On today’s show: 0:08 – Khury Peterson-Smith (@kpYES), Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies joins us to discuss President Biden’s plan to seize $7B in Afghan funds. 0:33 – Assemblymember Mia Bonta (@AsmMiaBonta) joins us to discuss her legislative proposal to remedy OUSD’s budget problems. 0:45 – Mike Hutchinson (@Blackholemikeh), … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the Ottawa truckers’ protest with Tracey Lindeman (@traceylindeman), a freelance journalist near Ottawa who has been covering the protest for The Guardian and the Associated Press. 0:20 – Program Director of ALMAS, Alianza de Mujeres Activas y Solidarias, a domestic worker organizing project of the Graton Day Labor Center, … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Kalonji Jama (@kalonjichanga), National Coordinator of the FTP Movement (@FTPMovement) joins us to discuss their campaign to provide housing for aging civil rights and human rights activists. 0:33 – Dr. Greg Carr (@AfricanaCarr), Associate Professor of African Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Professor of Law at Howard University’s School … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Jules Boykoff (@JulesBoykoff), associate professor of political science at Pacific University in Oregon, author, and former professional soccer player joins us to discuss the Beijing Olympics. 0:33 – We discuss the San Francisco Police Department’s MOU with the San Francisco District Attorney’s office with Cristine Soto DeBerry (@CristineDeBerry), Founder and … Continued


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OUSD approves school closures; Militia members mount successful campaign to recall Shasta County Supervisor; Plus San Francisco’s fentanyl crisis

On today’s show: 0:08 – Paul Offit (@drpauloffit) Doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Vaccinology and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania discusses his latest book: You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation. 0:33 – We debrief the OUSD Board’s decision … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus joins us to discuss French President Macron Meeting with Russian President Putin. 0:33 – San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin (@chesaboudin), and John Crew, retired attorney for the ACLU join us to discuss the San Francisco Police Department’s intention to withdraw … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research joins us to discuss the latest federal jobs figures. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to discuss the latest COVID science and answer … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Phyllis Bennis (@PhyllisBennis), Middle East analyst and Director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies joins us to discuss the Syrian Civil War and the recent US special forces raid that lead to several civilian casualties and the death of a jihadist leader in northern Syria. 0:33 … Continued


On today’s show: 0:18 – The San Mateo County Superior Court was recently sued for imposing a $300 civil assessment automatically every time an individual misses a payment or court deadline in their traffic infraction case. Joining us to discuss are Zal Shroff, Senior Racial Justice Attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Jeff Cohen, co-founder of RootsAction.org and founder of the progressive media watchdog group FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) joins us to discuss the peace movement and Ukraine. 0:33 – The Oakland Unified School District’s proposal to close or merge schools in order to overcome a budget shortfall has galvanized … Continued