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Arlene Engelhardt out, layoffs retracted; yet future of Pacifica remains uncertain

KPFA’s paid and unpaid workers celebrated the decision by the Pacifica National Board (PNB), under pressure, to not renew the contracts of Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt and Chief Financial Officer LaVarn Williams. Engelhardt subsequently sent a letter to KPFA’s … Continue reading

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Arlene Engelhardt turning down mediation offer last December from Berkeley mayor; issue comes up at council again on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Berkeley’s city council is set to discuss a NEW resolution (here’s the text and background) on Pacifica’s termination of KPFA’s Morning Show at its February 8 meeting. Please attend, and bring signs and your voice. The KPFA community … Continue reading

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Pacifica turns down $60K raised to bring back the Morning Show

When Pacifica Executive Director Arlene Engelhardt pulled the Morning Show off KPFA’s air in November, and laid off its two hosts Aimee Allison and Brian Edwards-Tiekert, she claimed repeatedly that it was out of financial necessity. And she flatly denied … Continue reading

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