On today’s show: 0:08 – Rebecca Dixon (@RebeccaDNELP), Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project joins us to discuss the end of federal unemployment benefits, who it will harm, and who it has harmed already in the conservative states that ended it early. 0:34 – We discuss the downfall of Oakland’s Ceasefire program and … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the Taliban’s recently installed interim government in Afghanistan with Khury Petersen-Smith (@kpYES), Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. 0:20 – The Ivy Hill-Alice Tenant Union (@1515AliceTU) representing apartments near Lake Merritt successfully negotiated a collective rent agreement after going on rent strike for … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) joins us to tell the story of where he was on 09/11/2001 and discuss what the nation will do now that the federal unemployment benefits have expired. 0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the impact of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana with Ashley Shelton (@AshleyKShelton) founder and Executive Director of the Power Coalition and Flozell Daniels, Jr. (@FlozellDaniels) CEO & President of Foundation for Louisiana. 0:34 – Michael Mark Cohen (@LilBillHaywood), professor of African American Studies and American Studies at UC Berkeley … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Should the Oakland Police Department be released from federal oversight? We discuss that possibility with civil rights attorneys Dan Siegel, John Burris, and Jim Chanin. Both John Burris and Jim Chanin represent plaintiffs in the lawsuit that resulted in the negotiated settlement agreement leading to federal oversight of OPD. 0:34 … Continued

  On today’s show: 0:08 – The United States’ longest-running war has come to an end. The last military evacuation flights left the capital of Afghanistan hours before an August 31st deadline and 20-years after the U.S. led invasion that toppled the Taliban from power. Christopher Martinez reports. Plus, Cat speaks with Phylllis Bennis (@PhyllisBennis), … Continued

David Gilbert and his son Chesa Boudin. Photo courtesy of Chesa Boudin On today’s show: 0:08 – On our weekly segment “Mondays with Mitch,” Mitch Jeserich joins us — he hosts Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. Today Cat and Mitch talk about the Supreme Court striking down President Biden’s eviction moratorium and … Continued