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Listener Candidate for the KPFK Local Station Board
Statement
KPFK needs to be a strong voice for progressive change in our society for human rights, environmental protection, social justice, the arts, and more.

Having served for one year on the local station board, I am familiar with the problems of our southern California station. There are many areas where improvements can be made to make KPFK financially secure, to increase listenership, and to cover the issues in a progressive way.

I have produced and hosted over 2400 radio shows and 600 television documentaries and received numerous awards (both local and internationally).

I understand radio and will work to have the best programming possible. I have been an administrator for fifty years of a nonprofit educational / environmental / arts organization and understand how nonprofits operate. I have served on numerous boards of directors and advisory councils for NGOs,

I have also served for sixteen years as a trustee with the Los Angeles Community College District and understand that we need to engage young people and students to make the media represent their concerns.
Answers to Candidate Questionnaire
1. What experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the local station board to advance the station's mission?
  Fifty years working in radio and television with over 3000 programs and documentaries produced and hosted.
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  Discussion of current issues.
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  Needs more environmental programming. Local board needs to stop the "in-fighting." Needs to have more political news at local events.
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  Get the station secure funding.

Have the local station board work better with staff to improve programming.

Review programming to include more social issues.
5. Sustainability is an important part of any nonprofit operation. What are your thoughts on how the board can help to improve the station's financial footing?
  Change fundraising tactics. Exploit social media. And now, with the return to real word meetings, we need to raise money from special events.
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  I worked environmental media at the time of the first Earth Day. The absence of environmental information on corporate media inspired me to launch the first eco-radio programming. I maintain my forward momentum by embracing and developing new skills. I have much to offer KPFK.
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