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The Pacifica Evening News is a collaboration of KPFA and KPFK in Los Angeles and KFCF in Fresno. The hour-long newscast airs on all three stations each weeknight at 6:00 PM. KPFA News broadcasts news headlines throughout the day at 5:55, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 and 4:00. Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 30, 2016||Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says he'll schedule a gun control vote on Tuesday. The California Assembly passes a series of tough gun control measures which would give the state the toughest laws in the country. Democrats hope the measures will persuade Lt Governor Gavin Newsom to withdraw his gun control initiative from the ballot. A report says communities of color are being left out of the California political process, despite the fact that the state is a majority minority state. A San Francisco artist couple and their children are fighting their questionable owner move - in eviction from their 18 year home in the Mission District.||6/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 29, 2016||Turkish officials reopen the Istanbul airport a day after a deadly suicide attack kills 42 and injures nearly 250. Farmworkers try again, asking a State Senate committee to approve legislation granting them the right to overtime pay. Democratic lawmakers stage coordinated efforts across the country on gun control and the U.S. Senate prepares to pass a control board with vast powers over the Puerto Rican economy in exchange for a restructuring of the island's crippling debt. Opponents criticize what they call a colonial takeover of Puerto Rico. Featured Stories https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/sexual-assault-survivors-deliver-12m-signatures-calling-to-fire-judge-persky https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/minority-speaker-pelosi-pushes-republicans-to-vote-on-gun-control https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/farmworkers-seek-overtime-heat-protections https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/immigrant-rights-activist-defends-her-right-to-daca https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/experts-discuss-the-effects-of-climate-change-on-wildfires-in-the-west https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/budget-and-funding-committee-approves-measures-to-prioritize-funding-for-free-ccsf-tuition   https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/budget-and-funding-committee-approves-measures-to-prioritize-funding-for-free-ccsf-tuition||6/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 28, 2016||Dozens killed and injured in a suicide attack at the Istanbul, Turkey airport blamed on the Islamic State. Volkswagen agrees to pay up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests. A State Senate committee takes up the "Truth Act" aimed at preventing local law enforcement from close collaboration with federal immigration authorities.The Oakland City Council votes unanimously to ban a proposed coal export terminal. San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar proposes a "tech tax" for the November ballot to fund housing and homeless needs.||6/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 27, 2016||The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a Texas law that imposed strict regulations on doctors and clinics that provide abortions. Abortion providers cheer the ruling and vow to work to overturn other restrictions. The British pound drops to a new low, while Standard and Poor's downgrades the UK's credit rating. The Oakland City Council is poised to ban a proposed coal terminal over health and safety concerns.||6/27/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 24, 2016||The Brexit vote sends economic and political shockwaves across Britain and the world. British Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll resign; world markets plunge. A Superior Court judge rules the California "Delta Plan" invalid, calling into question Governor Jerry Brown's plan to build massive twin tunnels to ship water south. S.F. Pride festivities kick off with a brunch for transgender youth and elders. Some trans activists and Grand Marshals withdraw from Sunday Pride parade in response to increased policing. Featured Stories: Trans March story produced Fri night; airing on Saturday news https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/trans-march-sf-pride https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/annual-elder-youth-brunch-kicks-off-sf-pride-weekend https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/europe-leaders-react-on-brexit https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/oil-spill-near-ventura-ca-is-latest-in-history-of-spills-for-crimson-pipeline https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/court-rules-bay-delta-plan-invalid||6/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 23, 2016||The U.S. Supreme Court deals a blow to four million undocumented immigrants and their families who would have benefited from President Obama's executive orders sparing them from deportation. Justices tie 4-4 leaving in place a lower court ruling that blocked Obama's action. A surprise ruling from justices upholds a University of Texas affirmative action program. A Baltimore judge acquits the only officer charged with murder in the death of Freddie Gray. The San Francisco Police Commission adopts new use of force policies in the wake of fatal police shootings of people of color. Features stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/supreme-court-ruling-outrages-immigrants-threatens-health-expansion https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/scotus-up-holds-affirmative-action-at-ut-austin https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/the-sf-police-commission-votes-new-police-use-of-force-policies||6/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 22, 2016||House Democrats stage a sit-in on the House floor demanding a vote on gun legislation.Veteran civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis leads the action. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton trade barbs over who's best suited to provide economic leadership. A ban on homeless encampments is headed for the San Francisco November ballot. A rally at the Mexican consulate in San Francisco over the killings of teachers in Oaxaca who were protesting the imprisonment of teachers union leaders. Featured Stories:||6/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 21, 2016||A surprise announcement from utility giant PG&E which says it will shut down the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors when their licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. PG&E will replace nuclear power with renewable energy. Friends of the Earth calls the agreement historic. Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump the "King of Debt" in a takedown of his economic policies. Oakland activists demand community controlled policing in the wake of the multiple scandals rocking the police department.||6/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 20, 2016||Federal officials release partial transcripts of Orlando shooter phone calls. Senators debate gun control measures. The Dalai Lama addresses state lawmakers. San Francisco city and Pride officials detail security measures ahead of weekend festivities. Who's funding Islamophobic groups in the U.S.? The Council on American Islamic Relations and a U.C. Berkeley Center reveal their findings. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/senate-fails-to-pass-gun-control https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/san-francisco-to-ramp-up-security-for-lgbt-pride-celebration https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/peoples-summit-plots-way-forward-after-bernie-sanders-campaign https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/dalai-lama-addresses-california-legislature https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/oakland-sro-tenants-face-eviction||6/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 17, 2016||British police investigate the right wing background and mental health of suspect in the murder of member of Parliament Jo Cox. In the San Francisco trial of PG&E, the prosecutor says the utility gambled with safety to maximize its profits. At San Francisco budget hearings, the interim police chief argues against Supervisor John Avalos's proposal to hold back $200 million until the SFPD reforms use of force policies. SF prepares for its massive Pride parade under the cloud of the Orlando massacre. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/santa-rosa-rally-calls-for-reopening-of-medical-marijuana-facility https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/pge-in-court-on-criminal-charges-linked-to-san-bruno-explosion https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/sf-pride-will-honor-the-victims-of-orlando-and-the-achievements-of-the-lgbt-community https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/supervisor-avalos-to-hold-back-200m-from-the-sfpd https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/occupy-oakland-holds-rally-to-combat-rising-rents||6/17/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 16, 2016||Republican Senate leaders agree to allow a vote on Democratic gun safety measures after Connecticut's Chris Murphy stages a 15 hour talkathon ending at 2 a.m. California lawmakers approve a budget with more funding for childcare, state universities and jail construction – as well as an extra two billion dollar in a rainy day reserve. San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos proposes holding back $200 million in police spending until the SFPD comes up with use of force reforms. Donald Trump tells Republican leaders to “just be quiet.” Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/state-budget-boosts-education-reserve-ends-child-welfare-cap https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/day-16-of-transgender-womans-hunger-strike-for-inmate-housing-reform||6/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 15, 2016||Federal authorities investigate whether Omar Mateen’s second wife knew ahead of time that he was planning the deadly Orlando attack. Oakland has its third police chief in a week. Civil rights attorneys John Burris and Jim Chanin outline actions they may take following reports that more than a dozen Oakland police officers had sex with a young prostitute, some of them when she was a sexually exploited minor 17 years old. San Francisco immigrants rights activists urge federal authorities to release Beto Martinez, who was detained June 1st in a dawn raid at the home he shares with his partner of 11 years. Martinez fled homophobic violence in Mexico.||6/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 14, 2016||President Obama rips into Donald Trump's renewed call for a ban on Muslim immigration. Several regular patrons of the Pulse LGBT club in Orlando say shooter Omar Mateen was a frequent visitor to the club raising questions about whether he was conflicted about his sexuality. California lawmakers vote on gun safety measures. Environmental activists call on air quality officials to adopt strict global warming standards for refineries. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/gun-control-bills-pass-key-votes https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/sro-residents-say-busted-elevators-leave-them-stranded https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/alameda-county-board-of-supervisors-approves-jail-expansion https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/evironmental-activists-demand-a-cap-on-oil-refinery-emissions-in-the-bay-area https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/oakland-seeks-police-accountability-with-new-police-commission||6/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 13, 2016||Authorities say they so far have no evidence that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had the help of any individual or organized group, despite his calls to 911 pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. California lawmakers join with LGBTQ, Muslim and gun control groups to express solidarity with the victims and urge support for a package of gun safety legislation up for a vote tomorrow in a State Senate committee. U.C. Berkeley students stage a vigil to remember the dead. A memorial grows in San Francisco’s Castro District. Remembering another massacre: Also in Orlando, a former Chilean army officer faces a civil trial in the torture and death of Chilean social icon and folksinger Victor Jara in the days after the U.S.-backed coup on September 11, 1973. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/uc-berkeley-stands-with-orlando https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/lgbt-muslim-gun-activists-react-to-orlando-shooting||6/13/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – June 10, 2016||Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.||6/10/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
OK for local stories
I've listened to the KPFA news for at least a decade now. It is most helpful in covering news stories around the SF bay area that might not be covered very well elsewhere. Unfortunately, the national & international coverage relies on other sources and is usually a mixed bag. It also would seem that for as long as they've been at it, they'd be a little more professional in their presentation. Stories have a tendency to be repetitive and use long excerpts from interviews and speeches that aren't very informative. Unfortunately the podcast of any day's news isn't uploaded until several days later, long after its news.
I listen to the pacifica evening news every day that I can. I love it and find it very informative, much more than the mainstream media.