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John Blyth Teacher, Academic, Debater, Blogger, Poet, Writer– I used to be a popular blogger who went by the name blueskybigstar. My purpose is to make sure that the public is provided excellent journalism. I say used to because the rules for the Google search engine were changed to keep little guy truth tellers like me from informing the public. Tens of thousands of my posts have been taken down due to their truth and accuracy. I intend to fight to get them back up. Being a member of the board of KPFK will provide support for the cause of freedom of speech. I believe that the first amendment is the most important amendment for keeping this a functioning country. Anyone can Google me as blueskybigstar, westcoastsc, meesterclean, thrutheseasons, and babymonster. Issues of my concern are first amendment rights, justice, the environment, and human rights. My biggest concern for why I would like to be on the board is to ensure accuracy in reporting and that the original charter of KPFK is adhered to by its presenters. Please, take the time to review my writing. I do not believe that some of the news is as free as it should be. I believe the public has a right not to be lied to. The democracy cannot hope to function when denied information and denied education. I am the author of a letter of complaint that can be found on file about violations of the charter by certain presenters.

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In what ways are the station moving in a positive direction, that you would want to continue or perhaps improve?
Let us be the watchguards to make sure the public is not lied to. The public has a right not to be lied to. KPFK has an outstanding charter and it pains me to hear presenters violating this charter.

In what ways are the station moving in a negative direction, that you would want to stop or change? What changes would you work for?
Freedom of speech must be ensured. Voices are being censored. I don’t appreciate name calling that is presented as journalism.

What key experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the Local Station Board to advance the station's mission?
When it comes to writing and speaking, this is what I have studied all my life. Being accurate is very important to me. Knowing to admit when I don’t know something is very important to me. Information must be taken as it comes, and it must always be questioned.

What ideas do you have for helping the station and the Pacifica Foundation meet the financial challenges currently being faced?
I would have every listener and member answer a questionnaire about their personal interests and their ideas as to how to make the station better and how to raise funds in different ways, sticking to those that are the most successful.

So, what do you think ?