On today’s show, we discuss San Francisco’s proposal to authorize SFPD to use killer robots, going before a final vote by the Board of Supervisors on December 6. We’re joined by Dean Preston, San Francisco Supervisor for District 5. We hear “Blacktivist,” by Oakland-based actor, hip hop artist, filmmaker, and member of the Community Ready Corps security … Continued


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15 year old Jaheim McMillan murdered by Gulfport police; Anniversary of Mario Woods murder by SFPD; plus OMCA’s Angela Davis exhibit

On today’s show, we begin with our weekly State Terror Roundup. We are turning our attention to Gulfport, Mississippi where on October 6th, 2022 police murdered 15 year old Jaheim McMillan in front of his four friends in the parking lot of a Dollar Tree Store.  Activists are headed to Gulfport this weekend from across … Continued


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Oakland’s incoming D4 councilmember; Opposition to Sacramento jail plans; And more!

Continuing our coverage of Oakland’s election outcomes, we are in conversation with Oakland City Councilmember-Elect for District 4, Janani Ramachandran, who is one of two new progressives who will take their city council seats come January. Janani Ramachandran is a public interest attorney, activist, and artist. She will be replacing outgoing Councilmember Sheng Thao, who was just elected … Continued


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Oakland’s Mayor-Elect Sheng Thao; Plus, rematriating Ohlone land w/ the Shuumi Land Tax

First, we speak with Sheng Thao who has been declared Oakland’s next mayor following a long ranked-choice voting process that eliminated all other candidates. She will be Oakland’s first Hmong mayor and the first Hmong mayor of any major US city; and at 37-years old Sheng Thao will be the youngest mayor of Oakland in … Continued


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Intersections of Black and American Indigenous Identities w/ Caleb Gayle

As we approach the colonial Thanksgiving holiday, we spend the hour exploring the intersections of American Indian and Black identities. Our guest in this episode is Caleb Gayle, an award-winning journalist who writes about race and identity and a professor at Northeastern University, a senior fellow at the Burnes Center for Social Change, and a … Continued


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Mass shooting at Colorado queer bar; CA prisons mistreat mentally ill prisoners; Plus, prisoners are literally wasting away in a Georgia jail

In today’s packed show, we start by reflecting on the devastating mass shooting at Colorado Springs’ queer bar Club Q over the weekend, on the eve of the Trans Day of Remembrance. Then we move to California, where new research from non-profit newsroom CalMatters shows that the California prison system on average moves people with … Continued


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Election review – Oakland Council, and top prosecutors in Alameda Co as well as Minneapolis

On today’s show, we focus on elections both local and national. We start in Oakland, where City Councilmember and Council President Nikki Fortunado-Bas has held on to her seat representing our city’s District 2, after receiving a large majority of votes against challenger Harold Lowe. We discuss the race and what she expects the next … Continued