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“For the People”

Posted on: December 4th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday THE 6TH December, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” During the first hour, drummer, producer, singer, bandleader and songwriter Larry Vann will join us, along with his guitarist, for a live performance. During the second hour, singer/songwriter Paula Harris joins us for an in-studio conversation. Hear that and more, including a birthday salute to Charlie Hickox, all between 4pm – 6pm, PST, Tuesday the 6th December, on KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in to KPOO, San Francisco, 89.5FM, Tuesday the 25th October 2016, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People,” for an interview with David “Ziggy” Marley, following his riveting performance at the Fillmore in San Francisco this past Thursday (21 October). Got more for you regarding the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party (for Self Defence), as well as new music from Michael Skinner and others. Loads of upcoming events, including at Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco (www.biscuitsandblues.com), the Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org), the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley (www.freightandsalvage.org), and Yoshi’s in Oakland (www.yoshis.com). Hear that and more, Tuesday the 25th October, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO San Francisco, and online at www.kpoo.com, “For the People,” hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tune in Tuesday The 20th September, to KPOO, San Francisco, 89.5FM and www.kpoo.com, “For the People,” 4pm – 6pm, PDT. Enjoy in-studio guests: visual artist Adrian Gomez, vising from Costa Rica, with multiple Bay Area exhibitions; and Judy Drummond, host of “Connecting the Dots,” heard every Thursday afternoon on KPOO. Also, hear part one of the salute to former KPOO programmer, activist and humanitarian, Barbra Lubinski. That and more this Tuesday, the 20th September, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“Black Matters” Exhibit at San Francisco Public Library

Posted on: August 25th, 2016 by DJ Marilynn

Black Matters Exhibit Saturday, September 3 through December 15, 2016
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street, Third Floor
San Francisco

Curated by KPOO’s own Melonie Green, Black Matters is a multimedia exhibition from AfroSolo that welcomes Black people, other people of color, and white people to look at Black matters by Black artists from the Black perspective. This exhibit is part of the 22nd annual AfroSolo Arts Festival.

Since 1994, the AfroSolo Arts Festival has provided a forum for Black people to give an authentic voice to the Black experience. The mission of AfroSolo is to nurture, promote, and present Black art and 
culture through solo performances and the visual and literary arts. Their aim is to bring people of all ethnicities together to explore and share the bonds that unite everyone.

Source: San Francsco Public Library

San Francisco Voter Information

Posted on: August 25th, 2016 by DJ Marilynn

Vote at City HallAny voter may vote at the City Hall Voting Center beginning 29 days before the election. The Voting Center is located outside Room 48 in City Hall. The building is fully accessible and an accessible voting machine is available for voters with disabilities.

October 11-November 7, 2016 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (October 10 is a legal holiday; the City Hall Voting Center is closed)

October 29-30 and November 5-6, 2016 Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (the public must enter City Hall on Grove Street)

Tuesday, November 8 Election Day! 7 a.m.–8 p.m.

To learn more about how and where to vote and what’s on the ballot, visit The Department of Elections.

Source: City and County of San Francisco Department of Elections

John Carlos Frey on”Connecting the Dots” with Judy Drummond

Posted on: August 10th, 2016 by Judy Drummond
John Carlos FreyJohn Carlos Frey will be my guest on “Connecting the Dots,” Thursday August 11 at 1:00 PM on KPOO 89.5 fm. Frey is an investigative journalist and Emmy-winning documentary maker for PBS,  60 Minutes, and PBS News Hour. He covers immigration issues and we will be discussing the immigration platforms of Clinton and Trump. ): Listen live by going to kpoo.com and clicking the “listen” button, or locally,

“For the People”

Posted on: June 2nd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
June has been designated Black Music Month. We continue to highlight the upcoming 17th Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival (www.sfbff.org), as Patrick Gilles (www.patrickgilles.com) discusses “America is Still the Place,” his latest feature film based upon the book, “America is Still the Place,” penned by Charlie Walker (San Francisco). Hear what artist/muralist Laura Salazar has to say about the month-long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of La Pena Cultural Centre (www.lapena.org). The Left Forum (www.leftforum.org) rocked this past weekend with a plethora of conscientious panels, film, drama, exhibitors and vendors. Hear that and more, on KPOO San Francisco, 89.5FM (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday 2 June 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People”

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Two incredible children, Adella and Kairi, drop their first EP on KPOO. Also, hear a humble homage to director, producer, actor, playwright and musician, Michael Lange. Additionally, help celebrate the birthday of gorgeous actress Pam Grier, who has gone 65 today. The Left Forum (http://www.leftforum.org) hosts another riveting season with numerous panels. And as we get ready for the San Francisco Black Film Festival (http://www.sfbff.org), Festival Director Kali O’Ray joins us in-studio to discuss this year’s spectacular season. Hear that and more, on KPOO San Francisco, 89.5FM (http://www.kpoo.com), “For the People”, 4pm – 6pm, PDT. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

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.

Chata Gutierrez, 3/4/53-12/17/13

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by DJ Marilynn
Chata Gutierrez Chata Gutierrez & Bobby Webb

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Micaela “Chata”Gutierrez joined her ancestors Tuesday morning, December 17, after her 5-year battle with cancer. Chata has been with KPOO since the beginning, when she was only 18 years old. She was a wonderful DJ and an even more wonderful person.

On Saturday, December 21, during what would have been her show, people came to the station to pay tribute to their friend. Their words spoke more eloquently than we ever could.

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Services will be held on Sunday, December 29th, 2-6PM at Driscoll’s Mortuary, 1465 Valencia St, San Francisco.