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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

Laura Pulido on her new book "A People’s Guide to Los Angeles"

University of Southern California professor Laura Pulido discusses her new book A People's Guide to Los Angeles in which she maps 115 sites in Los Angeles where critical struggles for justice took place over the past two hundred years.

Fred Ho: Chinese American baritone saxophonist, composer, writer, producer, political revolutionary and cancer warrior

Fred Ho is a one-of-a-kind Chinese American baritone saxophonist,
composer, writer, producer, political revolutionary, and self-described
cancer warrior and extreme raw foodist. His music, his world view, and his politics are very inspiring and thought provoking.

John Santos: On the Politics and Commercialization of the Music Industry.

John Santos will talk about the politics of the Grammys Awards and the music industry as well as the struggle for progressive and anti-racist artists to find a voice in the increasingly commercialized music industry. He will also speak about his musical work.

Hamid Khan: Surveillance Practices of LAPD

Los Angeles organizer Hamid Khan will speak on the surveillance practices of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Kevin Alexander Gray: Community Organizing in South Carolina.

Kevin Alexander Gray is a veteran community organizer in South Carolina as well and author of The Decline of Black Politics: From Malcolm X to Barak Obama.

Tom Dutton: Fighting Gentrification -- The Over-the-Rhine People's Movement in Cincinnatti

Professor Tom Dutton will speak on his recent article for TruthOut.org, "Do YOu Have a Sign" where he describes the current struggle against gentrification in Over-the-Rhine People's Movement. His analysis sheds light on similar struggles taking place from New Orleans to Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago, New York, and many other cities in the United States.

Robin Kelley on Palestinian Liberation

UCLA Professor Robin Kelley, just
back from Palestine, reports back on the liberation movement there.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuval, editor and founder of The Nation
magazine, discusses the role that progressive social movements can play in the
2012 elections.

CJ Minster on Bring the War Dollars Home campaign

CJ Minster, CODEPINK’s national organizer for the Bring Our War Dollars Home campaign.

Tom Goldtooth on Canada’s Tar Sands strip mining

Tom Goldtooth of Indigenous Environmental Network on Canada’s Tar Sands strip mining

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