UpFront – July 7, 2022


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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On today’s July 4th holiday broadcast: 0:08 Historian Adam Hochschild joins us to discuss the Americans who volunteered to fight fascism before defeating it was the policy of their country. We discuss his book Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. 1:08 – A journey into the sounds of nature and … Continued

0:08 – We continue our discussion on the consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade with Jennifer Kerns, MD, MS, MPH and Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF who tells us what her clinic is doing to prepare for an influx of out-of-state abortion patients. … Continued

0:08 – We discuss the recent admission of Sweden and Finland into NATO and its ramifications on nuclear armament with George Beebe, Director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Former head of Russia analysis for the CIA, and author most recently of The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia … Continued

On today’s show . . . 0:08 – We explore the latest in congressional hearings on the January 6th insurrection with John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine. 0:33 – In May 2021 after an extended Immigration Customs Enforcement detention, Walter Cruz Zavala went back to El Salvador, but he’s back imprisoned … Continued

0:08 – Debriefing the watershed election from Colombia last week, which brought for the first time, a left wing government, we explore what it means to take office in a country that is mired in political corruption investigations beset by inflation. We’re joined by co-authors of a recent piece from Jacobin magazine: Mikael Wolfe (@Mikaeloup) … Continued

0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses the latest developments in international news: The G7 meeting, Russian oil, the war in Ukraine, and implications of Latin America’s latest elections. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, discusses the latest COVID science … Continued

0:08 – Two years after the Oakland Unified School District passed the George Floyd Resolution, which completely dismantled their school police department, we speak with Ebony Johnson, a staff organizer with the Black Organizing Project who was at the forefront of the push to dismantle. 0:33 – As we head into Pride weekend less than … Continued

As pride weekend approaches, we decided to look back at the political history of the annual Pride celebration. 0:08 – Former host Salima Hamirani speaks with Felicia “Flames” Elizondo, a local lifelong trans activist who was a part of San Francisco’s 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria Riots, who lived her last three decades with AIDS. Last year, … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Michael Willrich, professor of history at Brandeis University discusses his book Pox: An American History. 0:33 – David K. Randall (@dkrandall), senior reporter at Reuters discusses his book Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague. 1:08 – Gene Slater discusses his book … Continued