SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing a right-wing-funded recall effort. Photo: Screengrab from @chesaboudin On this show: 0:08 – The largest, least-regulated drug trade in the United States – one that you are probably participating in this morning – the caffeine industry. Murray Carpenter has devoted an entire book to a substance that also provided … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Maya King (@mayaaking), race and politics reporter at POLITICO, joins us to discuss how critical race theory is being weaponized by Republicans in Loudoun County, Virginia. 0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to discuss the latest … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Frantz Jerome, a Haitian activist based in Florida and Walter Riley (@walterphillip), a longtime Oakland social justice activist and civil rights lawyer join us to unpack the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. 0:34 – What is holding up the MUNI? We take questions from listeners with Jeffrey Tumlin (@jeffreytumlin), … Continued

Photo: Everett and Jones BBQ, founded in Oakland, has been family-run since 1973 On this show: 0:08 – The confirmed death toll from the Miami condo collapse has now reached 46, with over 90 people still unaccounted for. In 2018 documents, an engineer warned of structural damage at the condo. We talk with Anjali Singhvi, … Continued

On this show: 0:08 – The Trump Organization has been indicted for tax fraud. Russ Choma joins us – Choma is a reporter in the Washington bureau of Mother Jones covering money in politics and influence. 0:34 – The Supreme Court just ruled against Democratic Party leaders in Brnovich vs. DNC, where the Democratic National Committee … Continued

On this special holiday weekend edition of UpFront, we return to these two interviews recorded in January 2021: 0:08 – We discuss conspiracy theories, why they’re a problem and how to combat them with Spencer Sunshine (@transform6789), a sociologist who has been researching, writing about, and counter organizing against the far-right for over 15 years; and … Continued

Today: a whole show on violence in Oakland. What’s happening and where do we go from here? 0:08 – Nikki Jones (@socprofjones), a Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley joins us to discuss what to make of the increase in violence – homicides, aggravated assaults, domestic violence; not just in Oakland, but across … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC), a legal analyst and Supreme Court Correspondent for Slate Magazine joins us to round up this week’s Supreme Court decisions including a dissenting opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas which appears to support marijuana sale and cultivation. 0:20 – The Arab Resource Organizing Center calls for a week … Continued