Election season is officially here, and women of color are shattering previous numbers as candidates at all levels. There have been some notable and unexpected victories by progressive women of color, taking out establishment candidates, from Stacey Abrams in the Georgia Governor’s race to Congressional candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, Rashida Tlaib in Michigan … Continued
In the age of Trump — and before him, of Obama — change from the top seems far out of reach for progressives. Some have drawn from the past and have struggled from the bottom up for a just city, perhaps the premier case being Richmond, California. Journalist Steve Early talks about Richmond, Chevron, labor … Continued
Who decide what’s news in the East Bay, and who’s covering it? We talk with Nick Miller, of the East Bay Express (Trump is coming to the Bay Area Friday! racism on nextdoor.com!), and with Martin Reynolds, former editor of the former Oakland Tribune, about Oakland Voices; community correspondence with the REAL news. With host … Continued
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A Labor Day weekend round-up of the state of work, 2015. PLUS: his grandfather had least 20,000 books, and his grandmother fed most of the leftist intelligentsia of Europe—Sasha Abramsky’s memoir is for all of us. AND: renters’ rights—on the agenda, on the ballot, in Richmond, San Jose, Santa Rosa. With host Kris Welch.
Taking the power struggle out of parenting: sound impossible? It can be done, and you and any children you know will benefit. Sharon Strand Ellison shows us how. PLUS, two empowering, eye-opening, historical novels introduce young people, and folks of all ages, to the richness and possibilities that are all around us, even in the … Continued