UpFront – May 22, 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 – Carolyn Forche is a poet, author and human rights advocate. Her work—including Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes—has been translated into more than twenty languages. She has received the Windham-Campbell Prize and the Academy of American Poets Fellowship. Her latest book is What You Have … Continued

0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: the US anti-abortion movement, politics and reactions; Oakland’s new budget unveiled and defunded programs ignite protest, and more 0:30 – Fund Drive Premium: The Dubious Friends of Donald J Trump The Dubious Friends of Donald J Trump is a ground-breaking Dutch documentary first released in 2017. For months, the FBI have been investigating … Continued

0:08 – Excerpts from The Battle for People’s Park, a special audio documentary from the Pacifica Radio Archives, capturing the conflict unfolding. KPFA reporters were on the scene throughout the demonstrations, the National Guards arrival, mass arrests, and what followed after. Get the audio for a pledge of $150 to KPFA. We’re also offering the brand … Continued

0:08 – KPFA News: On this Nakba day, another report from inside the Gaza strip — the international peace group Miles of Smiles has made 36 humanitarian trips to Gaza. Their last visit arrived just before a wave of Israeli bombs. Our reporter Rami Almeghari has their story. 0:20 – Fund Drive Premium: Al-Nakba For … Continued

0:08 – Fund Drive Special: How Not to Die by Dr Michael Greger Dr Michael Greger (@nutrition_facts) is a physician and runs the nonprofit NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG. His latest book is How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease. Yours for a pledge of $150 to KPFA. 1:08 – The US is … Continued

0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: HUD proposal threatens to evict undocumented immigrants, including over 55,000 children. Almost 30 subpoenas against Trump and his Trump Organization and White House, plus a special fund drive gift from KPFA. 0:34 – Fund Drive Premium: the California Field Atlas Obi Kaufmann (@Obikaufmann) is an artist, naturalist and author of … Continued

0:08 – Fund Drive Premium: Trailblazer by Dorothy Butler Gilliam Dorothy Butler Gilliam has been a journalist for more than six decades. In 1961, she became the first black woman reporter for The Washington Post, until the mid-1960s. Later, she became an editor and columnist for the paper until her retirement in 2003. She has just … Continued

0:08 – Each year around Mother’s Day, a national campaign gathers resources to bail black mama’s out of prison. Black women are disproportionately incarcerated across the US, and the impact is magnified as they are often the touchstone of family and community livelihood. The National Bail out campaign (@NationalBailOut) is raising funds and awareness about … Continued

0:08 – Live from the House Judiciary Committee: Democratic Chairman Jerrold Nadler calls a hearing for the markup of Committee report and resolution recommending that the House hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt, for refusal to comply with a subpoena to appear to testify on the Mueller report. We broadcast the opening statements live, … Continued