On today’s show: 0:08 The legislative package that would have brought California closer to its own single payer healthcare system stopped dead in its tracks yesterday. Democratic Assemblymember Ash Kalra of San Jose (@Ash_Kalra) joins us to unpack his decision to call off a floor vote for AB 1400. 0:16 – After that, president of … Continued


  On today’s show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) national affairs correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss (D-WA) Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s push to revive Build Back Better bill and urging the U.S. towards diplomacy over tensions at the Ukraine border. 0:33 – We discuss COVID science and take listener questions about the disease … Continued


On today’s show: Pamela E. Glazner, a lawyer with the Emanuel Law Group joins us to discuss a new California law that outlaws “stealthing” or non-consensual condom removal. 0:33 – We speak with an organizer distributing COVID-related mutual aid resources to underserved communities in Oakland, Tur Ha Ak (@crcpocc), founder of Community Ready Corps and … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Dana Frank, Professor Emerita of History at UC-Santa Cruz joins us to discuss Honduran President Xiomara Castro’s swearing in. Frank’s latest book is The Long Honduran Night. 0:34 – We discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to affirmative action in the fall with Mona Tawatao (@monatawatao), Legal … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Conn Hallinan, military analyst and former columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus joins us to discuss the latest developments on the Russian border with Ukraine. 0:33 – We discuss racial discrimination in home appraisals, a practice which has been described by some observers as “present day redlining” with Lauren Hepler … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – PG&E’s emerges from probation for its role in the San Bruno pipeline explosion. We discuss what’s next for the private utility with Mark Toney, Executive Director of The Utility Reform Network. 0:33 – We shed some light on the sexual abuse allegations at FCI Dublin with Susan Beaty, a staff … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich), host of Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA joins us to reflect on the first year of Joe Biden’s presidency. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to review the latest COVID … Continued


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Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption’s impact on Bay Area Tonga community; COVID outbreak at San Quentin; More on the February 15th special election; Plus the family of Angel Ramos to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of his death with a community give back

On today’s show: 0:08 – We continue our discussion of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and its impact on the Tonga community here in the Bay with Sesilia Langi Pahulu, Operations Manager of SF Enterprises and Logistics in Oakland. 0:33 – James King, Campaign Manager with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights joins us to … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the spectacular and devastating Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption with Jackie Caplan-Auerbach (@geophysichick) seismologist, volcanologist, and professor of Geology at Western Washington University. 0:33 – A court hearing in the Babu v. Alameda County case takes place this afternoon. Link to participate here. The hearing will determine approval of … Continued