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Before COVID-19, about 700 people were dying every day in the U.S. due to poverty. Because of this nation’s tolerance for death, as long as those dying are poor and people of color, the national response to this pandemic has further exposed the country’s distorted morality.
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Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties hardbound book by KPFK host Jon Wiener and historian Mike Davis.
Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of L.A. in the sixties, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors storied personal histories as activists.
America has witnessed through smartphone video documentation, yet another brutal murder of a black man at the hands of police, and although there has been a demand for Black Lives to Matter for years now, will Floyd be yet another victim in the deadly toll of racist policing?
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Harvard University philosophy professor Dr. Cornell West appeared on CNN Friday night amid nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and offered a searing indictment not just of white supremacy, the neo-fascism of President Donald Trump, and a criminal justice system that repeatedly brutalizes the poor and people of color
— Jon Queally
One of the central tenets of modern society is that the State has a monopoly on violence in order to ensure social order. In turn, the sovereign rulers of the State set the parameters of how violence is exerted to achieve this end.
— Alan Minsky
Reacting to the pain and anger felt across the nation in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, protests across Los Angeles began peacefully. After some engaged in looting, graffiti, and the setting of car and building fires, unlawful assembly was declared. 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. curfews are now in place across the region.
— Dan Fritz
Join the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) and SEIU California for a webinar on the outsized role of workers in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts, as we reimagine a social safety net that protects and supports our frontline workers.
— Anyel Z Fields
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 700 people were dying every day in the U.S. because of the crisis of poverty. And because of this nation’s high tolerance for death, as long as those who are dying are poor and people of color, the national response to this pandemic has only further exposed the country’s distorted morality.
— The Poor People's Campaign
More than 3 million students. Hundreds of campuses. A state higher education budget of $36 billion. As we’ve heard so often lately, California is a nation-state, and its system of colleges and universities is equally gargantuan.
— Felicia Mello
A group of LA volunteers have set up a national hotline to help during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide medical supplies to the frontline heroes. Supplies Save Lives are a group of volunteers who have set up a text number to collect donations from citizens, businesses and other places that may have a surplus
— Anyel Z. Fields
As President Trump calls Minneapolis protesters "THUGS" and tweets, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Twitter flags the tweet with a warning it glorifies violence, just as Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for how they monitor content. "Trump has prospered through his use of social media and its attention-hoarding algorithms to basically disinform and misinform people," says Ramesh Srinivasan, professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
As the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic shifts to Latin America, so too has the use of COVID-19 as a pretext for police repression. "We're seeing that COVID-19, like other pandemics before it, magnifies structural discrimination. And sadly, it's often the most marginalized that are the first targets," says Louise Tillotson, co-author of a new Amnesty International report on the abuse. We also go to San Salvador to speak with journalist Jorge Cuéllar.
As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.
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FEATURING ROB BOSTON – The Trump administration has updated the CDC’s guidelines on reopening churches and other houses of worship to allow for choirs to sing – this in spite of the documented manner in which the coronavirus can spread through respiratory droplets especially when infected people talk and sing. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court...
FEATURING MATT RICHTEL – Americans have been delving deep into the science of viruses and our own biological defenses during the extraordinary coronavirus lockdowns. We discuss antibody responses, vaccine development, and health statistics on social media, attempting to grasp what is plaguing humanity and how to fight it. A timely new book explores the human...
Protests continue to rage in Minneapolis for a third day in a row over the police killing of a black man named George Floyd. On Thursday night, the Minneapolis police department’s third precinct building was once more surrounded by protesters as it is close to where Floyd was killed. Police fired tear gas and rubber...
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It has been a harrowing 24 hours since getting off air on Thursday night, with protests exploding in major cities across the country overnight in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. On today's BradCast, we cover the latest developments including the arrest, just before airtime, of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, [...]
On today's BradCast, it's concierge service from the Fed for Wall Street during the crisis, as American workers are left fighting for table scraps to stay alive. Again. [Audio link to full show is posted at end of summary.] New weekly unemployment numbers out on Thursday from the U.S. Dept. of Labor suggest that while new [...]
Community media, news, services, and journalism are all cornerstones of our democracy and are more critical than ever. Many community organizations, publications, and independent media companies will become casualties of the pandemic. Our world has changed profoundly and KPFK is adapting to it, so we can still be here for you.
— Anyel Z Fields
Tomorrow at 7 PM, KPFK General Manager will be hosting a conversation about KPFK, its place in Southern California, and its future.
— Anyel Z Fields
We are watching how our long battle in bringing a progressive vision to our democracy is finally beginning to take hold. We were here long before Bernie Sanders and the New York Times shifted the conversation from liberal to progressive thinking.
— Anyel Z Fields
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