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KBLAENLIGHTENS – We are engagement radio, not outrage radio. Our station fosters an enlightening, sustainable, and restorative language that challenges listeners to reexamine the assumptions they hold, and expand their inventory of ideas. We are unapologetically progressive, but we prefer good ideas over ideology. Our guests and listeners share the wisdom of a lived experience that serves to enlighten others. Because our audience is so diverse, each day is like a live town hall meeting over the airwaves. If you want to know what the citizenry is really thinking, meet us in the public square at KBLA Talk 1580. The KBLA App is in your hands wherever you go; it’s easy to use and best of all it’s FREE!

KBLAEMPOWERS – We are a progressive radio station uniquely, specifically, and unapologetically geared towards African Americans and other listeners of color; soon to be the majority in America. What can a Blues nation learn from a Blues people? This season of political polarization and racial reckoning has made dramatically clear the deepening political, social, cultural and economic divide across America. Black folks and other people of color have always been the conscience of this country. Now, more than ever, the nation would do well to hear the voices of those who have learned to love America in spite of, not because of; fellow citizens who have never given up on this democratic experience.

KBLAENCOURAGES – We provide a platform, 24/7, for folk to express their fears and frustrations, as well as their hopes and aspirations. Fellow citizens need a safe space where they feel comfortable expressing themselves. A space where their views will not be disparaged, dismissed, or demeaned. A station where the hosts look like you, live near you, and value what you value. Our station aims to take more listener phone calls than any other talk station serving the Southern California region. We believe in dialogue, not monologue. We believe that what comes from the heart, reaches the heart. When one listener hears another listener boldly share feelings and concerns similar to their own, that’s what we call making connection; that’s what we call building community.

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Tavis Smiley. A Conversation with Councilmembers.

A motion was filed in LA City Council by Harris-Dawson and Price regarding the legality of withholding salary payments to Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas in the wake of his suspension by the LA City Council pending the resolution of litigation brought against him by federal authorities. The motion calls for the City Attorney to report back to the Council in 10 days on the legality of City Controller Ron Galperin’s decision to withhold Ridley-Thomas’s salary.

Both Councilmembers will join Tavis Smiley on Monday for an in-depth discussion to unpack the details.

LA City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
LA City Councilmember Curren Price.
LIVE on Tavis Smiley.
This coming Monday at 9amPST.
On KBLA Talk 1580.

We’ve got a lot to talk about. ✊🏽

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This conversation has been 10 years in the making. Grateful am I to have Tia Timpson on The Back Story with me tomorrow to discuss her journey to healing from what could have been a life ending stroke. Not only is Tia alive and well, but she’s accomplished some absolutely amazing things since our last sit down on my TV show 10 years ago.

In fact, visit my website www.mischainspires.com to see the video of Tia’s story and then plan to join us as we discuss it all at 1pm PST/4pm EST on @kbla1580.