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  • What to watch in the Oakland mayor’s race with Darwin Bond Graham of the East Bay Express; Plus: Kevin Powell on toxic masculinity
    0:08 – Midterm election brief: Oakland Mayor Eight candidates are campaigning to unseat Mayor Libby Schaff as the new mayor of Oakland, and with rank-choice voting, anything could happen. Darwin Bond Graham (@DarwinBondGraha  [1]) is a staff writer with the East Bay Express and joins us to break down the mayor’s race. 0:34 – Kevin Powell (@kevin_powell [2]) is a leader in the movement to redefine manhood, an author of over 13 books, including his memoir “The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood.” He’ll be featured as a keynote speaker and panelist this weekend at the annual Bioneers Conference [3] dedicated to breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. The conference will take place this weekend Oct 19-21 at the Marin Center in San Rafael. [1] https://twitter.com/DarwinBondGraha [2] https://twitter.com/kevin_powell [3] http://conference.bioneers.org/
  • Sen Dianne Feinstein and Kevin de Leon have first and only debate ahead of election; Plus: The untold stories of the women who made the Internet
    0:08 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:11 – Sen Dianne Feinstein v Kevin de Leon: California Senate Sort-of-Debate We air clips of the discussion, then discuss with Sherry Bebitch Jeffe (@sbjusc [1]), Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, at the University of Southern California. 0:34 – Author Interview: Claire L. Evans (@TheUniverse [2]) is a writer and musician. She is the singer and coauthor of the pop group YACHT, and the founding editor of Terraform, VICE‘s science-fiction vertical. Her latest book is Broad Band: the Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet.  1:08 – KPFA News: An Unprecedented Number of Women of Color on the November Ballot, Will We See Milestones Set? [3] The November primary is promising to be the year where many milestones are achieved for women and women of color candidates. Minorities, first-time candidates and women have already broke records in the June primaries . Women of color have won more nominations for U.S. House than in any other year. So what explains this phenomenon and what are the expected implications. KPFA’s Mira Nabulsi (@MiraGabi [4]) reports.  1:19 – Great ShakeOut and earthquake preparedness Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:18 a.m. on October 18* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008. In downtown Berkeley, Janet Ruiz, with the Insurance Information Institute / Earthquake Country Alliance, joins us to discuss the Great California Shakeout happening today at Berkeley Civic Center Park. 1:27 – Theater Review:  KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews a Doll’s House, Part 2 now playing at Berkeley Rep through Sunday October 21. [5] 1:34 – Author Interview: Alice Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. H …
  • Midterm Election Debate: CA Prop 3 could be the biggest water bond in CA history, but who will benefit? Plus: Dr Paul Zeitz on new memoir “Waging Justice,” and lessons from the HIV epidemic
    0:08 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:11 – Is the US Voter system secure? David Jefferson is Computer Scientist at Livermore Lab, who has advised multiple California Secretaries of State on voting systems vulnerabilities; currently serving Board Member of Verified Voting, and California Voter Foundation 0:34 – Midterm Election Debate: CA Prop 3 – Water Bonds [1] PRO: Jerry Meral is Director of the California Water Program at the Natural Heritage Institute and one of the drafters of the Prop 3 ballot measure. CON: Stacy Fortner is a volunteer with the Sierra Club (@SierraClub [2]), which has recommended a No vote on Proposition 3. 0:57 – KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews Red Scare on Sunset [3], playing now at the New Conservatory Theater in San Francisco through Sunday October 21. 1:08 – Author interview: Dr Paul Zeitz (@paulzeitz [4]) is a physician and epidemiologist and serves as the Co-Founder of Sustainable Development Goals at the Global Development Incubator.  His latest book is Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold. 1:34 – Roberta Gately (@RobertaGately [5]) is a nurse and aid worker, who’s served in three war zones aiding refugees. Her latest book is Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion and Hope with Refugees Around the World.     [1] https://ballotpedia.org/California_Proposition_3,_Water_Infrastructure_and_Watershed_Conservation_Bond_Initiative_(2018) [2] https://twitter.com/SierraClub [3] https://www.nctcsf.org/shows/201819season/Red-Scare-on-Sunset [4] https://twitter.com/paulzeitz [5] https://twitter.com/RobertaGately
  • Voter purges underway across the US threaten midterm elections; Plus: We host a debate on Oakland’s Measure W to tax homes left vacant
    0:08 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:11 – Jonathan Brater (@JonathanBrater [1]) counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and co-author of the new report Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Vote [2]. Voter purges are an often-flawed process of cleaning up voter rolls by deleting names from registration lists. Done badly, they can prevent eligible people from casting a ballot that counts. This report examines the growing threat, and outlines steps every state can take to protect voters in November and beyond. This builds on the Brennan Center’s 2008 report, Voter Purges [3]. 0:34 – Midterm Election Debate: Oakland Measure W – Vacancy Tax [4] PRO: James Vann is the co-founder of Oakland Tenants Union (@TenantsUnionOAK) [5] a volunteer based renters advocacy group. CON: Wayne Rowland is the Board President of the East Bay Rental Housing Association (@EastBayRHA [6]) 1:08 – D.D. Guttenplan (@ddguttenplan [7]) is an editor at large at The Nation and the author of The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority. KPFA Event: DD Guttenplan will appear tonight, with Michael Lerner at 7:30 PM Exactly who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America? National political correspondent D.D. Guttenplan’s The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and wide-ranging history of the recent fall and incipient rise of democracy in America. St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave in Berkeley. Tickets and info here. [8] 0:34 – Author interview: Jonathan White is a writer, sailor, and conservationist. His latest book is Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean [9]. [1] https://twitter.com/JonathanBrater [2] https://www.brennancenter.org/publication/purges-growing-threat-right-vote [3] https://www.br …
  • SF Measure C Tax to fund homelessness services; Plus: Behind the headlines on the Rohingya refugee crisis in new documentary film
    0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch – in which we discuss the midterm elections, Trump’s new conservative appointees to lower US courts, and one upcoming case to have an impact on climate change, Juliana v US [1]. It asserts  that, through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources. 0:34 – SF Measure C – Gross Receipts Tax for homeless services PRO: Ben Lintschinger (@BenLint [2]) is the Advocacy Program Manager of the GLIDE Foundation, and speaks in support of Measure C.  CON: We made multiple requests over several days to the following proposition C opponents: the No on C Campaign, the Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco, the San Francisco Republican Party, the SF Chamber of Commerce, CA Senator Scott Weiner, and CA Assemblymember David Chiu — none agreed to come on for a debate. Analysis: Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf [3])is the editor of 48 hills, and says Mayor London Breed coming out against Measure C when she says homelessness is #1 on her agenda as mayor is just plain weird.  1:08 – The Killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the geopolitics of Saudi Arabia Ben Freeman (@BenFreemanDC) [4]is the Director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative at the Center for International Policy. 1:34 – The Plight of the Rohingya people in Burma as seen in the new film, Mother, Daughter Sister Jeanne Hallacy is a documentary filmmaker and human rights advocates. Her latest film is Mother, Daughter Sister covering the Rohingya refugee crisis and sexual violence as a weapon of war. Bay Area Screenings:  UC Berkeley Screening and Panel [5] OCT 16 at 5:30pm  100 Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley. No tickets required. Stanford University Screening and Panel OCT 18  Roxie Theater, SF Screening and Panel [6] OCT 28 at 4pm   [1] https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/us/federal-lawsuit/ [2] https …
  • Midterm Election Debate: PETA and the Humane Society debate CA Prop 12 and animal confinement; Plus: Marriott hotel workers strike reaches one week
    0:08 – Midterm Election Debate – CA Prop 12 – Farmed Animal Confinement Requirements [1] If passed, Prop 12: Establishes new minimum space requirements for confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens. Requires egg-laying hens be raised in cage-free environment after December 31, 2021. Prohibits certain commercial sales of specified meat and egg products derived from animals confined in noncomplying manner. Defines sales violations as unfair competition. Creates good faith defense for sellers relying upon written certification by suppliers that meat and egg products comply with new confinement standards. Requires State of California to issue implementing regulations. 0:09 – Bill Mattos is the President of the Poultry Federation, and opposes the measure. Then, we host a debate between two progressive stakeholders:  PRO: Chris Holbein is the Public Policy Director for Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States. CON: Lindsay Dadko is a spokesperson for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. 0:34 – Jennifer A. Gargiulo (@JenniandAuggie [2]) is Managing Director of SF Brewfest n’ Vegan Eats. She discusses vegan culture, and the upcoming festival in San Francisco this weekend Oct 13-14. 0:45 – Marriott Hotel workers strike reaches one week: Anand Singh (@anandanand [3]) is President, UNITE HERE Local 2- that’s the union representing more than 12,000 workers in the hospitality industries of San Francisco and San Mateo. [1] https://ballotpedia.org/California_Proposition_12,_Farm_Animal_Confinement_Initiative_(2018) [2] https://twitter.com/JenniandAuggie [3] https://twitter.com/anandanand
  • Midterm Election Debate: Should Californians be able to transfer their (low) property taxes when they move? Plus: Reporter Shane Bauer on going undercover in prison
    0:08 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:11 – National Races to Watch: Steve Phillips (@StevePtweets)  [1]is a national political leader, civil-rights lawyer, author of NY Times bestseller Brown Is the New White, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the founder of Democracy in Color, an organization dedicated to race, politics, and the New American Majority. His latest pieces for the Nation Magazine are “10 Races that could flip the House [2]” and “How Democrats Fail by Ignoring Candidates Of Color. [3]” 0:34 – Midterm Election Debate: CA Prop 5 – Portable Property Taxes [4] PRO: Gustavo Gonzales, president of the Santa Clara County Association of of Realtors (@SCCAOR [5]) and a spokesman for the Yes on Prop 5 campaign. CON: Graham Knaus (@knaus_counties [6]) is the Executive Director of the California Association of Counties (CSAC), and speaking on behalf of the No on Prop 5 campaign. 1:08 – Deported parents losing kids to adoption: Martha Mendoza (@mendozamartha [7]) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist with the Associated Press. Her latest investigation, with Garance Burke, is “Deported Parents Can Lose Kids to Adoption.” 1:34 – 2018 American Incarceration: Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer [8]) is a senior reporter with Mother Jones. In 2017, he was the winner of National Magazine Awards for best reporting. His latest book is “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment.”   [1] https://twitter.com/StevePtweets [2] https://www.thenation.com/article/10-races-that-could-flip-the-house/ [3] https://www.thenation.com/article/why-democrats-should-invest-in-candidates-of-color/ [4] http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/quick-reference-guide/5.htm [5] https://twitter.com/SCCAOR [6] https://twitter.com/knaus_counties [7] https://twitter.com/mend …
  • Midterm Election Debate: CA Prop 10 and Expanding Local Authority on Rent Control; Plus: Rebecca Traister on the Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger
    0:08 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:11 – Hurricane Michael is designated as a Category 4 hurricane, now headed straight for Florida’s Panhandle. We speak with Mitch Perry (@MitchEPerry [1]), a Tallahassee-based reporter with the Florida Phoenix (@FLPhoenixNews [2]), an online nonprofit news site covering state politics, to discuss the evacuation, and how the hurricane will impact Florida politics.  0:24 – KPFA News: On to races to watch. We’ll go now to the congressional district of our sister station KFCF in Fresno, California’s 22nd–probably the most heavily-Republican district that has a chance of flipping on November 6. The incumbent is Republican Devin Nunes, ardent Trump supporter, and chair of the House Intelligence Committee. The challenger: deputy district attorney Andrew Janz. Vic Bedoian (@VicBedoian  [3]) has this report. 0:34 – Special Election Coverage: CA Prop 10 debate This November, California voters will decide whether to pass Prop 10 and repeal the Costa Hawkins Act, which would lift the ban on rent control for single family homes across the state, and enable local jurisdictions to decide whether to implement rent control measures. We host a debate between the campaigns. Shanti Singh is Development and Communications Coordinator for the statewide tenants’ rights organization Tenants Together (@TenantsTogether) [4], arguing for stronger renters protections. Michael Bustamante is a partner at the public relations firm California Strategies, currently serving as spokesman for the No on Prop 10 campaign (@VoteNoProp10 [5]), urging no on permitting new rent control measures.  See ballot information for Prop 10 here.  [6] 1:08 – KPFA’s Jeannine Etter sits down with Rebecca Traister (@rtraister [7]), writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing edito …
  • CA Assembly District-15 Candidates Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks debate; Plus: Jose Antonio Vargas on immigration, nationality and his new memoir “Dear America”
    0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch, on Tuesday, discussing the significance of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court 0:34 – Special Election Coverage: CA Assembly District 15 Candidates Debate Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks [1]) and Jovanka Beckles (@JovankaBeckles [2]) are running to represent AD-15, which includes the East Bay. They join us in-studio to discuss their campaigns, crucial issues such as housing and education, and take listener calls from the district. 1:08 – Author interview with Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting [3]), a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, filmmaker and immigrant rights activist. His latest book is a memoir, is titled Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Immigrant. [playlist ids="298872,298873"]   [1] https://twitter.com/BuffyWicks [2] https://twitter.com/JovankaBeckles [3] https://twitter.com/joseiswriting
  • Upfront – October 8, 2018
    Indigenous People’s Day
  • Fund Drive Specials: Larry Gonick & Tim Kaser’s Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, It’s Values, and How to Change Them, and Illan Ziv’s Documentary “Capitalism”
    KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [2] 0:08 – Larry Gonick is a cartoonist best known for his collection of comics, A Cartoon History of the Universe which he published in installments from 1977 to 2009. His latest book, with psychologist Tim Kaser is Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, It’s Values, and How to Change Them. 1:08 – Ilan Ziv is an American-Israeli film producer, director and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Fund Drive Specials: Neil Degrasse Tyson’s ‘Accessory to War’ in the global space race, and the CA Field Atlas
    0:08 – Neil Degrasse Tyson (@neiltyson [1]) is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, and host of the hit radio and TV show Startalk. His latest book is Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military [2], with co-author Avis Lang. 1:08 – Obi Kaufmann (@Obikaufmann [3]) is an artist, naturalist and author of The California Field Atlas. KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [4] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [5] [1] https://twitter.com/neiltyson [2] http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Accessory-to-War/ [3] https://twitter.com/Obikaufmann [4] http://kpfa.org/ [5] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • What we know about the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh; Plus a Fund Drive Special: Channeling rage into action with “Unladylike: A Field Guide”
    0:08 – We discuss the significance of the FBI investigation into sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh with Lisa Graves (@thelisagraves [1]) co-founder of Documented, is the former chief counsel for nominations to Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont; she has also served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice. 0:35 – Fund Drive Premium: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Joan Morgan (@milfinainteasy [2]) is a pioneering hip-hop journalist and feminist writer, and author of the new book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. KPFA is offering the book plus the album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill for a pledge of $180. [3] 1:08 – Fund Drive Premium: Unladylike Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin co-host  the podcast Unladylike [4] (@unladylikemedia [5]). Their latest book is Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, with illustrations by Tyler Feder, now yours for a donation of $120 to KPFA. [6] [1] https://twitter.com/thelisagraves [2] https://twitter.com/milfinainteasy [3] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ [4] https://unladylike.co/ [5] https://twitter.com/unladylikemedia [6] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Feminist Soraya Chemaly on the power of emotion in the Kavanaugh hearings; Plus: Dolores Huerta’s 2006 speech “Taking a Stand in History” reflects political issues today
    0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: Today we discuss the latest developments with the new FBI investigating Brett Kavanaugh’s history of sexual assault, plus Governor Brown signs historic bills into law. 0:34 – We continue our discussion on the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, we speak with Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly [1]) is a writer and activist, and currently serves as the Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project. Her latest book is Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger. 1:08 – Fund Drive Special: Excerpts from Dolores Huerta Dolores Huerta, a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement for immigrants and co-founder of the United Farmworkers of America brings her “Taking a Stand in History” lecture to the University of Houston. She spoke on February 9, 2006 at the University of Houston, Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, Texas. We’re offering a USB drive with the complete Dolores Huerta Audio course for a pledge of $120 to KPFA [2].  KPFA’s Fall Fund Drive is here! Thank you, as always, for supporting community radio. You can donate online now at kpfa.org [3] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 and receive the following collections and thank you gifts. [4] [playlist ids="297747"] [1] https://twitter.com/schemaly [2] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ [3] http://kpfa.org/ [4] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Who will oversee the Russia investigation if Rod Rosenstein is fired? Plus: Rebecca Solnit on Kavanaugh, power and sexual assault
    0:08 – Antonia and Brian on Trump’s speech before the UN and US aggression toward Iran 0:12 – Tipping Point: We bring you the highlights of the race to the 2018 midterms. In this series, we sort out the facts from the fireworks, try to ask big questions, and profile key players – all in 3 minutes of election news. 0:15 – Will Trump fire Rod Rosenstein from the Department of Justice? And who would replace him overseeing the Mueller investigation? Jessica Mason Pieklo is Vice President of Law and the Courts at Rewire.News, and co-host with Imani Gandy of the podcast Boom! Lawyered. She explains the significance of firing Rosenstein and what might happen, including the appointment of Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who is well-positioned to take over supervision of Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference should Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resign or be fired. She and Imani Gandy have just released a podcast looking at his past and his relationship with the Alliance Defending Freedom, the conservative litigation firm behind the SCOTUS Masterpiece Cake Shop decision: Boom! Lawyered: Meet the Awful Person Who Could Take Over the Mueller Investigation [1]. 0:34 – Judge Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct and justice for survivors everywhere: Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist, and joins us to discuss. She’s the author of over eighteen books on feminism, Western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster – including Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark. Her latest book is Call Them By Their True Names, yours for a pledge of $110 to KPFA [2].  1:08 – Fund Drive Special: She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Joan Morgan (@milfinainteasy [3]) is an awarding-winning journalist and author. We sit down to discuss her latest book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She appeared last month at a KPFA hosted event in Oak …

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