Edward Wasserman: Images of real, violent death are now routine on screens big and small, and nobody knows what they’re doing to us
Matt Cagle: As police departments across the country consider using intrusive new surveillance tools, here’s the thing to remember – we don’t have to stand for it. We have a right to determine how law enforcement acts in our communities.
Lenny Isenberg: Given your unparalleled access to those in power at places like the Los Angeles Unified School District, are there good news stories about LAUSD or other news subjects that you would like to report but can’t get past your editors?
Michael T. Hertz: If you’re going to pick one of the candidates as a potential Person of the Year winner, why not pick the one that has the most support?
King Reilly: KPFK’s Board of Directors Election is ongoing until Jan. 4th, 2016. If enough voters don’t vote, KPFK will not have an elected Board of Directors and will continue its death spiral.
Walter Brasch: During the past decade, Americans turned to a comedy cable channel, tuned in Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for 44 minutes of truth four times a week, and tuned out ink on newsprint.
Walter Brasch: During the past three decades, the number of daily newspapers declined from 1,730 in 1981 to 1,331 last year, with almost 100 newspapers ceasing publication just in the past three years.
King Reilly: KPFK is on the brink of bankruptcy. Its Board of Directors Election is ongoing until Jan. 4th, 2016. If enough voters don’t vote, KPFK will not have an elected Board of Directors and MAY go into bankruptcy.
Vanessa Verduga: For a long time now, Hollywood has been disrespecting the Latino community and Trump’s appearance on the show was the icing on the cake—a cake that went flying right into the face of a lazy-stealing-Mexican-rapist-illegal-immigrant stereotype that Hollywood thinks is hilarious.
Norman Solomon: The message is that—if you don’t like mass surveillance and draconian measures to intimidate whistleblowers as well as journalists—your beef is really with technology, and good luck with pushing back against that.
Walter Brasch: This past week, Lara Spencer, co-anchor of ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America,” snuggled up to Donald Trump.
Grace Aaron: Right now local board elections are underway at KPFK and other Pacifica stations around the country. Ballots are arriving in the mailboxes of members of these stations this week.
Alvaro Huerta: While many political pundits, opponents and comics have reduced Trump to a caricature, based on his outrageous and boisterous claims, his critics and those who poke fun of him underestimate the inhumane consequences of a Trump presidency.