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The Political Battle Over US Border Security; Plus, How “Tyranny of the Minority” is Putting American Democracy into Crisis

0:08 — Arelis Hernandez, is a Reporter for the Washington Post covering Texas, U.S. Southern border and Immigration. Joan Greve is a senior political reporter for Guardian US. 0:33 — Daniel Ziblatt is Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. His latest book “Tyranny … Continued


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Anti-Trans Legislation Hits Hard in 2024; Hindu Nationalism’s White Supremacist Ties; Social Services Hotline Data Offers Opportunities; Plus SF Civil Settlements

On today’s show, we start with a brand new report on the state of Hindu nationalism called The Global VHP’s Trail of Violence, published by Savera, which is a multiracial, interfaith, anti-caste coalition of Indian Americans and partners, standing together in the fight against the rise of the transnational far right. We’re in conversation with … Continued


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UpFront – February 6, 2024

00:08 [Repeat from September 2022] Daniel Swain climate scientist at UCLA and The Nature Conservancy; co-author of an article in the journal Science Advances modeling the likelihood, and impacts, of California’s next megaflood. 00:33 [Repeat from 2019] David K Randall, senior reporter at Reuters. His book is Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to … Continued


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Russia’s War in Ukraine; Corona Calls with Dr. Swartzberg

0:08 — Anthony D’Agostino, Professor of History at San Francisco State University, and an expert on the history of Russia. Author of many books including the Russian revolution and “The Rise of Global Powers: International Politics in the Era of World Wars.” 0:33 — Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC … Continued


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Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Online Child Safety; Plus, Hayward City Council Votes to Divest from Four Companies; California’s Plan for Chinook Salmon Population Decline

0:08 — Mike Isaac, is a New York Times reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area, covering tech companies and Silicon Valley. 0:33 — George Syrop, Hayward City council member who put forth the vote to divest the city’s stock ownership stakes in four companies that have ties with Israel. Vanessa is a member … Continued


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The History of UNRWA and Impact of Aid Funding Cuts; Plus, Cal Poly SLO Pro-Palestinian Protestors Attacked by Police; UC Regents Employment for Undocumented Students

0:08 — Louis Charbonneau is the United Nations director at Human Rights Watch. 0:33 — Ahlam Muhtaseb is a professor of media studies at California State University, San Bernardino. She is Co-chair of the California Faculty Association’s Palestine, Arab and Muslim caucus. Anonymous speaker, who is a faculty member in San Luis Obispo. 0:45 — … Continued


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US-Iran Altercations Since the October 7th Attack in Israel; LA Times Layoffs and the Future of California Journalism

0:08 — Trita Parsi is the co-founder and executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. 0:33 —  Hugo Martin is Assistant Editor at the LA Times Fast Break desk and the LA Times Guild Unit Council Officer and bargaining committee member. 0:43 — Sophia Bollag is a reporter for the San Francisco … Continued


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International Court of Justice Decision on Israel’s Genocide Case; Plus, Dr. Yousef Khelfa Describes Current Situation in Gaza Hospitals

00:08 — George Bisharat, Professor Emeritus at University of California College of Law, San Francisco. His research and writing focus on international legal aspects of Palestine/Israel and on U.S. policies toward the Middle East. 00:37 — Dr. Yousef Khelfa, is a Physician from Stockton currently in Gaza, leading the Palestinian American Medical Association team at … Continued