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It’s the second one in two weeks here in Oakland and just one of far too many to keep track of that has taken place in the Bay Area, California. From San Jose to Sunnyvale and beyond.. Seems like everyday we keep hearing and seeing these shootings occur.

This latest one happened in the Lake Merritt area on MacArthur and Van Buren…around 8:30 yesterday morning. We spoke with a witness named Mia (last name not disclosed) who described seeing a young man who was shot, lying on the ground bleeding and twitching while she and others were prevented from tending to him or give him aid.

Later we speak with the author of Ferguson is America, Jamala Rogers about the new happenings in Ferguson Missouri.

Hard Knock Radio

Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show on KPFA (94.1 @ 4-5 pm Monday-Friday), a community radio station without corporate underwriting. Hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson give voice to issues ignored by the mainstream while planting seeds for social change.

Hard Knock Radio – August 31, 2015

Hard Knock Radio

Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show on KPFA (94.1 @ 4-5 pm Monday-Friday), a community radio station without corporate underwriting, hosted by Davey D and Anita Johnson.

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Hurricane Katrina Ten Years Later

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On this edition of Hard Knock, we’ll speak with Louisiana based community organizer Sukura Kone, about Hurricane Katrina ten years later and the visible differences between the old and new populations residing in New Orleans.

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Black Lives Matter: A Mother’s Tale

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We hear accounts from mothers that lost the children to state sanction violence. This audio was recorded at the Black Lives Convening in Cleveland Ohio, 2015. The mother of Oscar Grant Jr., Kendrick Johnson, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner spoke. Also Erica Gordon-Taylor, the cousin of Emmett Till spoke began the discussion.

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Rosa Clemente on defining a BLM agenda for the 2016

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We speak with Rosa Clemente about what it means to define a Black Lives Matter agenda in an upcoming election year. Later we speak with Matthew on policy in Cleveland where Trans people can be removed from bathrooms and Youth Radio’s Katie Saturn reports on minecraft gaming.

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A Tribute to Hugo “Yogi” Pinell

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On today’s program we pay tribute to political prisoner Hugo “Yogi” Pinell. On August 12th, Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and 11 inmates were treated for stab wounds when fighting broke out at California State Prison-Sacramento. Pinell, in jail since 1965, had been serving three life sentences. And later Poor News Network explores the war… Learn More

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An interview with Aaron Harvey

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Davey D speaks with Aaron Harvey, a young man charged with unlawful gang involvement, using a provision in state law to charge purported gang members in conspiracy related to over a dozen murders by Lincoln Park gang members in 2013. Among them, Aaron Harvey and Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan — who have no criminal record… Learn More

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