UpFront – May 1, 2017

UpFront

An hour-long news magazine with a strong focus on state and local issues. Hosted by Cat Brooks, Mitch Jeserich and Salima Hamirani.

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Ann Coulter at UCB, Palestinian Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails and Climate Change Under Trump

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On today’s show Cat brooks discusses Free Speech and Hate Speech about Ann Coulter, she was supposed to give a talk at UC berkeley today. Our guest is Frances Dinkelspiel, Editor and Co-founder of the online newspaper Berkeleyside and Natalie Orenstein, Reporter with Berkeleyside. Then, as Palestine is in hunger strike, Cat interviews David Mandel, and Charlotte Kates, international … Continued


North Korea – Richmond Renaissance

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On today’s show we talk with Christine Hong, associate professor in the Literature Department and the program in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz and executive member of the Korea Policy Institute. As the Trump Administration engages in force displays with North Korea, we need to address the issues which could arise. Source … Continued


Free Speech Lawsuit Against UCB and American War a Novel by Omar El Akkad

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On today’s show we speak of Free Speech in Berkeley with guest Harmeet Dhillon, First Amendment lawyer representing Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) in a lawsuit against UC Berkeley filed yesterday (Monday) because campus administrators do not permit BCR  to host Ann Coulter on April 27. We also invited Dan Siegel, civil rights attorney … Continued


Berkeley a Battlefield and the Arkansas Executions

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On today’s show we speak about Berkeley being a battlefield last Saturday, we have Frances Dinkelspiel, Editor and Co-founder of the online newspaper Berkeleyside and Natalie Orenstein, Reporter with Berkeleyside to give us an account of the events.  A Lethal Injection Room Source Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SQ_Lethal_Injection_Room.jpg Then, we talk about the Arkansas executions with Jessica Brand legal director at Harvard … Continued


Special Congressional Election And Violence Prevention in Oakland

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On today’s show we talk with John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation magazine, about the special congressional election.  Source Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress   Then, we talk about violence prevention in Oakland with Lynnette Gibson McElhaney member of the Oakland City Council for District 3 and Greg Hodge Oakland activist.


Berkeley Pulling out of Urban Shield? And the Politics of Drought in California

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On today’s show we talk about Urban Shield, with Mohamed Shehk media and communication director of Critical Resistance and George Lippman is the vice chair of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, also member of the Berkeley Police Review Commission. Californian Dried Riverbed in 2009 Source Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Drought_Dry_Riverbed_2009.jpg Then, we talk about the politics of California’s drought with Richard … Continued


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