In the first hour, Labor Day, a conversation with Bill Fletcher, Jr. host of “Arise” on WPFW, co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal co-author of “Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice”. In the second hour The Attack on Planned Parenthood with Kathy Kneer, President and CEO … Continued

Host Luis Medina will feature a tribute to the late Lain Jazz/Salsa pioneer Benny Velarde with special guest Dr. John Calloway. Benny was a great timbalero, percussionist and bandleader for the Super Combo, one of the oldest and respected S.F. Salsa bands in existence.  He was also a key player with the legendary Cal Tjader Latin … Continued


Latino Heritage Month

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Interviews with Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia, Miami’s Indie Rock band Minimal, and Mexican film director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci; plus information about the Seventh SF Latino Film Festival, and music by Latinos in the U. S.

Maria LaGanga, Seattle bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, with responsibilities for the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii. We’ll discuss her article This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea. John Mutter, professor at Columbia University and author of the book The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make the Rich … Continued

A flood of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa is sending shockwaves through European politics–we discuss what’s driving the crisis, and what’s next, with John Pfeffer. Plus: is smoking back? The Center for Environmental Health says some e-cigarettes they tested produced higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals than the real thing. We discuss the … Continued