UpFront PM

UpFront PM – June 17, 2021

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.


Artist Song Album Label
Mongo SantamariaAfro BlueBaile Mi Mambo - Ultimate Latin JazzVantage Music
J DillaFuck the PoliceNova Classics Hip Hop, Vol. 1MERLIN - Nova Records