Anti-Trans and Anti-Abortion Legislation Flourishes Nationally; Plus, Angela Wellman is our Resistance in Residence Artist

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We start this hour with a round up the legislative attacks on our transgender community members around the nation with Adam Rhodes, a queer, first-generation Cuban American journalist whose journalism focuses on public policy, the justice system, and our nation’s most vulnerable people. His latest piece for the Appeal is called Anti-Trans Bills Flood States …

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Friends of Phoenix Police Victim Charged w/ Murder; Impacted Modesto Families Organize Against Police Violence

We start today’s episode with our weekly State Terror Roundup. Then, to Phoenix, where, after Jacob Harris was killed by police, his friends were charged with his murder. We’re joined by Roland Harris, Jacob’s father, along with Meg O’Connor, an award-winning Senior Reporter for The Appeal, covering police, prosecutors, and the criminal legal system. Her … Continued


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CA’s Progressive Legislative Proposals; Plus, LA School Staff on Strike while Oakland Teachers Plan a Wildcat Strike Action

A new legislative session is upon us in California, so, we spend some time walking through just a few of the more progressive bills folks will be pushing. Joining me to discuss is Eric Morrison-Smith, the Executive Director for the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a national network of community and advocacy organizations coming … Continued


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San Quentin to Become “Rehabilitation Center”; SFPD Response Times Waning; Plus, 20 Years Since the US Invasion of Iraq

We begin our show with a remembrance of the US invasion of Iraq, 20 years ago this week. Then – California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that San Quentin State Prison will transition into a “rehabilitation” center for the California prison system, transitioning to a service-oriented site that focuses on prisoners who are spending their … Continued


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Stop Cop City; San Mateo Jails Reduce Mail Access For Prisoners; Plus, Stephon Clark’s Angelversary

We start today’s show with our weekly State Terror Roundup. Then, we go back to Atlanta to discuss the movement to stop Cop City, with Tunde Osazua, a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Black Alliance for Peace (or BAP), and is also a member of BAP’s national coordinating committee. He’s also a part of … Continued


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Local NAACP ‘Out of Touch’; Plus, The Latest with KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich

On today’s show: Mitch Jeserich is the host of KPFA’s Letters and Politics which airs weekdays from 10-11am on these airwaves. He has been a producer and host for Pacifica for decades. Follow Mitch Jeserich on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MitchJeserich Justin Phillips is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, having worked there since 2016. He recently … Continued


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Electoral Recalls as a Conservative Tool; Plus, Oakland Teachers Rally on Wed

On today’s show we’ll take a deep dive into the history of electoral recall efforts, and then explore current recall efforts both locally and nationally. We’ll start with a conversation with Kathryn Olmsted, a history professor at UC Davis who studies anti-communist efforts and the roots of modern conservatism. She is the author of four … Continued


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Removing cops from traffic stops in CA; Plus, 3Girls Theatre’s New Works Festival

We start today’s show with a conversation about California’s current campaigns to remove certain responsibilities from police officers in the latest organizing to defund. That includes a statewide campaign to remove police from traffic stops as well as the recent transition in Oakland to remove police from dealing with abandoned vehicles. We’re joined by James … Continued


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NJ Police Kill Violence Interruptor Najee Seabrooks; Plus, 6-months of Law & Disorder – Fund Drive Special

We start today’s show with our weekly State Terror Roundup segment. FUND DRIVE SPECIAL – Pledge $120 and receive South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perrry.  Then, we go to Paterson, New Jersey, where less than a week ago, police killed violence interruptor Najee Seabrooks. Seabrooks … Continued


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Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party w/ Ericka Huggins – Fund Drive Special

FUND DRIVE SPECIAL – Pledge $350 and receive a copy of the latest book from Ericka Huggins along with Stephen Shames: Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party. “This stunning collection of historical photographs, complimented by contemporary conversations with women members of the Black Panther Party, reminds us that women were literally the heart of this … Continued