we speak with former lifer, Sabir Lockett about how he gained his freedom, transformed his life and became a freedom fighter and advocate. And later Graal Swartz of Soul Mechanix stops by to discuss Black music and the band’s upcoming event.


• The cost of independent media is high. Donate today to KPFA!      • Get Woke with Rising up with Sonali at 5 am, Democracy Now at 6 am, Upfront at 7 am and Democracy Now again at 9 am      • For more morning news and information check out UpFront daily 7am-9am      • Thank Berkeley restaurant Stella Nonna for their delicious contribution to the fund drive