UpFront

Closure of New American Media, Russia’s Purported American Involvement, and Bay Area Radical Art

This morning we speak with Sandy Close, the Executive Editor and Director of New American Media a national collaboration ethnic news organizations, about New American Media’s recent closure and what that means for progressive media in California and around the nation. Liza Osetinskaya updates us about Russian media, and Russia’s purported interference in American politics. Afterwards, host Cat Brooks talks to Jose Navarette and Dana Fitchett about a new installation at East Side Arts Alliance this weekend called Radical Minds – Radical Bodies. Then we hear from the cast from Royale – a play loosely based on the life of legendary boxer Jack Johnson running at the Aurora Theater in Berkeley.

  • Sandy Close, the Executive Editor and Director of New American Media a national collaboration ethnic news organizations.
  • Liza Osetinskaya,  Russian journalist and a fellow at Stanford, she was previously the editor-in-chief of several major Russian business media outlets, including RBC, Forbes Russia and Vedomosti (a joint venture of the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal).
  • Jose Navarrete is a Movement and Performance Artist living in the Great San Francisco Bay Area.
  • dana e. fitchett is a multidisciplinary artist and radical mixed-race Black woman who uses her relationship to music, visual art, and movement as a sandbox for exploration of identity and issues of justice, and for seeking healing from racism and capitalism through the reimagination of possibilities.
  • Don Macleay

    I just listend to you and Mitch agree with each other that the Green Party does not run for local office and only runs symbolic campaigns. You could not be more wrong.

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