The Youth Speaks program prepares for Martin Luther King Day. We hear one of the poems from the event. www.youthspeaks.org Recycling: from our garbage to someone else’s pain. Produced by Irene Flores As we start a new year, we read words from our ancestors and the natives of the U.S. Produced by KPFA’s Frank Sterling. … Continued
The Morning Show
Host Leslie Stovall takes us into New Year’s Eve with a mix of music for 2011.
Hosted by Peter Phillips from Project Censored. Sonoma State University researchers present their findings on immigration rights among the undocumented in Sonoma County. Findings support the conclusion that DUI check-points are a license for racial profiling. Immigration lawyer Richard Coshnear confronts the effects of detention by law enforcement. Researchers Norma Santiago and Savannah Keen discuss … Continued
Alaskan Campaign worker, Paulette Schuerch, on Lisa Murkowski’s winning write in Senatorial race. Santa Rosa Vets give surprising responses to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Recently reelected Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who survived tough re-election campaign to continue as a progressive leader of a poor multi-racial city traditionally dominated by a Chevron refinery. … Continued
We explore pedestrian safety on the streets of San Francisco with Elizabeth Stamp, Executive Director of Walk San Francisco. Alarming developments point to more clear-cutting in California’s forests. We talk to Paul Hughes of Forests Forever. www.forestsforever.org Why is Chromium 6 showing up in our tap water? We talk to Rebecca Sutton from the Environmental … Continued
Hosts Tara Dorabji and Carmen Reed speak with Felix Lee about the gang injunction in the Fruitvale area of Oakland. Courtney Supple explores an alternatives to police violence program in Australia. Tara talks to Jason Lyman of the S Kitchen, and Carmen talks about the Secure Communities Act with guest Gabrielle Hernandez.
A look at the recent strikes by state prison inmates in Georgia with Isaac Ontiveros of Critical Resistance. The largest prison strike in history ended this week with Georgia’s inmates locking themselves in their cell for seven days in protest of a variety of poor conditions. Does caging and controlling people really make us safe? … Continued
Caroline Cox of the Center for Environmental Health discusses local lead testing with a focus on children’s products www.ceh.org. It’s the superfund anniversary and we talk about the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Lab site with Scott Yundt, Attorney for Tri-Valley CAREs, www.trivalleycares.org. Finally, we talk about Heal Utah’s report on a renewable energy plan for the … Continued