2017-04-03 Update: KPFA: the Pacifica Evening News Weekdays [Program Feed]

  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 23, 2018
    Four are dead in a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House. California tenants rights groups are hoping to win at the ballot box a measure they couldn’t get through the legislature.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 20, 2018
    Students stage a national walkout on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Palestinians take part in a prisoners’ day protest at the Gaza border for the fourth straight week. Israel responds with deadly sniper fire.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 19, 2018
    New Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel is sworn into office after his election by the National Assembly, marking the first time in nearly six decades that someone outside the Castro family leads the country. A California inmate set to be released after 25 years on death row, following the recantation of doctors who testified he had raped and killed his girl friend’s toddler. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/a-man-exonerated-after-25-years-on-death-row-after-medica https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/supreme-court-about-to-hear-trump-v-hawaii-travel-ban-arguments
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 18, 2018
    The Trump Administration confirms that C.I.A. Chief and State Department Secretary nominee Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea for a secret meeting with Kim Jong Un. A state lawmaker announces a step forward in her battle to restrict forced arbitration agreements in workplace sexual harassment claims. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/senate-judiciary-cmte-inquires-into-immigration-court-backlog-policy-changes-and-new-quota-system-for-judges https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/bill-would-bar-forced-arbitration-for-workers
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 17, 2018
    State Senator Nancy Skinner’s legislation to lift the veil of secrecy over misconduct and use of force by California police gets a hearing. It’s the first bill co-sponsored by Black Lives Matter. A separate committee approves net neutrality legislation. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/police-abuse-right-to-know-bill-moves-forward https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/california-net-neutrality-bill-sb-822-passes-its-first-senate-committee-hearing
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 16, 2018
    Donald Trump labels the Syria military strike a “success”. British Prime Minister Theresa May defends her decision to bypass Parliament while Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn accuses her of being subject to the “whims of the U.S. President.” https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/bill-would-block-federal-offshore-oil-drilling-in-ca  
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 13, 2018
    President Trump orders military strikes on Syria; France and Britain join the U.S. In his new book, fired FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as unethical and “untethered to truth”, compares Trump to a mafia don and describes how he cautioned Trump against ordering the FBI to investigate the “dossier” that claimed he had been in a Russian hotel room with two prostitutes.  A third week of Gaza protests, while in San Francisco young Jews opposing Israel’s occupation stage a protest of their own. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/gop-adds-employment-requirements-for-food-stamp-benefits
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 12, 2018
    Donald Trump issues seemingly contradictory statements about how soon the U.S. will decide on a military response to the suspected poison gas attack in Syria. State Department Secretary Designate Mike Pompeo is questioned at his confirmation hearing — which is interrupted by Code Pink protesters. San Francisco Supervisors consider a living wage ordinance to raise the wages of 25 thousand low wage home care aides, nonprofit workers and others. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/pompeo-questioned-at-confirmation-hearing https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/barbara-barrigan-parrilla-responds-to-ca-waterfix-vote-by-mwd
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 11, 2018
    Donald Trump taunts Russia via twitter of an imminent missile strike on Syria. Environmental groups say they may boycott Governor Jerry Brown’s fall climate change summit in San Francisco if he doesn’t “step up” his administration’s plan to transition California off of fossil fuels. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/trump-appeals-order-blocking-attack-on-sanctuary-cities https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/zuckerberg-to-congress-its-inevitable-his-industry-will-be-regulated-but-the-question-remains-how
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 10, 2018
    Mark Zuckerberg on the hot seat as the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees question him on Facebook privacy breaches and more. San Francisco activists call on Senator Dianne Feinstein to vote against confirmation of Donald Trump’s C.I.A. nominee Mike Pompeo. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/facebook-ceo-testifies-before-a-joint-senate-hearing-on-cambridge-analytica
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 9, 2018
      Donald Trump says he will decide within 48 hours on a U.S. response to the apparent poison gas attack in Syria. The U.N. Security Council schedules an emergency debate. Environmental justice groups appeal a permit that could result in increased tar sands oil shipments to the Phillips 66 refinery in the Bay Area. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/united-nations-security-council-debates-syrias-alleged-use-of-chemical-weapons https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/bill-aims-to-regulate-health-care-prices
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 6, 2018
      Israeli forces open fire again on Palestinians demonstrating at the Gaza border. The San Francisco coalition on Homelessness proposes a ballot measure to fund housing and homeless prevention. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/gaza-march-of-return-protesters-return-to-border-fired-on-again
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 5, 2018
    Border states led by Republican governors in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona react positively to Donald Trump’s directive to send National Guard troops to the border. California hasn’t replied. Santa Rosa homeless people go to court to stop the eviction of their Roseland encampment. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/trump-sending-national-guard-to-border
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 4, 2018
    Fifty years after the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and latter-day activists rededicate themselves to the fight for racial and social justice.  California’s Latino Caucus outlines a package of 20 bills to advance health, housing, education and employment protections while the Trump Administration moves in the opposite direction. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/uc-workers-protest-as-new-report-shows-widening-racial-and-gender-disparities-across-uc-system https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/latino-caucus-unveils-top-priorities
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 3, 2018
    A shooting at YouTube in San Bruno leaves three people wounded, one critically and the shooter dead of a self-inflicted gunshot. California lawmakers propose stricter standards for when police could use deadly force. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/bill-would-change-californias-police-deadly-force-standard https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/california-senators-discuss-bills-to-eliminate-prison-sentences-enhancements-and-ban-trial-of-14-15-year-olds-as-adults


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 31, 2017 Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 30, 2017 Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 29, 2017

The day before the Senate Intelligence Committee holds its first open hearing on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, commitee Democrat Ron Wyden says he wants a thorough review of the financial relationships between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates. California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders announce a long-awaited bridge and road repair package. San Francisco State Senator Scott Wiener introduces legislation that would force any future presidential candidates to release their tax returns as a condition for appearing on the California ballot.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 28, 2017 President Donald Trump signs an order to begin to unwind President Obama's clean power plan curbing emissions by coal-fired power plants. The order also affects coal leasing on public lands, methane missions and more. A California legislative committee rejects a Republican bill aimed at overturning the "Trust Act" which protects undocumented immigrants from federal detainer requests. Congressional Republicans successfully push back at Democratic attempts to force Donald Trump to produce his tax returns.

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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 27, 2017 Vermont Independent Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announces a new push for Medicare for All in the wake of the failure of the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Senate Democrats force a one week delay in the confirmation vote for Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein says she's troubled by the millions of dollars in dark money spent by outside groups to promote Gorsuch and defeat President Obama's pick Merrick Garland, who Republicans refused to even consider. NFL owners approved the move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas on a nearly unanimous vote of 31-1.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 24, 2017 The House pulls out on the vote for its repeal and replace legislation after President Donald Trump says he's through negotiating on the bill. The Trump Administration gives the OK to the Keystone XL pipeline, with a State Department finding that its construction will serve the U.S. national interest. San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu introduces legislation to protect the state's undocumented workers.

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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 23, 2017 Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan engage in furious lobbying to win over enough House Republicans to assure passage of a bill to repeal and replace the seven year old Affordable Care Act. Top Senate Democrat Charles Schumer says he will lead a filibuster against appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch, charging that Gorsuch "almost instinctively favors the powerful over the weak." Legislation put forward by state lawmakers would make California a sanctuary state for marijuana use.

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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 22, 2017

British security officials say four people are dead, including the assailant, in what they're calling a terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge and outside the British parliament. President Donald Trump and House Republican leaders crank up pressure on recalcitrant conservatives and other Republican lawmakers a day before the House is set to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Richmond files suit against Donald Trump's executive order to punish sanctuary cities. Immigrants rights and labor groups protest outside the offices of Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston over his cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 21, 2017

Day two of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsch. He's pressed on abortion, torture and whether corporations have the same free speech rights as people. Donald Trump pays a rare visit to Capitol Hill to rally wavering Republicans ahead of Thursday's scheduled vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act and put in place the Republican alternative. San Francisco and Oakland may join the city of Berkeley in voting to bar contracting with companies that help to build Donald Trump's wall along the border with Mexico. S.F. Mayor Ed Lee signs an ordinance pledging noncompliance with any future Muslim registry that the Trump Administration might order.

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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 20, 2017 FBI Director James Comey publicly confirmd for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia's alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including any potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government. The Senate Judiciary Committee opens hearings into Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat left vacant on the U.S. Supreme Court when Antonin Scalia died eleven months ago and Republicans refused to consider President Obama's pick. Juvenile justice reform on the agenda at the State Capitol as two lawmakers introduce legislation to keep young children out of the juvenile justice system. San Francisco Assemblymember Phil Ting joins with other Democrats to introduce legislation that would force the nation's two largest pension systems, CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest from companies that build Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico.

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The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 17, 2017 Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 16, 2017 Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 15, 2017 Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 14, 2017 Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays March 13, 2017 Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

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