One of the programs of the New Deal in the 1930s is being revamped for application today, in the U.S. Congress: to support writers and artists. We talk with one of the instigators. PLUS: it’s the one-year anniversary of Lockdown Comedy! We talk with Lisa Geduldig. Hosted by Kris Welch.
11:00 AM Tues - Thurs
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.
COHA senior fellow Danny Shaw rejoins us, with your calls, to further elucidate the politics of the Caribbean and Latin America. Hosted by Kris Welch.
The assassination of the president of Haiti has shocked the world. Long-time observer and reporter on the region Danny Shaw joins us to discuss the current upheavals in the Caribbean. PLUS: a program of Oakland storytellers! PLUS: poet Raymond Nat Turner. Hosted by Kris Welch.
Poet and prolific author Margaret Randall comments on recent events in Cuba and Nicaragua—revolutionary governments, long the targets of hostile U.S. foreign policy, now in civic upheaval. She also pays tribute to her friend and fellow activist Bettita Martinez, who recently died. Hosted by Kris Welch.
With many COVID restrictions lifting, the matter of resuming, returning, re-entering is taking center stage. But after so many months in health-related isolation, what does that feel like??? Psychotherapist Dr. Melissa Anderson reminds of some of the concerns, and takes your calls. Hosted by Kris Welch.
Catching up on California—Newsome recall! Fire! COVID!—with CalMatters. PLUS: new report on women and work. PLUS Town Crier! Hosted by Kris Welch.
Cold War ll, is being actively pursued by the usual suspects in U.S. and world governments: the famed military-industrial complex—this time with China. Peace and World Security Studies expert Michael Klare shares his concerns, and hopes.Hosted by Kris Welch.
NYT columnist, author, MAJOR foodie Mark Bittman talks about his new book: “Animal, Vegetable, Junk: a History of Food, from sustainable to Suicidal’”. Hosted by Kris Welch.
Nobuko Miyamoto’s powerful memoir tells of her childhood in WWII American concentration camps with her family, of her successful Broadway and film career, and of her most fulfilling life as an Asian Movement activist artist. PLUS: Julian Assange’s brother tells of Julian’s status and efforts to free him. PLUS: the one and only Town Crier! … Continued
January 6 was just a warm-up, says Heather Digby Parton, founder of Hullabaloo blog. PLUS: 50 years after the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg is planning to expose more classified documents to the press, and himself to more trouble from the Authorities. Hosted by Kris Welch.