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Monday April 14th 2014 0

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on a special edition of Flashpoints. we celebrate 65 years of KPFS/Pacifica Radio, with a powerful and prescient speech by the late great Gore Vidal, recorded in 1994. Gore Vidal was speaking at a benefit for KPFA and the Middle East Children’s Alliance. The host for the evening was Barbara Lubin.

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Thursday April 10th 2014 0

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: 64 years after Edward R Murrow’s “Harvest of Shame” broadcast, and farmworkers and their families are still devastated by racist policies, under an African American President. We’ll examine the multiple impacts of NAFTA, including the forcing of tens of thousands of migrants living in Mexico, into endless daily and weekly commutes into the US for subsistence wages. And for National Poetry Month, a poem by Palestinian American Poet, Naomi Shihab Nye

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Wednesday April 9th 2014 0

Posted on April 09, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints:We’ll take an in-depth look at US supported war crimes by Rwanda in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also, private equity firms take over the rental housing market and partner with big banks in the creation of “rental-backed Securities”. Also, a new list of endangered rivers released today by the conservation group, American Rivers

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Tuesday April 8th 2014 0

Posted on April 08, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: Was Turkish intelligence behind the use of Sarine gas in Syria? Also, we’ll feature an in-depth interview with Kathy Kelly on the battle against the expanding use of killer drones at home and abroad. And Mark Karlin, editor of Buzz Flash at Truth Out, joins us for a look at the impact global warming in the windy city.

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Monday April 7th 2014 0

Posted on April 07, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: Immigrants Rights activists rise up across the country, in a call for an immediate halt to Obama’s massive deportation program, that has now reached two million people. We’ll speak to the leader of the Protect Our Families, Save the Children campaign about their work to get school boards all over the country to take an active stand against deportation. And we’ll be joined by long time noted Latino community leader, Nativo Lopez to talk about the real politics standing in the way of reform. And we’ll feature a special extended Flashpoints report on a protest for immigrants rights in downtown San Francisco on Friday in which several dozen people were arrested. And The USG caught trying to destabilize Cuba using twitter and other Social Media

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Thursday April 3rd 2014 0

Posted on April 03, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: We’ll take a close look at the bitter medicine the IMF is about to force down the throats of everyday Ukrainians. And we take another look at the Neo-Nazi influences in the post-coup leadership. And we’ll feature our weekly broadcast of the Electronic Intifada podcast hosted by Nora Barrows Friedman

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Wednesday April 2nd 2014 0

Posted on April 02, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: The Supreme court a for sale sign on all federal elections. Some call it Citizens United on Steroids. Also, how US hardliners trying to sabotage ongoing nuclear talks between the US and Iran. And a noted East Coast medical doctor will tell us why she is a conscientious objector to Obama care

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Monday March 31st 2014 0

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: The Justice Department and the FBI launches a criminal probe in the police killing of a disturbed homeless man in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Also, we’ll feature a Flashpoints mini-documentary on the recent San Francisco Police killing of 28 year old Latino Buddhist, Alejandro Nieto

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Friday March 28th 2014 0

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Flashpoints

We broadcast live from the  Sebastopol community cultral center. Our guests include the Mayor of Sebastopol, the first gay and Latino mayor of the city. Also, we’ll meet the Sebastopol chief of police, who is teaching a driver’s training course for undocumented immigrants. We’ll have an update on the battle  for justice for Andy Lopez: And we will have an update on the police killing of 28 year old Alehendro Nieto last Friday night.

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Thursday March 27th 2014 0

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Flashpoints

Today on Flashpoints: We’ll have an extended interview with writer, actor, director, Diego Luna about his new film “Cesar Chavez”, a bio pic on the legendary founder of the United Farm workers. Obama meets with Saudi’s in the middle east: Noted Beirut–based author and Scholar and Vijay Prashad gives us the back story on why. And we’ll feature our regular report from Buzz Flash at Truth Out, on how big oil is wasting the US’s fresh water supply

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    We're searching for great new music produced by independent musicians and members of our global audience, so that we can be as non-corporate and copyright-free as possible. All genres -- from blues to electronica to world beats -- welcome!

    We like smart, political and well-produced music -- and are especially in search of possible new theme instrumentals. Please send it to Flashpoints, c/o KPFA, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, or email your Mp3s at flashpointsproducer@gmail.com with full descriptions and credits.



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