Protester holds sign at vigil for Tony McDade in Oakland, CA on June 5, 2020 On this show: 0:08 – Chaney Turner is a community organizer and entrepreneur from Oakland, organizing a march Saturday in Deep East Oakland calling for police reform and an end to state-sanctioned violence.  0:18 – Now is the time to … Continued

According to the Ruderman Foundation a third to a half of all people killed by police are disabled.  In a period of continued action by the Black Lives Matter movement against police violence and brutality, we turn to you, our listeners with disabilities. Are you participating? Supporting?  Staying home but calling government officials? Helping activists … Continued

0:08 – Arisha Hatch, Vice President and Chief of Campaigns at Color Of Change, discusses the impact of George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent protests on the 2020 elections, and the political opportunities that have opened up. She says the protests have “dramatically changed the conversation” for candidates on the local, state, and national levels. 0:18 … Continued

On tonight’s show, guest producer Anuj Vaidya, with the Performance Studies department at UC Davis, shines a bright light on Strike University, the digital picket line for the University of California student movement  that seeks to decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the current oppressive university system. In conversation with Anuj are Shreya Deshpande also from … Continued

0:08 – Hours-long lines at the polls, scores of voters sent to nursing homes to cast their ballots, black voters not receiving confirmation of their registration, voting machines without cords, poll workers without the information necessary to operate the machines, police being called on voting rights observers  — these are just some of the stories … Continued

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Funeral held for George Floyd, the black man killed by white police officer. California lawmakers take knee and 9 minutes of silence for George Floyd. Senate Democrats urge Republicans to take up police brutality and COVID-19 bills. … Continued

0:08 – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell published an “apology” video recognizing that athletes have the right to protest, and didn’t mention Colin Kaepernick’s name once. Dr. Harry Edwards, professor emeritus of sociology at UC Berkeley, and one of the lead organizers calling for a black athletes’ boycott of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, … Continued

June 15 2020


Opportunity for Students of Color


The Social Engineering Project, an Oakland based social impact venture with Stanford University to promote technical career opportunities for underrepresented students of color, offers a low cost virtual summer STEM camp experience for incoming 5th & 6th grade students of color. Scholorships are available for students facing economic hardships or that have been impacted by...