Archive for April, 2012

Apr 30 2012

May 1, 2012

Coming Up | Published 30 Apr 2012, 1:59 pm | Comments Off on May 1, 2012 -

Tune into KPFK on May Day for a day of special programming. From 7 to 9 am, you’ll hear from people around Southern California who are planning to shut down parts of the city as part of the May 1st General Strike. Hosts Hamid Khan and Sonali Kolhatkar, will also take your calls so that you can share with us your reasons for participating in the May 1st General strike. That’s May Day 2012 from …

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Apr 30 2012

What’s at Stake As LA’s Adult Ed Programs Face Closure

Featured Videos | Published 30 Apr 2012, 12:45 pm | Comments Off on What’s at Stake As LA’s Adult Ed Programs Face Closure -

Facing a severe financial shortfall, the Los Angeles Unified School District in March passed a conditional budget that would cut its entire adult education program, serving hundreds of thousands of mostly immigrant and working class Angelenos. The worst-case scenario budget could be enacted later this year if a number of tax measures on this November’s ballot do not pass, and if the district is unable to come to agreement with …

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Apr 30 2012

European Governments Struggle with Fiscal Crisis, Public Anger Over Austerity

Feature Stories | Published 30 Apr 2012, 9:54 am | Comments Off on European Governments Struggle with Fiscal Crisis, Public Anger Over Austerity -

French Socialist, Francois Hollande, defeated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy last week in the first round of voting for the next president of France. Hollande is forecast to win the May 6th run-off and unseat his conservative rival, who has faced withering domestic criticism for his support of German-led austerity measures, meant to instill financial discipline across the Eurozone.

May 6th …

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Apr 30 2012

So Cal Woman Arrested Trying to Hand Mortgage Check to Wells Fargo CFO

Feature Stories | Published 30 Apr 2012, 9:52 am | Comments Off on So Cal Woman Arrested Trying to Hand Mortgage Check to Wells Fargo CFO -

Disabled South Gate resident Ana Casas-Wilson was arrested last Thursday evening in front of Wells Fargo Chief Financial Officer, Tim Sloan’s San Marino home after a two-hour standoff between police officers and demonstrators. Casas-Wilson and some 80 supporters were there to ask Sloan to accept her good-faith mortgage payment and to stop the eviction of her and her family. …

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Apr 30 2012

What’s at Stake As LA’s Adult Ed Programs Face Closure

Facing a severe financial shortfall, the Los Angeles Unified School District in March passed a conditional budget that would cut its entire adult education program, serving hundreds of thousands of mostly immigrant and working class Angelenos. The worst-case scenario budget could be enacted later this year if a number of tax measures on this November’s ballot do not pass, and …

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Apr 30 2012

April 30, 2012

Subversive Thoughts | Published 30 Apr 2012, 9:35 am | Comments Off on April 30, 2012 -

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela …

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Apr 30 2012

SKID SKIS NICK

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Check out Skid Skis Nick, a rock musician based in Los Angeles, California. We played his song “Passion of the Sunrise” today on Uprising.

More about him and streaming music at www.reverbnation.com/thefunkyjunk

If you know of an independent musical act you’d like to see featured on Uprising, send an email to mail@uprisingradio.org.

Uprising’s Music Curator is Chris Bennett …

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Apr 27 2012

April 30, 2012

Coming Up | Published 27 Apr 2012, 1:58 pm | Comments Off on April 30, 2012 -

We’ll examine the mass pushback European governments are facing from their constituencies, with a focus on Greek and French elections. And, a special report from outside the San Marino home of Well Fargo CFO Tim Sloan as a local home owner facing foreclosure was arrested while confronting him. Plus, LA’s Adult Ed program faces dismantling – we’ll speak with a local ESL teacher. …

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Apr 27 2012

Weekly Digest – 04/27/12

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This week on Uprising —

New Evidence Surfaces in Death of Undocumented San Diego Resident on the Border – Eye Witness Account of LA Uprising, 20 Years Ago – Mass Quebec Strike Continues with Hundreds of Thousands of Students in Streets

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Apr 27 2012

Eye Witness Account of LA Uprising, 20 Years Ago

On April 29th 1992, as shock and outrage at the Rodney King verdict was expressed across LA, some 150 volunteers, largely from African American church and community groups, were dispatched to urge residents to remain non-violent. Reverend Cecil Murray, former pastor of the First African Methodist Church, told the Huffington Post that history may have been different if police had supported their efforts. However the LAPD was seemingly not …

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