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Pacifica National Board - Teleconference (Open Session)
Sunday, July 12, 2009

Originates: 8:00 pm Eastern Time, 7:00 pm Central Time, 5:00 pm Pacific Time


I. Call to Order and Opening Business. 8:00 pm

a. Roll Call / Establish Quorum. Establish time keeper- SCO. (2

Box Legend Attendance: X Present; Ab Absent; Exc Excused Absence;
AL Present-Arrived Late.
KPFA - Berk., Ca.: KPFK - L.A., Ca.: KPFT - Houston, Tx.:
WBAI - N.Y., N.Y.:
Sherry Gendelman Grace Aaron George Reiter
Nia Bediako
Bonnie Simmons Shawn O'Brian Sandra
Rawline Carolyn Birden
Andrea Turner Leslie Radford Wendy
Schroell Kathy Davis
Joseph Wanzala Ricco Ross Susan Young James Ross

WPFW - Wash. D.C.: AFFILIATES: Staff & Counsel:
Jim Brown David Beaton LaVarn Williams, Interim CFO
Acie Byrd Efia Nwangaza Ricardo De Anda, Int. Gen.
Luzette King
(Vacant Position)

b. Agenda Approval (5 Min)

c. Minutes: (5 Min)
To be announced

d. Consent Items . (2 Min)

II. Acknowledgements (5 Min.)

III. Report of interim Executive Director (Joe chairs) (7 Min.)

IV. Report of interim Chief Financial Officer (7 Min.)

V. Report of the National Election Supervisor (7 Min.)

VI. Committees and Working Groups Reports and Motions:

1. Coordinating Committee Report & Logistics for July 24-26, 2009 PNB In-
Person Meeting (4 Min.)
2. Finance Committee: Jamie Ross (15 Min)
3. Personnel Committee (2 Min.)
4. Archives Task Force (5 Min.)
MOTION: That a 2-day fund drive in late November 2009 will be held
for the Pacifica Archives that will have the participation of all 5 Pacifica

5. Affiliates Task Force. (2 Min.)

6. Audit Committee (2 Min.)

7. Governance Committee: (10 Min.)

Motion (passed without objection): Pacifica Board Chair and iED Grace Aaron
is commended for her well planned and decisive intervention in the WBAI
crisis. The PNB supports her efforts as iED to turn WBAI around and reinvent
itself as a powerful mission driven station by and for the entire progressive
left of the greater New York City area.

Motion (passed 6-1-1): LSB chairs will be responsible for getting the names
and contact information of everyone on the PNB committees from their LSB to
the Secretary of the PNB within two days of the conclusion of the January PNB

Motion (passed 5-5-0): It is recommended that the PNB rescind the motion of
2004 that eliminated excused absences on standing committees.

8. Three-person committee named to draft editorial statement regarding
military escalation and occupation of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
(5 Min.)


9. Committee on Racism, Sexism and Other Forms of Discrimination
10. Programming Committee
11. Strategic Planning Task Force

VI. Unfinished Business:

Motion by Brown, Byrd regarding current eligibility of Campbell Johnson to
serve on the Pacifica National Board. (10

Motion by Ross (on behalf of KPFK LSB) to ensure the collaborative processes
enshrined in National Programming Policy passed by the KPFK Local Station Board
without objection: We urge the PNB to ensure compliance with the letter and
spirit of the collaborative process between governance and management
throughout the network 'in the development of any new regular program or long-
term series that is produced nationally;" and further, which mandates that nay
such proposals "shall be brought to the PNB Programming Committee for review to
assure that both network and local needs are met."
(5 Min.)

Motion by Radford (on behalf of KPFK LSB) to initiate discussion on re-
structuring and the recruitment and training of volunteer programmers passed by
the KPFK Local Station Board without objection 4/21/09: In light of the
current financial crisis and the Pacifica networks' identify as community
radio, and to conform specifically with Article 5.0 (New Voices) of the
National Program Policy adopted in 2006, the KPFK LSB submits the following
motion to the PNB: In accordance with Article 5.0 of the National Program
Policy, which calls on stations to train current a new volunteers in order to
bring new voices to the air, every station shall initiate discussions regarding
the role of paid producers and volunteer staff and initiate programs to recruit
and train community volunteer programmers. (5 Min.)

Motion by Radford (on behalf of Yosh Yamanaka): Whereas the United States has
wasted precious years during the Bush Administration and failed to take
decisive steps to control greenhouse gas emissions, Pacifica urges the nation's
leasders to take action by endorsing the National Call to Action on Global
Warming attached hereto (note: not attached). (5 Min.)

Motion by Simmons to rescind elections procedure. (5 Min.)

Motion by Rawline, Young (passed without objection by KPFT LSB): The KPFT
Local Station Board recommends to the Pacifica National Board that Pacifica
sponsor a vehicle and attendees for the humanitarian convoy that will travel
from Cairo to Gaza on July 4, 2009. This convoy is one of several that is
being organized by British Member of Parliament George Galloway who spoke in
Houston on May 17. (5 Min.)

Motion by Wanzala: Resolved that LSBs, GMs and PDs present the reports
requested in the motion passed by the PNB on April 27, 2009 regarding the
bylaws provision of collaborative programming decision making no later than
August 30, 2009. (5 Min.)

VII New Business

VIII. Adjournment: 10:00 pm EST

**Closed Executive Session Meeting to follow the above adjournment**