UpFront – February 27, 2017

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An hour-long news magazine with a strong focus on state and local issues. Hosted by Cat Brooks, Mitch Jeserich and Salima Hamirani.

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Immigration Laws

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On today’s show Mitch Jeserich talks about the enforcement of the Immigration Laws, and what we know about it thanks to the memos of the Department of Homeland Security, with Francisco Ugarte, Immigration Attorney at the SF Office of the Public Defender.  


Anti Inauguration day speeches : Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Owen Jones

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Today’s show features speeches from the Anti Inauguration Event, hosted January the 20th by Verso Books, Haymarket Books and the Jacobin Magazine. The first speech is by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of the book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and assistant professor at African American studies at Princeton University. The second speech is given by the Guardian newspaper journalist, … Continued


Steve Bannon – Isis Connection and The Truth about Crime

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On today’s show a comparison between Steve Bannon, the White house chief strategist, and the Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi by the Intercept journalist Murtaza Hussain, interviewed by Mitch Jeserich. Then, The Truth About Crime : Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order by Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff, both Professors of African and African American Studies and of … Continued


Analysis of Trump’s communication and Christian Rights

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Today Salima Hamirani interviews Robert W. McChesney, Professor of Communication at the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, about Trump’s latest declarations and his method of communication. Then, Frederick Clarkson author, journalist and a senior fellow at Political Research Associates talks to us about Christian rights and conservatory Christianity under the Trump administration.


Andrew Puzder and Big Oil

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On today’s show, we talk to Heidi Shierholz (a senior economist at EPI and the former chief economist of the Labor Department under Obama/Perez administration) about Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal as the labor secretary nominee and what comes next for this appointment. Then, an interview with Mike Mishak (reporter with The Center for Public Integrity) about big oil. Source: Simple … Continued


Black History Month and Police Controversy

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On today’s show, we talk to Nicole Fortier (senior coordinator of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration) about Trump’s executive orders regarding policing. We also get an update on the protests in Paris over the twenty-two year old man who says he was raped by the police from Tony Cross (radio journalist with Radio France Internationale).  Then, … Continued


Oroville, A History of Immigration Law, and A Valentine’s Day Rant

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On today’s show, we discuss the Oroville dam spillway with Jay Lund (professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis and director of the Center for Watershed Sciences) and Laura Feinstein (senior research associate at the Pacific Institute, a global water think tank).  We also talk to Jean Felzer (professor of Asian studies and English at … Continued


Decriminalization of HIV

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On today’s show, we discuss a recently introduced bill that would decriminalize HIV status with Senator Scott Wiener (district 11 representative who authored the bill) and Raymond Brickhouse (co-chair of the People Living With HIV/AIDS Committee with the Aids Project of the East Bay). Source: Flickr


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