0:08 – What Is Democracy? by director Astra Taylor (@astradisastra) is a journey that spans from ancient Athens’ experiment in self-government to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor. Featuring philosophers, activists, workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this film connects the past and present, the … Continued

0:08 – America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border John Carlos Frey (@johncarlosfrey) is an investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. A five-time Emmy Award winner, he is a special correspondent for PBS NewsHour, a former correspondent for The Marshall Project, and a longtime Type Investigations journalist at the Type Media Center. … Continued

0:08 – The science of earthquakes, and what you need to know for the next Big One. Andrew Alden (@aboutgeology) is science writer, founder of a weekly blog on the geology of Oakland and former United States Geological Survey technical editor. Jennifer Strauss is External Relations Officer at UC Berkeley Seismology Lab and Regional Coordinator for ShakeAlert Northern … Continued

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich joins for a discussion on the Squad vs. Pelosi and Trump and the future of the democratic party, previewing Robert Mueller’s testimony this Wednesday, and looking forward to the 2020 campaign season. 0:34 – Xiomara Caro Diaz is an organizer and activist, and a program director with … Continued

0:08 – Plastic has become a central part of our daily lives from coffee cup lids to household products to medical tools to fabrics. Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages everyone be part of the solution to our growing plastic pollution problem. For more on Plastic Free July, we speak with Shilpi … Continued

0:08 – Our hosts Cat, Brian and Mitch analyze the racist attacks by the President against freshman Congressional members Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MI), rep Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), collectively known as “The Squad.” We discuss reactions from Democratic leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, and the Squad, as … Continued

0:08 – Jessica Mason Pieklo (@hegemommy) joins to discuss the Trump Administration’s latest attack on abortion rights as the latest Title X ruling goes into effect. Pieklo is vice president of law and the courts for Rewire.News where she oversees legal reporting and analysis, and is the co-host of Rewire.News’ podcast Boom! Lawyered.   0:12 – … Continued

0:08 – Immigrant advocates and labor activists protested ICE’s use of Amazon facial recognition technology in San Francisco. KPFA’s Casey Roepke covers the demonstration. 0:12 – A small group of Amazon engineers traveled to Shakopee, Minnesota in solidarity with warehouse workers on strike. Weston Fribley (@wtfribley) is a Seattle-based web development engineer with Amazon Go and part … Continued

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch; KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) joins for updates on the US relationship with Saudi Arabia and the Yemen crisis, the government budget agreement and the possibility of raising the debt ceiling, weekend ICE raids, and new Trump administration asylum rules making it harder for migrants to seek asylum in the United States. … Continued

0:08 – How Bay Area communities are organizing to protect immigrant families ahead of ICE raids, expected to start Sunday. We speak with Cynthia Bourjac (@CynthiaBourjac) is an Immigrant Rights Organizer with Causa Justa, and part of the rapid response network in Oakland and San Francisco. KPFA has put together a list of resources, upcoming … Continued