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Contact Carlos Kohan
Listener Candidate for the KPFA Local Station Board
I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I studied Science and Engineering and later obtained Master Degrees in Physics and EE in the US. In my early years at the University of Buenos Aires I became a progressive activist, writing and speaking against the corruption of the Latin American elites. Once in the US I participated in the active resistance against some of the most brutal Latin American dictatorships such as the Argentine Military Junta, the Chilean Pinochet dictatorship, etc. Over 30 years ago I came to the Bay Area where I fell in love with and became an avid listener and member of KPFA. I have attended the KPFA News Dept. training, wrote about and was interviewed on KPFA on issues related to Latin America and the US.

Latin America is going through extraordinary changes, with progressive movements in several countries that are changing the sub-continent in profound ways, and I hope to support efforts to cover these issues on KPFA.

I am presently running for the LSB out of a deep love for KPFA, as well as concern for the apparent mismanagement of the Pacifica network that has led to a drain on KPFA resources. KPFA members tell us that they do not want their KPFA donations to pay for Pacifica’s large debts mostly generated by other stations that have not been financially stable for several years. The Pacifica bylaws clearly call for all the stations to be as nearly self-sustaining as possible. Financial autonomy for KPFA will therefore be a big question for the members as we move forward in light of Pacifica’s deep crisis. Some examples:
1. Pacifica has recently failed to make payments on 2 multi-million dollar loans. We could lose the last three station buildings as a result.
2. Pacifica has failed several audits since 2015, and it does not have enough money to pay for its 2022 audit.
3. Pacifica has recently taken $300,000 from KPFA accounts to pay for a lawsuit against WBAI which they lost. In August Pacifica took another $20,000 from KPFA to pay for payroll for other radio stations.

I believe that at a time when fascists tendencies seem to be growing in the USA, and there is much confusion in the population due in good part to a tremendous amount of propaganda and misinformation from many mainstream and right wing media channels, the Pacifica network Should stand as one of the few channels for truth, independent and progressive analysis, anti-racist voices, mental and spiritual health. At a personal level, I know KPFA has helped me keep my sanity through these years.
I truly want the Pacifica network to end its internal dysfunction, expand and continue to be a strong independent voice for progressive critical analysis not only in the Bay Area, but throughout the country.

I respectfully ask for your vote for me and all of the KPFA Protector endorsed candidates to help us work towards achieving that goal. For more information go to
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