0:08 – In memory of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, founder of City Lights Books, and icon of the free speech movement, who died yesterday at the age of 101 in San Francisco. Including: KPFA recording of Ferlinghetti reading a poem called “Constantly Risking Absurdity.” As part of the collection “A Coney Island of The Mind,” it … Continued


0:08 – Senate confirmation hearings: Deb Haaland, Xavier Becerra and Merrick Garland John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is the National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. 0:34 – The Texas polar vortex explained Eugene Cordero (@eugeneccordero) is a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University, and founder of Green Ninja, an education … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: the legacy of Rush Limbaugh, status of COVID relief, and more Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. 0:34 – John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, and joins us every Monday to talk about the latest COVID … Continued


0:08 – Can the Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020 address the history of discrimination in federal agricultural policy across the US? Will Scott is a farmer and President of The African – American Farmers of California based in Fresno, CA. The African – American Farmers have been supplying produce to the Bay Area … Continued


0:08 – Massive storm and blackouts in Texas leave millions without power now entering Day 4, what’s going on? Erin Douglas (@erinmdouglas23) is a Houston-based environmental reporter with the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit newsroom.  0:34 – Indigenous Peoples Day 5 face felony vandalism charges in Marin County for toppling the Junipero Sera statue at Mission … Continued


0:08 – NAACP and Rep Bennie Thompson file lawsuit against Trump, Giuliani, Proud Boys and Oathkeepers David Levine is a professor of law, and teaches civil procedure and remedies at UC Hastings. 0:34 – Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fanni Willis investigating Trump and his accomplices Stephen Fowler (@stphnfwlr) is a political reporter with Georgia … Continued


0:08 – Impeachment Watch: Trump acquitted a second time based on technical and political calculation by Republicans, what it means and what’s next? Marjorie Cohn (@marjoriecohn) is a professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former president of the National Lawyers Guild. 0:34 – Fund Drive Special: Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was a … Continued


0:08 – Impeachment Watch: Trump acquitted for a second time, 57-43 Geoffrey Kabaservice (@RuleandRuin) is a historian and Director of Political Studies at the Niskanen Center and the author of a number of books, including Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party. … Continued


0:08 – Haiti in crisis: protests spread as President Jovenel Moise refuses to step down Mamyrah Prosper (@MamyrahProsper) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College. Her research focuses on leftist social movements in Haiti. She is also the International Coordinator of Community Movement Builders. 0:34 – Impeachment Watch: prosecution arguments wrap, … Continued


0:08 – Impeachment: right wing media coverage Matt Gertz (@MattGertz) is a senior fellow with Media Matters for America, a politically left-leaning 501, nonprofit organization which acts as media watchdog for scrutinizing right-leaning media outlets. 0:34 – Combatting violence against elders in Asian communities Alvina Wong is the Campaign and Organizing Director with the Asian Pacific … Continued