KPFK Local Station Board Election, Ken Burns' 'The Dust Bowl'
- Pacificans - it's election time in all station areas, and here are my strong
recommendations for the KPFK Station Board.
I've loved Pacifica since hearing the McCarthy hearings as a UC Berkeley
freshman, and had a strong relationship to KPFK since its beginning, in
1959 and the forming group's office/station was a few blocks from the Ash
Grove (estbl. in '58). AG music was
a core on their radio, from the beginning, and their guiding principles
matched my own. I got directly involved in 1999 in taking back the Network
from a gang that evicserated its principles, fired people like Amy Goodman,
and the National Board elected itself! After
we won the battle, on the streets and in court, the group I helped found won
a majority of seats on KPFK's LSB. We included
Sonali Kolhatkar and Alan Minsky as station reps, and listener reps,
including me. My experience there convinced me that what the station needs
is people not only with Pacifica's principles and dedication, but with
non-profit and professional experience in the real world, especially in
tough times - like now. I, the endorsers below and others have selected
this roster from among the many applicants we've met and vetted. I urge you
to consider our slate. The voices of Pacifica are invaluable and unique -
From: Kim Kaufman [mailto:kim.kaufman@...]
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 10:20 PM
To: Shawn Casey O'Brien; Grace Aaron; Ken Aaron; Lamont2; Fred Blair;
Summer2; Margie Murray; Ed Pearl
Subject: KPFK Local Station Board Election
Dear Friends -
Below is some information regarding the KPFK elections for Local Station
Board. I am running for a second term with a slate of good people and I am
asking for your vote for me and my slate. If you are a listener-subscriber
you will be receiving a ballot any day. These elections are important for
the governance of the station. Please feel free to email me with any
questions you might have and also forward to anyone you know who is a KPFK
listener. Thank you.
KPFK, Local Station Board, Treasurer
KPFK Local Station Board Election 2012
Please go to www.candidateslate.org <http://www.candidateslate.org/> to see
more on the candidates below and read our Platform about what we stand for
in helping KPFK (also below). Please like our Facebook page:
Re-elect these two current board members - vote #1 and #2:
Kim Kaufman - John De
current board member (Treasurer) current board member
Artist, Election Integrity activist
Elect all these new candidates in any order #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8:
Iran-American, Art History professor, activist for social justice
IT consultant, teacher, writer, photographer, workshop facilitator.
Economics degree, KPFK events volunteer
Musician; experience on other non-profit boards
J B Wagoner
Occupy activist, works for non-profit that serves people with
Multimedia journalist, degree in business/entrepreneurship; Occupy
activist and activist to overturn Citizens United
Please vote for all the candidates, ranking them from 1 through 8 on the STV
voting ballot. After that we recommend a vote for John Wenger and John
For any questions, further information, or if you would like to endorse us,
please contact me at kim.kaufman@... or call me at 323-650-9860.
We are a group of listener-sponsors (subscribers) who have come together to
help preserve and promote KPFK radio.
KPFK is dedicated to quality, non-commercial, listener-sponsored
broadcasting. It is the progressive home of a First Amendment Radio Station,
based on the Pacifica Foundation Mission Statement, and governed by the
Local Station Board whose representatives are democratically elected.
To better serve the Pacifica mission our objectives are to solidify sound
governance, accountable management, and healthy finances, by encouraging and
supporting compelling radio that expands listenership and membership.
As communication models and technologies change, KPFK must serve as a bridge
between two generations of media and two generations of listeners, as the
experienced boomers and seniors pass the baton and the mission to the young
who see, listen, communicate, and act differently.
We on this Committee work together to pass on a stronger, healthier, more
useful, and more necessary KPFK.
. The original KPFK mission: tapping into the most talented community in the
world and using the biggest transmitter west of the Mississippi to bring you
fearless free speech that is relevant, reality-based, and community focused.
. Sound, accountable stewardship of the KPFK that YOU own -- radio that
informs, empowers and serves you.
. An end to divisive political infighting that paralyzes governance,
alienates listeners, and distracts from our shared Pacifica mission.
. Responsible governance that attracts and supports skilled, competent
management by engaging in relevant oversight and addressing fiscal reality.
. Efficient operations and financial and organizational transparency.
. Improved and expanded integration of Internet and social media, in order
to reach larger audiences at less cost.
. A robust internship program aligned with trade schools and universities.
. Greater outreach to diverse and underserved communities with a particular
aim of attracting younger listeners.
. Expanded promotion and marketing to increase listenership and financial
. Exploring new ideas to expand fundraising while staying true to the
. Full compliance with FCC regulations and labor laws, and universal
accessibility for the disabled.
. Enhanced journalistic standards in programming, and a restored local news
department that delivers essential news and voices.
. Independent and unbiased radio that is informative, accurate, challenging,
stimulating, useful, well produced, and compelling - and that attracts
listeners and supporters.
Dorothy Reik (President, Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica
Mountains)(for id purposes only)
Grace Aaron, former Pacifica iED and PNB Chair
Ken Aaron, LSB Board Member
Ricco Ross, former LSB board member & chair
Lauren Steiner, Occupy Activist
Lamont Yeakey, LSB Board Member
Fred Blair, LSB Board Member
Margie Murray, LSB Vice-Chair, Valley Dems United
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Here's a fine review of what looks like a great film, with the class
analysis that is almost always
curtained on television. In the print edition Ken says he's not really
political, just honest. Hopefully,
he'll learn that being perceptive and honest usually includes 'politics,'
and keep growing. Watch it.
PHOTOS: Images from 'The Dust Bowl'