0:08 – Mitch Jeserich on Oakland saying goodbye to the Warriors, and their bid for the NBA Finals Championship 0:20 – A new outbreak of ebola has spread trans-nationally, with 2 deaths now reported in Uganda Tamba Danmbi-Saa Democratic Republic of Congo Humanitarian Program Manager for Oxfam International (@Oxfam), based in Kinshasa. 0:34 – How … Continued


0:08 – India is experiencing an extreme heat wave, with temperatures reaching up to 123 degrees – what are the strategies to cope? Hem Himanshu Dholakia (@hemdholakia) is Senior Research Associate at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (@CEEWIndia) 0:16 – What did Mexico agree to to avoid Trump’s tariffs? Laura Carlsen is the … Continued


0:08 – Hong Kong: Protests over extradition law Jason Ng is Hong Kong-based attorney who heads the Progressive Lawyers Group. His books include one on the last wave of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong; it’s entitled Umbrellas in Bloom. 0:20 – What’s in California’s new budget deal Jessica Bartholow (@Jess_Bartholow) is a policy advocate with … Continued


0:08 – Monday news commentary (Mitch is out today): Thank you to our listener donors who came to dinner last week; US withdraws tariff threats; a 39 year old man found dead in Santa Rita on June 5, his identity is still unknown; LAPD kill another man in South Central; and Oakland Council President Rebecca … Continued


0:08 – South African middle-distance runner and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya won an interim ruling in her battle against the IAAF when the Swiss supreme court ordered the athletics’ governing body to suspend rules to force Semenya take testosterone lowering medication. For more on Caster Semenya, we’re joined by Madeleine Pape (@Madeleine_Pape) a … Continued


0:08 – Sudan’s military authorities crackdown on protesters, estimated over 100 people dead Jalelah Sophia (@JalelahAhmed) is communications director with Sudanese Americans for Non-Violent Demonstrations. Zachariah Mampilly (@Ras_Karya) is a professor of political science and international studies at Vassar College, and the authormost recently of Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change. 0:34 – Trump … Continued


0:08 – Trump threatens to impose strict tariffs on Mexico, severely impacting both US and Mexican economies. We speak with Mark Weisbrot (@MarkWeisbrot), co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, then Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy on the impact of US tariffs on Mexican politics. 0:34 … Continued


0:08 – New elections in Israel, Netanyahu clings to power among corruption charges Gideon Levy is a columnist with the Israeli paper Haaretz, covering the Israeli elections. 0:20 – Arguments at 9th Circuit could end permits for oil, gas, and coal. Andrea Rogers is a Senior Staff Attorney with Our Children’s Trust, and co-council on … Continued


0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: Trump’s smear campaign against Mueller; International Sex Workers day was June 2; Angel Ramos’ birthday is today, he was killed by Vallejo PD who are one of the most violent departments in CA, and now under the spotlight to be held in account; the Virginia Beach mass shooting tragedy 0:34 … Continued


0:08 – Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and is also the fastest growing religion in US prisons. And as Muslims in the U.S. observe the holy month of Ramadan, we’ll explore basic history and beliefs of Islam and why prisoners are heavily gravitating towards the religion with Imam Abu Kadir Al-Amin, … Continued