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“For the People”

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Celebrate the work of two musical giants: Don Covay and Billy Stewart, both born on 24 March. Also, hear an in-studio conversation and live performance by the T-Sisters (www.tsisters.com), as they make ready to shock out at the “Exodus” CD Tribute to Bob Marley, presented by UnderCover Presents (www.undercoverpresents.org). That, commentary, and more, Tuesday the 24th March, 2015, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” with your host and producer, Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

Eve Pell will discuss her new book, “Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance” on “Connecting the Dots,” Thursday at 1:00 P.M. About time!!! Call in with comments or a story: 415-346-5376.

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by Judy Drummond
Eve Pell will discuss her new book, “Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance” where she beautifully and thoughtfully concludes that life experience adds dimensions to the art of connection—and that we all stand to learn something from unexpected romance. “Connecting the Dots,” on KPOO 89.5 FM this Thursday at 1:00 P.M. About time!!! Call in with comments or a story: 415-346-5376. Best to stream on your computer by going to KPOO.com.
'Eve Pell will discuss her new book, "Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance" where she beautifully and thoughtfully concludes that life experience adds dimensions to the art of connection—and that we all stand to learn something from unexpected romance.  "Connecting the Dots," on KPOO 89.5 FM this Thursday at 1:00 P.M. About time!!! Call in with comments or a story: 415-346-5376. Best to stream on your computer by going to KPOO.com.'
 

“For the People”

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Hear the tribute to underground cartoonist, Spain Rodriguez, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on KPOO, San Francisco. Initially presented at the Brava Theatre Centre (www.brava.org) back on the 16th March 2013, the tribute includes music, film excerpt, and testimonials. Born Manuel Rodriguez in Buffalo NY on 2 March 1940, Spain Rodriguez, a founder of the United Cartoon Workers of America, is well known for his leftist politics and artistic creations. His seminal work include creation of the character “Trashman.” Spain is said to be the first muralist in the San Francisco Mission District. Spain’s more recent work are an illustrated biography of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, “Che: A Graphic Biography” (2009). Published in several different languages, “Che: A Graphic Biography,” is described as “brilliant and radical. Among awards presented to Spain, induction into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, summer 2013. Had he not succumbed to cancer In November 2013, Spain Rodriguez would have gone 75 back on the 2nd March 2015. The legacy of Spain Rodriguez continues throughout the Mission District, San Francisco, the nation and the world. Tune in to the tribute to Spain Rodriguez, Tuesday the 17th March, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@poo.com).

“For the People” Tuesday 10 March 2015

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Hear an encore presentation from Dr. Julia Hare (www.blackthinktank.com), as well as music and conversation with Kiran Ahluwalia (www.kiranmusic.com), as “For the People” continues to celebrate Women’s History Month Tuesday the 10th March, with poetry, music, conversation, commentary and more, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com. Tune in!

For the People

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Remember Africville, as former residents from one of Canada’s earliest Black settlement on the shores of Bedford Basin (Halifax, Nova Scotia), discuss displacement and redevelopment. Berel Alexander represents the Yiddish Theatre Group as they kick off the Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley later this week. And two lovely young ladies–Adella and Kairi–share youthful wisdom about Black History Month. Music from Buika, (returning to San Francisco this Saturday), commentary and more, happen on 89.5Fm, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 24th February 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, For the People, with host Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com). Tune in, see.

“For the People”

Posted on: February 9th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Ernie Pinata, Bay Area Treasure and band leader of the Delta Wires (www.deltawires.com), joins us in-studio to discuss their current work and their upcoming performance at Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com). Got long overdue commentary for you, and Nicholas Payton (www.nicholaspayton.com) talks about his incredible work and an upcoming performance at the JCCSF (www.jccsf.org) on Sweetheart’s Day, 14 February 2015. Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 10h February, 2015, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, For the People, 4pm – 6pm, PST.

“For the People”

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Celebrate living legend and Bay Area Treasure, John Handy (www.johnhandy.com), who goes 82 on Tuesday, the 3rd February, on KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People”. Also, hear a conversation about the recent International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, with in-studio guest, Steven Suen, proprietor of Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com). Additionally, we remember the life and music of Varetta “Mercy Mr. Percy” Dillard. Then, Jason Crosby of Doobie Decible System Band (www.ddsband.com), joins us for an in-studio acoustic set in support of the upcoming Greg Anton Book signing at Sweetwater (www.sweetwatermusichall.com) in Mill Valley on Sunday the 8th. And, Grammy-Award winning trumpeter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Nicholas Payton (www.nicholaspayton.com), shares his wisdom, prior to a return visit to the Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org), on Sweetheart’s Day. Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 3rd February 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People”. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

Leadbelly

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
20 January 1888 is one of the birthdays listed for Huddie William Leadbetter—LeadBelly—which we celebrate Tuesday the 20th KPOO, San Francisco, 4pm, PST, “For the People.” Also featured will be a KPOO programmer who has been on-air more than three decades, Mary Jean Robertson, host of “Webworks: Voices of the Native Nations.” Hear this and more, Tuesday the 20th January, 2015, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

Listener Appreciation Gathering & Live Broadcast

Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by Lamont
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Fall Fundraiser Success! $35,000 Raised! Thanks to all!

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by micheleC
Fall Fundraiser 2014

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973.
Listener sponsored since 2012.

The KPOO community really pulled through, and thanks to your generous donations, we surpassed our goal and  raised $35,000 to help cover the station’s major annual expenses. We would like to thank each of you for being listener-sponsors of San Francisco’s only local, independent, historical  radio station. We remain on the air because of your loyal support and involvement. Please join us for a Listener Appreciation Party at Mercury Cafe on Sunday, January 25 from 2-8 PM.  More details to follow.