So, What’s Your Story? is back on Thursdays from 5-6pm

We’ve been away for a while, and we are jazzed to be back.

This award-winning show is the first program in Houston devoted to storytelling. Since starting as an Open Journal in 2008, SWYS has grown into the best in community radio because it’s all about placing the spotlight on ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell.

2016 Trailblazers Award by Tejas Storytelling Association

Samples of past shows: Go to the menu under Radio Program.

The Team:

  • Hank Roubicek, producer and host
  • Mary Edgerton, host
  • Erik Heen, host
  • Larry Thompson, host
  • Tatyana Gago & Maddy Lehnert, hosts

Thursdays, 5-6pm. Drive time. Chill time. Storytime. All the time.

        Because it’s never too late to live happily ever after!


Texas from the Ground Up is a weekly radio show on Texas politics from a progressive perspective, broadcast on KPFT 90.1 every Monday, 5-6 p.m.  The program is hosted by Mike Siegel and Julie Oliver. Featuring the voices of leading political organizers and activists from across the state, the show focuses on a different issue each week. The show is produced by Ground Game Texas.

Mike Siegel is a civil rights lawyer, former public school teacher and union organizer, and two-time Democratic nominee for Congress in the Texas 10th. Julie Oliver is a health care professional, attorney, and two-time Democratic nominee for Congress in the Texas 25th. Together, Julie and Mike co-founded Ground Game Texas to invest in year-round organizing for progressive causes across the state. They are currently working in ten communities across Texas to promote local ballot measures on issues like $15/hr minimum wage, climate action, and marijuana reform. For more information, go to

Beginning November 12, Alternative Radio Airs on KPFT – Fridays from 9:00 10:00 a.m.

One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging broadcasters, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio program, Alternative Radio and over 20 books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati
Roy and Edward Said. His latest book is Retargeting Iran (City Lights, 2020). He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media and global rebellions.

David Barsamian is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the
recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Democracy Alliance of Vancouver, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and the Radical Desi. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet in events in New York, London, Vienna, San Francisco and elsewhere.


The Funk Excursion, with Brieze Thompson, hosts your journey through the
history, culture, and music of THE FUNK. The program examines the
evolution of Funk through critical discussion, interviews and, of course, the
Best of Funk in all its many variations. Featuring music from the classic era of the 60’s and 70’s, as well as Jazz Funk, Funky Disco, Techno, Hip Hop, and
House, The Funk Excursion presents Funk not just as music of the past, but
as a living art form which has, and continues to influence music throughout
the world today.

Making Contact coming to KPFT on Tuesday, November 9 at 5pm

Founded in 1994, International Media Project is an independent, non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is Making Contact. Foundations know us as International Media Project, but you can just call us Making Contact.

Our Mission

Making Contact produces media that analyses critical social and environmental issues and showcases grassroots solutions in order to inform and inspire audiences to action.

Our work heightens public consciousness, broadens debate on critical social issues and encourages civic participation, by giving voice to diverse perspectives and opinions underrepresented in corporate media. Our goal is to produce media that informs, inspires, and moves people to take action.

Our Core Activities

Making Contact, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 151 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.

We distribute Making Contact to non-commercial radio stations and online listeners without charge. We train independent journalists and community members in radio skills, improving popular access to the media. Through our community collaborations, Making Contact increases the media capacity of community groups and helps amplify the voices of those working and organizing for social justice.

Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in corporate media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. Making Contact is free to noncommercial stations.

  • In-depth reports on political and social issues, trends and events, contributed by journalists from around the globe.
  • Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities.
  • Speeches by social activists and advocates share a vision of a better world.
  • Special mini-series, such as How We Survive.

EcoJustice Radio coming to KPFT on November 8 at 9am

EcoJustice Radio presents environmental and climate stories from a social justice frame, featuring voices not necessarily heard on mainstream media. Our purpose is to amplify community voices, broaden the reach of grassroots-based movements, and inspire action. We aim to educate on and provide solutions for social and environmental justice and climate issues that challenge human health and wild landscapes across the USA, and around the world. 

Our co-hosts Jessica Aldridge and Carry Kim present a broad range of advocates, including land defenders and water protectors; front/fenceline communities; youth organizers; ecosystem and land stewards; spiritual and faith leaders; documentary filmmakers; climate scientists; and political decision-makers.

 EcoJustice Radio is a weekly broadcast produced by SoCal 350 since 2017. Shows are archived at and can be found on all major podcast apps. 

EcoJustice Radio Team 

Exec. Producer: Jack Eidt @wilderutopia
Host/Producer: Jessica Aldridge @AdventuresinWaste
Host: Carry Kim
Engineer: Blake Lampkin @blakequakebeats
Created by: Mark and JP Morris

  • Social Media Profiles

Facebook: or @EcoJusticeRadio
Twitter: or @EcoJusticeRadio

Jessica Aldridge, Co-Host and Producer

Jessica Aldridge is an environmental educator, community organizer, and waste industry leader. She is a co-founder of SoCal 350, an organizer for @ReusableLA, and founded Adventures in Waste. She has worked for 15 years as a Zero Waste professional, a former professor of Recycling and Resource Management at Santa Monica College, and is a recipient of the inaugural Waste Expo 40 Under 40 award. 

Carry Kim, Co-Host

An advocate for ecosystem restoration, indigenous lifeways, and new humanity born of connection and compassion, Carry Kim is a long-time volunteer for SoCal350, member of Ecosystem Restoration Camps, and a co-founder of the Soil Sponge Collective, a grassroots community organization dedicated to big and small-scale regeneration of Mother Earth. 

Blake Lampkin, Engineer 

Blake “BlakeQuake” Lampkin Is a Los Angeles native Artist who began making music in 2008.  BlakeQuake is not only a record producer but also a DJ, Audio Engineer and Digital Artist. His music can be described as heartfelt stories that take your mind through a journey of deep introspection, while contrasted with hip-hop and other urban influences. BlakeQuake has studied under The Gaslamp Killer and Penthouse Penthouse’s Mike Parvizi. BlakeQuake has worked with the likes of Diana GordonClara the Artist, and many more!

New! Native Voice Network on KPFT

KPFT will be adding these shows to its on-air line up starting in November.

Reclaimed-a weekly 54-minute music program educating listeners about indigenous cultures through the lens of Modern Native American scene.   Wednesday’s 9 a.m. on KPFT-FM.

Indigefi-weekly one-hour eclectic blend of modern indigenous music with news and trending artists, that honors the past with tracks that have shaped what we hear today. Air Time: Monday’s 8 a.m. on KPFT-FM.

Indigenous in Music– A weekly 2-hour mix of new music in rock, pop, country, hip-hop, blues, house and electronica by indigenous musicians from around the Western Hemisphere.   Air Time: Saturday’s 1-3 p.m. on KPFT-FM.

Unreserved-An hour-long radio space for indigenous community culture and conservation produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Takes you straight into indigenous communities across North America introducing listeners to the storytelling, culture makers and community shakers. Air Time: Friday’s 8 a.m. on KPFT-FM.