On today’s show: 0:08 – Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC), a legal analyst and Supreme Court Correspondent for Slate Magazine joins us to round up this week’s Supreme Court decisions including a dissenting opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas which appears to support marijuana sale and cultivation. 0:20 – The Arab Resource Organizing Center calls for a week … Continued

A two-part series on The Virulent Hate Project. We speak with lead researcher Melissa May Borja, Ph.D., about the Virulent Hate Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative that studies anti-Asian racism and Asian American activism during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report from the project focuses on the nature of anti-Asian racism reported by the news … Continued

Photo: Demonstrators outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minnesota prepare to hear the verdict against Derek Chauvin in April 2021. Adapted from photo by Chad Davis on Flickr, CC 2.0. On this show: 0:08 – John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, joins us to talk about Biden’s infrastructure bill, the prospects for a … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Oakland Black Pride kicks off this week! Olaywa K. Austin (@austinpowrz), Executive Director of Oakland Black Pride talks about the many festivities lined up from Thursday through Sunday – a fitness class, a pub crawl, and a skating session to name a few. 0:18 – Carol Wysinger (@CDubbTheHost), SF Pride … Continued

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Senate Democrats and Republicans prepare for a voting rights show down on eve of legislative vote on SB1, a major voting rights protection bill. 8 arrested during protest urging climate change provisions be included in an infrastructure … Continued

Pride Month Special Interview: Paul Rudnick discusses his new novel, “Playing the Palace,” the film “Coastal Elites,” and his career as a playwright and screenwriter with host Richard Wolinsky. Among Paul Rudnick’s screenplays are “In and Out,” “Sister Act” and “Addams Family Values.” His plays include “Jeffrey” and “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.”

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet, initiate arms accord. Anti-nuclear weapons advocates rally at G7, urging US and Russian disarmament. Violence erupts between Israel and Hamas over Israeli occupation. Vice President Kamala Harris meets … Continued

UpFront PM

UpFront PM – June 14, 2021

Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, joins us again to take your calls on Covid-19. He talks about results from the Novavax vaccine study, who’s left out of herd immunity figures, how to talk to family members who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid, and … Continued