Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Civil Rights, Civil Liberties

August special pledge drive image

Thank you for the wonderful support we've received during our five day pledge drive! Thanks to our listeners for the great response to our idea of a short, focused, and informative pledge drive. As of Friday night, August 30, KMUD has received pledges and donations totalling over $30,000. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped by answering phones, bringing meals, and giving general support to a hard working staff. Thanks to all the programmers who stepped up to create topical shows. Thanks to the many businesses who donated gift certificates and other items we could use as incentives for listeners. It really does take a whole community to keep our community radio station going!

Valuable programming,
Such as "Law and Disorder", usually scheduled late at night, will finally see the light of day! Tuesday, August 27th, at 9am

Special Noam Chomsky talk on "State Spying and Other Matters" on Thursday, August 29th, at 8:30am

Live performance by The SoHum Girls and the Fabulous Resinaires, Thursday, August 29th, 10am to noon

Kids' Pool Party at 3pm, Friday, August 30
BBQ with Live KMUD DJ Music at 5pm. Screening of the film "Radio Unnameable" at dusk

To make a pledge right now, click here. Thank you!

There will be special day-long raffles and thank-you gifts for those calling in with a pledge of financial support. Both music- and talk-shows will be examine the state of our Civil Liberties, and what citizens can do to protect our Civil Rights.

Excerpts of KMUD's outstanding overnight Public Affairs programs will be presented throughout, allowing listeners to sample shows they may never have been awake to hear! Some of these shows might soon be broadcast during the day on our second digital channel, available with an HD radio. These radios are available for a $150 donation. They operate either on AC or battery power, and emit crystal-clear reception of the digital broadcast on KMUD, KMUE, and the translator in Shelter Cove.


Monday begins with special guests on Monday Morning Magazine and Club Mud. Democracy Now!, Pacifica Radio's award-winning alternative news program, will as usual begin each weekday afternoon at noon. From 1 to 3 pm, Jack Frybulous will be presenting a special program, including readings of sections from anti-war activist Chris Hedges’ latest Book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which shows how the country’s economic system has abandoned many Americans. He'll be playing music to match. 

The news hour at the Mud starts each weekday evening at 5:30 with Free Speech Radio News, a worker-run collective of reporters from around the world bringing fresh eyes to new stories. KMUD's regionally-acclaimed local news program follows at 6 pm (repeated at 8:30 the following morning), and will feature civil liberties-oriented interviews.

Each weeknight at 7, KMUD invites Listeners to participate in hour-long call-in talk shows, and this week ALL these shows will be talking in a context of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, from Politically Correct Week in Review on Monday, the Environment Show on Tuesday, the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project on Wednesday, Sanctuary Forest on Thursday, and on Friday, Global Stuff with Jimmy Durchslag.

There will be historic speeches from the Pacifica Archives throughout the week, including stories from Black August on Pacifica Radio's From the Vault program. This edition turns the clock back to 1993, when Pacifica Radio devoted an entire day to recognize the annual commemoration of the liberation struggles of African-Americans that began with the killing of prisoner George Jackson on August 21, 1971, called Black August. The producers focused on the treatment of prisoners and the human rights abuses related to solitary confinement in California penal institutions. Highlights include an interview with Jackson’s mother, and recordings of George Jackson.


At 9 am, a presentation of Law and Disorder, usually heard Wednesdays at 4 in the morning.


8:30 am: State Spying and Other Matters, a speech Noam Chomsky about Obama's crackdown on whistle-blowers.  Chomsky revealed recently that the CIA spied on him during the 1970's.

10 am until noon: The SoHum Girls and the Fabulous Resinaires will appear live in-studio on Moon River Meandering

1 pm: the Trinity Outlaw's Spirit of Rock n Roll, always about our rights!


The week wraps up in the front yard at KMUD's Studio - 1144 Redway Drive - with a Kids' Pool Party and family-friendly BBQ, DJ-spun music from 3 pm until dusk, when a FREE outdoor showing of the newly-released documentary unveils the cultural roots of Community Radio, Radio Unnameable begins. It’s the story of legendary radio personality Bob Fass, whose show revolutionized late-night FM radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics and audience-participation for nearly 50 years. Bring lawn chairs.

That’s just a taste of what’s to come! Tune in from Monday, the 26th through Friday, the 30th.

To donate, to volunteer, or for more information, call KMUD at 923-2513.


"Raised Fist" image is a woodcut by Frank Ciecorka

Frank Ciecorka also donated several drawings to KMUD, we will post them again in the near future (they were prominently featured on an earlier version of our website). Here are some links to learn more about Mr. Ciecorka:


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