The decisison in Knox vs. SEIU could make it much much harder to unions to raise money for political campaigns. We’ll look at the impacts with legal scholar William Gould, former head of the National Labor Relations Board. Plus a forum: Has gay pride sold out? With Tommi Avicolli Mecca and members of OccuPride.
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Thursday on UpFront: In this economy, more than 46 million americans are using food stamps — but the senate’s poised to approve a $2 billion dollar cut to that program. Journalist Christopher Cook (http://www.christopherdcook.com/) joins us in studio to dissect the massive farm bill being debated this week. Also, Sonali Kolhatkar discusses Burma’s long road … Continued
San Francisco Sherriff Ross Mirkarimi in the fight of his life before the San Francisco Ethics Commission. We’ve got a report from inside last night’s hearing, analysis from San Francisco Bay Guardian Editor Steve Jones, and reaction from one the domestic violence groups that wants Mirkarimi out. Plus: Sonali Kolhatkar looks at the fights to … Continued
Independent Journalist Reese Erlich discusses elections in Libya, where there are still some 60 active militias that haven’t given up their arms–also, lessons for Syria. Plus: Berkeley’s council votes on a slew of police refom measures, some of which would set national precedents — councilmember Jesse Arreguin joins us in studio; Oakland’s City Council is … Continued
Over the next 11 days, the Frameline Film Festival will screen 217 films from over 30 countries, in what’s being billed as the largest LGBT film festival ever. We’ll look at some of the films—including “Love Free or Die” about the first-ever openly gay Anglican Bishop, and “Call me Kuchu” about the persecution of gays … Continued
A state Senate committee advances a measure to limit local police cooperation with the Secure Communities federal immigration program. It would also tighten rules preventing racial profiling. Spain agrees to a bank bailout worth 100 billion Euros — will it mean fresh austerity measures? And nurses at Sutter hospitals around the Bay Area hit picket … Continued
Owners of the Golden State Warriors say they intend to move the NBA franchise to a new coliseum to be built in San Francisco, but the city of Oakland cries foul, saying the team is trying to wriggle out of paying some seventy million dollars. We’ll speak with the grassroots group “Save Oakland Sports” and … Continued
Shell Arctic Drilling & Earth’s Tipping Point; Casserole Revolution; Butte County Medical Cannabis Custody Battle