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Our weekly radio show on Pacifica KPFK 90.7 FM (Tuesdays at 4PM) with lead hosts Eric Mann and Tammy Bang Luu, features interviews with frontline organizers from across the globe. We’re picking up a large working class Los Angeles audience, and increasingly, a national audience for our live, streaming webcast (http://www.kpfk.org/listen-live.html). We challenge Rush Limbaugh talk radio and offer a punchier, tougher, multi-racial alternative to Air America. It is a show that focuses on strategy and tactics, social movements, radical and revolutionary thinkers, strategists, organizers, and mass leaders--asking the question "What is to be Done?"

Recent Shows

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln: Where are Frederick Douglass and the 200,000 armed runaway slaves?

Speilberg's Lincoln does a great historical disservice by portraying the Civil War as a debate among white people about Black people, who, in the film, hardly exist.

Crenshaw High School: Policy Attacks Continue on LA's Historical Black and Brown Public High Schools

Community Coalition fights efforts by LA School District to "Reconstitute" Crenshaw High School, which would start by firing all the current teachers there...

No On Measure J with Sunyoung Yang and Barbara Lott-Holland

If Measure J passes, the MTA will get tens of billions of dollars to spend in the near future, but borrowed against a 30-year extension of a one-half cent sales tax in LA County from 2039 to 2069.

Sharonne Hapuarachy and Taylor Broom: Fighting "Reconstitution" at Dorsey High School

Sharonne Hapuarachyand Taylor Broom help us understand how LAUSD is threatening to destroy another historic South Los Angeles High School with "Reconstitution"--a radical and racist restructuring program.

Erin Aubry: The 2012 Presidential Elections and Right Wing Voter Suppression

As the presidential election draws near, the right wing has increased their efforts at voter suppression. Journalist and political commentator Erin Aubry discusses Right Wing voter suppression strategies and the influences of Obama on Black movement building.

LA Unified School District threatens to fire entire teaching staff at Dorsey High School under "Reconstitution"

The entire staff at Dorsey High School may be fired! Sharonne Hapuarachy
and Taylor Broom discuss "Reconstitution" and what the impacts are for
the student and the community and the movement to stop it.

Jeff Chang: Race, Hip Hop, Obama, and Movement Building

The influences of Hip Hop and race on the presidential election and building social movements.

Diane Fujino: Biography of Richard Aoki, Black Panther Party.

Diane Fujino discuses her recent book, Samurai Among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life. The book has generated an intense debate on the historical record about Aoki and the Black Panthers.

Kitzia Esteva: No Papers No Fear Campaign

Kitzia Esteva a dozen undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the Democratic National Convention. The protest was the culmination of a month long UndocuBus Tour they took from Phoenix to Charlotte, visiting along the way many groups who are fighting for immigrant rights.

Zachary Norris and Barbara Lott Holland: New Report on the Deep Crises in the Juvenile Injustice Sysem and Solutions Needed

Barbara Lott Holland, organizer with the Community Rights Campaign of Los Angeles, and Zachary Norris, Co-Director of Justice for Families, discuss their new report called "Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice".

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