Friday, April 16, 1999

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  • Pacifica’s 50th Anniversary, Part II

    Pacifica Radio celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday in Berkeley, but not in a way it’s founders would have expected or approved. 1,000 people angrily demonstrated in front of Pacifica’s national offices to demand the rehiring of recently fired KPFA station manager Nicole Sawaya and long time Pacifica national anchor, Larry Bensky who was fired after he protested on the air Sawaya’s dismissal.

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