On today’s show: 0:08 – Science journalist Annalee Newitz (@Annaleen) takes us on a journey to ancient cities – how and why they formed, with a keen eye towards the future and the lessons that modern societies can take from their downfall. These revelations and more are contained in their new book, Four Lost Cities: … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Is California ready for wildfire season? We discuss with prescribed fire practitioner and fire historian Jared Dahl Aldern (@JaredDahlAldern) and Lenya Quinn-Davidson (@lenyaqd) Fire Adviser with the University of California Cooperative Extension and director of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council. 0:33 – From the KPFA archives, Mexican-American guitar legend … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Dahoud André coordinator of the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti and Brian Concannon (@Haiti Justice), Executive Director of Project Blueprint both join us to discuss Haiti’s new prime minister Ariel Henry. 1:08 – Raj Patel (@_RajPatel), the New York Times bestselling author of The Value of Nothing, teams … Continued

UpFront, Monday, July 19th: The US Senate is heading back to Washington DC, with a bi-partisan infrastructure bill on the brink of collapse We take your calls on the latest COVID-19 news A look at the flooding in Europe and its connection to climate change The upcoming Oakland City Council vote around the Oakland A’s … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – We speak with Alleen Brown (@AlleenBrown), environmental justice reporter for the Intercept about her investigation of Enbridge and its surveillance of water protectors along the route of its Line 3 pipeline. 0:21 – Christina Aanestad reports on results of the Pacifica bylaws vote. 0:33 – Lastly, we hear stories from … Continued

Today on Thursday, July 15th, 2021 on Upfront: A massive 3.5 trillion ‘human infrastructure’ package has gotten a thumbs up from Senate Democrats, but how does it square in terms of policy in the face of increasing inflation? A look at California’s expansion of tenant relief and a discussion how tenants can pay off their … Continued

On this show: 0:08 – Robert T. Garrett (@RobertTGarrett) is Austin Bureau Chief for The Dallas Morning News and talks about Texas Democrats’ decision to flee the state to prevent state Republicans from attaining quorum on a vote to restrict voting rights. 0:34 – We take your calls on climate science and wildfires in California! … Continued

SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing a right-wing-funded recall effort. Photo: Screengrab from @chesaboudin On this show: 0:08 – The largest, least-regulated drug trade in the United States – one that you are probably participating in this morning – the caffeine industry. Murray Carpenter has devoted an entire book to a substance that also provided … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Maya King (@mayaaking), race and politics reporter at POLITICO, joins us to discuss how critical race theory is being weaponized by Republicans in Loudoun County, Virginia. 0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to discuss the latest … Continued