An hour-long news magazine with a strong focus on state and local issues. Hosted by Cat Brooks, Mitch Jeserich and Salima Hamirani.
7:00 AM PT: Monday-Friday
UpFront is produced by KPFA. It delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.
Saturday marks trumps first 100 days in office. We take a look back at what he’s accomplished, and, what he has not accomplished, But also, we take a look at what sort of mark he’s left on the country, how he’s changed the way we view the presidential office, and each other – such as … Continued
On today’s show Cat brooks discusses Free Speech and Hate Speech about Ann Coulter, she was supposed to give a talk at UC berkeley today. Our guest is Frances Dinkelspiel, Editor and Co-founder of the online newspaper Berkeleyside and Natalie Orenstein, Reporter with Berkeleyside. Then, as Palestine is in hunger strike, Cat interviews David Mandel, and Charlotte Kates, international … Continued
On today’s show we talk with Christine Hong, associate professor in the Literature Department and the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz and executive member of the Korea Policy Institute. As the Trump Administration engages in force displays with North Korea, we need to address the issues which could arise. Source … Continued
On today’s show we speak of Free Speech in Berkeley with guest Harmeet Dhillon, First Amendment lawyer representing Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) in a lawsuit against UC Berkeley filed yesterday (Monday) because campus administrators do not permit BCR to host Ann Coulter on April 27. We also invited Dan Siegel, civil rights attorney … Continued
On today’s show we first speak of healthcare taken as a ransom by the government to make Democrats cave to its will. Then, our guest Tony Cross, journalist at Radio France International, updates us on the French Elections results for the first round of the residential race. He is the editor of his own blog: … Continued
The first round of the French election happens this Sunday and it’s a new kind of election. Most of the top contenders are outliers – for example, Marie Le Pen, a hard right, conservative trump-like candidate and melechon, who’s running as an independent. It may be the first time two candidates who are not from … Continued
On today’s show we speak about Berkeley being a battlefield last Saturday, we have Frances Dinkelspiel, Editor and Co-founder of the online newspaper Berkeleyside and Natalie Orenstein, Reporter with Berkeleyside to give us an account of the events. A Lethal Injection Room Source Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SQ_Lethal_Injection_Room.jpg Then, we talk about the Arkansas executions with Jessica Brand legal director at Harvard … Continued
On today’s show we talk with John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation magazine, about the special congressional election. Source Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress Then, we talk about violence prevention in Oakland with Lynnette Gibson McElhaney member of the Oakland City Council for District 3 and Greg Hodge Oakland activist.
On today’s show Cat Brooks interviews Walter Earl Fluker for The Ground Has Shifted: A powerful insight into the historical and cultural roles of the black church, the dilemmas it faces, and the roadmap for an ethical path forward. If we are in a post-racial era, then what is the future of the Black Church? If … Continued
On today’s show we talk about Urban Shield, with Mohamed Shehk media and communication director of Critical Resistance and George Lippman is the vice chair of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, also member of the Berkeley Police Review Commission. Californian Dried Riverbed in 2009 Source Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Drought_Dry_Riverbed_2009.jpg Then, we talk about the politics of California’s drought with Richard … Continued