We speak with activist Aqeela Sherrills about the financial impact of police misconduct lawsuits on taxpayers. Sherrills says the police departments expenditures cost cities millions in lawsuits and proposed overtime and it’s debilitating to disenfranchised communities.
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 Dr. James Taylor about Donald Trump’s voting strategy for Black Americans. And later, we’ll present a recording of Elandria Williams. Ms. Williams was a Knoxville-based community activist and beloved church leader. She passed away last week, at the age of 41.
On today’s show, we’ll hear from attorney Crump who spoke at a news conference held in support of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. Taylor’s family is demanding the release of grand jury proceeding transcripts after a Kentucky grand jury indicted one officer for “wanton endangerment” of Taylor’s neighbor during the police shooting that resulted in her … Continued
On today’s show we speak with the Executive Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Dorsey Nunn about voter suppression and the challenges facing formerly incarcerated folks looking to secure the right to vote. Later we’ll hear from Pastor Mike McBride about the murder of Breonna Taylor and lack of justice received in her … Continued
We speak with Ben McBride about the Breonna Taylor killing and the grand jury indictment of a cop on “Wanton Endangerment” felony charge. Later we speak with Fleetwood speaks about Da Cotton Pickas and Black Lives Matter.
We speak with local activist and journalist Jason Myles about his tenure at one of the hotel shelters in Oakland, California. Later academic and scholar Cornel West discusses, The Radical King, a refreshed portrait of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We pay tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg who recently passed. We speak with individuals that gathered at Lake Merritt in Oakland, Ca to mourn her passing and honor her memory.
We speak with long time activist and political consultant Scott Goodstein about the work they are doing to engage artists in battle ground states. Later we hear from Mumia Abu Jamal talking about Julian Assange.
We speak with Lukas Brekke-Miesner, the executive director of Oakland Kids First and hip-hop artist, filmmaker, and animator Sunspot Jonz about the newly released anti-gentrification comic, Town Force 1 and the organizing efforts that would give young kids the right to vote in Oakland, California.
We speak with George Galvis of CURYJ and All of Us or None about the derailment of police reform in California. We speak with Amanda Isabel, the sister of Erik Salgado, 23, fatally shot by California Highway Patrol officers near his home on June 6. Both George and Amanda discuss the “Cruise for Justice“, happening … Continued