0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: Oakland Promise, the Mayor’s signature project to raise money to support low-income families and students graduate college, is in the spotlight for its secret finances – more than $1 million dollars raised and no checks cut. Where is the money going? Why won’t the Mayor’s office provide answers to the … Continued


0:08 – Host Brian Edwards-Tiekert analyzes the third Democratic Debate with John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), Washington correspondent for The Nation. 0:34 – We discuss the history of Friday the 13th. Aja Romano (@ajaromano) is a culture writer with Vox, and author of the most recent article: “Friday the 13th isn’t unlucky. It’s a meme disguised as … Continued


0:08 – The Trump Administration bars Hurricane Dorian refugees from the Bahamas in an unprecedented move. Many Afro-Caribbean and African immigrants and asylum seekers are overlooked by the media. To discuss, we’re joined by Nana Gyamfi, a human rights and criminal defense attorney, a professor in the Pan African Studies Department at the California State … Continued


0:08 – KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich on the firing of Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton. We also discuss the US military industrial complex, on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. 0:34 – 48 State Attorneys General launch antitrust probe of Google Sandeep Vaheesan is Legal Director for the Open Markets Institute 0:50 … Continued


0:08 – San Francisco offers PG&E $2.5 billion in buyout to create municipal utility. Tim Redmond is the editor and publisher of 48hills.org 0:34 – Ghost Ship verdict: jury acquits Max Harris, declares mistrial for Dereck Almena We’re joined by Emilie Grandchamps, the mother of Alex Ghassan. He and his fiance, Hannah Ruax of Finland, were … Continued


0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: commentary on the case of Isabel Bueso, fighting deportation and to keep her life-saving medical care in the US, Congressional moves toward impeachment (slowly), and more. 0:34 – Oakland Council member Lynette McElHaney has proposed a formal process to place council-sponsored measures on the ballot. Critics say its a move … Continued


0:08 – Candice Elder (@PortiaElder) is the founder and executive director of the East Oakland Collective. She joins to discuss recent evictions from Oakland homeless encampments. 0:20 – California Assembly bill AB 1482 could expand rent control and establish a rent cap for apartment buildings older than 15 years in California. Carroll Fife is the … Continued


  0:08 – Samantha L. Montano (@SamLMontano) is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management & Disaster Science, University of Nebraska Omaha. She runs the website “disasterology” and joins to discuss FEMA’s level of preparedness for Hurricane Dorian.  0:34 – CNN held a 7-hour 2020 Presidential Town Hall on September 5 with all of the candidates. … Continued


  0:08 – We take a deeper look into the extent of Hurricane Dorian, how storms are increasing in intensity as the result of climate change, and how neo-liberal institutions like the IMF and World Bank prey on “disaster capitalism”  in the Caribbean. Basav Sen (@BasavIPS) is the Climate Justice Project Director with the Institute … Continued


0:08 – Tuesdays with Mitch: Congress is back from recess; Cherokee Nation seeks Congressional representation; another mass shooting in Odessa, TX amid Texas loosening its gun laws. 0:34 – Hong Kong protests Mary Hui (@maryhui) is a reporter for the business news outlet Quartz, and covering the protests in Hong Kong. 0:50 – Kaiser healthcare workers … Continued