UpFront PM – June 21, 2021

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UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. UpFront PM is the afternoon edition of UpFront. Pitch us at [email protected]

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UpFront PM – June 17, 2021

On today’s show: Javier Puente (@puentevaldiva) Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latinx Studies at Smith College joins us to unpack how newly elected president of Peru, Pedro Castillo came to power. Castillo was a rondero or peasant militia member in his youth and later became a teacher’s union leader. Some observers describe him as … Continued


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UpFront PM – June 16, 2021

Today on UpFront: We spend the hour speaking with Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff), author of Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet–And How We Fight Back. In order to save the planet she argues, wealth in the United States must be redistributed and it will require nationalizing industry.


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UpFront PM – June 15, 2021

Today on UpFront PM: Vincent Ni (@nivincent), China Affairs Correspondent for The Guardian joins us to talk about NATO’s official language against China, marking them as a threat to the West. Ni argues that Cold War analogies often employed to explain the tension between China and the US are not accurate and instead couches the … Continued


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UpFront PM – June 14, 2021

Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, joins us again to take your calls on Covid-19. He talks about results from the Novavax vaccine study, who’s left out of herd immunity figures, how to talk to family members who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid, and … Continued


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UpFront PM – June 10, 2021

On this show: Drivers in the gig economy are suffering under new company policies shifting their pay and schedule. We look at how workers who toil for companies like Uber, Lyft, Doordash and Postmates are doing in a post-Prop 22 world. Guests: Veena Dubal is professor of law at UC Hastings, where she publishes research … Continued