The lead writer on economics and business for the New York Times, about historical and current political relationship to the pronouncements of economists: taxes, public spending, societal inequality, as spelled out in his first book, “The Economists’ Hour”. 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.
The San Francisco Mime Troupe returns for another season of summer musical theater with a series of radio and podcast plays. Guest host Max Pringle speaks with Mime Troupe husband and wife creative team Michael Gene Sullivan and Velina Brown about “Tales of Resistance Volume 2: Persistence”. Then historian Jonathan Daniel Wells joins us to … Continued
Guest host Max Pringle speaks with Chico State University sociologist Vernon Andrews about his new book “Policing Black Athletes: Racial Disconnect in Sports.” Andrews argues that outspoken black athletes from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick have always come in for criticism when they speak up about the injustices around them and refuse to just “shut … Continued
Guest host Max Pringle speaks with author and historian Kate Masur. Her new book “Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement from the Revolution to Reconstruction” tells the story of the early anti-slavery and civil rights pioneers in the North — many of whose names had been lost to history — and their … Continued
Guest host Max Pringle speaks with the Violence Policy Center’s Josh Sugarman on recent mass shootings and federal gun control failures. Then, the Strand Magazine’s Andrew Gulli on the previously unpublished Raymond Chandler letter “Advice to a Secretary”. And historian Andrew Baker on his new book “To Poison a Nation: the Murder of Robert Charles … Continued
Guest host Max Pringle speaks with Adele Stan of Right Wing Watch on the far right direction of the Republican Party. Then, Veldon Coburn, Associate Professor of Canadian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Ottawa on the recent discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Native Children at a British Columbia former Indian residential … Continued
Guest host Max Pringle speaks with historian and author Peter Cozzens about his latest book “Tecumseh and the Prophet: the Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation.” The book examines the lives of the famous 19th Century Native American leaders who formed the greatest alliance of Native American tribes in American history.
The Trump-dominated, i.e. anti-Roe v. Wade-dominated, Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case which could end the legality of all abortion. PLUS: why Donald Trump going to jail could be a very bad thing. PLUS: poet Raymond Nat Turner! Hosted by Kris Welch.
Stephen Zunes, internationally recognized expert on the Middle East, gives his analysis of the past, present and future of Gaza/ Israel. PLUS: we catch up with happenings in the Golden State with CalMatters. Hosted by Kris Welch.
Author Oliver Broudy tells the tale of a union at a nursing home in Connecticut—and thereby the story of the whole labor movement. Hosted by Kris Welch.