UpFront – July 19, 2019

UpFront

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 – Jessica Mason Pieklo (@hegemommy) joins to discuss the Trump Administration’s latest attack on abortion rights as the latest Title X ruling goes into effect. Pieklo is vice president of law and the courts for Rewire.News where she oversees legal reporting and analysis, and is the co-host of Rewire.News’ podcast Boom! Lawyered.   0:12 – … Continued


0:08 – Immigrant advocates and labor activists protested ICE’s use of Amazon facial recognition technology in San Francisco. KPFA’s Casey Roepke covers the demonstration. 0:12 – A small group of Amazon engineers traveled to Shakopee, Minnesota in solidarity with warehouse workers on strike. Weston Fribley (@wtfribley) is a Seattle-based web development engineer with Amazon Go and part … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch; KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) joins for updates on the US relationship with Saudi Arabia and the Yemen crisis, the government budget agreement and the possibility of raising the debt ceiling, weekend ICE raids, and new Trump administration asylum rules making it harder for migrants to seek asylum in the United States. … Continued


0:08 – How Bay Area communities are organizing to protect immigrant families ahead of ICE raids, expected to start Sunday. We speak with Cynthia Bourjac (@CynthiaBourjac) is an Immigrant Rights Organizer with Causa Justa, and part of the rapid response network in Oakland and San Francisco. KPFA has put together a list of resources, upcoming … Continued


0:08 – Darwin Bond Graham (@DarwinBondGraha) is an independent journalist covering violence and misconduct by police departments. He discusses the Vallejo Police Department’s hiring of Howard Jordan, the former Oakland Police Chief, as a consultant. 0:34 – Josie Camacho is one of the organizers of a vigil gathering for immigrant detention. She joins to share her work in … Continued


  0:08 – Kaiser mental health workers called a one day strike today, to protest worsening access to mental health care for San Francisco children. Chaya Rivka is a child psychologist at the Kaiser San Francisco clinic, and joins us from the picket line. 0:20 – Carrie DeCell (@cmd_dc) is a staff attorney at the … Continued


0:08 – Leonard Spector (@leonard_spector) updates the show about Iran’s nuclear enrichment status. He is deputy director of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and the former assistant deputy administrator for arms control and nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration.  0:34 -KPFA News: State lawmakers have given their … Continued


0:08 – Banter – Cat and Brian discuss the recent earthquakes in Southern California, preparedness and how to plan for the next Big One here; plus: the Kaiser auditorium development is up for a vote in front of the Oakland City Council, but here’s the context you rarely hear about. 0:34 – Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) … Continued


0:08 – The Welcome Home Project is a new photo exhibit featuring formerly incarcerated men and women who’ve been able to turn their lives around. We speak with Welcome Home coordinator Micky Duxbury and the featured photographer Ruth Morgan about the exhibit and its inspiring stories. 0:34 – From the archives: Restorative Justice Healing We … Continued