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From the Interim General Manager

I have okayed an extension of the current fund drive through next Saturday, but the main way we will produce additional revenue in the next few weeks is if staff members, paid and unpaid, board members, management, and some trusted volunteers start calling possible donors and asking for money, and for access to other people with more money. Kim Klein, who wrote the book on grassroots fundraising, makes it clear this is the main way non-profits can obtain funding. The overwhelming majority -- 70-80% of all charitable and philanthropic giving -- is by individuals, not companies or foundations, and the way to get it is by asking people with some money to give some and to vouch for you and introduce you to people with even more money. Let's get started. -- Michael Novick, iGM


“Not What Should Be, Not What Might Be, But What Is” Part 1

All Info:


12-1:30 Danny Sheehan

Course: Trajectory of Justice – The Constitution Under Fire

University of California Santa Cruz, 2015

Danny’s 2015 class focused on Natural Law and our ability to use it to help solve the issue of the “secret government” and its implications.

Such concepts as the idealistic generation (baby boomers) coupled with the civic generation (the millennials) will come together to solve the large issues of the 21st century. Some of these issues may include the usurpation of our constitutional rights through legislation such as the Authorization for Use of Force, the Patriot Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act; as well as climate change and its implications for our ever-growing population.

COURSE: Trajectory of Justice 2015

Class: 4-23-2015: Madison v. Hamilton

This class compares the political philosophies of founding fathers Madison and Hamilton.

Hamilton—Ruling Elite (Oligarchical):The role of the general population was to be ruled by their elected officials.
He proposed the idea of the National Bank and believed that moving money toward industry would strengthen the economy.
He also championed the Alien Sedition Act, which punished speech in opposition to the Executive Branch.

Madison—Natural Law Populist:The general population had to be educated to choose leaders wisely, and he believed that it was possible to find better ways for people to become more intimately involved in the government process. He supported a popular form of government where the people would be able to rule.
He was staunchly opposed to industrialism and the idea of a National Bank.
He believed that superfluous items are manufactured merely for the sake of continued industrialization. In contrast, the agrarian lifestyle was most valuable for Madison. Industrialization would only degrade the public character according to Madison. He also believed that a National Bank would encourage a small group to become wealthy.
He opposed the Alien Sedition Act because he believed that it blatantly violated the First Amendment.


1. 10th Amendment Reserved Powers, Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute

2. Madison vs. Hamilton. (must read before class)

3. CRS/LII Annotated Constitution Tenth Amendment

Danny's Websites: (for video of classes click on ‘classes' )

1:30-2:30 The Scholars’ Circle

‘’Dark Money in Politics keeps Voters in the Dark’’ – October 16, 2022


Money can distort politics. And the lack of transparency where this money comes from can further distort politics and invite corruption. Since much of the money in campaign finance is not subject to transparency laws, it has taken the name dark money. This specifically references spending by nonprofit organizations created for political spending. How much has dark money skewed American democracy? What role does transparency in spending play in ensuring the legitimacy of democracies? [ dur: 58mins. ]Stan Oklobdzija is Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Riverside’s School of Public Policy. He is the author of Public positions, private giving: Dark money and political donors in the Digital Age and Closing Down and Cashing In: Extremism and Political Fundraising.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is Professor of Law at Stetson Law School. She is the author of Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State and Political Brands.
Maurice Cunningham is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He is the author of Dark Money and the Politics of School Privatization.

2:30-3:30 Can Capitalism be Fixed? (Debate)

Program #TETG-VARY001. Recorded in London, UK on October 4, 2021.

Capitalism’s origins, several centuries ago, can be traced to the expropriation of the commons and its transformation into private property. Since those hoary beginnings, it has evolved into an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and its operation for profit. In the last forty years or so capitalism has evolved into its neoliberal phase characterized by deregulation, punishing bubbles, economic crises and jaw-dropping income and wealth inequality. The system’s egregious excesses are sometimes addressed by lawmakers who serve up temporary bromides to placate the restless many. But they are just tinkering around the edges making cosmetic changes. The system is fundamentally the same. There is no alternative we are told. Why isn’t there?

Gillian Tett is an award-winning journalist at The Financial Times where she is chair of the editorial board and U.S. editor-at-large. She is the author of The Silo Effect, Fool’s Gold and Anthro-Vision.

Yanis Varoufakis is a member of the Greek parliament. He served as finance minister of Greece in 2015. He is the founder of MeRA25, a progressive Greek political party. He is the author of many books including Adults in the Room and Another Now.

From Alternative Radio, 1 (800) 444-1977,

4 - 6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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12-3 (or so)

Gary Null will be discussing his new film offered as premiums for $25 subscriptions. A ZOOM will be arranged on a Sunday Afternoon in a couple of weeks for KPFK people to see via computer. Segments will be played on the show tonight.

“THE BIOLOGICAL AGING CHALLENGE” a 1 1/2 hour film showing the amazing healing and deaging which medical scientists have been measuring and witnessing as many very old and/or sick are regaining health through good food, good exercise, and good meditation.

To sign up to see the film on your computer via ZOOM on a Sunday afternoon soon, pledge $25 to KPFK (KPFK keeps all 25!) via 818-985-5735 or online at and press Donate and in the search engine of premiums print “Gary” and the page with his 2 new films will appear (“The Biological Aging Challenge’ and “Science for Hire” are separate gifts)


3-4:00 Vandana Shiva Message of Regeneration from Regeneration International, 2021

World-renowned author and activist Vandana Shiva delivers a message of hope and regeneration


Learn more at

4-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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12-1 Dave Emory, ''For the Record 1261 - “Bong-Bong and the Marcis Cintinuum”


Exploring a deep political, historical and economic dynamic, this program sets forth fundamental aspects of what the late, brilliant Sterling and Peggy Seagrave called “The Marcos Dynasty.”

This program excerpts two of their excellent books–which Mr. Emory emphatically recommends. There are links provided with each text excerpt to facilitate the acquisition of the books, which, again, Mr. Emory emphatically recommends.

Recently elected president of the Philippines (with close relatives of former president Duterte as aides), Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.—nicknamed Bong-Bong—has networked with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and renewed an invigorated, anti-China alliance.

Essential for an understanding of the Bong-Bong/Blinken liaison is awareness of Marcos, Jr.’s participation in his dictator father’s phenomenally lucrative recoveries of Golden Lily war gold secreted in the Philippines during World War II.

This subject is covered in the landmark text Gold Warriors by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave…

For a complete, annotated, written description of this program go to:


Mr. Emory's entire life's work is available on a 32GB flash drive, available for a contribution of $65.00 or more (to KFJC).

The latest list has all programs up to #1215!

Dave's 40+ years' work, complete through Fall of 2020 (through FTR #1156):

Dave's website:

1-1:30 Richard Wolff, "Economic Update”

Ana Kasparian on Today’s US Crisis (October 27)

In this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses US sanctions against Chinese semiconductor chip makers, OPEC+ cuts oil production by 2 million barrels per day boosting inflation, desperate UK conservatives abandon Brexit scapegoat to cozy up to Europe, and what US might do to solve "labor shortages." In the second half of the show, Wolff is joined by Ana Kasparian, host of The YoungTurks," to talk about the media and today's US crisis.

Initially heard on KPFK Sundays, 9:30am. .

1:30-2:15 The Chris Hedges Reports,

1. “Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” by Chris Hedges

The longer the proxy war in Ukraine continues, the closer we come to a direct confrontation with Russia, Once that happens the Dr Strangeloves running the show will reach for the nukes. (Narrated by Eunice Wong)


2. The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Noam Chomsky on the rise of neo-fascism, the bankruptcy of the liberal class and the future of America - Part II

All intellectuals of our generation, at least if they are honest intellectuals, are in some sense children of Noam Chomsky. No single contemporary intellectual has broken more ground or elucidated more of our reality as a society, nation and empire than Noam Chomsky. He is a world-renowned linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, essayist, social critic and political activist. He is the author of more than 150 books on topics that include linguistics, the press, the nature of empire, the Israel-Palestine conflict and the war industry. He is a Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and an Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include Hegemony or Survival, For Reasons of State, American Power and the New Mandarins, Understanding Power, The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature, On Language, Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship, The Fateful Triangle and many others. His latest book is Notes on Resistance, interviews by David Barsamian. Joining me is Professor Noam Chomsky.



Chris Hedges Fan Club

Originally heard on KPFK Sundays, 8:30am

Hedges Website:


2:30-3:30 The Ralph Nader Radio Hour with Chris Hedges

Ralph invites back award-winning war correspondent and author, Chris Hedges, to discuss his new book The Greatest Evil is War in which he points out that war is not only a racket but - no matter what its causes - a moral obscenity. And Mark Green joins us to elaborate on Winning America a compendium of rhetorical strategies and concrete policies Democrats should be running on to win the midterm elections. Plus, we plug Tort Law Education Day!

The Ralph Nader Radio Hour is a weekly talk show broadcast on the Pacifica Radio Network. Ralph Nader is joined by co-hosts Steve Skrovan and David Feldman for a lively informative hour of interviews with some of the nation's most influential movers and shakers and thought-provoking discussions of the week's news.

All info and free downloads

Originally Heard Sundays, 12noon

Ralph's Website:

4-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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12-1 Alan Watts,

“The Philosophy of War” Part 2 of 4

All Info:

1-2 Insights At the Edge: Mary Firestone:

“Trusting the Dawn: Choosing Freedom and Joy After Trauma”

In 2018, Mary Firestone survived the tragic Montecito mudslide caused by 200 million gallons of rainfall in 15 minutes, washing away her home and more than a hundred others. In the wake of this experience, Mary began a healing journey that led to the creation of her new book, Trusting the Dawn: Choosing Freedom and Joy After Trauma. In this podcast, Sounds True’s founder, Tami Simon, speaks with Mary about her personal story and the lessons she offers in the book, including how we share the narratives of our past traumas; the difference between being victimized and remaining in victimhood; reframing our experiences versus spiritual bypassing; the importance of integration for the healing of trauma; MDMA, ketamine, and holotropic breathwork therapies; the “personal I” and the “depersonalized I”; initiation experiences; overcoming fear around speaking your truth; hypnosis and past-life regression as a pathway to wholeness; meditation, EMDR, flower essences, and other widely accessible alternative healing modalities; the power of choice; and more.

Mary Firestone is a graduate of Princeton University and has an MA in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Her own transformative epiphanies led her, along with her sister Lucy, to found their company Firestone Sisters Inc. in 2012, with the aim of providing others with healing and growth opportunities. She's been featured in Goop, Well+Good, and Forbes. Learn more at She resides in California.

Text and Audio:

2:00-3:00 Caroline Casey, "Visionary Activist Show:"

The wedding of spiritual magic and compassionate social activism with host Caroline Casey.

From KPFA. Caroline's Website:

3-4 Old Radio Break

Father Knows Best. ‘The Value of Money”. (10/8/53)

Jack Benny, “Jack Goes to Washington” (3/10/40)

4-6 The Thom Hartmann Program Rebroadcast

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