UpFront – November 20, 2018


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 – We spend much of the hour in the Congo as a new outbreak of Ebola, called the worse since its discovery in 1976, continues to threaten the region. We speak with co-founder and executive director of Friends of the Congo, Maurice Carney about the new Ebola outbreak, local militia, cholera, the pillaging of … Continued

0:08 – Florida embattled in a state-wide recount Mitch Perry (@MitchEPerry) Tallahassee-based reporter with the Florida Phoenix, an online nonprofit news site covering state politics, spent all day Wednesday in court and explains the recount process. 0:20 – Georgia elections are also in court, advocates are demanding all votes be counted Cliff Albright (@cliff_notes) is the co-founder with Black … Continued

0:08 – The science of wildfire in the age of climate change Alexandra Syphard (@DrMalaMujer) is Chief Scientist at Sage Underwriters (wildfire insurers) and affiliate of Conservation Biology Institute and San Diego State University. Her research focuses on investigating landscape change that results from the interplay between human and natural disturbances, especially wildfire, urban development, and climate … Continued

0:08 – What Caused the California Wildfires? Matthias Gafniz (@mgafni) is pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group. He uncovered dispatch audio indicating sparking PG&E power lines were the cause of the giant blaze in Butte County. 0:34 – Florida ballot fight: Mitch Perry (@MitchEPerry), Tallahassee-based reporter with the Florida Phoenix, an online nonprofit news site covering state politics, … Continued

0:08 – On Wednesday November 14, 2018 The Women’s Building in San Francisco presents Me Too and Her and They, an evening of inspiration to end sexual assault. We speak with Vylma Ortiz advocate specialist for The Women’s Building about the event and services they provide. 6pm – 8:30pm. Tickets and event for information here. … Continued

0:08 – Election results analysis with Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters & Politics. 0:34 – What’s Happening in Arizona? How did immigration play out in the senate election? What does the troops surge on the border mean for Arizona? We’re joined by Isabel Garcia, co-chair of the Coalición de Derechos Humanos, a grassroots organization based in Tucson, Arizona. … Continued

0:08 – National analysis: John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is Washington correspondent for The Nation (@thenation). 0:15 – Texas: RG Ratcliffe (@rgratcliffe) is political editor of the Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly).  0:22 – Georgia: Cliff Albright (@cliff_notes), co-founder of Black Voters Matter (@BlackVotersMtr) to discuss the contested race  0:34 – Florida: Mitch Perry (@MitchEPerry) is Tallahassee-based reporter with the Florida Phoenix, an online nonprofit news site … Continued

0:08 – National elections roundup Kara Voght (@karavoght) is a reporter in the DC Bureau of Mother Jones, where she covers Congressional elections. 0:34 – CA elections roundup Nadine Sebai (@NadineSebai) is a state government reporter at Capital Public Radio. Chris Hoene (@ChrisWHoene) is Executive Director of the California Budget and Policy Center, an independent non-partisan research group dedicated … Continued

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: our hosts discuss the chaos and countdown to the midterm elections. With Antonia, Brian and Mitch. 0:34 – Voters motivated by climate change Marianne Lavelle (@mlavelles) is a politics reporter InsideClimateNews (@insideclimate). She joins us to discuss pivotal ballot measures in Colorado, Washington, and how climate change is impacting voters … Continued