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

  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 20, 2017
    A Nebraska state commission clears the last regulatory hurdle to the Keystone XL pipeline on a vote of 3-2; opponents vow to fight on. A second woman says Minnesota Senator Al Franken touched her inappropriately.  Civil rights attorneys who fought to end solitary confinement abuses in California prisons charge the state prison system is violating terms of a settlement to severely restrict the practice.  
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 17, 2017
    Hot on the heels of House approval of the Republican tax bill, the Senate Finance Committee approves its version of the legislation, containing a provision removing a key underpinning of the Affordable Care Act. Global talks on curbing climate change wrap up in Bonn, Germany. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/cop23-carbon-emissions-targets-must-be-more-ambitious
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 16, 2017
    A Los Angeles radio anchor accuses Minnesota Senator Al Franken accuses Minnesota Senator Al Franken of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour — Franken apologizes.  Civil rights attorney John Burris files a federal civil rights lawsuit against the CHP in the death of a man who was tased and hogtied after he suffered a fiery car accident.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 15, 2017
    Senate Republicans announce plans to get rid of the Obamacare health care mandate as part of their tax overhaul legislation. The armed forces of Zimbabwe confine longtime leader Robert Mugabe to his home, in an apparent revolt against plans to have his wife Grace, succeed the 93 year old president. The wife of the gunman who went on a shooting rampage in Tehama County is found dead inside their home, bringing the death toll in yesterday's attack to five. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/gop-tax-bill-revives-obamacare-fight
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 14, 2017
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions defends himself against accusations that he misled Congress about his knowledge of contacts between members of the Trump presidential campaign and intermediaries for Russian President Putin. Five top California law firms file a series of lawsuits against PG&E on behalf of North Bay fire victims. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/lawsuits-blame-pge-for-devastating-wildfires
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 13, 2017
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adds his voice to the growing Republican chorus calling on Albama Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race following reports that he sexually molested a 14 year old girl decades ago. The California Senate  changes its process for investigating sexual misconduct complaints following new allegations against Democratic Senator Tony Mendoza. California Governor Jerry Brown fires back at his critics at the Bonn, Germany climate conference.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 10, 2017
      Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore denies a damning Washington Post report that he sexually molested a 14 year old girl when he was a prosecutor in his 30s.  The Trump Administration is at odds with the rest of the world at the climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Nearly two dozen Republicans, including San Diego's Darrell Issa, call for action to protection the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/cop23-its-obvious-the-us-is-shirking-its-fair-share
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 9, 2017
      Republicans scramble to pass tax overhaul legislation with the Senate Finance Committee Chair unveiling his chamber's measure. Academic freedom is a key issue in a lawsuit charging that a San Francisco State professor's tolerance of criticism against Israel fosters a climate of anti-Semitism. Advocates for inmates at Alameda County's Glenn Dyer jail press their concerns at the Board of Supervisors after a four-day inmate hunger strike last month.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 8, 2017
    Democrat Ralph Northam decisively beats Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia Governor's race while Danica Roem becomes the first openly transgender person to win a state legislative seat. San Francisco politicians rally to support accessible sites for recreational marijuana businesses. Featured stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/smith-on-election-results
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 7, 2017
    Donald Trump tempers his rhetoric against North Korea as he meets in South Korea with President Moon Jae-in. Nationwide rallies urge the Trump Administration to grant a path to permanent residency to Haitians, Nicaraguans and others with temporary protected status — now at risk of being deported. https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/immigrant-rights-activists-rally-for-tps
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 6, 2017
    The Texas church massacre reignites the debate over gun safety legislation with New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Texas Republican John Cornyn facing off over the issue. San Francisco Supervisors debate rules for citing businesses that could begin to sell recreational marijuana as of January 1. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/cannabis-rules-debated-by-sf-board-of-supes https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/republicans-propose-sweeping-new-tax-law
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 3, 2017
    President Donald Trump departs for a five-nation, 11 day trip to Asia expected to be dominated by the crisis over North Korea. Jeff Sessions' claim that campaign officials didn't discuss meetings with Russian officials is belied by court records which show he and Trump attended a 2016  meeting when a campaign aide offered to set up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Putin. The San Francisco Police Commission prepares for a long-awaited vote on whether to allow the SFPD to arm its officers with tasers.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 2, 2017
      House Republicans unveil a tax cut plan that slashes the corporate tax rate and envisions an end to the estate and alternative minimum taxes — a boon to millionaires and billionaires. Oakland city workers stage a half day strike ahead of the mayor's state of the city address. Cell phone towers are proliferating in Yosemite National Park. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/gop-unveils-tax-bill https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/yosemite-allowed-cell-towers-built-without-environmental-review-or-public-input
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – November 1, 2017
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  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – October 31, 2017
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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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