On today’s show: Damon B. Akins (@dbakins), professor of history at Guilford College joins us to discuss the book he co-authored We are the Land: A History of Native California. Fund Drive Premium – Pledge $150 to KPFA and receive a copy of We are the Land: A History of Native California. And: Bryant Terry (@bryantterry), Chef-in-Residence at the Museum … Continued


Aerial view of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 2018. Photo by Steven Vance is licensed under CC 2.0.   On today’s show: Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) joins us to discuss the standstill on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the looming debt ceiling. And: Distinguished professor emeritus of Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara Brian Fagan has authored … Continued


Map of Oakland, CA produced in the 70’s on display at the 12th St BART Station. | Photo by Erica Fischer is licensed under CC 2.0. On today’s show: 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 take … Continued


On today’s show: Gary Kamiya, co-founder of salon.com, history columnist at the SF Chronicle joins us to discuss his latest book, Spirits of San Francisco: Voyages through the Unknown City. Fund Drive Premium – Pledge $100 and receive a copy of Gary Kamiya’s Spirits of San Francisco as a gift from us. Pledge $350 to KPFA and join Gary … Continued


On today’s show: we visit the poets warriors in KPFA’s Storytelling for Social Change collection, Jack Hirschman, Janice Mirikitani, and Avotcja. This collection is a gift to you for your pledge of any amount during our fall fund drive. And: We dedicate the episode to celebrating the 100th birthday of Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest … Continued


On today’s episode: Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, on CDC Director Rochelle Wolensky’s decision to authorize Pfizer booster shots for (some) front-line workers And: Erin McElroy, assistant professor of American Studies at UT-Austin, co-founder the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, which is just out with the … Continued


On today’s show: Biden promises to donate 500 billion COVID vaccines to countries that need it most, but is philanthropy enough to end the pandemic? We discuss with Robbie Silverman, Oxfam America’s Senior Advocacy Manager, and spokesperson for the People’s Vaccine Alliance (@peoplesvaccine). And: We speak with Rupa Marya and Raj Patel, authors of Inflamed: … Continued


Smoke from a prescribed burn in Sequoia National Park, 2009. Photo courtesy of Daniel Mayer, licensed under CC 3.0 On today’s show: We learn about climate-intensified wildfires threatening fire-adapted giant sequoias with Fire Ecologist Tony Caprio and Christy Brigham (@christycrows), Chief of Resources Management and Science for the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. And: … Continued


  Haitian migrants at a makeshift shelter in Brasiléia, Acre, Brazil, 2014. Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, over 100,000 Haitians have migrated to Brazil. Photo courtesy of Luciano Pontes/Secom is licensed under CC 3.0 On today’s show: Shanti Singh, Communications & Legislative Director at Tenants Together (@TenantsTogether) joins us to discuss the looming eviction … Continued