The Pacifica network is made up of five stations owned by the Pacifica Foundation:

Pacifica is even more liberal than NPR just as nieken mentioned above. In fact I have heard one host mention that NPR was part of the conservative media establishment!

One can learn a lot about the drawbacks of communal living by watching the crisis that come up on a regular basis, such as the one currently going on at their New York station WBAI. People fired overnight and locks changed -- it seems to point to what Marxists never want to talk about, the paranoia that seems to set in over time.

The programming can be tedious at times as the people who call in seem to still be living in the 60s. However there are some good shows, such as Democracy Now! and Off the Hook.