Left Behind: Overdose, homelessness and survival during Covid-19

Listen to the full radio documentary below, first aired on UpFront September 15, 2021. To listen on SoundCloud, click here.    This story was reported by journalist Ariel Boone (@arielboone) for KPFA and Street Spirit, with support from a USC Annenberg California Health Journalism Fellowship and the KPFA Storytelling Project. To read the accompanying print … Continued

Moms 4 Housing organizer Carroll Fife takes on incumbent McElhaney in fierce Oakland council race over housing, policing

  By KPFA election reporter Ariel Boone (@arielboone) OAKLAND, CA – On a sunny Saturday morning in DeFremery Park in West Oakland, 50 people have come to knock on doors. There are ironworkers, students, democratic socialists, even Sunrise Movement climate activists — all here to support Carroll Fife, a candidate for Oakland city council in … Continued

Activists call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to free detained immigrants to avert deadly COVID-19 catastrophe in detention facilities

Human rights activists with the group Never Again Action staged a protest outside Governor Gavin Newsom’s house and the state capitol on March 22, 2020 to demand Newsom empty California’s immigrant detention facilities and release detainees during the coronavirus crisis. The activists say immigrants are being imprisoned in dangerously close quarters, with little access to … Continued