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Wrong Summer Reese?

Summer Reese

Executive Director

Pacifica Foundation Inc

HQ Phone:  (510) 849-2590

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Pacifica Foundation Inc

1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Berkeley, California,94704

United States

Company Description

1973: Pacifica provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings. 1973: Third World programmers at KPFA organize to demand a programming department with paid staff and control over some airtime. The station management opposes this effort and ...more

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Long-overdue changes at Pacifica give hope for network's renewal

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Late last week, the Pacifica National Board (PNB), the governing body of the nonprofit that owns KPFA, voted to end the employment of then-interim executive director Summer Reese.
Wilkinson reports that the managers of the five stations Pacifica owns are working with her to straighten out the network's difficulty getting funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting - something that festered for over a year under Reese, delaying nearly $1 million in payments. Elect reps Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Margy Wilkinson demand that terminated employee Summer Reese (in polka dots) leave the building Wilkinson also reports that since Reese broke into Pacifica's office last week by using bolt cutters to open the front door, she is sleeping in her former office and refusing to leave. Pacifica's offices are in the KPFA building, provided rent-free to the network by KPFA. UpFront co-host Brian Edwards-Tiekert, currently serving as a staff rep on the Pacifica National Board, said a handful of supporters of Reese blocked him and Wilkinson from entering the building: "As an elected member of Pacifica's Board of Directors, I have a right under California law and Pacifica's bylaws to inspect the premises, and look at financial records." That's consistent with Reese's heavy-handed tactics when she was a manager: Reese purged more Pacifica employees than any interim executive director in recent memory. Filed Under: elections and governance, KPFA, Margy Wilkinson, Pacifica National Board, Summer ReeseTagged With: KPFA, Pacifica National Board, Summer Reese


The New Pacifica!

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The Executive Director, Summer Reese, claimed she had a contract and couldn't be fired so easily.
When Executive Director Reese showed up for work at the Pacifica National Office the next day she found a padlock on the door. She and the other Staff at the National Office had been locked out. The padlock was removed. The next day a press release was issued. On May 12, 2014, the judge in this case issued an order that said, in part "Pending the hearing on the order to show cause (on June 3rd), [Summer] Reese is enjoined from entering, remaining, blocking ingress into or egress from, or the passage of persons into and out of PFR's national office at 1925 Berkeley Way. The court at this time, limits the temporary restraining order to Summer Reese herself. After Summer Reese left the National Office former KPFK General Manager Bernard Duncan was appointed interim Executive Director of Pacifica.


Arlene Engelhardt

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Who is Summer Reese?
Reese using a bolt cutter to break into Pacifica's offices Summer Reese came to the Pacifica board via sister station KPFK in Los Angeles. She is a close ally of former Pacifica treasurer Tracy Rosenberg, and was appointed by last year's board as the network's interim executive director at a salary of $105,000. (That's higher that former ED Arlene Engelhardt's salary, which was $90,000.) According to a new article in the LA Weekly, Reese's break-in at the Pacifica office included lawsuit threats. The article charts Reese's background, which "includes stints working for the lawyer of Sirhan Sirhan, and for a man named Peymon Mottahedeh, a non-lawyer who nevertheless founded the Freedom Law School, which claims to help clients avoid taxes." KPFK host Peter Z. Scheer didn't comment directly on Reese in Truthdig, but notes that "The oldest public radio network in America is in trouble...Get involved, find out what is going on, and make a difference." "Reese and Rosenberg, et al., have practically destroyed the Pacifica network, and the unfounded rumors they are now spreading are outrageous. Filed Under: Arlene Engelhardt, elections and governance, KPFK, Pacifica National Board, Summer Reese, Tracy RosenbergTagged With: kpfk, recall Tracy Rosenberg, Summer Reese Filed Under: Arlene Engelhardt, elections and governance, KPFK, Pacifica National Board, Summer Reese, Tracy RosenbergTagged With: kpfk, recall Tracy Rosenberg, Summer Reese


LEGAL VICTORY: Superior Court judge issues TRO against fired executive

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On May 12, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Ioana Petrou issued a wide-ranging 17-page decision that demolished each and every legal argument made by the supporters of former Pacifica executive Summer Reese.
"I hope that Reese and her supporters will leave quickly and peacefully so that Pacifica can put this chapter behind us. | READdecision, LISTEN to Pacifica Evening News, READSan Jose Mercury article The backstory: anti-democratic moves to retain control On March 17, shortly after Pacifica's board voted to discharge her, Reese used bolt cutters to break into her former offices and barricaded herself in the building with a handful of supporters, blocking Wilkinson and other board members from even entering the premises. Reese's supporters on the national board then filed a lawsuit, asking a court to overturn the board's actions and even remove those who voted to fire Reese. Reese using a bolt cutter to break into Pacifica's offices They claimed Reese was Pacifica's "legitimate" executive director, leading some vendors to refuse to work with Pacifica. In a bid to keep paychecks coming to Reese, they nearly sabotaged payroll for all employees of the entire 5-station national network. In her decision, Judge Petrou found the situation at the Pacifica National Office "completely untenable" and ordered Reese to leave. During a May 6 court hearing, a very different picture emerged: the Pacifica National Board had agreed on one contract, offered in November 2013, while Reese and three of her supporters on the board crafted an entirely different one in secret. The agreement approved by Pacifica's board in November 2013 required Reese to pass a background check and serve in a probationary status for six months. But on January 30, 2014, it emerged, Reese signed a second contract whose existence the board did not even know about. The secret contract eliminated the requirement that Reese pass a background check, functionally eliminated her probationary status, and built in a $105,000 golden parachute that applied even if Reese were fired for cause. In other words: they sought to make Reese unfireable by - and therefore unaccountable to - the elected board that was supposed to supervise her. Other issues that came up during the hearing: Edwards-Tiekert testified that Reese had run large deficits at the Pacifica National Office, directed employees working under her to give her large payroll advances in violation of Pacifica policies, and directed employees to reimburse her for expenses without submitting receipts. Because of Reese's blockade of the national office's records, the board still doesn't have a full accounting of how bad the situation is. Filed Under: Carolyn Birden, Heather Grey, Janet Coleman, Janet Kobren, Janis Lane-Ewert, Kim Kaufman, KPFA, Luzette King, Manijeh Saba, Pacifica, Pacifica National Board, Summer Reese, Summer Reese petition, Tracy Rosenberg


Andrew Leslie Phillips

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In our last issue, we reported that Pacifica's interim executive director Summer Reese, who also serves as chair of the Pacifica National Board (PNB), had unilaterally put KPFA's interim general manager Andrew Phillipson leave, even after KPFA's elected LSB passed two resolutions overwhelmingly objecting to her actions, and hundreds of listeners signed this petition.


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