KPFA: Up Front [Program Feed]

  • What’s Missing From Pride? Addressing The Intersection of Being Undocumented And Queer; Plus: Lauren Markham Joins us to Discuss Her Latest Book The Far Away Brothers
    7:00 – News headlines 7:08 – Lauren Markham (@ [1]LaurenMarkham_ [2]) is a Northern California-based reporter, writer, and author. Her latest book is The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life. [3] 8:08 – Juan Prieto is with the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance     [playlist ids="290885,290886"] [1] https://twitter.com/LaurenMarkham_ [2] https://twitter.com/LaurenMarkham_ [3] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/books/review-far-away-brothers-lauren-markham.html
  • Update on Children Separated From Families at The Border; Plus: Li-Shi Yu and Ric Burns Discuss Their New Film The Chinese Exclusion Act
    7:00 – Billboard 7:08 – News headlines and analysis with Brian and Mitch 7:34 – Li-Shi Yu and Ric Burns (@RicBurnsFilms [1]) direct the new documentary film The Chinese Exclusion Act now streaming for free until Monday, June 25th on American Experience [2] website. 7:56 – Richard Wolinsky (@Rich_Bookwaves [3]) reviews “A Walk On The Moon” playing at the ACT Theater in San Francisco through Sunday, July 1st 8:08 – Aura Bogado (@aurabogado [4]) is a reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, [5] covering immigration. 8:34 – Daegan Miler (@DaeganMiller [6]) is a historian and writer. His latest book is This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent [playlist ids="290835,290836,290837,290838"] [1] https://twitter.com/RicBurnsFilms [2] https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/chinese-exclusion-act/#part01 [3] https://twitter.com/Rich_Bookwaves [4] https://twitter.com/aurabogado [5] https://www.revealnews.org/ [6] https://twitter.com/DaeganMiller
  • The separation of families at the border, Plus: the legal path to asylum with an immigration attorney
    7am – News headlines and analysis with Brian and Mitch 7:34 – Zoe Carpenter is an associate Washington editor with The Nation. Her latest piece is called “What Its Like Inside a Border Patrol Facility  [1]Where Families Are Being Separated.” 8:08 – KPFA News: Today marks 2018’s World Refugee Day, a year with the dubious distinction of seeing the largest numbers of displaced people in the world on record – almost 70 million. Up next, we have a report on conditions of refugee camps housing the world’s largest stateless community ­– the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group from Burma. Lucy Kang reports from Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh. 8:11 – Andrea Swenson is an immigration attorney with Catholic Charities. The organization has condemned the separation of children a crime against humanity, and demanding the practice end immediately [2]. Swenson joins us to discuss the challenges faced within paths to legal citizenship, asylum, and green card status, plus she answers listeners’ questions about immigration law.    [1] https://www.thenation.com/article/like-inside-mcallen-border-patrol-facility/ [2] https://catholiccharitiessf.org/news/keep-immigrant-families-together/
  • Video shows death of Brandon Smith, who died in the custody of the Sacramento Police Department June 6th; Plus: The risks of sexual abuse for the most vulnerable workers
    7am – News headlines and analysis with Brian, Mitch and new co-host Gina Madrid! They discuss child separation at the border, “Jogger Joe” charged in Oakland for robbery but not theft for stealing homeless man’s possessions, and Mountain View names elementary school after Pulitzer Prize-winner Jose Antonio Vargas, who is also an undocumented immigrant. 7:34 – We discuss the death of Brandon Smith, an African American father of three who died in custody of the Sacramento Police Department on June 6, 2018. Sonia Lewis (@SoniaLewis13 [1])is one of the leaders of Black Lives Matter Sacramento chapter (@BLMSacramento [2]) demanding justice for Brandon Smith. Vance Chandler, a Public Information Officer with the Sacramento Police Department responds. See the police bodycam footage here: https://kfbk.iheart.com/content/2018-06-13-sacramento-police-release-video-of-in-custody-death/ 8:08 – Bernice Yeung (@bmyeung [3])is an investigative journalist with The Center for Investigative Reporting (@reveal [4]). Her new book is In A Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers. [playlist ids="290724,290725,290726"]     [1] https://twitter.com/SoniaLewis13 [2] https://twitter.com/BLMSacramento [3] https://twitter.com/bmyeung [4] http://@reveal
  • Pulitzer 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: the repeal of Costa Hawkins made it on the California ballot in November. Then, an update on the Republican’s immigration bill and the separation of children from their parents seeking asylum on the border. 7:34 – Thomas Peele (@thomas_peele [1]) 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.” [2] 7:57 – KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews An Entomologist’s Love Story [3]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.” [4] 8:34 – Sujatha Fernandes (@SujathaTF)  [5]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. [playlist ids="290718,290719,290720,290721"]     [1] https://twitter.com/thomas_peele [2] http://extras.mercurynews.com/fireinspection/ [3] https://www.sfplayhouse.org/sfph/2017-2018-season/entomologists-love-story/ [4] http://peoplespolicyproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/SocialHousing.pdf [5] https://twitter.com/SujathaTF
  • Raymond “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 [1]) – 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"] [1] https://twitter.com/BootsRiley
  • Spotlight 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 [1])  is a news editor at The Stranger [2], a bi-weekly newspaper covering the Seattle area 8:18 – Manuel Pastor (@Prof_MPastor [3])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"] [1] https://twitter.com/stevenjhsieh [2] https://www.thestranger.com/ [3] https://twitter.com/Prof_MPastor
  • Jeff 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 [1]) 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 [2], arguing it’s unethical and violates international law.  7:57 – KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews What the Constitution Means to Me [3]by Heidi Shchrek playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theater through June 17. 8:08 – Chloe Farand (@ChloeFarand [4]) 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 [5]) is the director of “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas [6],” 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 [7]) Audio playlist coming soon. [playlist ids="290382,290384,290386"] [1] https://twitter.com/ctactaquin [2] https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/latest-assault-on-asylum-seekers-targets-survivors-of-domestic-and-gang-violence/ [3] https://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1718/12037.asp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvcTkna7R2wIVmMpkCh3hag8jEAAYASAAEgKzwPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds [4] https://twitter.com/ChloeFarand [5] https://twitter.com/giorgieangelini [6] http://www.ownedfilm.com/ [7] https://twitter.com/SFIndieFest
  • The 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” [1] 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"] [1] https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-imagining-a-virtual-experience-of-healing-justice-vr-x-social-justice-tickets-42298235160
  • Journalist 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 [1]Her forthcoming book has the same name, Eat Less Water is out later this year. [playlist ids="290247,290248,290249"] [1] https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Featlesswater.com&sa=D&ust=1529189887751000&usg=AFQjCNHb3BB42jWBakKdR4Y0vXfSrM_73Q
  • Trump 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 [1]” which chronicles his battle with throat cancer caused by Human Papilloma Virus [playlist ids="289995,289996"] [1] https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-killer-inside-me/Content?oid=16276540
  • What 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 [1]) 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 [2]) [1] https://twitter.com/DaveSchmerler [2] https://twitter.com/medeabenjamin
  • From 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 [1] 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 [2] United States   [3]Congressman [4] 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 [5], 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 [6]) 8:34 Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is a civil rights attorney running for District Attorney of Alameda County (@PPriceCares [7]) [playlist ids="289952,289953,289954,289955"] [1] https://48hills.org/ [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States) [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress [4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress [5] http://www.tenantstogether.org/ [6] https://twitter.com/judgecordell?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor [7] https://twitter.com/PPriceCares
  • Election 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 [1]) is a reporter for CALmatters [2] 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”. [3] 8:20 KPFA News: Democrats Hope to Turn Two Red Valley Congressional Districts Blue [4] 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 [5]) reports from Fresno. 8:26 KPFA News: How the new CA Voter’s Choice Act is changing the election process in the Bay Area [6] 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 [7]) 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 [8] 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 [7]) reports.   [1] https://twitter.com/FromBenC [2] https:/ …
  • CA 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. [1] [playlist images="false" artists="false" ids="289804,289805,289806,289809,289810"] [1] https://www.mecaforpeace.org/event/meca-30th-anniversary-celebration-tribute-to-barbara-lubin/

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