A Rude Awakening – April 16, 2021

A Rude Awakening

An in-depth look at community affairs on a local, national and international level, with interviews and commentary. Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs.

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On today’s fund-drive special and during #BlackHistoryMonth, you’ll hear excerpts from an online KPFA event featuring Lama Rod Owens, who speaks on his new book, Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger. The book is an “exploration of our relationship with anger and our individual and collective trauma, inviting us to deeply come … Continued


Philadelphia based environmental journalist at The Grist, Brianna Baker, writes about the problem solvers and change makers in our rapidly changing word. Today, they join us on A Rude Awakening, to discuss their new article, The land-healing work of George Washington Carver, which reports how George Washington Carver, a celebrated African-American agricultural-scientist, was behind the creation of … Continued


Today on A Rude Awakening, environmental justice and disaster preparation go hand in hand. Attorney and council member for the National Justice Advisory Council, Ayako Nagano, discusses a series of upcoming town hall meetings to discuss yet another season of environmental disasters in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We then speak with Benjamin Preston, … Continued


Sink-holes are making their mark in Siberia, and scientists like Dr. Katey Walter Anthony, professor at the Water and Environmental research center in Fairbanks, Alaska is trying to get to the bottom of it. Anthony speaks to us about the impacts of climate change in the arctic region. Investigative environmental journalist Steve Horne then joins … Continued