UpFront – January 26, 2021

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0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: What we know about how the impeachment trial will go down; what work might get done before then?, the standoff over adopting Senate rules and more Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:34 – COVID call-ins John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases … Continued


0:08 – On the transfer of power, the Biden Presidency with a Democrat majority in Congress, challenges ahead and more. John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is a National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. 0:34 – KPFA News: A raft of executive orders by President Biden aims to undo many of his predecessor’s hallmark initiatives on immigration, such as … Continued


0:08 – Inside Biden’s economic stimulus plan, as new unemployment numbers show a bleak picture for the US. Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. 0:34 – Inside Biden’s executive orders on immigration Eduardo Canales is Board Chair of the National Network of Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and … Continued


On this show: 0:15 – In its dying gasp, the Trump administration has targeted Black migrants from African and Caribbean countries for deportations, immigrant advocates and watchdog groups say. Two Haitian boys ages 9 and 19 were detained and separated at San Francisco International Airport this week. Immigrants’ rights advocates sprang into action to try … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA, joins us to talk about the politics in Congress, as the legislative body continues to reel from the January 6 riots. Host Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Jeserich discuss a reported “power-sharing” agreement between Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell in the U.S. … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – We air a piece by journalist Colin Edwards about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final visit to northern California on January 14, 1968. 0:34 – From the archives: Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks with Greg Bridges at a KPFA author event, on reparations, police violence, capitalism and more. 1:08 – Toward the … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – Ugandans went to the polls yesterday, following a presidential campaign marred by violence and deaths. Incumbent President Museveni has been in power for 35 years and faces a tough challenge against 10 competitors, including Bobi Wine, a popular lawmaker and musician. We discuss the Ugandan elections with Horace Campbell, professor … Continued


0:08 – House votes to impeach Trump for the second time, what could other legal consequences look like? Marjorie Cohn (@marjoriecohn) is a professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former president of the National Lawyers Guild.  0:34 – Civil liberties concerns in expanding domestic terrorism powers; plus we take listener calls. Zahra … Continued


0:08 – US House to debate and vote on the 25th Amendment to remove Trump Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:34 – Governor Newsom unveils new budget for California Laurel Rosenhall (@LaurelRosenhall) covers politics and power for CalMatters, focused on the State Capitol. 0:45 – How does the … Continued


0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: House takes action on impeachment, removal by other means, congressional expulsion and more. Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:34 – COVID call-ins John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. 1:08 – Bay Area Congressional Representatives react … Continued