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


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President-elect Joe Biden slams the Trump administration’s roll out of COVID-19 vaccines. Stay at home orders for Southern California extended as hospitals reach a crisis. Senate leader blocks vote to increase stimulus payments to $2,000 despite President’s … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. House approves $2,000 coronavirus stimulus paycheck. House overrides President Donald Trump’s veto of $740 billion defense policy bill. California likely to extend stay at home orders, to curb anticipated post holiday COVID-19 surge. WHO marks 1 year … Continued


As we are broadcasting today, and despite the threat of COVID, hundreds of thousands of Sikh and other Indian farmers are protesting in the nation’s capital New Delhi. In this largest organized protest in world history, over 250 million farmers, workers, and their allies are demanding the government to rescind the neoliberal “reform” laws that … Continued


0:08 – Deirdre Cooper-Owens is associate professor of history at Queens College, CUNY, about how American gynecology experimented on enslaved women in her book Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the origins of American Gynecology. 1:08 – New vaccines by Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech offer new hope that an end to the COVID 19 pandemic may be … Continued


0:08 – A class-action lawsuit alleges ICE is violating the constitutional rights of immigrant detainees in Mesa Verde and Yuba County Jail by exposing them to COVID – it’s called Zepeda-Rivas. A recent ruling in the case said ICE and GEO Group were “totally unprepared” for a severe COVID outbreak at Mesa Verde this summer. … Continued


Join host Nancy Kahn and guest, Justin Ameen, an abolitionist and student of Transformative Justice, for a conversation about Call Out and Cancel Culture. Justin shares personal stories from their life, along with examples of how they practice Transformative Justice with their peers. Nancy and Justin discuss the implications of Cancel Culture in relationships, in … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. A light at the end of the tunnel: Vice President Mike Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams get vaccinated publicly Report shows pandemic’s crushing effect on children in California, especially kids of color Former police trainer Dante … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Electoral college votes for President-elect Democrat Joe Biden, securing his presidency. Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus vaccine rolled out in nationwide vaccination push. Health care workers in California first to receive COVID-19 vaccine, amidst infection surge. California Attorney General sues … Continued


This Monday December 14th on KPFA Radio’s  “Women’s Magazine” we look at how racial Capitalism and Patriarchy have created a punitive underfunded child care system in the U.S. where the  the average hourly wage of child care workers is $10.72 per hour,  many of the women in need of child care are black and brown women … Continued