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    Up Front Jan 25, 2023

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    Up Front Jan 26, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 59:58


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    Developments in Afghanistan; Plus, OPD Chief Leronne Armstrong suspended

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 59:58


    0:08 — Shaharzad Akbar(@ShaharzadAkbar), is the former chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, now executive director of the new Afghan human rights organization Rawadari. 0:33 — Jim Chanin, Civil Rights attorney who got the Oakland Police Department into a court-supervised reform process now in its 20th year. The post Developments in Afghanistan; Plus, OPD Chief Leronne Armstrong suspended appeared first on KPFA.

    Russia’s War in Ukrain; Plus, Covid call-ins with Dr. Swartzberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 59:58


    0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest developments from Russia's war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners' COVID questions. The post Russia's War in Ukrain; Plus, Covid call-ins with Dr. Swartzberg appeared first on KPFA.

    UpFront January 20th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 59:58


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    An “intimate portrait of South Africa’s racial reckoning” with Eve Fairbanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 59:59


    0:08 — Eve Fairbanks, is a former political writer for The New Republic. She's lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, for thirteen years. Her debut book is The Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africa's Racial Reckoning. The post An “intimate portrait of South Africa's racial reckoning” with Eve Fairbanks appeared first on KPFA.

    What’s ahead for the House Republican agenda and nearing debt ceiling deadline; Plus, Andy Campbell on We Are Proud Boys and the January 6 Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 59:59


    0:08 — Robert Kuttner(@rkuttnerwrites), is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine; also a professor at Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management. 0:20 — John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), is national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine. 0:33 — Andy Campbell(@AndyBCampbell), is a senior editor and reporter at HuffPost, and the author of “We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism” The post What's ahead for the House Republican agenda and nearing debt ceiling deadline; Plus, Andy Campbell on We Are Proud Boys and the January 6 Trial appeared first on KPFA.

    Russia’s War in Ukrain; Plus, Covid call-ins with Dr. Swartzberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 59:58


    0:08 — John Feffer, is Director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. 0:33 — Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. The post Russia's War in Ukrain; Plus, Covid call-ins with Dr. Swartzberg appeared first on KPFA.

    MLK Day Special – Martin Luther King Jr. in London

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 59:59


    On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The post MLK Day Special – Martin Luther King Jr. in London appeared first on KPFA.

    Daniel Swain on mega floods; Plus Anya Kamenetz on how the pandemic changed children’s lives

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 59:59


    0:08 — Daniel Swain (@Weather_West), is climate scientist at UCLA and The Nature Conservancy who co-authored an article in the journal Science Advances modeling the likelihood, and impacts, of California's next megaflood. 0:33 — Anya Kamenetz (@anya1anya), is author of The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children's Lives, And Where We Go Now. The post Daniel Swain on mega floods; Plus Anya Kamenetz on how the pandemic changed children's lives appeared first on KPFA.

    Iran executes 2 more prisoners linked to anti-government uprisings; Plus Richmond's new mayor, Eduardo Martinez

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 59:58


    0:08 — Sussan Tahmasebi (@sussantweets), executive director of FEMENA, and co-founder of the One Million Signatures Campaign, which is working to end gender-biased laws in Iran. 0:33 — Eduardo Martinez (@policycatalyst), newly elected Mayor for the city of Richmond. The post Iran executes 2 more prisoners linked to anti-government uprisings; Plus Richmond's new mayor, Eduardo Martinez appeared first on KPFA.

    Who are the Bolsonaro supporters behind Brazil’s January 8th Insurrection; Plus the state of California’s flood infrastructure

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 59:58


    0:08 — Sean T. Mitchell, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Peace and Conflict Studies at Rutgers University, Newark and author of Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil. 0:33 — Jay Lund (@jaylund113), Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis. The post Who are the Bolsonaro supporters behind Brazil's January 8th Insurrection; Plus the state of California's flood infrastructure appeared first on KPFA.

    Israel's New extreme-right government; Supervisor Hillary Ronen joins us; Plus Oakland’s Omni Commons organize emergency storm shelter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 59:58


    0:08 – Noura Erakat (@4noura), human rights attorney and an Associate Professor at Rutgers University in the Department of Africana Studies, and author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine. 0:35 – Hillary Ronen (@HillaryRonen), San Francisco Supervisor for District 9, which encompasses the Mission, Bernal Heights, and Portola. 0:51 – Geraldo Almador, volunteer with the community liberation programs collective of Omni Commons Luca, volunteer medic and first-aid responder at Omni Commons The post Israel's New extreme-right government; Supervisor Hillary Ronen joins us; Plus Oakland's Omni Commons organize emergency storm shelter appeared first on KPFA.

    More news from Russia's war in Ukraine; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 59:58


    0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest developments from Russia's war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners' COVID questions. The post More news from Russia's war in Ukraine; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg appeared first on KPFA.

    Daniel Bergner on the mind and the science of our brains

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 59:59


    HarperCollins 0:08 – Daniel Bergner, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. His new book is The Mind and the Moon: My Brother's Story, the Science of Our Brains, and the Search for Our Psyches. The post Daniel Bergner on the mind and the science of our brains appeared first on KPFA.

    Lula DaSilva's back in charge of Brazil; What's happening in California's new legislative session; Plus impact of storms on Berkeley’s unhoused people

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 59:59


    0:08 – Guillaume Long (@GuillaumeLong), senior policy analyst at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He was formerly Ecuador's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. 0:33 – Sameea Kamal (@SameeaKamal), reporter for CalMatters covering the state Capitol and California politics. 0:42 –  Olivia Debree, is a Nurse Practitioner and Associate Medical Director of Street Medicine at Lifelong Medical Care Moni Law, chair of the Berkeley Community Safety Coalition The post Lula DaSilva's back in charge of Brazil; What's happening in California's new legislative session; Plus impact of storms on Berkeley's unhoused people appeared first on KPFA.

    Chaos in the House; Plus when an atmospheric river hits a bomb cyclone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 59:58


    0:08 — John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine 0:33 — Eugene Cordero(@eugeneccordero), professor of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University, also founder and director of the environmental educational publisher Green Ninja. The post Chaos in the House; Plus when an atmospheric river hits a bomb cyclone appeared first on KPFA.

    Ukrainian attack claims hundreds of Russian lives lost; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 59:59


    0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest developments from Russia's war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners' COVID questions.   The post Ukrainian attack claims hundreds of Russian lives lost; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg appeared first on KPFA.

    Up Front Jan 2, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 59:58


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    Kristin Ohlson on mutualism and the powerful interspecies relationships tying ecosystems together

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 59:59


    c. 1980s—Denuded conditions along Nevada's Maggie Creek before grazing agreements were made to manage cattle and beavers returned to the area. | Image by the Elko District, Bureau of Land Management 0:08 – Kristin Ohlson (@kristinohlson) discusses her latest book Sweet in Tooth and Claw. The post Kristin Ohlson on mutualism and the powerful interspecies relationships tying ecosystems together appeared first on KPFA.

    Dan Flores presents a new natural history of North America

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 59:58


    W. W. Norton Company 0:08 – Dan Flores, A.B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of Western History at the University of Montana discusses his latest book Wild New World: The Epic Story of Animals and People in America. The post Dan Flores presents a new natural history of North America appeared first on KPFA.

    Deborah Miranda on her classic memoir Bad Indians

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 59:58


    Heyday 0:08 – Deborah A. Miranda, an enrolled member of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation of the Greater Monterey Bay Area. She is Professor of English emerita at Washington and Lee University, where she taught literature of the margins and creative writing as the Thomas H. Broadus, Jr. Endowed Chair. Her mixed-genre memoir Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir is now out in its expanded 10th anniversary edition. The post Deborah Miranda on her classic memoir Bad Indians appeared first on KPFA.

    Jamie Susskind on democracy in a digital world

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 59:58


    Pegasus Books 0:08 – Jamie Susskind (@jamiesusskind), barrister and author of The Digital Republic: On Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century. The post Jamie Susskind on democracy in a digital world appeared first on KPFA.

    How wheat built and broke empires with Scott Reynolds Nelson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 59:58


    Wheat fields in Ukraine, Oblast Lviv. | Image by Raimond Spekking is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 On today's show: 0:08 – We discover how wheat built and broke empires with Scott Reynolds Nelson (@nelsonhist), professor of history at the University of Georgia. The post How wheat built and broke empires with Scott Reynolds Nelson appeared first on KPFA.

    James Bridle on AI, non-human intelligence, and biological computing

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 59:58


    FSG 0:08 – Writer and artist James Bridle (@jamesbridle) discusses his new book Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence. The post James Bridle on AI, non-human intelligence, and biological computing appeared first on KPFA.

    Protests in Peru; Plus UC academic workers unions are divided on tentative agreement

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 59:59


    The picket line outside UC Berkeley campus, November 14, 2022. Image by Ian Castro courtesy of UAW. On today's show: 0:08 – Javier Puente (@puentevaldivia), Chair of Latin American and Latiné Studies at Smith College, and author of The Rural State, about sociopolitical conflict in the Peruvian Andes. He joins us from Lima to discuss the latest on the Peru protests. 0:45 – Mark Woodall, physics graduate student at UC Merced and one of the 15 union negotiators who signed onto a statement urging members to reject the tentative agreement. He is a member of the UAW 2865 bargaining team representing Academic Student Employees. The post Protests in Peru; Plus UC academic workers unions are divided on tentative agreement appeared first on KPFA.

    “Every funeral is met with more protests” Negar Mortazavi on the Iran protests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 59:59


    The solar roof at the California Academy of Science. | Image by WikipedianMarlith is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 On today's show: 0:08 – We follow up on the protests in Iran with Negar Mortazavi (@NegarMortazavi), a journalist, political commentator, and host of the Iran Podcast. She joins us from Washington D.C. 0:33 – Sammy Roth (@Sammy_Roth), who covers energy for the LA Times and writes their weekly Boiling Point newsletter joins us to discuss the CPUC's recent decision to sharply reduce payments to rooftop solar customers for the energy they send back to the grid. Sammy has an explainer up at the LA Times. 0:48 – Redevelopment on Treasure Island is kicking up dust in toxic dump sites. Nearby residents are worried about cesium-137 and other legacy pollutants left behind by the U.S. Navy. Garrett Leahy (@leahygarrett), a staff reporter at the San Francisco Standard joins us to discuss. Some of his interviews with Treasure Island residents were featured on 48 Hills. The post “Every funeral is met with more protests” Negar Mortazavi on the Iran protests appeared first on KPFA.

    Final House Committee Hearing on January 6 Capitol Riot; Plus Toxic Chemicals in Fish Promised to Native Tribes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 59:58


    Lottie Sam, front right, and other women prepare salmon before a ceremony held by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. Photo by Tony Schick/OPB On today's show: 0:08 – Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel), independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties at emptywheel.net. 0:20 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation magazine. 0:33 – Tony Schick, an investigative and data reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting's Science & Environment unit discusses toxic chemicals found in Pacific Northwest Chinook salmon and its disproportionate affects on Native tribes. The post Final House Committee Hearing on January 6 Capitol Riot; Plus Toxic Chemicals in Fish Promised to Native Tribes appeared first on KPFA.

    More news from Russia’s war in Ukraine; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 59:59


    On today's show: 0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest developments from Russia's war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners' COVID questions. The post More news from Russia's war in Ukraine; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg appeared first on KPFA.

    Fund drive special with Kristin Ohlson and Gabor Maté

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 59:59


    Patagonia Press / Avery 0:08 – Dr. Gabor Maté (@DrGaborMate), physician best known for his work on addiction, attention deficit disorder, and the psycho-social dimensions of disease. 1:08 – Kristin Ohlson (@kristinohlson), an author and freelance journalist in Portland, Oregon discusses mutualism and the powerful interspecies relationships tying ecosystems together. FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $150 and receive Gabor Maté and Daniel Maté's, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $150 and receive Kristin Ohlson's latest book Sweet in Tooth and Claw: Stories of Generosity and Cooperation in the Natural World   The post Fund drive special with Kristin Ohlson and Gabor Maté appeared first on KPFA.

    Fund Drive Special with Paul Stamets

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 59:59


    On today's show: We feature excepts from a Keynote given by legendary mycologist Paul Stamets at the 2020 Exponential Medicine Conference. The post Fund Drive Special with Paul Stamets appeared first on KPFA.

    Inflation shows signs of easing

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 59:58


    On today's show: 0:08 – Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research breaks down the latest inflation figures. The post Inflation shows signs of easing appeared first on KPFA.

    Fund Drive Special with Kristin Ohlson

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 59:58


    c. 1980s—Denuded conditions along Nevada's Maggie Creek before grazing agreements were made to manage cattle and beavers returned to the area. | Image by the Elko District, Bureau of Land Management 0:08 – Kristin Ohlson (@kristinohlson) discusses mutualism and the powerful interspecies relationships tying ecosystems together. Patagonia Press FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $150 and receive Kristin Ohlson's latest book Sweet in Tooth and Claw: Stories of Generosity and Cooperation in the Natural World The post Fund Drive Special with Kristin Ohlson appeared first on KPFA.

    Russian neo-nazi paramilitary group raises fears of possible escalation; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 59:58


    Images surfaced in April suggesting that Wagner forces are back in Ukraine. | Image by @grey_zone On today's show: 0:08 – 0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest developments from Russia's war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners' COVID questions. The post Russian neo-nazi paramilitary group raises fears of possible escalation; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg appeared first on KPFA.

    UpFront – December 9, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 59:58


    UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. The post UpFront – December 9, 2022 appeared first on KPFA.

    Fund Drive Special with Steve Phillips

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 59:59


    Texas Tribune/Jason Kao | U.S. Census Bureau On today's show: 0:08 – Steve Phillips (@steveptweets) discusses his latest book How We End the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good. The New Press FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $150 and receive Steve Phillips' How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good The post Fund Drive Special with Steve Phillips appeared first on KPFA.

    Fund Drive Special with James Bridle

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 59:58


    FSG 0:08 – We spend the hour with writer and artist, James Bridle (@jamesbridle). He discusses his latest book Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence—a book about AI, non-human intelligence, ecology, and biological computing. FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $150 and receive James Bridle's Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence The post Fund Drive Special with James Bridle appeared first on KPFA.

    Raphael Warnock leads Georgia runoff; Plus fund drive special with

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 59:58


    Raphael Warnock in 2021. Image by Delta News Hub is licensed under CC BY 2.0 0:08 – LaTosha Brown (@MsLaToshaBrown), co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund discusses how voter-suppression measures have impacted turnout operations in the Georgia runoff for U.S. Senate. Mike Davis in 2017. | Image by Archinect is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 0:18 – We pay homage to Mike Davis, who died on October 25. Verso FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $120 and receive an updated edition of Mike Davis' City of Quartz. Pledge $100 and receive the Mike Davis Audio Collection The post Raphael Warnock leads Georgia runoff; Plus fund drive special with appeared first on KPFA.

    Russia missiles strike multiple Ukrainian cities; Plus flu is surging in California

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 59:58


    Kyiv after Russian shelling, November 15, 2022. Image by State Emergency Service of Ukraine is licensed under CC BY 4.0 On today's show: 0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest developments from Russia's war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners' COVID questions. The post Russia missiles strike multiple Ukrainian cities; Plus flu is surging in California appeared first on KPFA.

    Lev Menand on the trouble with the Fed's role in the financial system

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 59:58


    Columbia Global Reports 0:08 – We spend the hour with Lev Menand (@levmenand), associate professor of law at Columbia Law School. He discusses his latest book, The Fed Unbound: Central Banking in a Time of Crisis. The post Lev Menand on the trouble with the Fed's role in the financial system appeared first on KPFA.

    UpFront – December 1, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 59:57


    UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. The post UpFront – December 1, 2022 appeared first on KPFA.

    Biden asks Congress to preempt a rail strike; Plus a spotlight on the Club Q massacre and its antecedents

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 59:58


    Nine days after a mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, a makeshift memorial grows outside the LGBTQ nightclub on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. | Hart Van Denburg/CPR News On today's show: 0:08 – Jeff Schuhrke (@JeffSchuhrke), a labor historian and assistant professor of Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College discusses the looming rail workers' strike. 0:36 – We discuss the tragic Club Q massacre that left 5 dead and dozens injured and the national trend of queer bashing in right-wing media that preceded it with Christopher Wiggins (@CWNewser), Senior National Reporter at the Advocate. The post Biden asks Congress to preempt a rail strike; Plus a spotlight on the Club Q massacre and its antecedents appeared first on KPFA.

    Tens of thousands of protestors arrested in Iranian uprisings; Plus SFPD proposes killer robots

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 59:58


    Image by Taymaz Valley is licensed under CC BY 2.0 On today's show: 0:08 – Ryan Costello (@ryecostello), Policy Director at National Iranian American Council discusses the ongoing Iranian uprisings. 0:33 – San Francisco Supervisors will consider a proposal by SFPD to authorize armed robots to kill suspects. Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf) is a long-time San Francisco investigative reporter and founder of 48 Hills joins us to discuss. The post Tens of thousands of protestors arrested in Iranian uprisings; Plus SFPD proposes killer robots appeared first on KPFA.

    Mud, not cold slowing Russian troop movement; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 59:59


    Image by Eva the Weaver is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 On today's show: 0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest developments from Russia's war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners' COVID questions. The post Mud, not cold slowing Russian troop movement; Plus COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg appeared first on KPFA.

    UpFront – November 25, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 59:58


    UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. The post UpFront – November 25, 2022 appeared first on KPFA.

    A special report on California’s first-in-the-nation task force on reparations for African Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022


    Your browser does not support the audio tag. California's first-in-the-nation task force on reparations was created in September of 2020, making it first and only state to study the institution of slavery and its harms and to devise a plan as to how to provide reparations. An initial report came out earlier this summer, and a reparations proposal is due by July 2023 for the state legislature to consider turning into law. Jeannine Etter has this report. — First aired on UpFront on November 17, 2022. Jeannine Etter produced this story. Edited by Lucy Kang. Mixing support from Scott Baba. Music by Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma'at and Blue Dot Sessions. The post A special report on California's first-in-the-nation task force on reparations for African Americans appeared first on KPFA.

    UpFront – November 23, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 59:58


    UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. The post UpFront – November 23, 2022 appeared first on KPFA.

    The spectacular collapse of FTX; Plus the implications of a nationwide rail strike

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 59:59


    A Union Pacific locomotive is pulling a train of containers southbound along the LA River basin. | Image by Downtowngal is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 On today's show: 0:08 – Stacy-Marie Ishmael (@s_m_i), managing editor for crypto at Bloomberg News discusses the spectacular collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX. 0:33 – One of the nation's largest rail unions narrowly voted down a contract brokered by the White House, stoking fears of an economically devastating strike in the run-up to Christmas. We discuss the implications with Justin Roczniak (@who_shot_jgr), co-host of the podcast Well There's Your Problem, a podcast about engineering disasters and systemic failures, which happens to spend a lot of time on how capitalism screws up railroads. The post The spectacular collapse of FTX; Plus the implications of a nationwide rail strike appeared first on KPFA.

    IAEA renews calls for DMZ near Zaporizhzhya NPP; Plus holiday COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 59:59


    International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General, Rafael Mariano Grossi visits Zaporizhzhya NPP, September 1, 2022. | Image by IAEA is licensed under CC BY 2.0 On today's show: 0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest developments from Russia's war in Ukraine. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners' COVID questions. The post IAEA renews calls for DMZ near Zaporizhzhya NPP; Plus holiday COVID questions with Dr. Swartzberg appeared first on KPFA.

    Aviva Chomsky on Climate Justice, Reparations, and De-Growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 59:58


    00:08 Aviva Chomsky, professor of History and Latin American Studies at Salem State, on her new book Is Science Enough: Forty Critical Questions About Climate Justice The post Aviva Chomsky on Climate Justice, Reparations, and De-Growth appeared first on KPFA.

    Downballot: criminal justice reformers and democracy initiatives made gains

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 59:58


    00:08 A special report by Jeannine Etter on the work of California's first-in-the-nation Task Force on Reparations for African Americans 00:33 Daniel Nichanian, editor in chief of Bolts Magazine and contributing editor for Inquest  — on what downballot races signalled about voters' appetite for expanding democracy and shrinking the prison system.  The post Downballot: criminal justice reformers and democracy initiatives made gains appeared first on KPFA.

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