KPFA: Flashpoints [Program Feed]

  • Flashpoints – August 17, 2018
    An award winning front-line investigative news magazine, that focuses on human, civil and workers right, issues of war and peace, Global Warming, racism and poverty, and other issues. Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein.
  • Flashpoints – August 16, 2018
    An award winning front-line investigative news magazine, that focuses on human, civil and workers right, issues of war and peace, Global Warming, racism and poverty, and other issues. Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein.
  • Catholic Church Molestation Cover Up
    Today on Flashpoints: An extended report and listener call in. Is Pope Francis trying to put an end to the global scourge of child rape and molestation that has been perpetrated by the Roman Catholic church for centuries. or, is he, like his predecessors, trying to cover it up by any means necessary.
  • Paul Manafort and Off Shore Banking. Monsanto’s Big Loss
    Today on Flashpoints: Paul Manafort. Kingpin or Peon in the world of off shore banking and criminality. We’ll take a board look at the shady business of off shore shell games and criminality. Also, what are the implications and those who are being wounded every day by the misuse of pesticides? We’ll speak with Dr. Ann Lopez about this.
  • Gina Haspel’s Torture Cover Up. Social Security’s 82nd Year
    Today on Flashpoints: Newly released secret documents show CIA director, Gina Haspel, had direct knowledge of US torture operations, which were withheld and covered up during her recent confirmation hearings. Also, the history and update on the solvency of Social Security, signed into law by FDR, 82 years ago. And we continue our drumbeat coverage of Central American families, still separated and suffering from Trump’s racist family destruction program.
  • Flashpoints – August 10, 2018
    An award winning front-line investigative news magazine, that focuses on human, civil and workers right, issues of war and peace, Global Warming, racism and poverty, and other issues. Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein.
  • Facebook’s Recent Censoring of Left & Right Media.
    Today on Flashpoints, we ask the question, whats really behind Facebook corporations recent moves to censor content on their social media platform? Then we talk with a representative of the media group Venezuela Analysis whose Facebook page was taken down earlier this morning. We discuss what triggered their censorship on Facebook as well as the current situation in Venezuela. Finally, we talk with an historian about the human tragedy and lingering fears since the largest mass killings in the history of humanity 73 years ago with nuclear attacks on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan.
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Gets Caught Lying! Assange Update
    Today on Flashpoints, Donald Trump’s Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission, the very same Ajit Pai who forced repeal of Net Neutrality down our throats, has been caught…now wait for it….he’s been caught lying to the public. Then we take a closer look at the situation facing Julian Assange and the possibility of a US attempt to prosecute him for espionage. We end with a recent speech delivered in Julian Assange’s native Australia by journalist and filmmaker John Pilger.
  • Haiti Update. Freedom Flotilla Update and more….
    Today on Flashpoints, we continue our coverage of Haiti where the appointment of new Prime Minister following an uprising in the capital last month is being met with more resistance and scepticism. Then we have an update on the arrest and deportations by Israel of international activists in the Gaza bound Freedom Flotilla. Finally, we talk with one the scientists who authored a recent report on climate change. Can humanity survive the effects now unleashed and cited in this startling new report?
  • Encores of Martin Espada & John Pilger with Randy Credico
    Today on Flashpoints: We play an encore broadcast of our recent interview with  Multi award winning poet, Martin Espada, on the murder of Chilean folks singer, Victor Jara, and reading from his new collection, “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed” Later in the show, we feature an excerpt of an interview from our live show this past Friday with award winning Filmmaker, John Pilger and Live on The Fly host, Randy Credico, as part of our ongoing “Assange: Countdown to Freedom” series.
  • Flashpoints – August 3, 2018
    An award winning front-line investigative news magazine, that focuses on human, civil and workers right, issues of war and peace, Global Warming, racism and poverty, and other issues. Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein.
  • An Update On Trump’s Kidnapping Policies. Where Are The Children?
    Today on Flashpoints: We’ll feature an in-depth update on Trump’s kidnapping policies, as we continue to ask where are the children and where are their parents and when will they be reunited?
  • NDLON’s Pablo Alvarado & The Caravan For Freedom
    Today on Flashpoints: An exclusive interview with Pablo Alvarado, who has been called the Cesar Chavez of the Day Labor Movement. Alvarado is about to embark on a cross country caravan for freedom. The caravan will be lead by people who have temporary protected status, based on credible human rights claims. We’ll also feature excerpts of the new documentary, When Banana Ruled.
  • Poet Martin Espada on The Murder of Victor Jara
    Today on Flashpoints: Multi award winning poet, Martin Espada, on the murder of Chilean folks singer, Victor Jara, and reading from his new collection, “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed”
  • Peace Flotilla Boat Attacked By Israel. Immigration Crisis Update
    Today on Flashpoints, the Israeli government attacks and captures a boat belonging to a peace flotilla bound for Palestine. Activists are calling it a military attack and kidnapping, which are both unlawful under the international Convention of the Law of Sea. Then we continue our drumbeat coverage of Trump’s enforcement of immigration law and the plight of families caught in his net.

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