With KPFA about to launch into our Spring fund drive and our reporters knee-deep in coverage of the coronavirus crisis, we want to go back and highlight some of the awesome shows that you may have missed last week.
— Rising Up With Sonali (@RUWithSonali) May 3, 2020
First up, Rising Up With Sonali has been bringing us some hard hitting interviews as well as great coverage of the COVID-19 crisis as the Trump administration and Wall Street push the US to “reopen.” Some highlights include an interview with fired Amazon protest organizer Chris Smalls, a report on the COVID-19 crisis on the Navajo Nation, and critical views on the new Michael Moore documentary.
We go to the Navajo Nation to speak with a physician who has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis there w/ Dr. Sriram Shamasunder from the @healinitiative. Listen to the conversation on @KPFA starting at 3:10 pm PT. www.RisingUpWithSonali pic.twitter.com/SsxkhBNCFH
— Rising Up With Sonali (@RUWithSonali) May 4, 2020
The fine folks at Hard Knock Radio bring us an in-depth interview on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on working-class black and brown communities in New York’s five boroughs.
Today on @UpfrontKPFA: "Motel rooms have become a stopgap measure in fighting the spread of #COVID19. Our reporter Lucy Kang follows one man’s story through what it’s like inside Santa Rita Jail during the pandemic – and what it’s like to get out." https://t.co/T5W6JQ8Yx6
— KPFA Radio (@kpfa) May 6, 2020
As always, UpFront has some critically engaging content, including a recent interview with an Oakland nurse at Highland Hospital who is fighting for his job back after protesting lack of PPE and a look at the COVID-19 crisis inside the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA.
Catch IGD on the radio today at 12PM PST on @kpfa at 94.1 FM in #BayArea, 88.1 in #Fresno + 97.5 in #SantaCruz as we speak with the @littlevillagesn about their ongoing campaign against child detention facilities in the #Chicago area. #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll pic.twitter.com/ZssYSCYKtc
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) May 8, 2020
Also be sure to also check out Women’s Magazine who reported on incarcerated women and the coronavirus, It’s Going Down on the fight against migrant youth prisons in Chicago, and Against the Grain’s recent interviews on everything from Kingian non-violence to the geopolitics of oil.