The radio station’s owner, Pacifica Foundation, is negotiating with Alameda County’s tax assessor to lower the amount of taxes owed.
The progressive radio station has not paid property taxes since December 2013 and owes $486,751. The Pacifica Foundation, which owns the station, is not revealing whether it has a rescue plan.
The agreement relieves the radio network of nearly $2 million owed in back rent and fees.
Its parent company lost a nearly $2 million lawsuit, placing the longstanding Berkeley radio station in immediate danger.
Dawkins’ criticism of religion in general and Islam, in particular, is rational and measured. Don’t censor him; let the public hear and question him.
KPFA has taken Dawkins’ comment about Islam out of context; he is critical of all religions. Despite KPFA’s mistake, the author will continue to support the radio station.
After canceling a live talk by Richard Dawkins, KPFA has invited him to come on air. Let’s hope he accepts, so his position on Islam is exposed for the bigotry it is.
The Berkeley radio station interpreted the tweets as offensive to Muslims, but the British scientist insists they are not.