UpFront – October 20, 2020

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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 – Mondays with Mitch Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. We discuss Congressional relief negotiations, the expedited confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett 0:34 – COVID update John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. We discuss why the sharp rise in case … Continued


0:08 – On October 10th, 2020 President Trump signed into law the Savanna Act and the Not Invisible Act, designed to address the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Mary Kathryn Nagle (@MKNAGLE) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and a partner at Pipestem Law, P.C., a law firm located in … Continued


0:08 – Amy Coney Barrett: what’s next in the Senate Cat and Brian debrief with Mitch Jeserich, host Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:35 – Ballot debate: Prop 15 – Tax increase for commercial property Yes: Ben Grieff is campaign director of Evolve California, a San Francisco based grassroots organizing network, and … Continued


0:08 – With increasingly severe climate events like wildfires, floods, storms, earthquakes, hurricanes, heatwaves and pollution, we may be entering a new era of migration – but where will people go? Abrahm Lustgarten (@AbrahmL) is a ProPublica Senior Environmental Reporter, with a focus at the intersection of business, climate and energy. His latest piece is … Continued



0:08 – The Vice Presidential Debate Steve Phillips (@StevePtweets) is the founder of Democracy in Color, host of the podcast by the same name, and author of the book Brown Is the New White. 0:34 – Debate reaction and negotiations on the next COVID relief bill Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM … Continued


0:08 – The White House COVID outbreak – what we know and don’t know John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. 0:34 – New report: When Police Violence is a Dog Bite Abbie VanSickle is a staff writer for The Marshall Project covering criminal justice in … Continued


0:08 – What the right is telling itself Trump and COVID, also the Republicans’ push to suppress the vote Adele Stan (@AddieStan) is a columnist for The American Prospect, and editor of RightWingWatch.org a project of People For the American Way. She also shares her experience of having COVID and being a “long hauler,” dealing … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. We discuss Trump’s COVID diagnosis, how it could effect the election, the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett,  0:30 – COVID science update John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of … Continued


0:08 – BREAKING: President Trump announced on Twitter that he and Melania have tested positive for COVID-19. Today, there are reports he is having mild cold-like symptoms. What does this mean for the 2020 election? What is the system of governance if he becomes sick and incapacitated? What is the line of succession? What is … Continued