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Janis Ian and Tom Paxton Concert - live broadcast from KVMR, Nevada City Friday April 24 at 8 PM

KFCF just got the rights to air tonight's (4/24) live broadcast of Janis Ian and Tom Paxton's sold out live show from Nevada City - tonight at 8 PM.
You'll also have a chance to win some tickets to Janis Ian's solo show at the Tower Theatre this coming Thursday at Fresno' Tower Theatre.
KFCF; Free Speech and FREE MUSIC!!!

KFCF to be at Radio Park Earth Day event 4/25/15 from 10 AM to 4 PM

KFCF will be at the Earth Day celebration this Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM at Fresno’s Radio Park at First and Clinton Avenues (hint: look for the big radio tower on the southwest corner to find the park). We’ll be there with earth friendly KFCF tote bags for sale, literature and a chance to say hi!.

KFCF Armenian Genocide Specials - Tuesday April 28, 2015 @ 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on KFCF

On Wasteland of The Free from 10 AM to Noon host Rick Flores will feature interviews with local Armenian leaders, music and culture commemorating the Armenian Genocide.
Then at 1:00 PM join Vic Bedoian in a KFCF Special as he interviews Dr. Sergio La Porta about the Armenian Genocide. Dr La Porta is the Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies at CSU, Fresno. Bioneers

Saturday Evening Classics - Saturday at 7:00 PM

Host Bruce Francis Kennedy is taking some time off and to help him get well, we'll feature some music from Chopin:
Chopin created a radically new musical language for the piano that was nevertheless strongly influenced by his love of the contemporary folk music from his native country that he was exiled from for the greater part of his creative life, Poland. The unique flavour of his expression was intimately connected to the longing he felt for a world that was vastly different in make-up and feeling from anywhere today, but the power and appeal of his compositions have long outlasted the demise of their environmental origins. However, for the pianist and pedagogue Elisabeth Sombart, the founder of the specialised educational school organised by the Fondation Résonnance, this very survival of Chopin and his particular popularity today presents a great challenge for the performer who lives in such a dissimilar ambience from the far more intimate atmosphere that Chopin evoked.
Whereas of course the worlds of all the great 19th Century composers were completely different from life as it is today, for Madame Sombart the changed situation brings especially critical issues for the understanding and interpretation of Chopin’s music, which is why after a lifetime of the study of Chopin she has decided to make new recordings here and now of the composer’s works. In this two hour documentary, she discusses the interpretation of Chopin in our own day and in his day by investigating how Chopin is approached, felt and considered today, how the situation was in his own time, and also how it was in between these nearly two centuries of time apart, that is how Chopin was performed in the early part of the 20th Century by great pianists such as Ignacy Paderewski, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ignaz Friedman and Alfred Cortot. The documentary also quotes from letters of Chopin and written comments that were produced by some of his pupils who revealed his meticulous instructions about style, sound and technique when they studied his works with him. Nevertheless, this feature is not at all an attempt to condition today’s performers and today’s audiences and listeners into an imaginary ideal environment for experiencing Chopin’s music – on the contrary it is a consideration of the many-sided challenges that musicians and audiences of our time have as they approach this composer’s art in our own day and age. This documentary is generously underwritten by the Fondation Résonnance

Bioneers Weekly


Thursday at 3:30 PM April 30, 2015 on KFCF-FM

Eco Schools: Educating for Sustainable Communities
For thousands of years, First Peoples have successfully managed the complex reciprocal relationships between biological and human cultures using Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Yet no prior human civilization has ever faced the globalized ecological collapse occurring now. In the face of unprecedented pressures on their homelands and ways of life, indigenous leaders Enei Begaye, Dune Lankard, and Hawk Rosales are organizing in new ways to protect the environment–and spread their knowledge for the sake of all life on Earth and future generations.
Fritjof Capra, co-founder of the Center for Ecoliteracy, and leading environmental educators Cheryl Charles and David Orr explore what’s working for the A+ schools that are successfully integrating ecological awareness, understanding and practices through the curriculum and the community.

This American Life MONDAYS at 2 PM on KFCF 88.1 FM

Ira Glass is one of America's premiere storytellers and his show "This American Life" can be heard on KFCF Mondays at 2:00 PM.

This American Life

555: The Incredible Rarity of Changing Your Mind We tend to give credit to those who stand by their beliefs. But sometimes it requires even more courage to change them. This week, stories of people reconsidering how they really feel about their enemies, their homes, and themselves

Thanks for your support.

Our next fund drive is May 5-22. We're hoping you'll support us during our shorter than last year Spring Drive,.

Planetary Radio

Sundays at 6:30 PM

Planetary Radio

April 26 @ 6:30 PMCaption: The Planetary Defense Conference in Frascati, Italy hosted Planetary Radio Live., Credit: Mat Kaplan Image by: Mat Kaplan The Planetary Defense Conference in Frascati, Italy hosted Planetary Radio Live. Saving the Planet at the Planetary Defense Conference Planetary Radio Live was the only public event at the just-completed Planetary Defense Conference in Italy. Join us for excerpts from an all-star celebration of worldwide efforts to find, track, characterize and eventually deflect killer Near-Earth Objects. Our guests are William Ailor, Fabrizio Bernardi, Paul Chodas, Lindley Johnson, Detlef Koschny and Amy Mainzer. Bruce Betts was on hand for an on stage What’s Up segment and award of the latest round of Shoemaker NEO grants

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Alternative Radio

Wednesdays at 11 AM

Robert Fisk / Araxie Barsamian - The Armenian Holocaust This special program marks the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, April 24, 1915, "Armenian Martyrs' Day." In 1915, the Turkish government launched a premeditated organized campaign to eliminate the millennia-old Armenian people from their traditional homeland in what is now southeastern Turkey. The Turkish officials responsible for the genocide were never brought to account. This was not lost on Adolf Hitler. Just days before launching World War Two he told his generals, "Who today, after all, speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?" What makes this genocide unique is that Turkey refuses to acknowledge it ever happened. And that denial is the final stage of genocide: closure and justice is denied to the victims and their descendants.


Araxie Barsamian, mother of AR's David, survived the Turkish genocide of the Armenians. Her parents, brothers, and other members of her extended family were not so fortunate. In 1986, just a few months before her death, she spoke about her experiences to a history class at the University of Colorado at Denver.

  • Apr 15 Wes Jackson - Taking Care of the Land
  • Apr 22 Robert Fisk / Araxie Barsamian - The Armenian Holocaust
  • Apr 29 Paul Cienfuegos - The Community Rights Movement
  • May 6 Noam Chomsky - It's In Your Hands
  • May 13 Glenn Greenwald - Why Privacy Matters
  • May 20 Howard Zinn - Against War (Memorial Day special)
  • May 27 Robert Scheer - Free Thought & Self-Censorship
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    Pacifica Evening News - Evenings at 6 PM on KFCF

    SF Police Face Potential Federal Investigation Concerning Death of Amilcar Perez-Lopez

    In San Francisco tonight, a vigil and march is to be held on Folsom and 24th Street for Amilcar Perez-Lopez, starting at 6pm. Amilcar Perez-Lopez was a 20 year old Guatemalan immigrant shot and killed by San Francisco police on February 26th. A federal civil lawsuit was filed this morning against Police Chief Greg Suhr, the city and county of San Francisco, and the two officers involved in the shooting. The lawsuit alleges that Perez-Lopez was wrongfully killed. The attorneys representing Perez-Lopez are also calling for a federal investigation.

    Armenian Genocide Centennial is Observed in Fresno

    Armenians around the world today are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the genocide in Turkey that killed 1.5 million people and dispersed another half-million Armenians into the diaspora. President Obama earlier this week refused to use the term “genocide” as he and past Presidents have. In 2008 Obama made a campaign promise to recognize the genocide for what it was, but said he deplored the mass murders that took place between 1915 and 1923. Twenty nations have already done so. Recently Pope Francis, the nation of Germany and the European Parliament all officially acknowledged the genocide and urged Turkey to come to come to terms with it. In Fresno and other cities with large Armenian-American populations, many activities have been taking place to commemorate the centennial. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.

    Wage Theft Bill Introduced in Legislature

    Democratic senate leader Kevin de Leon has introduced legislation aimed at ending wage theft. He says billions of dollars are siphoned out of California’s economy each year by companies that pay workers less than the minimum or violate overtime and other wage laws. The legislation is supported by unions and organizations that backed a similar measure last year but failed to pass out of the legislature. Christopher Martinez reports.

    Utah Earth Week Events Protest Environmental Threats to Wilderness

    Environmental advocates and Tribal leaders from around the Southwest are gathering in Moab, Utah this week for meetings and actions to confront pollution from growing energy development in the Colorado River Watershed. Earth Week activities are being organized this weekend to bring multiple environmental threats to the attention of tourists, local residents and government officials. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports.

    Controversial Immunization Bill Wins Key Senate Vote

    A state senate committee has voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill to strengthen vaccination requirements for school children. The vote in the Senate Education Committee comes a week after senators in the same committee said they were worried the bill would deny education to unvaccinated children. After last weeks hearing, democratic senator Richard Pan of Sacramento amended his bill to exempt home-schooled children, and a senator opposed to the measure was replaced by a supporter on the committee. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.


    Free Speech Radio News Weekly News stories are featured on KFCF during newscasts

    Estates, Trusts and Wills Workshop

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

    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


    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

    Winter 2015 Pledge Drive
    Jan 27 to Feb 13

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