0:08 – Activist and author, Angela Davis, discusses her book: Blues, Legacies and Black Feminism discusses several key early blues artists including Gertrude “Ma” Rainy, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday to illustrate how black women helped shape feminist historical traditions and were able to tell stories, particularly about the reality of women’s sexual experience through their music. (Recorded … Continued


0:08 – David Wengrow (@davidwengrow), is professor of comparative archeology at University College London. He joins us to discuss his latest book, co-authored with the late David Graeber, which is now available as a fund drive premium. FUND DRIVE SPECIAL – Pledge $150 and receive a copy of David Wengrow and David Graeber’s The Dawn … Continued


0:08 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, joins us to discuss the latest COVID science and answer listener questions. This week, we spent the whole hour with him, to also discuss the spreading monkeypox virus. FUND DRIVE SPECIAL – Make any pledge and receive The Politics of Sex, … Continued


FUND DRIVE SPECIAL – Pledge $150 and receive a copy of Elie Mystal’s Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution. 0:09 – On the back of looming news from the Supreme Court, we spend our first hour with a fund drive special featuring Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC), legal analyst and justice correspondent for The Nation, and now … Continued


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New Bay Area homeless numbers; Untold labor history; Plus, a People’s Guide to Capitalism

0:08 – Numbers have been released from our local counties from the national Point-In-Time homeless count. Some parts of the Bay Area, like Alameda County have seen a significant rise in people without homes while others, like San Francisco, have seen the numbers drop. We are joined by Tomiquia Moss (@meeksmoss), the founder and Executive Director … Continued


0:08 – The tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, last weekend, was perpetrated by an 18 year old who livestreamed from his phone as he walked through a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood, executing shoppers. In a 180-page manifesto, he explained that he targeted that supermarket specifically because it was in the most … Continued


0:08 – Finland and Sweden are now officially seeking membership in NATO. John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, joins us to discuss the latest for NATO and how it relates to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. 0:35 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, joins us … Continued