On today’s show:
Javier Puente (@puentevaldiva) Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies at Smith College joins us to unpack how newly elected president of Peru, Pedro Castillo came to power. Castillo was a rondero or peasant militia member in his youth and later became a teacher’s union leader. Some observers describe him as a champion of democratic socialism. Our guest argues in contrast, some of Castillo’s policy positions are highly conservative even if they present a challenge to the intransigent neoliberal norm that’s ruled Peru since Alberto Fujimori’s presidency in the 90s.
We’re joined by organizers of the Black Liberation Walking Tour, David Peters (@Bleacherdave), founder of the West Oakland Cultural Action Network and Alternier Cook, Board Chair of the Friends of the Hoover-Durant Public Library. Their tour launches this Saturday, June 19 or Juneteenth. It’s a benefit for the Friends of the Hoover-Durant Public Library a grassroots effort to bring a public library back to the Hoover-Foster neighborhood.
Erwin Chemerinsky,( Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law joins us to explain the Supreme Court’s decision on the case of Fulton v Philadelphia. They ruled the city of Philadelphia’s refusal to contract with the anti-gay foster care agency violates the Free Exercise Clause.
Lastly, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act today. Marjorie Cohn (@MarieCohn) professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former president of the National Lawyers Guild joins us to discuss the justices decision.