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UpFront is produced by KPFA. It delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.
||CleanLocal Protest Leading Up to the Inauguration||On today's show, we have a panel of local organizers in the studio to discuss the protests and direct action that have and will be happening leading up to the inauguration. Joining us are Terha Ack (co-founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project, founder of the Black Power Network, Oakland organizer, and Deputy Field Marshal for the Prison of Conscience Committee), Nikita Mitchell (organizer with Black Lives Matter Bay Area), Ellen Choy (Asians For Black Lives), and Angela Ray and Shelby Byzer (organizers from San Francisco). Source: Flikr (Amir Aziz)||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMartin Luther King Day Special||(Rebroadcast of Thursday's show) To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, we talk to Clayborne Carson (professor of history at Stanford University and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute) about King's lesser known radical legacy. We also hear clips from several of his later speeches. Source: Vimeo||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThreats to Obamacare and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired Protests||On the first half of today's show, we discuss this week's Senate vote on budget amendments, which is the first of many steps on the road to dismantling the Affordable Care Act, with Anthony Wright (executive director of Health Access). Source: Commons.wikimedia.org Then, we talk to two organizers, Leigh Davenport from the Anti Police-Terror Project and Kung Feng from Asians for Black Lives about what this year's King protests will be about.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Radical Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.||On today's show, we talk to Clayborne Carson (professor of history at Stanford University and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute) about King's lesser known radical legacy. We also hear clips from several of his later speeches. Source: Wikimedia Commons   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1-19-Martin-Luther-King-ftr.jpg||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRex Tillerson’s Senate Confirmation Hearing||On today's show, we listen to the Rex Tillerson hearing and discuss it with Antonia Juhasz  (American oil and energy analyst, author, journalist and activist). She gives an in-depth analysis of Tillerson's track record in her most recent article for In These Times magazine, "Rex Tillerson Could Be America's Most Dangerous Secretary of State" . Source: Official Website of the Government of the Russian Federation   http://antoniajuhasz.net/  http://inthesetimes.com/features/rex_tillerson_exxon_trump_secretary_of_state.html  http://archive.government.ru/eng/docs/18700/photolents.html||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpFront Special Hour 2 – January 10, 2017||Nominee Jeff Sessions confirmation hearings for Attorney General with Mitch Jeserich, Cat Brooks, and Ames Grawert (Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program, and the John L. Neu Justice Counsel at New York University School of Law).   https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Voting-Rights.jpg||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpFront Special Hour 1 – January 10, 2017||Nominee Jeff Sessions confirmation hearings for Attorney General with Mitch Jeserich and Cat Brooks with Attorney John Burris.  Source: Wikimedia Commons   https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Jeff_Sessions_29377804025.jpg  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jeff_Sessions_(29377804025).jpg||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Potential Repeal of Obamacare, Anne Kirkpatrick, and From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime||In the first half episode, resident physicians in the primary care internal medicine residency program at Highland Hospital (Alameda County's safety net hospital and trauma center), Jessica Herrera and Ingrid Bauer discuss the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Then, independent journalist Pendarvis Harshaw joins us to talk about the recent appointment of Anne Kirkpatrick as the new Oakland Chief of Police. In the second half of the episode, Mitch Jeserich interviews Elizabeth Hinton (Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University ) about her book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime.  http://www.harvard.edu/||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Trump Administration: The Dismantlement of NSEERS and The Future of Our Economy||In the first half of the episode, Abed Ayoub (Legal and Policy Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee) and Deepa Iyer (Senior Fellow at the Center For Social Inclusion and author of We Too Sing America) discuss what Obama's dismantlement of NSEERS will mean for Muslims in the US during the next presidency. Then, Robert Pollin (Distinguished Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst) and Dean Baker (co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research) forecast how successfully they expect Trump will steer the US economy. Source: Wikipedia   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCongress Hearing on Russian Hacking and US Cybersecurity||In this episode, we hear footage from today's Senate hearing on Russian hacking and US cybersecurity. Then, Norman Solomon, journalist, media critic, activist, founder of Rootsaction.org, and author of War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. And Arun Gupta (journalist and co-founder of The Indypendent  and the Occupied Wall Street Journal) discus their perspectives on the hearing. Source: Wikipedia   https://indypendent.org/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe GOP Agenda and the 115th US Congressional Session. Then, Lead Contamination in Oakland||In the first half of the episode, we talk to John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation about the 115th US Congressional Session. Then, we examine lead contamination in Oakland with Noel Gallo, District 5 Oakland City Council Representative, Caroline Cox, Research Director at the Center For Environmental Health, and Larry Brooks, Director of Operations for Alameda County's Healthy Homes Department.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack Elephants in The Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans||In this episode, we hear an interview with Corey D. Fields, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. About Black Elephants: The book considers how race structures the political behavior of African American Republicans and discusses the dynamic relationship between race and political behavior in the purported “post-racial” context of US politics. Drawing on vivid first-person accounts, the book sheds light on the different ways black identity structures African Americans' membership in the Republican Party. Moving past rhetoric and politics, we begin to see the everyday people working to reconcile their commitment to black identity with their belief in Republican principles. And at the end, we learn the importance of understanding both the meanings African Americans attach to racial identity and the political contexts in which those meanings are developed and expressed.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNative-Black Solidarity and the Danger of Islamophobia||In the first half of this episode, we hear an interview taken at Standing Rock with Fred Hampton Jr., founder of the Black Panther Cubs, about the importance of Red-Black solidarity. Then, we hear an interview with Arsalan Iftikhar, author of the book, Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms.||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncarceration Around the World and SF’s Proposition Q: Banning Tents on Sidewalks||In this episode host Salima Hamirani speaks with Jennifer Freidenbach, the Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness, about the passage of San Francisco's Proposition Q, and what that means for the city's homeless. Then, we hear an interview with Baz Dreisinger, an Associate Professor at John Jay College for Criminal Justice, who traveled for years visiting prisons to write the book, Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 1980 Assassination of Sister Maura Clarke in El Salvador and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict||In this episode, Mitch Jeserich speaks with Eileen Markey, a journalist and author of the book A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura, about the killings of three American-Catholic nuns in El Salvador in 1980. Then Cat Brooks speaks with Noura Erakat, an activist, attorney, and Assistant Professor at George Mason University about the Palestinian perspective on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a GREAT podcast
You all are doing a wonderful wonderful job! All of you are terrific and I must say that Brian is an absolutely sensational interviewer - wow. I've never heard a more informed or inquisitive interviewer anywhere. I hope he returns after his time at Stanford. Thank you to all of you!!