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

  On today’s show: 0:08 –  OJ Semans (@ojsemans), Co-Executive Director of Four Directions vote, and enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, discusses the Native American Voting Rights Act, which was introduced in Congress earlier this month. The legislation is designed to protect the right to vote and ensure equal access to the electoral … Continued

:08 John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, on what we learned from the House Democratic Caucus’ showdown over infrastructure legislation.  :33 Washington Post reporter Isaac Stanley-Becker, author of a story comparing how heavily states leaned on management-consulting firms for their pandemic response — and what happened. :51 Marcel Castanchoa, a Member of AFSCME Local … Continued

0:08 Damon B. Akins, professor of history at Guilford College, co-author of We are the Land: A History of Native California 1:08 Ben Christopher covers California elections and politics for the nonprofit newsroom Calmatters, and recently profiled the top-polling replacement candidate on the recall ballot, conservative talk-radio host Larry Elder.  1:33 Rhonda Pagnozzi is the Lead Curator of … Continued

:08 – Mondays with Mitch  Mitch Jeserich on the passing of Oakland Symphony conductor Michael Morgan, and the path ahead for Democrats’ infrastructure and budget bills as the house gavels back into session :34  COVID Call-ins UC Berkeley infectious disease specialist Dr. John Swartzberg discusses the implications of the Pfizer vaccine getting full FDA approval, and … Continued

Thursday, August 19th, 2021: Updates on situation in Afghanistan as the pullout continues. California’s changing racial demographics. We continue our roundup of what re-opening public schools amidst the pandemic looks like. Faye Carol joins us to talk about the Black Women’s Blues Festival this weekend. All this plus headline news! photo: Joel Rivera-Camacho via Unsplash

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021: We discuss events in Afghanistan with author Rafia Zakaria. We look at school re-openings in the era of COVID-19. We return to Haiti, which is struggling in the wake of a massive earthquake. August 21st in Oakland is Shock G Day to honor the hip-hop artist who recently passed away. All … Continued


Evacuation Continues in Afghanistan; Low Rates of Vaccination Among Cops; Analysts Oppose Oakland Mayor’s Call for More Traffic Stops

On today’s show: 0:08 – @PhyllisBennis middle-east analyst and author of Ending the U.S. War in Afghanistan joins us to discuss what’s next for Afghanistan. 0:34 – Los Angeles-based correspondent for the Guardian @SamTLevin joins us to discuss the low vaccination rates among cops and prison guards. 0:53 – Rami Almeghari reports from Gaza on how … Continued