0:08 – On Saturday, two deputies were shot and expected to survive. But the aftermath has provided the platform for some LA county officials to scapegoat the BLM movement. Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) is a professor and chair of Pan-African Studies at Cal State-LA. She is also co-founder of the LA chapter of Black Lives Matter. … Continued


Photo of Minneapolis police aiming weapon at camera from Physicians for Human Rights, from their report “Shot in the Head” On this show: 0:08 – Peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan are kicking off this week in Qatar. But at stake in the peace talks is the presence of U.S. ground troops, and not … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – On “Mondays with Mitch,” host Brian Edwards-Tiekert talks with Letters and Politics host Mitch Jeserich about Trump saying on tape that he wanted to minimize awareness of the Covid-19 emergency and “play it down.” 0:34 – John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public … Continued


Photo of Berkeley’s orange skies on September 9, 2020 by Brian Edwards-Tiekert. On this show: 0:08 – Dean Baker, senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, joins us to talk about the latest unemployment filing figures – 884,000 filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. “This is a really, really, really high … Continued


Satellite photo: The Creek Fire in the Sierras produces a massive smoke plume. The fire is 0% contained and has roughly doubled in size in a day. On this show: 0:08 – Several additional fires have grown over the past 24 hours, as Cal Fire continues to battle the Creek Fire, and as smoke from … Continued



On this show: 0:08 – As Joe Biden visits Kenosha, Wisconsin and speaks with police shooting survivor Jacob Blake by phone, we talk about the Trump and Biden campaigns and their Wisconsin stops with John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation. 0:19 – Jane Kim, San Francisco supervisor and former California political director for the Bernie … Continued