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
Hard Knock Radio
4:00 PM PACIFIC TIME: MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS
Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show on KPFA (94.1fm @ 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.
We speak with organizers Monifa Bandele and Kali Akuno about the history and purpose of Black August. Black August originated in the concentration camps (prisons) of California in 1979 and its’ roots come from that history of resistance by Black/New African/African brothers in those prisons. It’s original and unchanging purpose is to: Honor and commemorate the … Continued
Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show on KPFA (94.1fm @ 4-5 pm Monday-Friday), a community radio station without corporate underwriting, hosted by Davey D and Anita Johnson.
We dig in the Hard Knock vault to undercover past conversations with historian Jelani Cobb and Steve Martinot. Later we present a rare recording of civil rights leader Bayard Rustin speaking at a New York Community Church on September 25, 1963. Bayard Rustin discusses organizing after the march and nonviolent action. Jelani Cobb is … Continued
We dig in the vault to uncover a conversation with Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross discussing their book, A Black Women’s History of the United States. Reaching from the year 1600 to the present day, A Black Women’s History of the United States – written by renowned authors and historians Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole … Continued
We present two in-depth interviews with noted thinkers and radical visionaries Pastor Mike McBride and Dr. Cornel West. The speech by Pastor Mike McBride was given the day the DA in Louisville Kentucky announced the Grand Jury ruling around the Breanna Taylor case. Pastor Mike was not only speaking about the case but talking directly … Continued
We present two in-depth conversations with noted thinkers Andrew Bacevich and Edwidge Danticat. Author and academic Andrew Bacevich presents a bold and urgent perspective on how American foreign policy must change in response to the shifting world order of the twenty-first century, from the New York Times’ bestselling author of The Limits of Power and … Continued
New York Times bestselling author David Talbot and New Yorker journalist Margaret Talbot illuminate “America’s second revolutionary generation” in this gripping history of one of the most dynamic eras of the twentieth century— brought to life through seven radical episodes that offer urgent lessons for today. The political landscape of the 1960’s and ‘70’s was … Continued
We discuss a second wave of COVID and the relationship between Covid-19 vaccines and herd immunity.
We spoke with Dr. Noha Aboelata about Covid-19 virus, the effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant and the role of capitalism in a global pandemic. Noha Aboelata, MD, is founder and CEO both of Roots Community Health Center (Roots), a 501(c)3 community health center licensed by the state of California Department of … Continued