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||CleanUpFront – June 19, 2018||UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Peele on his latest investigation into overwhelmed Bay Area Fire Depts; Plus: Sujatha Fernandes examines the power of curated and uncurated stories||7am - Breaking news and analysis with Brian and Mitch 7:34 - Thomas Peele (@thomas_peele ) is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter on the Bay Area News Group's regional team. His latest investigative piece is published June 1, 2018 is "Burned Out: how overwhelmed fire inspectors fail to keep us safe."  7:57 - KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews An Entomologist’s Love Story running at the San Francisco Playhouse through Saturday June 23. 8:08 - Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent for TheWeek.com and co-author of a recent report from the People’s Policy Project entitled “Social Housing in the United States.”  8:34 - Sujatha Fernandes (@SujathaTF) is a Professor of Political Economy and Sociology at the University of Sydney. Her research combines social theory and political economy with in-depth, engaged ethnography of global social and labor movements. She is the author of several books, including her latest, Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling.  https://twitter.com/thomas_peele  http://extras.mercurynews.com/fireinspection/  https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/2017-2018-season/entomologists-love-story/  http://peoplespolicyproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SocialHousing.pdf  https://twitter.com/SujathaTF||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaymond “Boots” Riley Joins us to Discuss his Debut Film Sorry To Bother You, Plus: A Dive Into The History of Juneteenth||7:00 - News headlines and analysis 7:08 - Sorry To Bother You Raymond "Boots" Riley (@BootsRiley ) - is an Oakland-based rapper, activist, and Director. His Debut film "Sorry To Bother You" hits theatres July sixth. 7:34 - The History of Juneteenth Dr. Kevin Thompson - is an Adjunct Professor of the African-American Studies Program at the University of Houston. [playlist ids="290435,290436"]  https://twitter.com/BootsRiley||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpotlight on The Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque in Berkeley; Plus: Manuel Pastor Joins us to Discuss His Latest Book State of Resistance||7:00 - News Headlines and analysis with Brian, Mitch, and Antonia 7:34 - On the last day of Ramadan, and start of the Eid al-Fatr holiday, we sit down with Rabi’a Keeble, the founder of the Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque in Berkeley, the second in the nation. It has declared itself a sanctuary mosque, where everyone is welcome. Women lead prayers, yet everyone prays together, and there is no exclusion by gender. 8:08 - Seattle repealing the headcount tax Steven Hsieh (@stevenjhsieh ) is a news editor at The Stranger , a bi-weekly newspaper covering the Seattle area 8:18 - Manuel Pastor (@Prof_MPastor )is Professor of Geography and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His latest book is State of Resistance:What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future [playlist ids="290369,290371"]  https://twitter.com/stevenjhsieh  https://www.thestranger.com/  https://twitter.com/Prof_MPastor||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Sessions blocks asylum claims for immigrants fleeing domestic violence, abuse Plus: The Shell Co knew about global warming and climate migration 40 years ago, this is what they told the public||7am - News headlines and analysis with Brian, Mitch and Antonia 7:34 - Denise Bell is a researcher for refugee and migrant rights at Amnesty International USA. Cathi Tactaquin (@ctactaquin ) is the executive director of the National Network for Immigration and Refugee Rights. They're staunchly opposed to Attorney General Jeff Session's recent decision to roll back asylum protections for immigrants fleeing domestic or gang violence , arguing it's unethical and violates international law. 7:57 - KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Shchrek playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theater through June 17. 8:08 - Chloe Farand (@ChloeFarand ) is a journalist and blogger for DeSmog UK. Her latest piece is Shell Knew About Climate Migration 40 Years Ago. This Is What They Told the Public. 8:34 - Giorgio Angelini (@giorgieangelini ) is the director of “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas ,” about race and housing in America. It will be screening tonight, Weds June 13 at 9:30pm at the 17th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (@SFIndieFest ) Audio playlist coming soon. [playlist ids="290382,290384,290386"]  https://twitter.com/ctactaquin  https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/latest-assault-on-asylum-seekers-targets-survivors-of-domestic-and-gang-violence/  https://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1718/12037.asp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvcTkna7R2wIVmMpkCh3hag8jEAAYASAAEgKzwPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds  https://twitter.com/ChloeFarand  https://twitter.com/giorgieangelini  http://www.ownedfilm.com/  https://twitter.com/SFIndieFest||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe historic Korean Summit creates cautious optimism; Plus: Dr Shakti Butler on why virtual reality can be a tool for healing justice||7am - News headlines and analysis with Brian, Mitch and Antonia. 7:34 - Christine Hong, professor of literature at UC Santa Cruz and executive member of the Korea Policy Institute discusses what happened at the historic Korean Summit with Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un. 8am - Healing Justice and Virtual Reality Shakti Butler (@ShaktiButler) President and Founder of World Trust Educational Services, and the director of many films about race, gender and privilege in America. She's facilitating an upcoming event at the Oakland Museum of California. Saturday, June 16, starting at 2pm "Beyond Imagining: A Virtual Experience of Justice and Healing"  8:30am - Listeners called in to discuss this topic with Shakti Butler: “We want to open this discussion to calls, especially for your stories. If you feel you like school is funneling your kids toward the criminal justice system, we’d like to hear that. If you have been prosecuted, locked up -- we’d like to hear how that’s impacted you. If you’ve tried to make amends with someone you’ve wronged -- or vice versa -- what that looked like for you. [playlist ids="290331,290332,290333"]  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-imagining-a-virtual-experience-of-healing-justice-vr-x-social-justice-tickets-42298235160||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJournalist John Gibler on what we know now about the 43 missing students in Mexico; An Update on the protests in Nicaragua; Plus: Author Florencia Ramirez urges us to eat less water||7am - News headlines and analysis 7:34am - John Gibler is a journalist and author from Mexico, covering the drug war, power and repression. His latest book is I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa. He discusses the latest on the campaign for justice for the 43 students kidnapped and disappeared in Iguala, Mexico in 2014 - and what is known now about the Mexican Army's involvement. 8:08am - Professor Myrna Santiago teaches Latin American history at Saint Mary's College of California, including the history of the Sandinista Revolution. She is currently engaged in doing oral histories to document the history of the 1972 earthquake that contributed to the fall of the Somoza dictatorship, and has been following unfolding events in Nicaragua closely. 8:30am - Florencia Ramirez is an author and trained researcher at the University of Chicago's School of Public Policy. Her articles appear in Edible Communities Magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, and her popular blog, eatlesswater.com Her forthcoming book has the same name, Eat Less Water is out later this year. [playlist ids="290247,290248,290249"]  https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Featlesswater.com&sa=D&ust=1529189887751000&usg=AFQjCNHb3BB42jWBakKdR4Y0vXfSrM_73Q||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Administration’s New Gag Rule is Latest Attack on Abortion Rights; Plus: Actor Brent King Opens up About Battle With Throat Cancer Caused by HPV||7:08 - Dr. Peggy Peng Ye is an Obstetrician Gynocologist practitioner at MedStar Washington hospital center 8:08 - Brent King is an actor, writer, and author of the tell-all East Bay Express article "The Killer Inside Me " which chronicles his battle with throat cancer caused by Human Papilloma Virus [playlist ids="289995,289996"]  https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-killer-inside-me/Content?oid=16276540||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does “Denuclearization” mean in Korea? Plus: Medea Benjamin on Iran||7:34 David Schmerler is a Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey (@DaveSchmerler ) 8:08 Paul Reeberg is a sustainability researcher and author of “Planning for a Liveable City” 8:34 Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of Coepink and Global Exchange, just out with a new book called Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of The Islamic Republic of Iran (@medeabenjamin )  https://twitter.com/DaveSchmerler  https://twitter.com/medeabenjamin||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom The Tight San Francisco Mayoral Race, to The Successful Recall of Judge Aaron Persky: A Post-Election Day Debriefing||7 AM - News headlines and analysis with Brian and Mitch 7:34 - Election Debrief Tim Redmond is a political and investigative reporter with more than thirty years of journalistic experience. He is the founder of the 48 Hills  and a former executive editor of the Bay Guardian. 8:01 News Headlines 8:08 Election Results Tom Campbell is a former five-term Republican  United States Congressman  from the South Bay - now an Independent - and currently the Dean of the Chapman University School of Law 8:15 Dean Preston is the founder of Tenants Together , California’s statewide renters’ rights organization, and the proponent of Prop F with the SF Right to Counsel Committee 8:23 Perksy Recall campaign update Judge LaDoris Cordell is an American retired judge of the Superior Court of California and former Independent Police Auditor for the city of San Jose, California (@judgecordell ) 8:34 Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is a civil rights attorney running for District Attorney of Alameda County (@PPriceCares ) [playlist ids="289952,289953,289954,289955"]  https://48hills.org/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress  http://www.tenantstogether.org/  https://twitter.com/judgecordell?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  https://twitter.com/PPriceCares||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElection Day Updates: Congressional, CA State Races and Measures with Reporters and KPFA News Stories, Plus: We take listener calls on the elections||7am - News headlines and Analysis with Brian and Mitch 7:34 - State Races Roundup Ben Christopher (@FromBenC ) is a reporter for CALmatters  covering 2018 State Elections 8:08 - Money in the Assembly District 15 Race Harriet Steele, is president of the Berkeley Progressive Student Association, wrote a detailed breakdown of the surprisingly large amounts of money in the open Assembly District 15 primary for 48hills.org - "The big right-wing money in a key East Bay Assembly race".  8:20 KPFA News: Democrats Hope to Turn Two Red Valley Congressional Districts Blue  California Democratic Party activists are targeting two San Joaquin Valley congressional districts hoping to unseat long-term Republican incumbents whose districts are in reach of our signal. Republicans Devin Nunes in California’s 22nd district and Jeff Denham in the 10th district are both facing stiff challenges--and their challengers are drawing donations and volunteers from here in the Bay Area. Vic Bedoian (@VicBedoian ) reports from Fresno. 8:26 KPFA News: How the new CA Voter's Choice Act is changing the election process in the Bay Area  Big changes today in how voters are casting their ballots. For one thing, this is the first election that will allow same-day voter registration. For another, some counties -- including San Mateo, Napa, Madera and Sacramento -- sent mail-in ballots to every single registered voter. It’s a part of a new law passed two years ago-called The California Voter’s Choice Act KPFA’S Karin Argoud (@KarinArgoud ) reports from Napa. 8:34 Listener Calls! Any races you’re watching, that you’re curious about, that you want to draw our attention to? Give us a call at 510.848.4425 8:45 KPFA News - Napa Divided Over Measure C  In Napa County, one of the most controversial measures on the June Ballot is Measure C-the Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative. KPFA's Karin Argoud (@KarinArgoud ) reports.  https://twitter.com/FromBenC  https://calmatters.org/  https://48hills.org/2018/06/big-right-wing-money-east-bay/  https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/democrats-hope-to-turn-two-red-valley-congressional-districts-to-blue  https://twitter.com/VicBedoian  https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/napa-and-marin-counties-voting-by-mail-only-in-light-of-the-new-ca-voters-choice-act  https://twitter.com/KarinArgoud  https://soundcloud.com/kpfa-fm-94-1-berkeley/napa-divided-over-measure-c  https://twitter.com/KarinArgoud||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCA Elections: Alameda County District Attorney, SF Mayoral Race, Mountain View Head Count Tax Decided Tuesday June 5; Plus: June 4 is Barbara Lubin Day in Berkeley||7am - Breaking news and analysis with Brian-Edwards-Tiekert, Mitch Jeserich and new co-host Antonia Juhasz. 7:34 - Alameda County District Attorney Race Pamela Price is a civil rights attorney running for District Attorney of Alameda County. *The re-election campaign of Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley did not respond to multiple requests to schedule an appearance on this show. 8:08 - Roundup: San Francisco Mayor’s Race Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, reporter and columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. 8:33 - Mountain View headcount tax vote Pro - Lenny Siegel is the Mayor of Mountain View, and a proponent of the headcount tax Con - Bruce Humphrey is the President and Head of Government Affairs of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce 8:46 - Barbara Lubin Day Celebrated June 4 by City of Berkeley On May 29, 2018, the Berkeley City Council proclaimed June 4 Barbara Lubin Day in Berkeley, to honor her decades of extraordinary activism.Barbara Lubin is the co-founder of MECA, and the Middle Eastern Children's Alliance. On June 4, she will be honored at the MECA 30th Anniversary event, and present the First Annual Barbara Lubin Hell-Raiser Awards jointly to: Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, Reem Assil, & Lara Kiswani. For more information, you can visit event page on the MECA website.  [playlist images="false" artists="false" ids="289804,289805,289806,289809,289810"]  https://www.mecaforpeace.org/event/meca-30th-anniversary-celebration-tribute-to-barbara-lubin/||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Shadow of ICE: The Plight of Non-White Immigrants in The Age of Trump; Plus: Todd Miller Talks His Recent Book Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security.||7:08 - Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez )is an immigration reporter for Rewire news, a freelance writer, and editor with nearly ten years of journalistic experience. 8:08 - Todd Miller (@memomiller ) is the author of Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. [playlist ids="289544,289545"]  https://twitter.com/TheTinaVasquez  https://twitter.com/memomiller||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTasers For SFPD: Safer Streets or Increased Use of Force? A look at Proposition H; Plus: Relief And Recovery Efforts in The Aftermath of Hurricane Maria||7:34 - Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is a filmmaker, educator, and organizer and the co-founder of Defend Puerto Rico, a group organizing relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. 7:45 - Alex Post is with the Democratic Socialists of America and an opponent of San Francisco’s Prop H tasers initiative. 8:18 - Christina Gutierrez is an organizer with the Mothers Against Police Murder campaign, a group that has been protesting continuously outside District Attorney Gascon’s office every Friday for the last two years. 8:33 - Jeff Adachi San Francisco Public Defender||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCA Election Debates: Should Judge Persky Be Recalled? Plus: Gaza flotilla blocked by Israeli military and the secret history of Israel’s target assassinations with Ronan Bergman||On today's show, we continue our CA Election coverage with a debate on Santa Clara County's measure on whether to recall Judge Aaron Persky. The recall campaign was triggered by the Judge's decision in the case of Brock Turner, a 19 year old Stanford student who raped and brutally assaulted an unconscious woman on campus in January 2015. The trial made international headlines when the victim, Jane Doe, read a statement to the court that ignited a wave of solidarity and push for justice for victims of sexual assault. Turner was found guilty of three felonies, but Judge Persky took the recommendation of the Probation Department and handed down a sentence of 6 months, of which Turner served three. 7:34am - Recall Judge Persky Debate For: Professor G Marcus Cole is a professor of law at Stanford University. Against: Judge LaDoris Cordell is a retired Superior Court Judge in Santa Clara, and a former Independent Police Auditor for the City of San Jose. 7:55 - KPFA News: Gaza flotilla blocked by Israeli military Turning now to the Gaza Strip, there have been a lot of developments over the past couple days. On Sunday, Israel killed three people when it shelled an observation tower inside gaza that it said belongs to Islamic Jihad. Yesterday, forces inside Gaza fired 28 rocket and mortar rounds at what they say were military targets inside Israel -- Israel’s retaliated later in the day with dozens of air-strikes on what it says are Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets inside the strip. And, during all this, the civil movement to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza is trying a new tactic -- running a flotilla of boats to try to get people--mostly people in need of medical care--out. Rami Almeghari filed this report yesterday from Gaza. 8:08 - Israel Bombarding the Gaza Strip Phyllis Bennis is a Middle East analyst and fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies; her book Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: A Primer has just been re-released in an updated edition. 8:33 - Ronen Bergman, senior correspondent for military and intelligence affairs for Yedioth Ahronoth, now author of Rise and Kill first: The secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations.||5/30/2018||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!!