KPFA: Flashpoints [Program Feed]

  • Flashpoints – June 22, 2018
    Today on Flashpoints: Where are the children? We’ll hear the story of a women, whose two children were taken from her, based on the false pretenses that they would soon be returned. We’ll speak to a frontline immigration lawyer working on the Mexican on asylum cases from the Mexican side of the border. Well also be joined by Alex Mensing of Sin Fronteras, an activist doing refuge work at the border and here in San Francsico as well. Our own Francsico Herrera will join us from borderland: And we’ll get an indigenous perspective on the breaking up of families, the official mass kidnapping of brown kids, and the shredding of the political asylum program
  • Report Back From Sacramento At A Press Conference on The US/Mexico Border Crisis
    Today on Flashpoints: We report from Sacramento California, where the resistance is strong to Donald Trump. We spend most of the hour hearing highlights of a press conference and speaking with key leaders in this state. Also an encore broadcast of our recent interview with Code Pink founder, Medea Benjamin.
  • US/Mexican Border Crisis Continues
    Today on Flashpoints: Deep background on the US policies that have lead to the current crisis in immigration and migration at the US/Mexico border. Also Israel escalates its harassment of anti-Zionist anti-apartheid activists. Well examine the proposed anti-semitism awareness act being considered by congress now: And well replay yesterdays interview with Amy Juan on the attempted murder of a member of the Tohono Oodham tribe whose reservation is located on both sides of the US/Mexico border in Arizona
  • Flashpoints – June 19, 2018
    Today on Flashpoints: Noted author and editor, Vijay Prashad on Kashmir and the assassination of his colleague, the noted editor and courageous Journalist, Shujaat Bukhari. Also well feature a special report on a Border Patrol agent who ran down on purpose a member of the Tohono Odham Tribe whose land straddles both sides of the US Mexico border. And well feature a commentary by noted radical author, Michael Parenti
  • Nurses Protesting ICE. New Election Crimes Bulletin and more…..
    Today on Flashpoints: Nurses plan to march on ICE to protest the brutal splitting of families and the mass incarceration of undocumented children. Also, Greg Palast and a distinguished crew of vote protection activists threaten to sue Ohio and Kansas to prevent a massive purge of eligible voters. Food givers at Food not Bombs facing stepped up Harassment in Central California. And an international protest in support of Julian Assange planned for Tuesday
  • Flashpoints – June 15, 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 – June 14, 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 Interview & Speech from Scholar & Author, Sunaina Maira
    Today on Flashpoints: We celebrate the work of  Professor & author Sunaina Maira. First we’ll feature a recent interview with her from The Electronic Intifada podcast, with host, Nora Barrows-Friedman. Then, we’ll feature an excerpt of a talk she gave a few months ago in The Bay Area for her latest book “Boycott! The Academy and Justice For Palestine”.
  • Trump Meets Kim Jong Un
    Today on Flashpoints: We spend the entire hour on the meeting today between Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.
  • ICE Update. The Upcoming US/North Korea Summit
    Today on Flashpoints: Well feature two reports on protests against ICEs brutal treatment of undocumented asylum seekers near the US Mexico Border in San Diego. Also, a noted anti-nuclear activist chides the cold-war democrats for trying to throw cold water on the US North Korea summit
  • Flashpoints – June 8, 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.
  • Medea Benjamin Discusses Her New Book & More. Kathy Kelly Reports from Afghanistan
    Today on Flashpoints: Kathy Kelly reports back from Afghanistan. Also, Code Pink founder, Medea Benjamin, talks about her new book on Iran and about the new pro-torture director of Central Intelligence. And we’ll have an update on the CannibIs roll out in California
  • Electronic Intifada Podcast. An Interview With CA Senate Pro Tem, Kevin De Leon
    Today on Flashpoints: State Senator and former California Senate Pro Tem, Kevin De Leon, emerges as incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein’s leading competitor in the race for the Senate. We’ll play an extended interview Flashpoints conducted with De Leon in the weeks leading up to yesterday’s primary. And we’ll feature the latest edition of the Electronic Intifada podcast with Nora Barrows Friedman.
  • US/North Korea Meeting Back On. The Election in Venezuela and more…
    Today on Flashpoints: We’ll feature an update on the plan for a summit between the US and North Korea, which appear to be a go. The people of Venezuela elect Muduro and sustain the new Bolivarian Revolution, forged by the policies of the ever irrepressible, Hugo Chavez. We’ll speak to Roger D Harris, an election observer in Venezuela for both of Maduro’s elections. And, Trump shunned by the Philadelphia Eagles, cancels their White House visit.
  • Puerto Rico Update w/ Judith Berkin & more…
    [caption id="attachment_289819" align="alignright" width="345"] Flooded area in Carolina, Puerto Rico, after the path of Hurricane Maria in the island. (Photo by Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos[/caption] Today on Flashpoints: An in-depth update on the situation in the US colony of Puerto Rico, which experienced another black out today. And, why does the tone-deaf DNC have very little credibility left? Dr. Sophia A. McClennen Director at The Center for Global Studies will expand on this.

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