A bomb kills Marines and Afghans trying to flee the Taliban—and the bomber was NOT Taliban. Lessons from the past, analysis of the present, and a peer into the future with Stephen Zunes. Hosted by Kris Welch.
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The Talkies showcases the wealth of authors, artists, activists, theater and music in the Bay Area and beyond through interviews, call-ins, and readings.
Hosted by one of KPFA’s best known programmers, Kris Welch has lived and worked in the Bay Area for a good portion of her adult life. Kris is a natural storyteller, seasoned communicator and a master of the art of radio. She is excited to be host to a variety of stories emanating from the Bay Area scene along with National and Regional stories with local reverberations. The Talkies seeks to help us get to know each other and share our lives and passions through the intimacy of the broadcast word.
The latest stats on how the rich got richer, and the poor got poorer under COVID, with Chuck Collins. Hosted by Kris Welch.
Biden’s $3.5 T infrastructure bill—Congress has agree to discuss it! Believe it or not, this is significant progress. John Nichols elaborates.
Mask mandates! Positive tests! Worried teachers! Frantic parents! Millions of unvaccinated school children! It’s a nightmare. We talk about the many ways of fall-out. Hosted by Kris Welch.
Emily Hoeven of CalMatters runs down the big news in Cali: Newsome recall, COVID, fires: NOT a pretty picture. PLUS the brilliant, tenacious, charismatic poet, playwright, educator and activist Dr. Ayodele Nzinga with her annual Black Arts Movement cultural festival in Oakland. Hosted by Kris Welch.
Another natural disaster in Haiti, still not recovered from the last natural disaster, and the current political disaster…Danny Shaw explains the challenges. PLUS: Biden has promised to end the 20-year U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, and the Taliban are poised to take over. What’s next? Phyllis Bennis offers analysis. Hosted by Kris Welch.
The 20-year U.S. occupation of Afghanistan is over—and chaos has ensued. Details, history, who-what-when and WHY, from Professor Stephen Zunes. Hosted by Kris Welch.
Guest host Max Pringle speaks with political scientist Larry Gerston about California Recall Election. He’s professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University and author of an upcoming book on the recall. Then, we’ll discuss Oakland’s third annual BAMD Festival, happening all month in the city. The festival brings top black artists, writers … Continued
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released this week issued a dire warning to the world’s governments to re-commit to lessening humanity’s impact on the climate or face dire consequences by century’s end. Guest host Max Pringle spoke with writer and climate futurist Alex Steffen to get his reaction to the IPCC report. … Continued
Guest host Max Pringle spoke with filmmaker Abby Ginsberg about her new documentary on the life of East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee. The film is called “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power.” It premiers in the Bay area on August 20 at the Shattuck Cinema in Berkeley and at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, … Continued