UpFront – August 17, 2020


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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Image from savearabamericanstudies.org. On this show: 0:08 – How is Covid-19 affecting kids of different age groups? We take your calls with Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, a professor of pediatrics and Health Research and Policy at the Stanford School of Medicine. Some of her takeaways: We still don’t know if children are less likely to be … Continued

US Senator Kamala Harris in 2019. Presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Harris as his running mate yesterday. Photo by Gage Skidmore.  On this show: 0:08 – Yesterday, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced his long-awaited decision on a vice presidential running mate: U.S. Senator and former California attorney general Kamala Harris. Harris’s record as a prosecutor … Continued

  Front entrance to Oakland Technical High School. Oakland Unified School District reopened on Monday without an agreement with the union OEA on how to safely reopen schools. On this show: 0:08 – Oakland Unified School District reopened, virtually, on Monday — but without a union agreement. So what does this mean for teachers and … Continued

Crowds gather to watch a nuclear test in 1962 at a Nevada test site. Four decades of nuclear testing have caused long-term damage to American communities. Photo from the National Nuclear Security Administration.  On this show: 0:08 – For Mondays with Mitch, Cat Brooks and Jeannine Etter chat with Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters & Politics weekdays … Continued

Photo: A 2020 Census form. On this show: 0:08 – The Census Bureau has announced it will end its census count — both door-knocking operations and online responses — a month early. Advocates say it’s the latest step that could lead to a massive undercount, especially of vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities. Ajay Saini, counsel at … Continued

Photo of militarized Border Patrol raid courtesy of No More Deaths On this show: 0:08 – Christopher Martinez reports on the Covid-19 bills making their way through Congress right now. 0:15 – The Apple Fire is raging in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, forcing over 7,000 evacuations. We talk with Daron Wyatt, a public information … Continued

A Vallejo police sergeant’s badge is bent to indicate fatal shootings of civilians, a new investigation by Open Vallejo says. Photo by Geoff King for Open Vallejo. On this show: 0:08 – For Mondays with Mitch, Cat Brooks and Brian Edwards-Tiekert chat with Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters & Politics weekdays at 10. 0:34 – John Swartzberg … Continued