Mass expulsion of Haitian refugees from Texas; Avotcja spits poetry at the Black Women’s Blues Festival; Plus Gary Kamiya on the Spirits of San Francisco


Haitian migrants at a makeshift shelter in Brasiléia, Acre, Brazil, 2014. Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, over 100,000 Haitians have migrated to Brazil. Photo by Luciano Pontes/Secom is licensed under CC 3.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – Juan A. Lozano (@juanlozano70), a reporter for The Associated Press joins us from El Rio, Texas. Marleine Bastien, founder and Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement, a Haitian immigrant advocacy organization also joins us from Washington, DC to discuss the United States’ move to deport thousands of Haitian migrants camped beneath a bridge on the Texas border.

0:34 – We bring you some poetry from Avotcja, award-winning poet, multi-instrumentalist and host of KPFA’s Bebop Cubop and The Musical Truth, which airs on Tuesday at 8 PM Pacific. She performed this piece at the Black Women’s Blues Festival co-sponsored by KPFA on August 22.

1:08 – Bestselling author Gary Kamiya joins us to discuss his latest book – Spirits of San Francisco: Voyages Through the Unknown City

Fund Drive PremiumPledge $350 to KPFA and join Gary Kamiya aboard Tideline Tours for a 90 minute history tour. KPFA donors on this voyage will also receive a signed copy of Spirits of San Francisco: Voyages Through the Unknown City.

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