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Estates, Trusts and Wills Workshop

Thanks to all who attended the workshop on Sat. July 26th. The Audio is at :

KFCF Events: Mark Your Calendar

Sunday December 7th, 2014 KFCF/Fresno Free College Foundation Annual Banquet with special guest Laurie Lewis.
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hand

The Sacramento News called her “as fine a singer as anyone on the acoustic music circuit, anywhere in the world.” Billboard praised her ability to “successfully walk the high wire above esoteric country, combining elements of bluegrass and pure country to form her own seamless mix.” Sing Out! magazine recently stated, “It’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that if the “Americana” format wasn’t invented for her, it should have been.” And American folk music icon Utah Phillips boiled it down even further, asserting: “Whatever country music is supposed to be, she’s at the center of it.” But Laurie has been more than a musician, she has also been an activist. She was arrested at KPFA in 1999 in order to protest the possible sale of KPFA by the Board of Directors at the time.

Summer mini-drive

It's our summer mini-Pledge drive, now through August 8th. We hope you'll make a donation, and remember KFCF when planning your estate and will. Thanks for all of your support. Thanks to the dozens of folks who came out to our trust, will and estates workshop on July 26th.

Programming changes

Moyers and Company - Sundays at 6:30 PM on KFCF

KPFA has made some programming changes beginning Monday, May 26, 2014:

Uprising! with Sonali Kolhatkar will air from 8-9am, Monday through Friday.

Sonali from Uprising!
In March of 2002, Sonali Kolhatkar, a 27 year old software engineer from Caltech, with a background in Astrophysics, decided to make a career change. She tried out for a position as host and producer for KPFK’s Morning Show, a two hour daily public affairs program. Today she hosts and produces Uprising every weekday morning. Sonali had long been an activist on the side, speaking out on issues such as women’s rights and US foreign policy in Afghanistan and is one of the founders and the co-director of Afghan Women’s Mission. She was a listener of KPFK who took part in the activities of listeners to reclaim the Pacifica network. Sonali has served as a staff representative on the KPFK Local Station Board. She also served in 2004 on the Pacifica National Board of Directors as a staff director. Her first book about US foreign policy in Afghanistan, co-authored with her partner, James Ingalls, is entitled, “Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence,” (Seven Stories, Fall 2006). Sonali is a web designer, artist, singer/song-writer, baker, and cook. - See more at:

Project Censored with Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips will air from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Fridays.

An informed public is crucial to democracy in at least two basic ways. First, without access to relevant news and opinion, people cannot fully participate in government. Second, without media literacy, people cannot evaluate for themselves the quality or significance of the news they receive. Censorship undermines democracy. Project Censored’s work—including our annual book, weekly radio broadcasts, campus affiliates program, and additional community events—highlights the important links among a free press, media literacy and democratic self-government

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Terre Verde will move from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Fridays.

Open Book will air every Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Counterspin will air every Friday from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Leave a Legacy

Remember KFCF/The Fresno Free College Foundation in your will/estate. Include language such as the following in your estate planning:

"I give and bequeath unto the Fresno Free College Foundation/KFCF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, with its principal office in Fresno, California, the sum of $_______________ to be used to further the work of the foundation." (If you do not wish to specify an amount, you may use a residuary bequest that is stated as a percentage of your estate.) For more information, contact the station at 559-233-2221.

Alternative Radio

Wednesdays at 11 AM

Wednesday July 30, 2014 -Vandana Shiva - Seeds & Freedom

What’s in a seed? Life itself. Ten thousand years ago, Iraq, Egypt and India were the sites of the earliest sowing and harvesting of plants that had previously been gathered in the wild. It was a revolutionary development and made civilization possible. Since then humans have been able to grow food and feed themselves. Today, that freedom embodied in seeds is threatened. Multinational corporations, like Monsanto, have radically changed the agricultural landscape. The imposition of intellectual property rights and patenting have been ways corporations have devised to put a price tag on seeds and to undo what has been for millennia a shared heritage. Around the world there is backlash and resistance to the corporate hijacking of seeds. In many instances it is indigenous peoples who are leading the way in promoting sustainability and protecting the integrity of seeds.

Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned voice for sustainable development and social justice. A physicist, scholar, political activist and feminist, she is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy in New Delhi. She's the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. She is the author of many books including Water Wars, Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil, and Making Peace with the Earth.

  • July 30 Vandana Shiva - Seeds & Freedom
  • Aug 6 Sandra Steingraber - Contamination Without Consent
  • Aug 13 Chris Hedges - Captain Ahab & U.S. Empire
  • Aug 20 Paul Ehrlich - Distress Signals from Earth
  • Aug 27 David Cay Johnston - The Societal Impact of Inequality
  • FFCF 2012-2013 Annual Report Now available

    The 2012-2013 Annual Report for KFCF and The Fresno Free College Foundation is available at: FFCF Annual Report

    KFCF Volunteer Opportunities

    KFCF is looking for the following: a webmaster to update and maintain the KFCF website; and someone to help with light janitorial services at our studios. We also can occasionally use volunteers for other things, too. If you can help, send an email to or call the station at 559-233-2221.

    LA Theatre Works

    Sundays at 7 PM

    photo of L.A. Theatre Works poster “On the Waterfront”

    Written by: Budd Schulberg

    Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

    Starring: Bruce Davison, Jeffrey Donovan, Hector Elizondo, Rebecca Pidgeon

    Synopsis: An ex-prizefighter faces a crushing dilemma: should he rat out a corrupt union boss or keep silent while others suffer? It’s an iconic story of corruption and redemption, in the stage adaptation of Budd Schulberg’s On the Waterfront.

    The broadcast includes a 2002 interview with Budd Schulberg.


    FFCF Board of Directors Meeting

    The Board of Directors of the Fresno Free College Foundation holds its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Fresno Center For Non Violence/Peace Fresno at 1584 N Van Ness Avenue Avenue in Fresno.

    The next meeting is scheduled for August 19.

    Summer 2014 Pledge Drive
    July 28- August 8

    A number of people have contacted KFCF saying they want to directly donate to KFCF. If you want to donate, you can send your contribution to KFCF, PO Box 4364, Fresno, CA 93744-4364, or donate/pledge online by clicking one of the buttons below. If you're interested in a premium, you can donate via KPFA's web page or during a pledge drive call their toll free number, 1-800-439-5732.

    If you wish to enter a recurring monthly pledge, click the "Monthly Pledge" button.

    To make a single payment, click the "One Time Payment" button.

    Please note that only individuals who donate a minimum of $25 per year to KPFA by calling 1-800-439-5732 or via the website are eligible to vote in KPFA elections. Potential members who want to donate more than $25 have an option of donating this $25 amount to KPFA (a portion of this donation returns to our local affiliate) and the balance of their intended donation directly to KFCF. All donations of at least $25 to KPFA qualify individuals to vote in KFCF (local) and KPFA (Berkeley) elections.

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