0:08 – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister has declared an end to the month-long war in the Tigray region, but the fighting has not stopped. Hundreds have been killed and more than 40,000 people have fled to Sudan. Horace Campbell is Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University 0:34 – The history of … Continued


0:08 – Pardonpalooza: The Department of Justice investigates a cash for pardons scheme, as reports of Trump considering more pardons for his immediate family and for himself. Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel) is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties at emptywheel.net 0:34 – California’s Employment Development Department is a mess, and deadlines loom … Continued


0:08 – Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, talks about president-elect Joe Biden’s economic appointments and the likelihood of more pandemic economic assistance from Congress. Baker says Biden’s picks, including Cecilia Rouse, Janet Yellen, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and Adewale Adeyemo, are generally to the left of President … Continued


0:08 – The Supreme Court hears the Trump Administration’s arguments to remove undocumented immigrants from the US Census (highly unconstitutional) and what we’ve learned seeing Amy Coney Barrett inaction so far. Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) covers courts and the law for Slate. 0:34 – Listeners: What are you dealing with right now, what do you … Continued


0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA 0:34 – COVID-19: updates on latest research and listener calls John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. 1:08 – Author interview: Claire Bond Potter (@TenuredRadical) is a political historian at the New … Continued


0:08 – Confronting American history, racism and political identities Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) is an anti-racist educator and author of the book and documentary, The Great White Hoax. We speak about the history of white identity, racism and the longstanding historical pattern of how racism and racial scapegoating have shaped American politics for centuries. 0:34 – … Continued


0:08 – In honor of the International Day to End Violence against Women today, November 26, we take a look at the case of Lisa Montgomery, who is sentenced to death – the first woman in the US in 67 years – despite severe mental illness from a history of traumatic abuse. Advocates are calling … Continued


0:08 – Biden transition team + climate justice Dharna Noor (@dharnanoor) is a staff writer with Earther, an environmental news site, also part of Gizmodo.com. Her latest report is “The Congressman Biden tapped to liaise with climate activists has received $340,000 from fossil fuels.” 0:18 – Biden’s EPA transition member Andrew McCabe has deep ties … Continued


0:08 – Trump’s 32nd lawsuit challenging the election has failed, what’s next? Ruth Conniff (@rconniff) is editor in chief of the Wisconsin Examiner, a nonprofit newsroom. 0:34 – COVID science update + listener calls John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. 1:08 – Supreme Court to consider … Continued