Listener Candidate

Name:

Ismael Parra

Expertise:

 
  • Educator, Activisit with extensive board experience in progressive organizations, Musician and Song Writer

Endorsements:

  • Committee to Strengthen KPFK
  • Statement:

    We have long seen how the media have served the fiscal bosses that own them to chip away at democracy and put profit-driven ideas into the minds of viewers and listeners. This control by wealth has crippled the attempts by so many well meaning people to contribute with viable collective solutions to problems that greed has created in our country and worldwide. Listener-supported KPFK is a leader against this kind of media because of its independent financial status that is possible because of us, its contributors. KPFK has had the programming for general education that no other station has had, with points of view that may vary but whose ultimate goal is to make available to us as listeners the options that can influence against the ubiquitous one-sided for-profit impregnated programming we see and hear in the commercial sector. Day by day KPFK serves as a voice for good, for progressive variety, for progress and peace, for the saving of the planet, for all those things which put the well being of our Earth and its inhabitants before the profit motive. I would like to contribute to this endeavor by being on the local board. Please vote for me and give me a chance to help. 

    Hemos visto de mucho tiempo cómo los medios de comunicación han servido a sus jefes fiscales y mellan a la democracia ponen ideas de lucro en las mentes de los espectadores y oyentes. Este control por parte de la riqueza ha paralizado los intentos por parte de muchas personas bien intencionadas para contribuir con soluciones colectivas viables a los problemas que la codicia ha creado en nuestro país y en todo el mundo. KPFK, apoyado por radio escuchas, es un líder en contra de ese tipo de medios de comunicación debido a su situación financiera independiente que es posible gracias a nosotros, sus colaboradores. KPFK ha tenido la programación de la enseñanza general que ninguna otra estación ha tenido, con puntos de vista que pueden variar, pero cuyo objetivo final es poner a disposición de nosotros como radio eschchas las opciones que pueden influir en contra de la programación en el sector comercial de lucro impregnada en todas partes. Día a día KPFK sirve como una voz para el bien, para la variedad progresiva, para el progreso y la paz, para la salvación del planeta, por todas esas cosas que ponen el bienestar de nuestra Tierra y sus habitantes antes de el motivo de lucro. Me gustaría contribuir a esta tarea en el consejo local. Por favor, vote por mí y deme la oportunidad de ayudar.

    Biography

    I love music, alternative news and programing, and above all, truth. That's why I want to KPFK Keep Participating For Knowledge.

    Amo la musica, noticias y programacion alternativa, y sobre todo, la verdad. Por eso quiero KPFK Seguir Participando Por La Verdad.

    Answers to Candidate Questionnaire
    1. In what ways is the station moving in a positive direction, that you would want to continue or perhaps improve?
     

    Programs with minority hosts.

    2. In what ways is the station moving in a negative direction, that you would want to stop or change? What changes would you work for?
     

    Become more transparent fiscally.

    3. What key experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the Local Station Board to advance the station's mission?
     

    Have limited experience as a radio host.

     

     

     

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