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.


CalMatters! BAMBDFEST 2021!

  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.


Haiti! Afghanistan!

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