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Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity

0:08 – Impeachment Watch with Mitch Jeserich of Letters & Politics. The House Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing in the impeachment process on Wednesday, addressing the constitutionality and history of impeachment.

0:33 – Lewis Raven Wallace (@lewispants), independent journalist and the host of The View from Somewhere podcast, talks about being fired from NPR and examines “objectivity” in reporting. His new book is The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity.

1:08 – “I want the world to know what happened to my son.” Dionne Smith remembers her 16-year-old son James Rivera, who was shot and killed in 2010 by Stockton Police. We also speak with Dee Friday, the mother of Colby Friday, who was shot and killed by Stockton Police in 2016  Both mothers continue to organize for justice for black and brown people killed by police in Stockton.

1:34 – Oakland Police Commissioner Ginale Harris tells KPFA she has been repeatedly harassed by the Oakland Police Department, the city administrator and Mayor Libby Schaaf.

1:49 – The Richmond City Council is set to vote on an ordinance to phase out coal and petroleum coke at its port facilities. Supporters say it will reduce toxic dust and pollution in Richmond neighborhoods. We air a special report from KPFA’s Wren Farrell

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