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KPFA: scenes from Occupy Oakland

In its normative helter skelter way, Pacifica radio is providing ongoing coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Several weeks ago I posted a piece critical of New York station WBAI’s lack of live coverage of the activities in Zuccoti Park and elsewhere around the area. Since then ‘BAI has launched Occupy Wall Street Radio from 6:30 to 7 PM, Mondays through Fridays. “The show will offer a regular check in for the latest breaking news from the streets,” the announcement says.

Meanwhile KPFA-FM in Berkeley has pretty much glommed onto Occupy Oakland/San Francisco, to the point where it’s hard to figure out where one ends and the other begins (not a complaint; just an observation; relax). KPFA has its own page with links to various shows and their coverage (Morning Mix with Davey D; Against the Grain; Hard Knock Radio, Flashpoints, Letters and Politics, KPFA News, etc). The News Department’s John Hamilton has a particularly good piece on Democracy Now about the November 2 March in Oakland (see Vimeo above).

Below I’ve posted some scenes from KPFA coverage on November 2: Letters and Politics’ Mitch Jeserich interviewing Angela Davis, Jeserich and Sasha Lilley at the November 2 KPFA table, Brian Edwards-Tiekert getting a quote from Michael Moore, and Mitch Jeserich again with various other nice folks (and their adorable children).

Sasha Lilley, Jeff Patterson from Courage to Resist, Roy San Filippo from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and Mitch Jeserich

Babak Tondre, Renee Geesler, Mitch Jeserich, and Esther Manilla.

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2 Responses to KPFA: scenes from Occupy Oakland

  1. Richard Allen November 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Jim Poorman Treton has been doing OWS and OLA 10-1pm ET….every night pass it on

  2. creinsch November 10, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    It is interesting, considering the origin of most of public radio, to now hear Pacifica stations championing themselves with a, new (unofficial, I hope) slogan: “radio for the 99%”. I hope this is just marketing, but General Assembly minutes do remind me of the worst staff and board meetings during the days (and nights) of the great alternative vs. community, staff vs. volunteers, and revolutionary vs. free speech controversies.

    But, even acknowledging the above, I am nevertheless now a contributor to KPFA, KPFK, KPFT, KBCS, WBAI, and KDNA (Granger, not St Louis), because (among other reasons) the occupy movement needs to be heard, and corporate mainstream media will never let them speak for themselves.

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