Talkies

Talkies – May 4, 2021

On today’s Talkies. Guest host Max Pringle speaks with political scientist and author Darrell West about technology, artificial intelligence and governance. AI, and tech in general, have transformed and connected our world in unprecedented ways. But, what does that mean for our societies? Has the technology outpaced our readiness to deal with it in an … Continued


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WATER!!!! The Town Crier!

Our planet, our nation,  our state: all in a deep, existential, crisis—of water.  Robert Glennon joins us to tell us how bad it really is, and what can still be done.  PLUS!  Raymond, Nat Turner, with new poetry.  Hosted by Kris Welch.


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Dark money! CalMatters!

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority could make it easier for dark money to buy democracy.  The Brennan Center gives us the heads-up. PLUS: Newsom recall, census figures, drought—welcome to California!!!   !Hosted by Kris Welch.


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Guilty Verdict

The morning after the historic guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd, we check in with activist organizations, and YOU, for reactions, hopes, fears—and plans for the future.  Hosted by Kris Welch.


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Missouri Beginnings

Walter Johnson, Harvard professor of history, and African and African American Studies, with a new book: The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States.  Hosted by Kris Welch.


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KPFA’s Birthday!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PACIFICA!!!!!   We celebrate the miracle of the birth of listener-sponsored radio with hearing some sound from the great video, KPFA On the Air.  We also pay a sound tribute to our dear friend, and frequent KPFA guest, journalist Reese Erlich, who died of cancer just days ago.  Hosted by Kris Welch.