UpFront

Governor Newsom’s third State of the State address paints a rosy picture of recovery, but many challenges ahead; Plus: The history of police violence in Antioch, and the growing movement for justice

0:08 – Governor Newsom’s third State of the State address paints a rosy picture, but major challenges with schools re-opening, pandemic recession, inequality, unemployment and more.

Dr. Monica Gandhi (@MonicaGandhi9) is an infectious diseases doctor and professor of Medicine at UCSF.

Michael Herald is the Director of Policy Advocacy with the Western Center on Law and Poverty, a public interest advocacy group.

0:34 – Oakland school re-opening debate, plus listener calls

Kev Choice (@KevChoice) is a pianist, M.C., producer, rapper, educator and activist, based in Oakland.

1:08 – The financialization of art: how SFMOMA makes millions for high dollar trustees

Sam Lefebvre (@Lefebvre_Sam) is a freelance writer in Oakland whose journalism and criticism have appeared in publications including the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wire, Pitchfork, the Believer, the Fader, and SFMOMA’s Open Space. We talk about his latest piece on his Substack newsletter Backbeat: Ruling Class Solidarity: Conflict & Growth at SFMOMA Reexamined.

1:34 – History and organizing for justice and police accountability in Antioch

Frank Sterling aka Freewillin Franklin is a producer with KPFA and a community activist in Antioch. 

1:45 – Tamisha Torres-Walker represents District 1 on the Antioch City Council.

Event: Angelo Quinto Candlelight Vigil and Birthday Remembrance – today, Wednesday, March 10 at 5pm at City Park in Antioch. It would have been his 31st birthday.

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