UpFront – July 3, 2020


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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Berkeley tenants and officials protest UC Berkeley’s planned eviction & demolition of affordable housing

About two dozen people rallied in front of 1921 Walnut St. Monday afternoon against UC Berkeley’s plans to buy and possibly tear down the rent-controlled building to make way for student housing.   By Danielle Kaye (@danielledkaye) On April 17, tenants of the rent-controlled apartment building located at 1921 Walnut St. in Berkeley encountered an … Continued

On this show: 0:08 – We talk about the spread of Covid-19 in the Bay Area with Art Reingold, division head of epidemiology and biostatistics at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He says more studies are desperately needed to determine how people are transmitting the virus, and that the nation’s testing infrastructure is being further … Continued

Flyer for “Day of Rage” demonstrations planned in cities worldwide against Israel’s plans to illegally annex occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank On this show: 0:08 – Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones appear to emerge successful in their races for Congress in New York. Charles Booker nearly defeated Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s Senate primary. … Continued

Photo from Twitter user @LATUVyBe On this show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters and Politics weekdays at 10, joins us to talk about the versions of policing reforms being considered in the House and Senate. The main difference, Mitch says, is over the issue of “qualified immunity” for police officers. 0:18 – A boycott … Continued

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Remembering Margy Wilkinson, Berkeley activist, organizer and Executive Director of the Pacifica Foundation, COVID-19 surges and the possibility of statehood for Puerto Rico on the table in Congress and more.

Photo taken outside San Quentin State Prison by Zack Haber on Twitter On this show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich is the host of Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM. He joins hosts Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Cat Brooks to talk about the passing of lifelong activist and independent media stalwart Margy Wilkinson, and the House passing … Continued

Protester holds sign at vigil for Tony McDade in Oakland, CA on June 5, 2020 On this show: 0:08 – Chaney Turner is a community organizer and entrepreneur from Oakland, organizing a march Saturday in Deep East Oakland calling for police reform and an end to state-sanctioned violence.  0:18 – Now is the time to … Continued

0:08 – New unemployment numbers are out – and they show over 2 million people have filed or applied for some type of assistance. Heidi Shierholz is director of policy at the Economic Policy Institute and former chief economist at the Department of Labor. Steven Pitts is Associate Chair at the UC Berkeley Center for … Continued

0:08 – A video went viral Tuesday of Kentucky voters pounding on the door of a polling place, demanding to be allowed to vote, after the entire city of Louisville, 600,000 people, was allocated just a single voting location. If the primaries are a mess for voting rights, what will happen in November? Ari Berman is … Continued

0:08 – Over 340 people and staff at San Quentin Prison are now infected with the novel coronavirus. It’s thought that California transferred prisoners from the California Institution for Men in Chino, CA without testing them — even though some of the men exhibited symptoms upon arrival. Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, … Continued