UpFront – April 19, 2021


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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Today on Upfront: We speak with Kennis Henry of National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations (N’COBRA) in light of the passing of HR-40 in the House Judiciary Committee This week is Black Maternal Health week. The US has one of the highest infant mortality rates of any developed country and that’s even higher for black … Continued

0:08 – Biden announces US will withdraw from Afghanistan, what’s next? Sonali Kolhatkar (@SonaliKolhatkar) is host and executive producer of Rising Up with Sonali now airing weekly at 3 pm on Fridays on KPFA. She’s a writing fellow with the Independent Media Institute and author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence. 0:25 … Continued

0:08 – Where do migrant children go, after they arrive at the border? It’s an administrative and humanitarian nightmare. Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) is an investigative reporter covering immigration for Reveal. 0:25 – KPFA News: Attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began making their case today in Chauvin’s trial over the killing of George … Continued

0:08 – Iran nuclear site cyber-attacked, likely by Israel Khury Petersen-Smith (@kpYES) is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He researches U.S. empire, borders, and migration.   0:27 – KPFA News: The City of Oakland has imposed rule changes for sidewalk vending at Lake Merritt, largely impacting vendors who are … Continued

0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: remembering KPFA ally and contributor, Reese Erlich; another police murder in Minnesota, the filibuster, federal infrastructure negotiations, and more. Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:34 – We take your COVID science call-ins with Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley — today … Continued

0:08 – The Biden Administration and the detention and deportation machine Jacinta Gonzalez is a senior campaign organizer with Mijente (@ConMijente) an advocacy hub for Latinx and Chicanx people seeking racial, economic, gender and climate justice. 0:34 – A crucial statewide education race in Wisconsin John Nichols (@NicholsUprising)  National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. His latest … Continued

0:08 – Indirect talks begin with Iran, U.S. and world powers Jamal Abdi is president of NIAC, the National Iranian American Council (@NIACouncil).  0:34 – Judge orders Oakland Police Department release more police records, is this a new era of accountability? Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) is the news editor at Oaklandside, and has been covering the … Continued

On this show: 0:08 – It’s Monday, so we’re speaking with Mitch Jeserich about what’s going on in Washington, D.C., including President Biden’s infrastructure package and economic team. Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:34 – We take your COVID science call-ins with Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of … Continued