0:08 – Governor Newsom’s third State of the State address paints a rosy picture, but major challenges with schools re-opening, pandemic recession, inequality, unemployment and more. Dr. Monica Gandhi (@MonicaGandhi9) is an infectious diseases doctor and professor of Medicine at UCSF. Michael Herald is the Director of Policy Advocacy with the Western Center on Law … Continued


0:08 – New UpFront series launch – I. Can’t. Breathe: The trial of Derek Chauvin Alex Vitale (@avitale) is professor of sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College, and the author of “The End of Policing” 0:18 – The jury selection process Mary Moriarty (@MaryMoriarty) was a public defender … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: the new federal stimulus, the George Floyd Act, the filibuster and more. Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, which airs weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:34 – COVID call-ins: John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. 1:08 – KPFA News: White House … Continued


0:08 – Fund Drive Special: A People’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area Rachel Brahinsky (@brahinsk) is a Professor at the University of San Francisco in Urban Studies. Alexander Tarr (@avatarr8) is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Worcester State University. Their latest book is A People’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area, an … Continued


0:08 – Fund Drive Special: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Hip-Hop History Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. His books include Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be, and We Gon’ Be Alright. Davey D Cook is hip hop historian, adjunct professor at San Francisco State, host of KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio, … Continued


0:08 – Fund Drive Special: A Black Women’s History of the US Daina Ramey Berry (@DainaRameyBerry) is the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin. Kali Nicole Gross (@KaliGrossPhD) is the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of History at Rutgers University. They’ve … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – The Senate Rules Committee on March 3 will hold a second hearing on the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. Adele Stan of Right Wing Watch joins us to preview the testimony and talk about what we still don’t know. 0:34 – We air excerpts of Rashid Khalidi talking with Nora Barrows-Friedman about … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich joins us to talk about the status of COVID-19 economic relief in Congress, outrage over Biden’s military strike in Syria, the issue of qualified immunity for police officers, and other legislative news to watch in Washington, D.C. You can hear Mitch on Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM. … Continued


0:08 – Black and Missing in the United States Every year in the U.S., thousands of people go missing, children being the most vulnerable among them. According to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database, in 2019 missing children under the age of 18 stood at 398,250. About 40 percent of those children are black, … Continued


0:08 – Fund Drive Special: Maya Angelou in Oakland Maya Angelou was a poet, playwright, and filmmaker, best-known for her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She was also an incredible performer. When the recording here was made, she’d just received a Grammy Award for the recording of the poem she read at … Continued