The Republican party is battling itself, trying to position for coming midterms. What are their real chances of taking back Congressional power? We hear from Mark Green. Hosted by Kris Welch. photo: Clay Banks via Unsplash
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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.
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
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.
A big speech to mark Biden’s first 100 days: what can a speech do? PLUS: the Biden agenda and the U.S. today, backed by the Paris Commune and May Day. Hosted by Kris Welch. photo: Tabrez Syed via Unsplash
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.
We celebrate Earth Day with authors who remind us that we are not separate from nature—despite decades of market forces propaganda. PLUS we honor two giants who recently passed: media star Jerri Lange, and poet Al Young. PLUS! poet Raymond Nat Turner! Hosted by Kris Welch.
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.
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.
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.
New national security report names China as the biggest threat to the U.S. Clarifications form Michael Klare. PLUS: a beautiful, heartbreaking poem/memoir from Adam Mansbach, about his brother’s suicide. Hosted by Kris Welch.