliberalism, crime and imprisonment, financing health care, environmental economics, and the culture of money. Of course, that list will evolve as circumstances warrant.
Doug Henwood has been hosting Behind the News since 1996; his radio career began in 1989, with commentaries delivered on the late and deeply missed Samori Marksman's show. His day job is as a writer and editor. He edits Left Business Observer, a newsletter he founded in 1986, and is a contributing editor of The Nation. He is the author of three books - The State of the USA Atlas (1994), Wall Street (1997), and After the New Economy (2004). He's at work on a study of the American ruling class, whoever that might be.
Live on KPFA at 11:00 AM Pacific Time:
Saturdays See the KPFA Program Grid for more details.
For over 25 years, this Chicago native has hosted this popular blues radio show highlighting this Afro-American roots art form from its rural country roots to the urban manifestations and regional flavors that encompass the genre. Also founder and head cat of the internationally recognized San Francisco Blues Festival, Tom was awarded the WC Handy Award in Memphis, Tennessee for Concert Producer of the Year.
Live on KPFA at 01:00 AM Pacific Time:
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CHOCOLATE BEATS RADIO; smooth, mellow, and uplifting vibes to rejuvenate the soul. Featuring a unique blend of World Music, Soul, Gospel, Conscience Hip Hop, Electronica, Funk, Jazz, and Rare Grooves. Chocolate Beats Radio also features innovative programming in music, arts and cultural history in addition to interviews and highlights of music artists. With Host Idris Hassan BIO Idris Hassan, an avid music lover, is the Creative Director of Chocolate Beats Media, which was founded in 2009 to provide down to earth radio programming, innovative cultural event documentation, and a holistic digital media experience. She is also a graduate of the First Voice Media Action Apprenticeship program and has also worked with Hard Knock Radio, The Morning Show, The History of Funk and Full Circle Radio Magazine on KPFA.
Live on KPFA at 03:00 PM Pacific Time:
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Counterspin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media may have missed in their own coverage. Combines lively discussion and thoughtful critique. Produced by the national media watch group FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting).
Live on KPFA at 03:30 PM Pacific Time:
Wednesdays See the KPFA Program Grid for more details.
First Wk: Poet to Poet, features poets & writers reading and discussing their own works with poet/host/producer Nina Serrano and technical direction by Jill Montgomery.
Second Wk: Theatre and More. Interviews with directors, playwrights, actors and others in the Bay Area theatre scene, as well as forays into literature and film, produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Third Wk: Storytellers Features. Storytellers of various genres sharing their work with performance artist/host/producer/Jovelyn Richards.
Fourth Wk: Frame to Frame, hosted by film critic Reyna Cowan, features interviews with filmmakers and reviews of films, media and art installations.