UpFront

Earth Day 2020: should East Bay Community Energy use nuclear energy? We host a debate; Plus: What’s happening with the oil markets with Antonia Juhasz, and Kev Choice on his new album ‘Social Distancing’

0:08 – Trump blocks new green cards, vowing an “end to immigration”

Alma Maquitico is co-director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (@NNIRRnetwork). 

0:20 – Megadrought in the western US?

Jason Smerdon is a Research Professor at Columbia’s  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, he co-author of a new report in Science warning a megadrought may be emerging in our region.

0:34 – Debate: Should the East Bay Community Energy authority is considering purchasing electricity from PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant? They’re set to vote tonight

For: Nick Chaset is Executive Director, East Bay Community Energy (@PoweredbyEBCE)

Against: Jessica Tovar is with the East Bay Clean Power Alliance (@LCEACleanEnergy). 

1:08 – WTF is happening with oil

Antonia Juhasz (@AntoniaJuhasz) is an investigative journalist specializing in oil, currently a Scripps Journalism fellow at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Her most recent book is Black Tide

1:20 – Climate activists organizing for our future

Isha Tobis Clarke is a climate activist and organizer with Youth vs the Apocalypse (@Y_Vs_A)

1:34 – Art and music during COVID-19 lockdown 

Kev Choice (@KevChoice) is a pianist, M.C., producer, rapper, educator and activist . His new album is Social Distancing.

 

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
McKayThinking Of YouMcKayUniversal Music Ireland Ltd.
Kev Choice,Viveca HawkinsTake Me to Your Leaders (feat. Viveca Hawkins)Social DistancingSharp Choice Records
Kev Choice,ElujayBreak Me Down (feat. Elujay)Social DistancingSharp Choice Records
Rising AppalachiaResilientResilientRising Appalachia
Kev Choice,Viveca HawkinsTake Me to Your Leaders (feat. Viveca Hawkins)Social DistancingSharp Choice Records
Kev Choice,ElujayBreak Me Down (feat. Elujay)Social DistancingSharp Choice Records
Kev ChoiceNo WorriesNo WorriesSharp Choice Records
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