We speak with organizers Rachel Jackson and Adrienne Williams about the planned solidarity action in support of Amazon workers unionizing in Alabama. Amazon has been accused of unfair treatment in the workforce and workers have until 3/29/21 to vote on whether to form the union, which is a first in Amazon’s history. The historical vote … Continued

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Trouble in Antioch

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We speak with individuals in Antioch about the latest challenges involving a racist publication.   Guests: Frank Sterling is the ‎Technical Director First Voice Media · ‎KPFA and The Pacifica Network. Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker, who is Black and represents District 1 in Antioch, CA.  

We speak with activists about the rise in anti-Asian attacks during the pandemic. Guests: Michelle Mush Lee is a Cultural Affairs Commissioner and the founder of awhile Story Group, LLC / organizer of Stories of Solidarity Hyejin Shim is an organizer and cofounder of Survived and Punished, and is also a member of the Korean … Continued

We talk to filmmaker Cheo Tyehimba Taylor about his new film East Oakland Rising. This documentary highlights the stories of everyday people coming together to build relationships and trust, knowledge and understanding, and collective determination to fight environmental racism, unfair housing policies, and gentrification in East Oakland, CA, one of the last predominantly-African American communities … Continued

We speak with Pecolia Manigo and Kampala Taiz-Rancifer about the push to reopen in-person instruction. We also explore the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. Guests: Pecolia Manigo with Bay Area PLAN Kampala Taiz-Rancifer with the Oakland Education Association photo: MChe Lee via Unsplash

We look back at the murder of Biggie Smalls with acclaimed journalist Randall Sullivan and Russell Poole, the former Los Angeles Police Department detective. Sullivan and Poole are the authors of LAbyrinth: The True Story of City of Lies, the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. and the Implication of the Los Angeles Police … Continued