Michael Slate is a revolutionary communist and the host of The Michael Slate Show, a weekly interview based talk show on KPFK Los Angeles. The show, hosted and produced by Slate, has aired on KPFK since 2002, and can be heard Fridays at 10 am Pacific Time. It is rebroadcast by over a dozen other stations around the US, including WCOM community radio in Chapel Hill Carrboro.
As a correspondent for the newspaper Revolution, Slate traveled to South Africa as the only revolutionary journalist from the US to report from inside the heart of the rebellion during the uprisings of the 1980’s. The late South African journalist and author Donald Woods described Slate’s coverage of the South African rebellions War Stories as “a monumental feat of reportage from the world’s hottest cauldron of contention.” Slate’s work forms a significant part of the foundation of the Black Consciousness Movement (South Africa/Azania) collection in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.