UpFront – December 12, 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 – Fund Drive Special: An African-American and Latinx History of the United States. Paul Ortiz is a professor of history at the University of Florida and the Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. He’s the author of several books, his latest is An African-American and Latinx History of the United States. Yours … Continued

0:08 – Fund Drive Special: Pleasure Activism adrienne maree brown is a social justice facilitator focused on black liberation, a doula/healer, and a pleasure activist. She’s the author of the critically acclaimed Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, and her latest book is Pleasure Activism: … Continued

0:08 – Fund Drive Special: Unwanted Spy Jeffery Sterling (@S_UnwantedSpy) is a lawyer and former CIA case officer. In 2015 he was convicted of violating the Espionage Act and served 2 years in prison. He was released from prison in January 2018. He is the author of Unwanted Spy: The Persecution of an American Whistleblower. Yours … Continued

0:08 – Impeachment Watch: Articles of Impeachment to be drafted by the House Today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she is directing the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment of President Trump. Mitch and Brian discuss what’s next in the impeachment process. Issues floated: abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of justice and obstruction … Continued

0:08 – This holiday, we re-air one of our favorite interviews with acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise about many points covered in the documentary, The Great White Hoax, that explores Donald Trump’s race-baiting 2016 campaign for the presidency. We speak about the history of white identity, racism and the longstanding historical pattern of … Continued

0:08 – Eric Foner is a professor of History at Columbia, author of The Second Founding: How the Civil war and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. 0:34 – Holly George Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and the award-winning author of sixteen books. Her latest book is Janis: Her Life and Music. 1:08 – Lyvonne Proverbs (@lyvonnep) is body … Continued

0:08 – Vallejo residents are organizing a rally today to demand Solano County DA Krishna Abrams bring charges against the police officer who shot and killed Ronell Foster in February 2018, with families of victims of police violence. Lisa Davis, lead organizer with the Justice Coalition of Vallejo, joins us. 0:17 – Psychotherapist, teacher and author … Continued

0:08 – Impeachment Watch with Hadar Aviram (@aviramh), professor of law at University of California Hastings College of the Law. 0:17 – Further impeachment updates with Ruth Conniff (@rconniff), editor-at-large for The Progressive Magazine, and editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Examiner. 0:27 – KPFA’s Richard Wolinksy reviews Bull in a China Shop, now running at the … Continued