The board of the Pacifica Foundation voted Thursday to finalize a loan to pay debt owed to the Empire State Realty Trust for the transmitter of WBAI in New York City. The network will use the building that houses KPFK in Los Angeles as collateral for the $2.1 million loan, according to a board report from Thursday’s closed session meeting. The loan was financed by a group of KPFK supporters.
The Pacifica Foundation is seeking a loan to avoid bankruptcy and seizure of its assets. The foundation is close to acquiring a $2 million loan from supporters of KPFK in Los Angeles, according to Bill Crosier, interim executive director of the Pacific Foundation, and board member Grace Aaron. Pacifica is at risk of asset seizure following a judgment in October that ordered the network to pay $1.8 million in back rent plus interest to the Empire State Realty Trust.
Joe Frank, known for his unique and innovative radio monologues and stories, died Monday. He was 79. Michal Story, Frank’s wife, shared the news of Frank’s death in a Facebook post. Frank had dealt with medical issues in recent years. Story chronicled Frank’s illness on a GoFundMe page that raised more than $123,000 for his medical expenses.
PRI, which distributes Tavis Smiley's radio show, is "in the process of gathering information" on allegations against the host, a spokesperson said. PRI has "not yet made any decisions" about the show's future on the network. PBS suspended distribution of his TV show Wednesday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".