Today on UpFront:
0:08 – Tensions roiled in occupied East Jerusalem ahead of an nationalist Israeli flag march through the Old City. Israeli forces launched airstrikes against Gaza military sites in retaliation for incendiary balloons released by Hamas that sparked a series of in Southern Israeli. Khury Petersen-Smith (@KPyes) is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He researches U.S. empire, borders, and migration. He joins us to unpack the recent violence in East Jerusalem.
0:33 – Matt Mehle, meteorologist for the Bay Area National Weather Service (@NWSBayArea) joins us to talk about the compounding conditions of dry heat and drought impacting much of the Western US. Also, PG&E says the first Public Safety Power Shutoff events could be anticipaed in the central valley. Mark Toney, Executive Director of TURN-The Utility Reform Network joins us to talk about long overdue wildfire hardening in high risk fire ares.
8:08 – We spend the second hour speaking with Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff), author of Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet–And How We Fight Back. In order to save the planet she argues, wealth in the United States must be redistributed and it will require nationalizing industry.
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