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

On today’s show: 0:08 – Tabul, the capital city of Afghanistan was recently overtaken by Taliban forces. Over the weekend, images of terrified Afghans scrambling to leave the city flooded news media. @MitchJeserich joins us to discuss the chaos, which marks the end of America’s longest war. 0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the big take-aways from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-IPCC AR6 report and its findings on the greenhouse gas methane with Daphne Wysham (@daphnewysham) CEO of Methane Action. 0:34 – A study commissioned by Santa Clara County found high levels of lead in children near Reid-Hillview airport in … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – New York Governor Cuomo steps down amidst allegations of sexual harassment. New York based journalist and author of The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, and the Fall of New York, @RossBarkan joins us to discuss. 0:34 – Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, Chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division at Lucile Packard Childrens’ Hospital … Continued

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021: The Senate moves to vote on Infrastructure bill. Controversial shift in forest fire management. Violent police crackdown on Indigenous Stop Line 3 pipeline protesters. A history of anti-vaccination sentiment. What do Taliban advances in Afghanistan mean for people there? All this plus headline news! photo: Ian Hutchinson via Unsplash  

On today’s show: 0:08 – On this edition of Monday’s with Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich), we discuss the Biden infrastructure bill and 71st anniversary of the Hiroshima / Nagasaki bombings. 0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg joins us again to discuss the latest on the COVID Delta wave as schools prepare to open. 1:08 – We spend … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – First day of school starts for Oakland Unified School District on Monday August 9th. Sailaja Suresh, Senior Director of Strategic Projects & Initiatives at OUSD, and Chaz García, 27 year veteran OUSD elementary school teacher, and OEA’s 2nd Vice President join us to discuss how educators are preparing for re-opening … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently passed a measure to repeal both Authorizations for Use of Military Force Against Iraq (1991 and 2002). Phyllis Bennis (@PhyllisBennis) Middle East analyst and Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies joins us to discuss. 0:34 – We’re seeing … Continued