UpFront – January 18, 2019


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 – What’s next with Brexit after most recent soft exit plan suffers a crushing defeat? Alex Dean (@AlexDean94) is a political correspondent with the Prospect Magazine in the UK. 0:34 – Storms and Climate change: Why winter storms seem to be getting worse. We speak with Eugene Cordero (@eugeneccordero), Professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at … Continued

0:08 – What’s going on with the government shutdown? We talk with Joseph A. McCartin, Professor of History at Georgetown, where he directs the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. His books include Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America. 0:34 – Who is Ed Buck and why … Continued

0:08 – New Attorney General William Barr appears for Senate confirmation hearings. Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) is a senior legal analyst for rewire.news, and one half of their Boom! Lawyered podcast. 0:34 – PG&E declares bankruptcy – what now? First, we hear a report from KPFA’s Scott Baba on the bankruptcy announcement. Then, we’re joined by Mark Toney Executive Director, the … Continued

0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: headline news and analysis with Mitch, Cat and Brian Government shutdown now on day 24 – the longest in US history Bill Barr Attorney General confirmation hearing coming up tomorrow The East Bay Express laid off its entire editorial staff on Friday 0:34 – California – what’s the path to single … Continued

0:08 – We continue our ongoing coverage of the historic elections happening in The Democratic Republic of Congo. A winner in the presidential elections has been declared to the surprise and dismay of many, immediately sparking controversy. We speak with Maurice Carney (@congofriends) co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo for an update on … Continued

0:08 – Government shutdown Day 20: impact on SNAP / CalFresh (Food Stamps) Jessica Bartholow (@Jess_Bartholow) is policy advocate with with the Western Center on Law & Poverty. 0:34 – San Francisco Supervisors just elected Norman Yee (@NormanYeeSF) to be President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; he represents District 7. He joins us to discuss his agenda and take … Continued

0:08 – Government Shutdown, week 3: What powers does the President have by declaring a state of emergency? Elizabeth Goitein (@LizaGoitein) is a co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, is the author of The New Era of Secret Law. Her new article in The Atlantic: “What the President … Continued

0:08 – Commentary with Cat and Brian Donald Trumps’s giving a speech tonight. The networks are carrying it. What do we think about that? The government shutdown’s hitting federal employees hard – including aviation workers, TSA, farmers, and the IRS – and its going to hit food stamps next month Rebecca Kaplan, Councilmember-at-Large, just got … Continued

0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: headline news and analysis including 0:34 – Gavin Newsom to be sworn in as California’s Governor / Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf) joins us, he’s been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 20 years. He is the founder and editor of 48hills.org (@48hills). 1:08 … Continued

7am – News headlines 0:08 – The California Bureau of Cannabis Control recently sent out recall notices to businesses that had contracts with Sacramento-based Sequoia Analytical Lab to test their products, as it was caught falsifying test results for pesticides. We speak with David Downs (@davidrdowns), the California Bureau Chief for Leafly.com – a cannabis information app, … Continued