Historian Tomas Sandoval joins to make the case that Latin America’s very first melting pot was here, in San Francisco, where the first miners in the Gold Rush were from Chile. But first: there are labor actions across the nation today pushing for a $15 minimum wage — we’ll go live to a protest, look at a Black Friday 14 demonstration planned for mid-day, then cover tonight’s vote in the Berkeley City Council to raise the minimum wage to $19 dollars per hour.
Ramses Teon-Nichols, vice president of SEIU Local 1021, and also vice-chair of KPFA’s Local Station Board — he’s speaking to us from a rally at the McDonald’s at 2801 Mission Street in San Francisco
Robbie Clark, one of the Black Friday 14
Kriss Worthington, Berkeley City Councilmember for District 7
Tomás F. Summers Sandoval Jr., Pomona College Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o History and author of Latinos at the Golden Gate: Creating Community and Identity in San Francisco