Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Donald Trump’s call with Georgia elections official condemned as “criminal.” Governor Gavin Newsom says vaccine roll out too slow. Britain becomes first nation to use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. President Trump and President-elect Joe Biden campaign in … Continued


KPFA’s GM Report: January 9th 2021  

General Manager’s State of the Station Report By Quincy McCoy   Happy 2021!   A big shout out, a sincere thank you, to our real-life heroes, KPFA’s essential workers. The staff who have kept the station performing at a high level through this pandemic. They met the challenges head-on confidently, determined, that failure was not an option.   … Continued


WE DON’T NEED NO MISEDUCATION – JANUARY 4, 2021

  In this episode, we bring you the first of a 2-part series on how the pandemic is impacting the long struggle for a culturally affirming, socially just, and liberating educational system.  Segment 1: Education Before COVID Indigenous Ways of Teaching & Learning Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Professor Emeritus at the University of Lethbridge, and a … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – Mondays with Mitch – Mitch Jeserich and Brian Edwards-Tiekert talk about national news that broke over the new year. Mitch hosts Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:34 – How did the B.1.1.7 Covid-19 variant come into existence? We take your Covid-19 questions with Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious … Continued



Pandemic in ICE Detention: Jonny and Eduardo, Yuba County Jail

Advocates are calling the COVID-19 outbreak at the Yuba County Jail in Marysville, CA a “humanitarian catastrophe.” As of December 28, 2020, 86 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county jail, including five people in ICE custody and 15 staff. Our reporter Lucy Kang spoke to two men incarcerated in the ICE detention … Continued



Pandemic in Prison: Elsie Lee, San Quentin

Earlier this summer, San Quentin State Prison was the site of one of the country’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks. Elsie Lee is a co-founder of Sistas’ with Voices, an advocacy group formed to speak against inhumane conditions in California prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her husband, Wilbert Lee is currently incarcerated in San Quentin. Elsie spoke … Continued


Pandemic in Prison: What it’s like inside California’s prisons and ICE detention facilities as told by people incarcerated and family members

As COVID-19 surged inside California’s prisons, jails and ICE detention facilities, we hear from people incarcerated inside and their family members. Michelle Hoyt’s partner Lyle Crook, 54, is incarcerated at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, CA. She’s been regularly communicating with him and others inside throughout the outbreak. In mid-December, Lyle contracted COVID-19. … Continued