New UpFront Series: Santa Rita Stories; Plus: ICE Raid in Mississippi leaves families torn apart and terrified

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch; KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich joins to discuss recent ICE raids, gun control laws coming through congress during the August recess, the rise of white supremacist violence in America, and the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein over the weekend.

0:34 – ICE raids targeted nearly 700 Mississippi workers last week. Bill Chandler joins to discuss; he is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance.

0:47 – Mark Murray (@_mark_murray) is the Executive Director of Californian’s Against Waste, dedicated to “conserving resources, preventing pollution and protecting California’s environment through the development, promotion, and implementation of waste reduction and recycling policies and programs.” He joins to discuss the current recycling crisis in California.

1:08 – New UpFront Series: Santa Rita Stories

Scott Morris (@oakmorr) is an independent journalist in Oakland, covering policing, protest, civil rights, and neighborhood news. He joins us to discuss his reporting, published in the East Bay Express is titled: “The Most Dangerous Place in Alameda County” A “barbaric” litany of horrors from Santa Rita, “the best big jail in the nation.”

1:34 – Scott Morris (@oakmorr) joins live in studio to discuss what we know about the latest death at Santa Rita jail. It’s the sixth in-custody death this year.

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