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The historic second impeachment of Donald Trump kicks off today; Plus: Oakland swears in new police chief, amid calls for radical change to policing and public safety concerns

0:08 – The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump starts today: the legal case, Republican subversion and the balance of power

John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation.

Protests of the lack of charges against BART police officers for killing Oscar Grant, in Downtown Oakland (Photo: Jonathan McIntosh/FLICKR)

0:34 – LeRonne Armstrong named new Oakland Police Chief, public safety concerns – especially attacks against Asian-American communities – and community organizing in response

Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) is the news editor at Oaklandside. 

Nikki Fortunato Bas (@nikki4oakland) is Oakland City Council President and councilmember representing District 2, which includes Eastlake, Grand Lake, San Antonio, and Chinatown.

Regina Jackson (@reginaoak) is Chair of the Oakland Police Commission.

1:08 – New investigation reveals Solano County Sheriff’s deputies and public employees promoting anti-government militia

Scott Morris (@OakMorr) is an independent journalist in Oakland and San Francisco covering police use of force, civil rights, protest and neighborhood news. His latest investigation for the non-profit newsroom Open Vallejo is “Solano deputies, Vacaville councilmember promote anti-government militia”

1:26 – KPFA News: Legendary Oakland Raiders coach and player Tom Flores has made it to the Football Hall of Fame.  Born and raised in Fresno County, he was the first Latino starting quarterback in pro football and the first person of color to become an NFL head coach.  He became eligible for inclusion in the hall of fame 20 years ago — it took a grassroots campaign to get him there today. Vic Bedoian (@VicBedoian) reports from Fresno.

1:34 – Author Interview: Elizabeth Kolbert (@ElizKolbert) 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 The New 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. 

KPFA Event: This Thursday Feb 11 at 5pm PST, in conversation with environmental journalist Mark Hertsgaard. Find event and ticket info here at kpfa.org. 

 

 

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