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  • SF Measure C Tax to fund homelessness services; Plus: Behind the headlines on the Rohingya refugee crisis in new documentary film
    0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch – in which we discuss the midterm elections, Trump’s new conservative appointees to lower US courts, and one upcoming case to have an impact on climate change, Juliana v US [1]. It asserts  that, through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources. 0:34 – SF Measure C – Gross Receipts Tax for homeless services PRO: Ben Lintschinger (@BenLint [2]) is the Advocacy Program Manager of the GLIDE Foundation, and speaks in support of Measure C.  CON: We made multiple requests over several days to the following proposition C opponents: the No on C Campaign, the Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco, the San Francisco Republican Party, the SF Chamber of Commerce, CA Senator Scott Weiner, and CA Assemblymember David Chiu — none agreed to come on for a debate. Analysis: Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf [3])is the editor of 48 hills, and says Mayor London Breed coming out against Measure C when she says homelessness is #1 on her agenda as mayor is just plain weird.  1:08 – The Killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the geopolitics of Saudi Arabia Ben Freeman (@BenFreemanDC) [4]is the Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy. 1:34 – The Plight of the Rohingya people in Burma as seen in the new film, Mother, Daughter Sister Jeanne Hallacy is a documentary filmmaker and human rights advocates. Her latest film is Mother, Daughter Sister covering the Rohingya refugee crisis and sexual violence as a weapon of war. Bay Area Screenings:  UC Berkeley Screening and Panel [5] OCT 16 at 5:30pm  100 Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley. No tickets required. Stanford University Screening and Panel OCT 18  Roxie Theater, SF Screening and Panel [6] OCT 28 at 4pm   [1] https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/us/federal-lawsuit/ [2] https …
  • UpFront – October 12, 2018
    UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.
  • Midterm Election Debate: Should Californians be able to transfer their (low) property taxes when they move? Plus: Reporter Shane Bauer on going undercover in prison
    0:08 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:11 – National Races to Watch: Steve Phillips (@StevePtweets)  [1]is a national political leader, civil-rights lawyer, author of NY Times bestseller Brown Is the New White, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the founder of Democracy in Color, an organization dedicated to race, politics, and the New American Majority. His latest pieces for the Nation Magazine are “10 Races that could flip the House [2]” and “How Democrats Fail by Ignoring Candidates Of Color. [3]” 0:34 – Midterm Election Debate: CA Prop 5 – Portable Property Taxes [4] PRO: Gustavo Gonzales, president of the Santa Clara County Association of of Realtors (@SCCAOR [5]) and a spokesman for the Yes on Prop 5 campaign. CON: Graham Knaus (@knaus_counties [6]) is the Executive Director of the California Association of Counties (CSAC), and speaking on behalf of the No on Prop 5 campaign. 1:08 – Deported parents losing kids to adoption: Martha Mendoza (@mendozamartha [7]) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist with the Associated Press. Her latest investigation, with Garance Burke, is “Deported Parents Can Lose Kids to Adoption.” 1:34 – 2018 American Incarceration: Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer [8]) is a senior reporter with Mother Jones. In 2017, he was the winner of National Magazine Awards for best reporting. His latest book is “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment.”   [1] https://twitter.com/StevePtweets [2] https://www.thenation.com/article/10-races-that-could-flip-the-house/ [3] https://www.thenation.com/article/why-democrats-should-invest-in-candidates-of-color/ [4] http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/quick-reference-guide/5.htm [5] https://twitter.com/SCCAOR [6] https://twitter.com/knaus_counties [7] https://twitter.com/mend …
  • Midterm Election Debate: CA Prop 10 and Expanding Local Authority on Rent Control; Plus: Rebecca Traister on the Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger
    0:08 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:11 – Hurricane Michael is designated as a Category 4 hurricane, now headed straight for Florida’s Panhandle. We speak with Mitch Perry (@MitchEPerry [1]), a Tallahassee-based reporter with the Florida Phoenix (@FLPhoenixNews [2]), an online nonprofit news site covering state politics, to discuss the evacuation, and how the hurricane will impact Florida politics.  0:24 – KPFA News: On to races to watch. We’ll go now to the congressional district of our sister station KFCF in Fresno, California’s 22nd–probably the most heavily-Republican district that has a chance of flipping on November 6. The incumbent is Republican Devin Nunes, ardent Trump supporter, and chair of the House Intelligence Committee. The challenger: deputy district attorney Andrew Janz. Vic Bedoian (@VicBedoian  [3]) has this report. 0:34 – Special Election Coverage: CA Prop 10 debate This November, California voters will decide whether to pass Prop 10 and repeal the Costa Hawkins Act, which would lift the ban on rent control for single family homes across the state, and enable local jurisdictions to decide whether to implement rent control measures. We host a debate between the campaigns. Shanti Singh is Development and Communications Coordinator for the statewide tenants’ rights organization Tenants Together (@TenantsTogether) [4], arguing for stronger renters protections. Michael Bustamante is a partner at the public relations firm California Strategies, currently serving as spokesman for the No on Prop 10 campaign (@VoteNoProp10 [5]), urging no on permitting new rent control measures.  See ballot information for Prop 10 here.  [6] 1:08 – KPFA’s Jeannine Etter sits down with Rebecca Traister (@rtraister [7]), writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing edito …
  • CA Assembly District-15 Candidates Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks debate; Plus: Jose Antonio Vargas on immigration, nationality and his new memoir “Dear America”
    0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch, on Tuesday, discussing the significance of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court 0:34 – Special Election Coverage: CA Assembly District 15 Candidates Debate Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks [1]) and Jovanka Beckles (@JovankaBeckles [2]) are running to represent AD-15, which includes the East Bay. They join us in-studio to discuss their campaigns, crucial issues such as housing and education, and take listener calls from the district. 1:08 – Author interview with Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting [3]), a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, filmmaker and immigrant rights activist. His latest book is a memoir, is titled Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Immigrant.     [1] https://twitter.com/BuffyWicks [2] https://twitter.com/JovankaBeckles [3] https://twitter.com/joseiswriting
  • Upfront – October 8, 2018
    Indigenous People’s Day
  • Fund Drive Specials: Larry Gonick & Tim Kaser’s Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, It’s Values, and How to Change Them, and Illan Ziv’s Documentary “Capitalism”
    KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [2] 0:08 – Larry Gonick is a cartoonist best known for his collection of comics, A Cartoon History of the Universe which he published in installments from 1977 to 2009. His latest book, with psychologist Tim Kaser is Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, It’s Values, and How to Change Them. 1:08 – Ilan Ziv is an American-Israeli film producer, director and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Fund Drive Specials: Neil Degrasse Tyson’s ‘Accessory to War’ in the global space race, and the CA Field Atlas
    0:08 – Neil Degrasse Tyson (@neiltyson [1]) is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, and host of the hit radio and TV show Startalk. His latest book is Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military [2], with co-author Avis Lang. 1:08 – Obi Kaufmann (@Obikaufmann [3]) is an artist, naturalist and author of The California Field Atlas. KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [4] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [5] [1] https://twitter.com/neiltyson [2] http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Accessory-to-War/ [3] https://twitter.com/Obikaufmann [4] http://kpfa.org/ [5] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • What we know about the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh; Plus a Fund Drive Special: Channeling rage into action with “Unladylike: A Field Guide”
    0:08 – We discuss the significance of the FBI investigation into sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh with Lisa Graves (@thelisagraves [1]) co-founder of Documented, is the former chief counsel for nominations to Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont; she has also served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice. 0:35 – Fund Drive Premium: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Joan Morgan (@milfinainteasy [2]) is a pioneering hip-hop journalist and feminist writer, and author of the new book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. KPFA is offering the book plus the album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill for a pledge of $180. [3] 1:08 – Fund Drive Premium: Unladylike Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin co-host  the podcast Unladylike [4] (@unladylikemedia [5]). Their latest book is Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, with illustrations by Tyler Feder, now yours for a donation of $120 to KPFA. [6] [1] https://twitter.com/thelisagraves [2] https://twitter.com/milfinainteasy [3] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ [4] https://unladylike.co/ [5] https://twitter.com/unladylikemedia [6] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Feminist Soraya Chemaly on the power of emotion in the Kavanaugh hearings; Plus: Dolores Huerta’s 2006 speech “Taking a Stand in History” reflects political issues today
    0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: Today we discuss the latest developments with the new FBI investigating Brett Kavanaugh’s history of sexual assault, plus Governor Brown signs historic bills into law. 0:34 – We continue our discussion on the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, we speak with Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly [1]) is a writer and activist, and currently serves as the Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project. Her latest book is Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger. 1:08 – Fund Drive Special: Excerpts from Dolores Huerta Dolores Huerta, a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement for immigrants and co-founder of the United Farmworkers of America brings her “Taking a Stand in History” lecture to the University of Houston. She spoke on February 9, 2006 at the University of Houston, Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, Texas. We’re offering a USB drive with the complete Dolores Huerta Audio course for a pledge of $120 to KPFA [2].  KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [3] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [4] [playlist ids="297747"] [1] https://twitter.com/schemaly [2] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ [3] http://kpfa.org/ [4] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Who will oversee the Russia investigation if Rod Rosenstein is fired? Plus: Rebecca Solnit on Kavanaugh, power and sexual assault
    0:08 – Antonia and Brian on Trump’s speech before the UN and US aggression toward Iran 0:12 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:15 – Will Trump fire Rod Rosenstein from the Department of Justice? And who would replace him overseeing the Mueller investigation? Jessica Mason Pieklo is Vice President of Law and the Courts at Rewire.News, and co-host with Imani Gandy of the podcast Boom! Lawyered. She explains the significance of firing Rosenstein and what might happen, including the appointment of Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who is well-positioned to take over supervision of Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference should Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resign or be fired. She and Imani Gandy have just released a podcast looking at his past and his relationship with the Alliance Defending Freedom, the conservative litigation firm behind the SCOTUS Masterpiece Cake Shop decision: Boom! Lawyered: Meet the Awful Person Who Could Take Over the Mueller Investigation [1]. 0:34 – Judge Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct and justice for survivors everywhere: Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist, and joins us to discuss. She’s the author of over eighteen books on feminism, Western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster – including Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark. Her latest book is Call Them By Their True Names, yours for a pledge of $110 to KPFA [2].  1:08 – Fund Drive Special: She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Joan Morgan (@milfinainteasy [3]) is an awarding-winning journalist and author. We sit down to discuss her latest book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She appeared last month at a KPFA hosted event in Oak …
  • Did Brett Kavanaugh lie under oath? Plus a Fund Drive Special: Jim Crow, Racism, and the Legacy of Slavery
    0:08 – Kavanaugh nomination chaos – we’re joined by Lisa Graves (@thelisagraves [1]) former chief counsel for nominations to Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont; she’s also served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice. She’s now the co-founder of Documented [2], which investigates corporate influence on democracy. Graves explains the issue of Brett Kavanaugh potentially lying under oath, now documented in his time as chief counsel in the Bush White House, raising major concerns about his integrity.  0:34 – Why do survivors of sexual assault not report? Zoe Peterson is a psychologist who directs the Kinsey Institute Sexual Assault Research Initiative at Indiana University-Bloomington (@kinseyinstitute [3]), and joins us to discuss. 0:45 – The Anita Hill hearings changed politics. What will these do? Amanda Terkel (@aterkel [4]) Washington Bureau Chief for Huffpost joins us to discuss.  1:08 – Fund Drive Special: The Long Shadow Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, The Long Shadow [5] the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South’s powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy. Film by Francis Causey, now yours for a pledge of $100 to KPFA. [6] KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [7] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [8] [1] https://twitter.com/thelisagraves [2] https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/mpss/c/FwE/ni0YAA/t.2ko/9k6ef-j-ReCgm5DOJS-wuw/h4/4qrjSRKhj9rUgJvVLAWhp4FZQmxaSN8LF5eTfd76o4AG00XJe2fMBJCHpRw6q1BP0knZ1686aZ7uefL4x3-2B8Osjsfg0ZXMxMSN6ktRNOhI …
  • Second woman, possibly a third, go public with cases of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh; Plus: Fund Drive exclusives with Chris Hedges, Larry Gonick
    KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [2] 0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: Today we recap the allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh now by three women, what we know and what we don’t know, and what it means for the Supreme Court nomination. 0:33 – Fund Drive Special: Hypercapitalism by Larry Gonick We air excerpts from an interview with historian and cartoonist Larry Gonick, best known for his collection of comics, A Cartoon History of the Universe which he published in installments from 1977 to 2009. His latest book, with psychologist Tim Kaser is Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, It’s Values, and How to Change Them, yours for a pledge of $100 to KPFA [3]. 1:08 – Fund Drive Special: America, the Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges We spend the hour featuring excerpts of Chris Hedges (@ChrisLynnHedges [4]) pulitzer prize-winning journalist, just out with his eleventh book, America, the Farewell Tour. He appeared this month as part of a KPFA benefit here in Berkeley on Wednesday September 12, 2018. Hedges spoke to a sold-out crowd with writer and media critic, Norman Solomon. Get his new book for a pledge of $130 to KPFA. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ [3] http://Chris Hedges is a pulitzer prize-winning journalist, just out with his eleventh book, America, the Farewell Tour. KPFA Event: KPFA hosted Chris Hedges just a few weeks ago here in Berkeley on Wednesday September 12, 2018. He spoke to a sold-out crowd with writer and media critic, Norman Solomon. [4] https://twitter.com/ChrisLynnHedges
  • Fund Drive Specials: Excerpts from documentary films The Long Shadow, When Banana Ruled
    KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [2] 0:08 – Fund Drive Special: The Long Shadow Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, The Long Shadow [3] the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South’s powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy. Film by Francis Causey, now yours for a pledge of $100 to KPFA. [4] 0:34 – Fund Drive Special: When Banana Ruled  Bananas are everywhere: Americans eat nearly 10 billion of them per year, consuming more pounds of bananas than apples and oranges combined. When Banana Ruled  [5](2018 Icarus Films) tells the story of the men who made bananas the most ubiquitous fruit in the world, through a multinational empire that dominated production and sales, overthrew governments, and created a business model still largely used by today’s tech giants. Now yous for a pledge of $100 to KPFA [6]. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ [3] http://thelongshadowfilm.com/the-film/ [4] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ [5] http://www.icarusfilms.com/if-banana [6] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Lessons from Anita Hill on the new allegations of sexual abuse by Kavanaugh; Plus: Exploring California with Obi Kaufmann’s Field Atlas
    KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [2] 0:08 – News and analysis: Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination challenged by history of sexual assault. To understand the significance of these new allegations against Kavanaugh and the nomination process to the Supreme Court, we take a look at the historical precedent: Anita Hill coming forward with her story of sexual harassment by then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Joining us to discuss is Amy Richards (@heymsamelia [3]) an organizer and co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation, and author of I Still Believe in Anita Hill. 0:34 – Fund Drive Special: Obi Kaufmann (@Obikaufmann [4]) is an artist, naturalist, creator of Coyote and Thunder [5] blog, and author of The California Field Atlas, yours for a pledge of $240. [6]   [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ [3] https://twitter.com/heymsamelia [4] https://twitter.com/Obikaufmann [5] https://coyoteandthunder.com/ [6] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/

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