Henry Siegman, Leading U.S. Jewish Voice for Peace: “Give Up on Netanyahu, Go to the United Nations”
We discuss with Pastor Michael McBride the death of Mario Michael Martinez, a young man that died while in police custody. On July 15, less than 30 minutes after asking for help, Martinez suffered an asthma attack in his pod at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail. The failure of Santa Rita’s staff and officers to … Continued
The two poets sing, joke, laugh and explore Jack’s poetry. They enjoyed themselves and hope you will too. Listen and enjoy!
Jeffrey Main spent his life as a supporter of KPFA and left the station over $500,000 in his will. As his brother noted, “he liked KPFA’s format; discussing issues without a slant and its unbiased commentary without corporate influences.” Jeff was born on July 31, 1953 in Oakland, California at Peralta Hospital, and went to elementary, junior … Continued
SF’s “pay to play” politics is the subject of an F.B.I. criminal corruption probe. It stems from from an investigation into State Senator Leland Yee for corruption and now implicates San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and others including an Alameda County prosecutor who was placed on leave for alleged money laundering. Jonah Owen Lamb, a journalist at The … Continued
Artist Emily Jacir Brings the Palestinian Experience to the Venice Biennale; Artist Mariam Ghani, Daughter of Afghan President, Takes on U.S. Abuse from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib; Trained Pigeons Challenged the Embargo Before U.S. Embassy Was Set to Open in Havana, Cuba.
Tonight’s program is all about Latin Music. We begin with a focus on the current Son Jarocho Festival in San Francisco. Then move to the music of Nicaragua from the revolutionary project of the 1980’s to the cutting edge of today. Our guest, musicologist, and Grammy-nominee, Greg Landau walk us through. Produced by Julieta Kusnir, … Continued
Davey D reports on the one-year anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown from the state of Missouri. The Hard Knock Radio host speaks with Lumumba Bandele, Matt Nelson of Color of Change, hip-hop activist Jasiri X and academic/activist Jeff Chang about the ongoing state sanction violence against organizers, community members and protesters gathered in … Continued
CISA-The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is a bill that won’t die. Privacy advocates say the latest version allows for widespread surveillance but holds private companies immune from lawsuits for sharing people’s private data. Lee Tien with the Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses the latest version of the mass surveillance bill. The U.S. has now garnered support from Turkey in … Continued
Political Art and “All the World’s Futures”: Okwui Enwezor, First African Curator of Venice Biennale; “Freed But Not Free”: Artists at the Venice Biennale Respond to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.