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Nightcrawling – Oakland Youth Laureate’s Explosive Book w/ Leila Mottley

On today’s show, we’ll be in conversation with Oakland’s young rising star author Leila Mottley, who at just 20 years old published a bestselling novel called Nightcrawling, whose story is grounded in a trafficking and rape scandal by the Oakland Police department. Just a few years ago our guest was Oakland’s youth poet laureate, and … Continued


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Lessons from Assata Shakur w/ Donna Murch; Plus, Resistance in Residence Artist Tina D’Elia

Black Panther and Cuban exile Assata Shakur has inspired generations of radical protest, including the contemporary movement for Black lives. Our guest today is Donna Murch, author of Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives. Drawing its title from one of America’s foremost revolutionaries, this collection of thought-provoking essays … Continued


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How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families w/ Dorothy Roberts; Plus, Resistance in Residence Artist Tina D’Elia

We talk with Dorothy Roberts about her latest book, Torn Apart: How The Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—And How Abolition Can Build A Safer World. Dorothy is an internationally acclaimed scholar, activist, and social critic who has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, … Continued


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Confronting Violence Against Black Women and Girls w/ Treva B. Lindsey; Plus, our Resistance in Residence Artist Coco Peila

We talk with Treva B. Lindsey about violence against Black women and girls, and the reverberation of this violence on every facet of our social and community fabrics. That’s the focus of her new book America Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and The Struggle for Justice (University of California Press). Treva is a Professor of Women’s, … Continued


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Creative Interventions into Interpersonal Violence – w/ Mimi Kim; Plus, our Resistance in Residence artist Coco Peila

On today’s show we talk with Mimi Kim, founder of Creative Interventions and co-founder of INCITE! She has been a long-time activist, advocate and researcher challenging gender-based violence at its intersection with state violence and creating community accountability, transformative justice and other community-based alternatives to criminalization. As a second generation Korean American, she locates her … Continued


As the Soviet Union came crashing down, Francis Fukuyama declared what he called the end of history in 1994, imagining that capitalism had won out – socialism had failed – and that global governing formations would sit within capitalist democratic values from there on. This “end of history” theory has been challenged by many, including … Continued


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Fund drive special: Marvel’s foray into African Cooking: The Wakanda Cookbook

On today’s show, we speak with Nyanyika Banda, the cook and creative mind behind The Wakanda Cookbook – a cookbook for the Marvel universe that builds out of expertise in culinary traditions from all over the African continent. FUND DRIVE SPECIAL – Pledge $150 and receive Marvel’s Black Panther: The Official Wakanda Cookbook by Nyanyika Banda and … Continued