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Today, Sept. 19 at 7 PM EST on Building Bridges Radio: The AFL-CIO Support for the 9/11 Chilean Coup + Biden Thinks A Ra...
09/19/2022

Today, Sept. 19 at 7 PM EST on Building Bridges Radio: The AFL-CIO Support for the 9/11 Chilean Coup + Biden Thinks A Railroad Strike Is Averted, but Do Rail Workers? + Building Class Struggle Unions

- Chile, The Other 9/11: How the AFL-CIO’s American Institute For Free Labor Development (AIFLD) Aided the Sept 11, 1973, Chilean Coup Where More Than 40,018 were Killed, Tortured or Imprisoned

with

Labor Prof. Ruth Needleman and author of Black Freedom Fighters in Steel: The Struggle for Democratic Unionism teaches workers “to stand up for themselves on the job, to understand their workplace and history, and to develop skills to be more effective representatives of their peers.” Needleman created Swingshift College, working with education coordinators at area steel mills.

In 1973 Needleman was in Chile in the months preceding the military overthrow of the government with Charles Harmon, journalist and filmmaker who was executed in the coup d'état led by General Augusto Pinochet, which overthrew socialist president Salvador Allende. Risking death and defying the ongoing terror campaign directed against her she bears witness from her direct interaction with the coup supporters and its leading organizers, including US government and US labor officials to their promotion of fascism. She also looks at the rise of fascism in the US and the similarities with Chile.

- Biden Thinks a Rail Strike has Been Averted. Do Rail Workers?
The tentative agreement now goes out for a ratification vote to the members of 12 different rail unions and we’’ find out what the 15,000 strong rank and file Railroad Members United have to say

- Beyond Labor Liberalism Towards Building Class Struggle Unionism

with

Joe Burns, veteran union negotiator and director of collective bargaining for the Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, author of Strike Back and Reviving the Strike and Class Struggle Unionism

For a union to be worthwhile to the working class it needs to know which side it is on, and it has to recognize that the fight itself allows the workers to gain the knowledge, to educate, agitate and organize for state power.

Listen at 89.3 FM and worldwide at wpfwfm.org.

To Heal DC with Joni & Chuck - Mondays at 10am - on 89.3 FM & wpfwfm.org discussing the Jackson Water Crisis.
09/16/2022

To Heal DC with Joni & Chuck - Mondays at 10am - on 89.3 FM & wpfwfm.org discussing the Jackson Water Crisis.

We had a time on Saturday, Sept 10! Thank you to Trader Joe's, Safeway, Kokua Foods and Ward 6 police for providing frui...
09/16/2022

We had a time on Saturday, Sept 10! Thank you to Trader Joe's, Safeway, Kokua Foods and Ward 6 police for providing fruit, cereal bars, water and juice for the participants of our annual 5K Walk/Run For Total Fitness. We appreciate their willingness to accommodate us!

Special thanks to the wonderful teachers for providing valuable instruction to our participants and to Scooter Magruder, Slow Roll, and Sabooh Hakim for providing the music.

Lastly but not least, thanks to all of participants, donors & volunteers! Without you we could not have a another successful 5K Walk/Run for Total Fitness! to promote good health and support Washington's only "Jazz & Justice" radio station WPFW!

Listen to AfricaNow! TODAY September 14, 1:00PM (U.S. Eastern) on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area o...
09/14/2022

Listen to AfricaNow! TODAY September 14, 1:00PM (U.S. Eastern) on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or at www.wpfwfm.org featuring--Ashanti Alston & The Evolutions of The Black Freedom Movement. A conversation with Ashanti Omowali Alston revolutionary, speaker, writer, organizer, political theorist, former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, and is currently on the Steering Committee of the National Jericho Movement to free U.S. political prisoners.

Support AfricaNow! and your community station WPFW. Donate online at www.wpfwdc.org/give. Or on our CashApp, which is $WPFW write it is for AfricaNow! and include your email address. Thank you.

Wednesday, Sept 14th, 11 am-12 pm, ET on We the People; WPFW 89.3FM, wpfwfm.org (live-streamed and archived):A Response ...
09/13/2022

Wednesday, Sept 14th, 11 am-12 pm, ET on We the People; WPFW 89.3FM, wpfwfm.org (live-streamed and archived):

A Response to Censorship: Banned Books Week and Beyond

Guest: Emily J.M. Knox is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her interests include information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, and the intersection of print culture and reading practices.
Dr. Knox recently co-edited Foundations of Information Ethics published by American Library Association. She also edited Trigger Warnings: History, Theory Context. Her latest book is Book Banning in 21st Century America. Her next book, Foundations of Intellectual Freedom will be published by American Library Association in 2022.

Dr. Knox serves on the boards of the Beta Phi Mu and the National Coalition Against Censorship.

Please tune in & support WPFW, your jazz & justice radio station. You can now listen to the show's podcast on social media apps or our website-- wpfwfm.org/radio/programming/archived-shows.

Donate to WPFW: To give online in support of this show and the station please use the following link: https://www.wpfwdc.org/donate or use Cash App with $WPFW, write in this show's title (We the People).

And tell a friend about the show!

WPFW 89.3FM - Pacifica Foundation radio - Washington, D.C., building a better world one broadcast at a time by serving the collective need and imagination of the community.

Today, Sept. 12th 7 PM EST on Building Bridges radio: “White-Washed” Out of History: Reviving the Legacy of Black Radica...
09/12/2022

Today, Sept. 12th 7 PM EST on Building Bridges radio:

“White-Washed” Out of History: Reviving the Legacy of Black Radical Trade Unionists to Educate, Agitate, & Organize for Power Workers Movements Today

and

Railroad Workers Appear Ready to Strike After Rejecting Contract Recommendations

Freight railroads have been around since the 19th century, but you can't run a 21st century economy without them say the more than 100,000 fed-up US freight railroad workers mobilizing for a national strike, after thirty months of stalled contract negotiations amid the pandemic — all while enduring stagnant wages, heavier workloads, unsafe conditions, and draconian attendance policies.

Listen at 89.3 FM or worldwide at wpfwfm.org.

Only a few days to go...Join us for WPFW's 5K Walk and Run For Total Fitness!WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 8am-No...
09/07/2022

Only a few days to go...

Join us for WPFW's 5K Walk and Run For Total Fitness!

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 8am-Noon
WHERE: Bladensburg Waterfront Park - 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, Md

REGISTRATION FEE: $35

Begin your morning with your choice of a warmup routine, a 5k Walk/Run trail, Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Line Dance, Double Dutch classes, or all of the above!

100% of the proceeds will benefit your favorite station for Jazz and Justice!

Nourishing snacks, water, and most importantly great music will also be provided.

Register at https://www.wpfwdc.org/5k-runwalk.

Create a fundraiser and ask your friends and family to support your run or walk!

It’s easy. It’s quick. It’s fun. And you can multiply your support for the DMV’s real community radio, WPFW! Follow the steps below to create a personalized page for your fundraiser:

STEP 1
Go to wpfwdc.org/race and click, “I want to fundraise for this.”

STEP 2
Enter your name and email to set up your campaign.

STEP 3
Check your email for an email with the subject: “Thank You for Your Interest in Supporting WPFW 89.3 FM's Fundraising Efforts” from DonorBox.

STEP 4
Open the email and click complete your account to create your personalized page in support of WPFW’s 5K Walk & Race!

Remember to invite your friends and family to support you by sharing your personalized page.

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions regarding the 5K race & walk.

Workers Rising Up! A Building Bridges’ Labor Day Special , Today, Mon. Sept. 5th 6 PM – 8 PM EST,  WPFW 89.3 FM radio:Wo...
09/05/2022

Workers Rising Up! A Building Bridges’ Labor Day Special , Today, Mon. Sept. 5th 6 PM – 8 PM EST, WPFW 89.3 FM radio:

Workers across the US are turning their anger into a movement. Workers Centers and human-rights based worker organizations are proliferating. There are new unions, like the Amazon Workers Union, and Starbucks Workers United . Domestic Workers and farmworkers excluded from national labor laws are on the move. Workers are looking to worker-ownership schemes and forming cooperatives as stepping stones to empower the working class to assume control. Imprisoned workers and Immigrant detainees are striking against involuntary servitude and peonage. All these groups are far more connected to workers, do far more organizing, protesting and mobilizing. Why, they’re Workers Rising Up for Power to the People!

Special Labor Day Programming - Monday, Sept 5, 9am-8pm - "Reclaiming Our Power: The Rise of the American Worker"11 hour...
09/04/2022

Special Labor Day Programming - Monday, Sept 5, 9am-8pm - "Reclaiming Our Power: The Rise of the American Worker"

11 hours of interviews, music, poetry, and commentary on the resurgence of worker organizing and union building.

Listen at 89.3 FM and worldwide at wpfwfm.org.

HAPPENING TODAY, 9/3/2022You don’t want to miss this one! A full day of excitement! WPFW’s own Program Director Katea St...
09/03/2022

HAPPENING TODAY, 9/3/2022
You don’t want to miss this one! A full day of excitement! WPFW’s own Program Director Katea Stitt will MC a couple of segments, your very own DJ ZeeLion from The Kulcha Shak will hit the stage with his band Proverbs Reggae Band, and DJ Underdog will be on the ones and twos for a couple of segments. WPFW’s presence will be seen and heard!
Gates open at 1:30p!
See you there!

To Heal DC Labor Day Special with Joni & Chuck - Celebrating Amazon Labor Union's Big Victory! - 10am to 1pm Monday, Sep...
09/02/2022

To Heal DC Labor Day Special with Joni & Chuck - Celebrating Amazon Labor Union's Big Victory! - 10am to 1pm Monday, Sept 5

Listen at 89.3 FM and worldwide at wpfwfm.org.

Special Labor Day Programming - Monday, Sept 5, 9am-8pm - "Reclaiming Our Power: The Rise of the American Worker"11 hour...
09/01/2022

Special Labor Day Programming - Monday, Sept 5, 9am-8pm - "Reclaiming Our Power: The Rise of the American Worker"

11 hours of interviews, music, poetry, and commentary on the resurgence of worker organizing and union building.

Listen at 89.3 FM and worldwide at wpfwfm.org.

Join us for WPFW's 5K Walk and Run For Total Fitness!WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 8am-NoonWHERE: Bladensburg Wat...
08/31/2022

Join us for WPFW's 5K Walk and Run For Total Fitness!

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 8am-Noon

WHERE: Bladensburg Waterfront Park - 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, Md

REGISTRATION FEE: $35

Begin your morning with your choice of a warmup routine, a 5k Walk/Run trail, Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Line Dance, Double Dutch classes, or all of the above!

100% of the proceeds will benefit your favorite station for Jazz and Justice!

Nourishing snacks, water, and most importantly great music will also be provided.

Register at https://www.wpfwdc.org/5k-runwalk.

Create a fundraiser and ask your friends and family to support your run or walk!

It’s easy. It’s quick. It’s fun. And you can multiply your support for the DMV’s real community radio, WPFW! Follow the steps below to create a personalized page for your fundraiser:

STEP 1
Go to wpfwdc.org/race and click, “I want to fundraise for this.”

STEP 2
Enter your name and email to set up your campaign.

STEP 3
Check your email for an email with the subject: “Thank You for Your Interest in Supporting WPFW 89.3 FM's Fundraising Efforts” from DonorBox.

STEP 4
Open the email and click complete your account to create your personalized page in support of WPFW’s 5K Walk & Race!

Remember to invite your friends and family to support you by sharing your personalized page.

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions regarding the 5K race & walk.

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WPFW: I just turned on to Youtube (sunday march 6) to watch the Askia Muhammad tribute. Help!!!!!!!! The entire video is pixelated. Can someone please......go back and re-post the video for those of us who weren't able to attend???? Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!
Hello people Love your programs. Past contributor 2021, but WPFW has not sent requested materials following contributions. after one letter, 3 emails, more than 5 calls, no response.!!
Does Garland Nixon represent the opinions of this Station, or is he a creation of Russian bots?
Greetings, I hope all is well with you. Can you please share the below information with your network? Thanks #dmv
Tune in to WPFW til 5 for the sounds of Jazz and Justice — and a Jazz and Freedom Festival preview!!
Greetings, I hope all is well with you. I would like to inform you that Esther Productions, Inc presents Soaring Sisters Circle. First program expected to begin on March 12,2022 with an exciting introductory workshop by Dr. Rose Shelton. Register at https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/soaring-sisters-circle-a-monthly-membership-for-women-18-and-older Should you have any questions, please contact Esther Productions, Inc at [email protected]. Thank you very much and I hope that you have a safe week. #dmv
We are saddened to learn of the death of WPFW's Askia Muhammad. An incredibly hard working, dedicated journalist. Pictured here with SNCC vet Dorie Ladner in a photo by Ron Carver in 2015. Read more: https://www.washingtoninformer.com/renowned-black-journalist-radio-personality-askia-muhammad-dies/
We at WOWD/Takoma Radio join our community radio colleagues at WPFW in mourning the loss of their beloved veteran newscaster and jazz host Askia Muhammad.
This year’s D.C. Black History Celebration Committee Black History Kick-Off was a huge success, thanks to WPFW, WHUR 96.3 and everyone that attended! Special thanks to Eleanor Holmes Norton,Keynote Speaker, National Newspaper Publishers Association, president, Dr. Ben Chavis, Denise Rolark Barnes, Publisher, The Washington Informer, Dr. Frank Smith, director and founder, The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, Chairman Phil Mendelson, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Deputy Ambassador Michael Curtis Delegation of the European Union to the United States, Marvin Bowser, photographer and actor, Luci Murphy, social activist and performer, and Phil Portlock, photographer and voting rights advocate, Rev. Micheal Vanzant, and Black Workers Center Chorus Share your favorite DCBHCC Kick-Off moments and tag us DC Black History Celebration Committee and you might see your post reshared on our page!
Listen to an interview with Bill Campbell about THE DAY THE KLAN CAME TO TOWN on Washington, D.C. WPFW radio's We The People with David Whettstone. https://blog.pmpress.org/2022/02/05/bill-campbell-on-we-the-people/
Great program on Jazz Masters tonight!