UpFront – January 21, 2020


UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.

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0:08 – Updates on the impeachment of President Trump: The U.S. Senate sent the articles of impeachment to the president, who has until Saturday, January 18 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time to respond. A vote on the rules in the impeachment process is scheduled in the Senate on Tuesday, January 21. 0:18 – The Anti … Continued

0:08 – Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas gave an interview to Rachel Maddow that implicated President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General William Barr in the quid pro quo scandal that sparked the looming impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. We speak with Josh Kovensky (@JoshKovensky), an investigative reporter with Talking Points … Continued

0:08 – For the first 81 minutes of Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, no candidate discussed how race and racism affects policy. We recap the first all-white Democratic presidential debate with Steve Phillips (@StevePtweets), founder of Democracy in Color and host of the podcast “Democracy in Color with Steve Phillips.” 0:36 – The government of Spain … Continued

0:08 – Protests have rocked Iran since the government admitted to shooting down a passenger plane, killing everyone on board. Plus, we discuss the impact of the new round of US sanctions on Iran. Shahram Aghamir is co-host and -producer of KPFA’s Voices of the Middle East and North Africa. 0:26 – LIVE: Ariel Boone reports … Continued

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch – news roundup on what’s next for the impeachment trial in the Senate, how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is maneuvering politically to try to ensure a fair trials, the escalating hostility by President Trump against Iran, and more. 0:34 – LIVE: Over 100 demonstrators gathered in West Oakland this morning … Continued

0:08 – Colorism is defined as “discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same ‘racial’ group on the basis of skin color.” Like all colonized groups, colorism affects Asian Americans from many different backgrounds and who live in different parts of the US. For more on how colorism impacts the Filipino community in particular, we … Continued

0:08 – Congress to use War Powers Act over Iran, set to vote later today. Mitch Jeserich is the host of Letters and Politics, and Pacifica’s Congressional correspondent. 0:20 – What’s the impact of new sanctions on Iran? Nicholas Mulder (@njtmulder) is a historian and postdoctoral associate at Cornell University, currently working on a history … Continued

0:08 – What would a Green New Deal for California look like? Assemblymember Rob Bonta (@RobBontaCA) is the state representative for District 9 encompassing Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro, and has authored a new bill – Assembly Bill 1839 – which is a skeleton of a plan, to be negotiated and defined with goals, standards, metrics, … Continued

0:08 – The US escalation on Iran and the killing of a commander happened through a targeted airstrike near the Baghdad airport, in Iraq. Days later, the Iraqi Parliament voted to expel US troops from Iraq, and to “end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil.” That means both US and Iran, and it … Continued