. . . a double-edged sword, putting off uncomfortable decisions . . .
[A temporary post, superseded by an elaboration of the political & organisational context & effects of the decision for Pacifica, as intimated by the above comment: https://pacificaradiowatch.home.blog/2021/01/29/diamonds-are-the-eggs-laid-by-the-devil-in-pacificaworld-it-is-windfalls-putting-off-hard-decisions-ed-brazon-announces-1m-plus-paycheck-protection-program-decision-th28jan2021-pnb/. The PNB audio is now in the Pacifica archive: https://kpftx.org/archives/pnb/pnb210128/pnb210128b.mp3 (59:28). A contemporaneous clip of ED Brazon’s announcement is embedded below, & ‘clouded’ at https://mega.nz/file/QYcWFTxT#2KsjcbKmkkgjz0g2Gt1RCVFlYrlk7f1ujC-oS06Bws4. The audio ‘blip’ has still not been rendered as a number; maybe a director will ask one day.]
Unfortunately, there was a blip in the livestream, at the crucial moment, so one hears “one point [blip] million”. It might be $1.2m, the same as in the first PPP disbursement per 23June2020 PNB Finance Cttee approved minutes – https://kpftx.org/archives/pnb/finance/200623/finance200623_6513_minutes.pdf (unpaginated, but page 1 of the PDF; minutes approved, without objection, at the next meeting, https://kpftx.org/archives/pnb/finance/200714/finance200714_6514_minutes.pdf – again, unpaginated, & p. 1 of the PDF); note however, contrary to the minute, that the only mention of a figure in the 23June audio is expressed not firmly as a definite number but probabilistically, in a recollection: “I’m pretty sure it was one-point-two”, said Chief Financial Officer Anita Sims (49:28), it having taken almost an hour (sic) before any of Pacifica’s Finance Finest thought to ask the PPP amount – https://kpftx.org/archives/pnb/finance/200623/finance200623a.mp3.
ED Lydia, last nite (0:01-1:31):
[UPDATE: embedded audio doesn’t work, for some reason – but it plays at the link.]