UpFront – December 6, 2021


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 show: 0:08 – Jennifer Friedenback (@fbach4), Executive Director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness joins us to discuss the closing of San Francisco’s shelter in place hotels despite the city’s access to state funds which would extend the emergency housing program. 0:33 – Karin G. Oen, Principal Research Fellow at the Centre … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss arguments heard by the Supreme Court on the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health which could challenge the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade with Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady), Senior Editor of Law and Policy at Rewire News and co-host of the podcast Boom! Lawyered. 0:34 – Alastair Bland (@allybland), … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the drought forecast with Eugene Cordero (@eugenecordero), professor of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University and also founder and director of the educational publisher Green Ninja. 0:20 – San Francisco Supervisors approved a spending measure yesterday, setting aside $64 million for an existing program that … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Lori Wallach (@wallachlori), Founder and Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch joins us to discuss why people are protesting around the globe to demand the WTO waive intellectual property restrictions and speed up production of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies. 0:33 – We discuss the Honduran presidential election with Dana … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC), covers courts and the law for Slate. He joins us to preview some of the important cases that SCOTUS is scheduled to hear arguments on this month.   0:33 – We discuss Omicron, a new COVID variant originated in South Africa with Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical … Continued

On today’s show: 0:15 – Dr. Monica Gandhi (@MonicaGandhi9) joins us to discuss how she plans to keep her family safe from COVID during Thanksgiving and measures to take if some members of the family aren’t fully vaccinated and or otherwise immunocompromised. 0:33 – David J. Silverman, a professor of history at George Washington University … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – We unpack closing arguments in the Ahmaud Arbery case with Christopher Bruce, Policy Director with the ACLU of Georgia (@ACLUofGA). 0:33 – Angelica Salas, Executive Director of @CHIRLA – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights joins us to discuss national immigration policy and immigration provisions inside of the Build Back … Continued

0:08 – November  (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss the Build Back Better bill that just passed the house and heads to the Senate this week. 0:33 – More of your COVID science questions answered by Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of … Continued