Immigration discourse in the U.S. often revolves around the advisability of “securing” the physical border, of addressing the flow of people across the U.S.-Mexico border. But, as Elliott Young asserts, overseas mechanisms of screening and exclusion have been far more effective at keeping would-be immigrants out. Young discusses the history and racial dimensions of so-called … Continued
At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the U.S. Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major … Continued
Public school teachers in Denver, Colorado, are striking for the second day, after negotiations between the teachers’ union and the school district failed to reach a contract over the weekend. The Denver Classroom Teachers Association is demanding an increase in teachers’ base salaries rather than putting money in incentives and bonuses. The Denver teachers walked … Continued
It’s self-evident that unequal societies like ours are bad for the poor. However, as epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson argues, they’re also bad for everyone else, including the affluent, not only because inequality affects schools and healthcare, but because it also makes us anxious and unhappy. Wilkinson reflects on our psychological well-being in wealthy but unequal countries. … Continued
Glenn Greenwald: As Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, Amazon Builds Global Surveillance State; Glenn Greenwald Defends Rep. Ilhan Omar: Criticizing Israeli Lobby & AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic; “This Is Just the Beginning”: Greenwald on Rising State Violence & Homophobia in Bolsonaro’s Brazil; Greenwald: How Can Democrats Support Trump’s Push for Regime Change to Seize … Continued
Tributo a Alberto Escoto, ex-baterista de Los Dug Dug’s Carlos Kohan, comenta sobre la situación en Venezuela. Además, comentarios e información de eventos. Producción y conducción por Miguel Guerrero.
Listen in while Karyn Sanders shares her perspective on wildcrafting, the practice of harvesting plants from the wild. Previously aired 10.05.17.
Political Scientist: Blackface Is a National Problem & Virginia’s Top Officials Must Step Down; Meet Victorina Morales, an Undocumented Immigrant Who Spent Five Years as Trump’s Housekeeper.
On today’s show we’ll spend the hour on Donald Trump’s State of the Union address as he begins his third year in office. First we’ll analyze the speech with our news correspondent Rosa Clemente and Rewire.News President Jodi Jacobson. Then, we’ll share an interview we did ahead of the State of the Union with two … Continued
As the pioneering world fusion band Ancient Future prepares for its 40th anniversary concert (Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley), founder and scalloped-fretboard guitar wizard Matthew Montfort brings a version of the group into the KPFA studio to perform live on “The Hear and Now.” The quartet will include Mindia Devi … Continued