Remembering Margy Wilkinson, Berkeley activist, organizer and Executive Director of the Pacifica Foundation, COVID-19 surges and the possibility of statehood for Puerto Rico on the table in Congress and more.
KPFA mourns the passing of Margy, a great and dedicated spirit. Margy was in the struggle for the long-hall. She participated in a protest on the day of her death, standing up and her putting her body on the line for justice in her last hours as she had for her entire life. Margy volunteered … Continued
On Wed. 6/24/2020 from 8-10pm PT, it’s Dead To The World’s 21st annual High Sierra Music Festival Special. Because the 2020 Festival had to be postponed until to 2021, host Tim Lynch will focus on music recorded over the 29 years of High Sierra so far. And since Tim’s first solo show on KPFA was … Continued
The question many are asking in the wake of the murder of George Floyd is how we can contribute to dismantling the structures of racism. Neighbors For Racial Justice based in the Diamond area of Oakland has been working on this issue with a white awake accountability group, a black advisory council, and a weekly … Continued
0:08 – On May 30, Alameda County saw a spike in Covid-19 cases. Erin Allday, health writer for the San Francisco Chronicle has been tirelessly reporting on the crisis in the Bay Area for months and joins us to talk about it. 0:18 – Protests against the murder of George Floyd have spread around the world. … Continued
A sea of young people – estimated to be 15,000 people – gathers in front of Oakland Tech High School on June 1, 2020 By Danielle Kaye (@danielledkaye), with additional reporting by Ariel Boone (@arielboone). An estimated 15,000 people — many of them young, first-time protesters — marched through downtown Oakland Monday afternoon in … Continued
0:08 – The U.S. is erupting in protests against the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Steven Taylor and many more. Thousands of people joined marches, uprisings and a car caravan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Oakland. Police departments across the country have responded with brutal and excessive force against demonstrators, … Continued
For the last few weeks we’ve been tracking the story of what it’s like to get out of Santa Rita Jail during the pandemic. In Part 3 of this series, we follow Darryl Geyer as he tries to find stable housing – and is forced to do so multiple times. May 21, 2020 – … Continued
0:08 – Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed closing the last three youth prisons in California, plus a youth prison firefighting camp. The facilities are infamous for their brutality and abuses against the children inside. We hear response from Daniel Macallair, who directs the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and is professor of adult and … Continued
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