UpFront – August 19, 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 – UpFront Spotlight on Political Prisoner: Dr Mutulu Shakur For our political prisoner spotlight this week, we focus on Dr. Mutulu Shakur, organizer, activist, acupuncturist and stepfather of the late HipHop icon Tupac Shakur. Mutulu was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his contested involvement in a 1981 robbery of a Brinks armored … Continued

0:08 – Hong Kong protest update – protesters seeing China escalate violence and mis-information campaign, must decide where pro-democracy movement will go next We’re joined by Mary Hui (@maryhui) is a reporter for the business news outlet Quartz, and covering the protests in Hong Kong.  0:34 – Indigenous activist communities and climate catastrophe is on … Continued

0:08 – Cat and Brian discuss the gun control debate, white supremacy and racist violence, and the path to abolition. 0:34 – Author Interview: Emily Bazelon (@emilybazelon) is a Staff writer with the New York Times Magazine, co-host of the podcast Slate Political Gabfest, and the Truman Capote Fellow at Yale Law School. Her latest … Continued

0:08 – Sandra Cuffe (@Sandra_Cuffe) is a freelance journalist based in Central America, contributing to Al Jazeera and the Washington Post. She joins us now from Guatemala, where she’s covering the presidential elections and the immigration. 0:34 – Noah Greenwald (@Noah_Ark_757) is the Endangered Species Director with the Center for Biological Diversity. He joins to … Continued

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch; KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich joins to discuss recent ICE raids, gun control laws coming through congress during the August recess, the rise of white supremacist violence in America, and the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein over the weekend. 0:34 – ICE raids targeted nearly 700 Mississippi workers last week. Bill Chandler joins … Continued

0:08 – Black August is a month of reflection on the countless examples of Black resistance to colonial oppression and is seen as a time to commemorate black resistance and to honor political prisoners. For more on Black August we speak with Kalonji Jama Changa (@Kalonjichanga), East Coast Coordinator of the Black August Organizing Committee and … Continued

0:08 – Two cities mourn mass shootings: live from El Paso, TX and Dayton OH Lauren Villagran (@laurenvillagran) is a reporter with the El Paso Times and the USA Today Network, and covered the protests of Trump’s visit to El Paso yesterday.  0:20 – Tom Gnau (@ThomasGnau) is a staff writer with the Dayton Daily … Continued

0:08 – KPFA’s Sean Flannely reports on protests at the Lawrence Livermore Lab over the development of nuclear weapons on the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings. 0:13 – Ather Zia (@aziakashmir) is a poet and a political anthropologist who teaches Anthropology and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Colorado Greeley. She is the … Continued

0:08 – Cat and Mitch discuss the 0:20 – Filmmaker Stanley Nelson examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture. The film combines archival footage and interviews with surviving Panthers and FBI agents to tell the story of the revolutionary black organization Black … Continued

0:08 – Special Coverage: Mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH over the weekend by white supremacist terrorists; plus Trump’s press conference live we go to the President’s press conference live, responding to the mass shootings over the weekend. Then, we’re joined by Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield), associate faculty member with the Brooklyn Institute … Continued