Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Democrat Joe Biden names California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. President Donald Trump suggests Harris is a weak candidate and calls her “nasty.” Advocates urge Governor Gavin Newsom to support renter protections in new bill. … Continued


Join Sarah Holmes and her guest, Enrique Salmon, for an exploration of indigenous ecological knowledge. Enrique is an ethnobotonist, author and head of the American Indian Studies Program at Cal State University–East Bay, in Hayward, California. Their discussion will include Enrique’s upcoming book, Iwigara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science. Follow Dr. Salmon on Instagram @iwigara.


Against the Grain

Weasel Words of 21st Century Capitalism

Innovation, grit, creativity, flexibility, choice — these words are ubiquitous in US society and yet, according to John Patrick Leary, they’re not neutral.  Leary weighs in on the language of 21st century capitalism and how certain keywords are a slippery way to avoid calling thing what they are. (Encore presentation.) Resources: John Patrick Leary, Keywords: … Continued


Recent electoral victories, all hard-fought, some stunning, have demonstrated progressive politics’ strength. What effect will this have on the Democratic Party, and Joe Biden? Guest: John Nichols, Washington correspondent for the Nation magazine joins host Kris Welch.   Image: Wikipedia


  Front entrance to Oakland Technical High School. Oakland Unified School District reopened on Monday without an agreement with the union OEA on how to safely reopen schools. On this show: 0:08 – Oakland Unified School District reopened, virtually, on Monday — but without a union agreement. So what does this mean for teachers and … Continued


A Box of Toys

A Box of Toys – August 11, 2020

A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a … Continued


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