US Women’s World Cup win galvanizes movement for equal pay; Plus: Kaiser mental health workers one day strike


0:08 – Kaiser mental health workers called a one day strike today, to protest worsening access to mental health care for San Francisco children. Chaya Rivka is a child psychologist at the Kaiser San Francisco clinic, and joins us from the picket line.

0:20 – Carrie DeCell (@cmd_dc) is a staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. She joins to discuss a ruling that prevents President Trump from blocking individuals on twitter as a first amendment violation.

0:34 – Anya Lawler (@anyalawler) updates the show about California housing bills. She is a policy advocate with the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

1:50 – KPFA’s Cat Brooks gives an update about justice for the victims of the Vallejo police department.

1:08 – Jennifer Friedenbach (@fbach4) is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, and joins to discuss the recent San Francisco homeless count numbers.

1:20 – Ayodele Nzinga (@wordslanger) is founding director of Lower Bottom Playaz and a key part of the Black Arts Movement Business District, which is part of the community coalition appealing the current Kaiser Auditorium development plan with the Oakland City Council.

1:34 – The US Women’s Soccer team’s world championship win last week sparked a debate about equal pay for women in sports. Brenda Elsey (@politicultura) is an Associate Professor of History at Hofstra University whose research focuses on the intersection of gender, politics, and sports – especially in Latin America. She’s also a co-host on the feminist sports podcast, “Burn It All Down”

1:55 – KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews Sondheim’s Passion, now playing at Custom Made Theatre through Tuesday July 20.

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