UpFront – January 23, 2017

UpFront

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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Local Women’s Marches for Reproductive Freedom and Bobby Seale

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On today’s show, we discuss the local Women’s Marches happening this weekend and what Trump’s presidency may mean for reproductive justice with Loretta Ross, (expert on women’s issues, hate groups, racism and intolerance, human rights, and violence against women) and Amy Everitt (NARAL Pro-Choice California State Director).  Then, we hear an interview with Black Panthers co-founder … Continued


Steve Mnuchin and The Affordable Care Act

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On today’s show, we talk about Steven Mnuchin’s upcoming hearing for Treasury Secretary with David Dayen (journalist and author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud).  Then, we will discuss changes to the ACA with William Dow (Kaiser Permanente Endowed Chair in Health Policy Management and economics professor at UC … Continued


Martin Luther King Day Special

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(Rebroadcast of Thursday’s show) To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, we talk to Clayborne Carson (professor of history at Stanford University and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute) about King’s lesser known radical legacy. We also hear clips from several of his later speeches. Source: Vimeo


Threats to Obamacare and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired Protests

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On the first half of today’s show, we discuss this week’s Senate vote on budget amendments, which is the first of many steps on the road to dismantling the Affordable Care Act, with Anthony Wright (executive director of Health Access). Source: Commons.wikimedia.org Then, we talk to two organizers, Leigh Davenport from the Anti Police-Terror Project … Continued


Rex Tillerson’s Senate Confirmation Hearing

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On today’s show,  we listen to the Rex Tillerson hearing and discuss it with Antonia Juhasz (American oil and energy analyst, author, journalist and activist). She gives an in-depth analysis of Tillerson’s track record in her most recent article for In These Times magazine, “Rex Tillerson Could Be America’s Most Dangerous Secretary of State”.    Source: Official Website of … Continued


The Potential Repeal of Obamacare, Anne Kirkpatrick, and From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

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In the first half episode, resident physicians in the primary care internal medicine residency program at Highland Hospital (Alameda County’s safety net hospital and trauma center), Jessica Herrera and Ingrid Bauer discuss the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Then, independent journalist Pendarvis Harshaw joins us to talk about the recent appointment of Anne Kirkpatrick as the new Oakland … Continued


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