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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 – July 21, 2017||Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 20, 2017||Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he won't resign, a day after Donald Trump says he wouldn't have appointed him if he'd known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia probe. Senate leaders cajole and twist arms as they attempt to devise a way to assure approval to begin debate on Senate health legislation. California's Attorney General takes action to prevent Valero's acquisition of an oil terminal, which he says could lead to higher Northern California gasoline prices. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/heat-wave-triggers-stress-for-valley-residents-and-workers||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 19, 2017||Donald Trump lectures Senate Republicans at the White House, telling them not to leave for an August recess until they pass health legislation. Bay Area activists claim victory after a local contractor agrees to reject all projects associated with building Donald Trump's expanded border wall. Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturns an Obama-era rule intended to make it harder to seize the assets of people not convicted of crimes. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/protesters-blockade-montclair-home-of-contractor-bidding-on-trumps-border-wall https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/bill-aims-at-ending-juvenile-life-without-parole-sentences||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 18, 2017||Senate Republicans run out of options to get rid of Obamacare after losing support for the repeal and replace version they were hoping to vote on. Mitch McConnell also runs into opposition for his place for a simple up or down vote on repeal, to take effect in two years. California lawmakers take up legislation to protect consumer privacy on the internet. Marin and San Mateo counties and the city of Imperial Beach sue fossil fuel companies for damages from rising seas caused by global warming. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/pakistan-attack-leave-families-grieving-frightened https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/secretary-of-education-betsy-devos-reassesses-title-ix https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/public-policy-institutions-say-gop-budget-proposal-is-a-disater-for-the-poor-and-middle-class https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/internet-privacy-bill-moving-through-state-senate https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/state-sets-limit-on-carcinogen-123-tcp-in-drinking-water||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 17, 2017||California Democrats vote to extend the the state's cap and trade climate initiative, despite opposition from environmental justice groups. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell forced to postpone a vote on the health and tax cut measure after emergency surgery sidelines Arizona Senator John McCain for at least a week. Muslim religious leaders urge a boycott of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after Israel unilaterally imposes additional screening measures following a fatal attack at the site last week. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/gaza-blackout-takes-a-toll https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/cap-and-trade-extension-squeaks-through-ca-senate https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/san-francisco-supervisor-considers-vacancy-taxes||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 14, 2017||A Hawaii federal judge narrows the Trump Administration's Muslim travel ban as he vastly expands the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the country. The House of Representatives approves a nearly 700 billion dollar military spending policy bill. A State Senate committee approves a watered down bill to study incidents of California police shootings. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/judge-in-hawaii-rules-grandparents-are-exempt-from-trump-travel-ban https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/lawsuit-claims-amazon-stiffs-supervisors-on-overtime||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 13, 2017||Republicans unveil a revised health care and tax cut plan -- it still contains 800 billion dollars in cuts to Medicaid. President Donald Trump holds wide-ranging talks with French President Emanuel Macron in Paris. California Governor Jerry Brown with a full-throttled call for an extension of the state's cap and trade program to fight global warming -- some environmental justice groups oppose the plan. Black Lives Matter issues a report on the accomplishments and challenges, four years after the movement's launch. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/jerry-brown-pushes-cap-trade-extension https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/black-lives-matter-releases-four-year-anniversary-report https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/house-passes-bill-to-gut-san-joaquin-river-restoration-and-violate-states-rights||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 12, 2017||President Trump's nominee to head the F.B.I. breaks with the president, saying he does not believe a special counsel investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign is a witch hunt. A bill to streamline housing construction passes out of an Assembly committee, despite opposition from some housing rights advocates who say it could speed luxury housing and lead to more displacements in low-income communities. A class action lawsuit says California is harming medical care for more than 13 million lower-income residents -- the majority of them Latinos -- by failing to pay doctors enough to accept Medi-Cal patients. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/advocates-sue-medi-cal-claiming-civil-rights-violations https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/activists-protest-against-fcc-rollbacks-on-net-neutrality-day-of-action https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/streamlined-housing-construction-bill-passes-committee-vote https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/wildfires-rage-throughout-california More information on the lawsuit at maldef.org. Hotline number to report personal Medi-Cal access stories is 855-228-1463.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 11, 2017||The noose appears to tighten as President Trump's eldest son admits to a meeting last June with a Russian he was led to believe represented the Kremlin and had damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Net neutrality advocates prepare for a day of action. Seattle passes a city income tax on the city's wealthiest residents. A measure to limit the use of cash bail passes out of an Assembly committee, with supporters saying too many people are languishing in jail ahead of their trials because they're too poor to afford bail. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/bail-reform-bill-moves-forward-in-assembly||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 10, 2017||Senate Republicans are preparing for what could be their final try to pass a health care and tax cut bill. Iraq's Prime Minister declares victory in retaking Mosul from the self-style Islamic State. Federal Judge Thelton Henderson orders the city of Oakland to court to account for its failures in addressing the Oakland Police Department sex abuse scandal. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/federal-judge-boosting-oversight-of-oakland-police||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 7, 2017||Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 6, 2017||President Donald Trump vows to a friendly crowd in Warsaw, Poland to fight the threats of terrorism and government bureaucracy and tells Russia to stop "destabilizing activities" in Ukraine and elsewhere. Health care activists stage sit-ins at the offices of Republican Senators, demanding they vote no on the Republican health care and tax cut plan. Protests in San Francisco and around the country to the more than six billion dollar cut planned to housing programs, including rental support for tenants and Section 8 vouchers for low-income tenants. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/legislative-committee-considers-climate-change-policies https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/hud-budget-slashes-housing-programs-drawing-protests-from-advocates-2||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 5, 2017||A day after a successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows that he will never put his nation's weapons programs up for negotiation. President Donald Trump leaves for a four day visit, beginning in Poland and ending up with a G-20 meeting in Germany of the world's leading economies. Massive street protests are planned. The Assembly Judiciary Committee debates California's sanctuary state bill. Featured Stories: https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/new-report-hate-crime-has-increased-in-ca https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/sanctuary-state-bill-sb54-passes-latest-hurdle-in-legislature||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 4, 2017||Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 3, 2017||7/3/2017||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.