UpFront

I. Can’t. Breathe: the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict and the future of US policing; Plus: Wendy Liu on her book ‘Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology From Capitalism’

George Floyd memorial, Minneapolis, MN (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/FLICKR)

0:08 – I. Can’t. Breathe: the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the guilty verdict and what’s next

Uncle Bobby X is the uncle of Oscar Grant who was killed by then BART Police Officer in Oakland on January 1, 2009

Chesa Boudin (@chesaboudin) is San Francisco’s newly inaugurated District Attorney and a former public defender, and the son of Weather Underground activists David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin. 

Tracey Corder (@traceyecorder) is Deputy Campaign Director for Policing with ACRE, Action Center on Race and the Economy, a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability. 

Plus, we take listener calls

1:08 – Author interview: Wendy Liu is a software developer and writer based in San Francisco. Her new book is Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology From Capitalism. (Originally aired 2020)

1:34 – Author interview: Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. For her work at ThNew Yorker, where she’s a a staff writer, she has received two National Magazine Awards and the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her latest book is Under A White Sky. (Originally aired 2021)

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