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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

Alex Sanchez and Luis Rodriguez: Truce between El Salvador gangs

Alex Sanchez-former gang member and peace activist, and Luis Rodriguez-poet and author, discuss El Salvador's unprecendented gang truce which was initiated by the County's Top gang leaders and facilitated by top government and church officials.  

Mumia Abu Jamal: On his biggest political influences and the political "mentacide" of today's youth

Mumia discusses black political thought, the great thinkers, movement builders, and decolonization of the mind.

Pete White: Public transportation, police brutality, gentrification against the homeless in Los Angeles

Police harrassment of the homless community, gentrification, and the fight for their civil rights.

Jay Levin: Founder of Fix Our America

Jay will tell us about his latest political work as the lead founder of the organization Fix Our America and the effort to amend the constitution.

Cinthia Gonzalez: Mass transit, civil rights, and environmental justice organizing with the Community Rights Campaign

Cinthia Gonzalez discusses The Labor Community Strategy Center's Civil Rights rally: President Obama: Enforce, Restore, Expand Our Civil Rights! and the broader work of the Bus Riders Union and training young organizers as a youth organizer with the Community Rights Campaign.

Kim McGill of Youth Justice Coalition on juvenile injustice system, police and prison funding, and the school to prison pipeline

Kim McGill discusses recruiting and training young organizers around the issues of the juvenile Injustice system, police and prison funding, the school to prison pipeline, what it means to build a movement led by people and communities of color, especially youth of color.

Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, on the U.S. economic crisis, Obama, Foreclosures, Student Loans, Occupy, Building the Movement

Van Jones, founder of Rebuild the Dream, discusses the U.S.economy, foreclosures, student loans, Obama, Occupy, and what it means to Build the Movement.

Carla Gonzalez: Training high school students as community organizers in LA’s inner schools

Carla Gonzalez. Carla is a community rights activist and co-founder and leader of the Summer Youth Organizing Academy (SYOA). Carla has been doing amazing work recruiting and training young high school age organizers for many years now from many of LA's inner city high schools.


Crystal McMillan: Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill--what Obama must do to strengthen it

The Strategy Center organizer and policy analyst Crystal McMillan, tells us about the Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill that was just passed by the U.S. Congress and is waiting for Obama's signature. This is a huge bill worth $109 billion dollars over two years and we'll find out what the Strategy Center is asking Obama to do to strengthen it.

Professor Miguel Tinker Salas: The recent presidential election in Mexico and consequences for movement building

Professor Miguel Tinker Salas, on the presidential elections that took place in Mexico on Sunday. Now that the elections are over, what can we expect A) will be the real consequences for the Mexican people and, B) what will the consequences be for movement building in Mexico and in the U.S.?

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