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  • Richard Walker on Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the Bay Area, Plus: Hacking the American Mind: The Science of the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains with Dr Robert Lustig
    7am – Richard Walker is a professor emeritus of geography at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught from 1975 to 2012. He’s written dozens of articles and books on a diverse range of economic, urban, and environmental geography. Walker is currently Director of the Living New Deal Project whose purpose is to inventory all New Deal public works sites in the US and recover the lost memory of government investments for the good of all. Richard Walker’s latest book is Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area  appeared at City Lights Books in San Francisco on April 1, 2018. 8am – Dr. Robert Lustig is Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He specializes in the field of neuroendocrinology, childhood obesity and diabetes. His latest book is Hacking the American Mind: The Science of the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains.  
  • Excerpts from the Six-Part Series Capitalism, and The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7am – Excerpts of the 6 episode series Capitalism (2015) CAPITALISM [2] is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Produced by Icarus Films 8am –  The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code (2014) This powerful and landmark documentary “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code [3]” is a result of the collaborative efforts by Dakota filmmaker and Director Sheldon Wolfchild and Co-Producer Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape). The film, based on Newcomb’s thirty years of research, and his book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum, 2008), brings to the big screen an amazing and little known story: The first Christian people to locate lands inhabited by non-Christians (“infidels, heathens, and savages”) claimed the right to assert a right of domination to be in themselves. On the basis of this religiously premised argument, the U.S. Supreme Court has defined the land title of the Indian nations as a “mere right of occupancy” subject to a right of domination on the part of the United States. The first “Christian people” that claimed “ultimate dominion,” said the Supreme Court, could grant away the soil while yet it was still in the possession of the “natives, who were heathens.” [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] http://www.icarusfilms.com/if-capi [3] http://www.38plus2productions.com/
  • In the Age of School Shootings, A History of the 2nd Amendment with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; Plus: Talking to My Daughter About the Economy with Yanis Varoufakis
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7am – The Disarming History of the Second Amendment with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, notable activist, historian and academic, about her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. She gave appeared in Berkeley, hosted by KPFA on April 25, 2018. In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz peels away the sacred myths of Americans’ “right to bear arms” to expose the true origins of the Second Amendment, specifically, the connection between  the arming of the earliest Anglo settlers, modern-day policing, and the persistence of white supremacy as a political force. From the nation’s origins in slavery and colonization to today’s right wing “gun lobby,” Loaded presents a U.S. history of firearms that will be invaluable for anyone interested in understanding the interconnected histories of racism and gun violence in the United States. 8am – Yanis Varoufakis is a former finance minister of Greece and a co-founder of the international grassroots movement, DiEM25 [2], that is campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe. He’s currently a professor of economics at the University of Athens. His latest book is Talking to My Daughter About the Economy or How Capitalism Works – And How It Fails. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://diem25.org/
  • Shakti Butler’s Healing Justice, Plus: Malcolm X’s Iconic Speech, The Ballot or the Bullet
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7am – Shakti Butler’s Healing Justice Shakti Butler, PhD, visionary, filmmaker, transformative learning educator, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many – is President and Founder of World Trust Educational Services, Inc [2]., a non-profit transformative educational organization.  *Upcoming Events:* Shakti Butler – #VRforJustice  “Beyond Imagining: A Virtual Experience of Justice and Healing” [3]June 16, 2018 @ Oakland Museum of California 8am – Malcolm X  Excerpts from the speech “The Ballot or the Bullet” Malcolm X gave on April 12, 1964 at King Solomon Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://world-trust.org/ [3] https://world-trust.org/vrforjustice/
  • Exploring California with Obi Kaufmann’s CA Field Atlas; and A Disarming History of Gun Rights with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7am – Exploring California’s Natural Landscapes with Obi Kaufmann, artist, naturalist and author of The California Field Atlas [2]. 8am – The Disarming History of the Second Amendment with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, notable activist, historian and academic, about her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment. She gave appeared in Berkeley, hosted by KPFA on April 25, 2018. The U.S. loves guns. From Daniel Boone and Jesse James to the NRA and Seal Team 6, gun culture has colored the lore, shaped the law, and protected the market that arms the nation, and the world. In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz peels away the sacred myths of Americans’ “right to bear arms” to expose the true origins of the Second Amendment, specifically, the connection between  the arming of the earliest Anglo settlers, modern-day policing, and the persistence of white supremacy as a political force. From the nation’s origins in slavery and colonization to today’s right wing “gun lobby,” Loaded presents a U.S. history of firearms that will be invaluable for anyone interested in understanding the interconnected histories of racism and gun violence in the United States. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://coyoteandthunder.com/
  • The Doctrine of Discovery film, Plus: What to Expect and How to Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake in the Bay Area
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7am – The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code (2014) This powerful and landmark documentary “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking The Domination Code [2]” is a result of the collaborative efforts by Dakota filmmaker and Director Sheldon Wolfchild and Co-Producer Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape). The film, based on Newcomb’s thirty years of research, and his book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum, 2008), brings to the big screen an amazing and little known story: The first Christian people to locate lands inhabited by non-Christians (“infidels, heathens, and savages”) claimed the right to assert a right of domination to be in themselves. On the basis of this religiously premised argument, the U.S. Supreme Court has defined the land title of the Indian nations as a “mere right of occupancy” subject to a right of domination on the part of the United States. The first “Christian people” that claimed “ultimate dominion,” said the Supreme Court, could grant away the soil while yet it was still in the possession of the “natives, who were heathens.” 8am – What to Expect and How to Prepare for the Next Big Earthquake Andrew Alden, science writer and founder of a weekly blog on the geology of Oakland. He previously worked as a technical editor for the US Geological Survey. Dr. Anne Wein, a principle investigator with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in the Western Geographic Science Center, Menlo Park, California and co-editor of the HayWired Earthquake Scenario [3] — Engineering Implications, which was released last month. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] http://www.38plus2productions.com/ [3] https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-rolls-out-groundbreaking-earthquake-study-haywired-earthquake-scenario?qt-news_scienc …
  • Updates from the Gaza Protests; Plus: Context from the film Al-Nakba and Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7am – Updates from the Gaza Protests. Sharif Abdel Kouddous (@sharifkouddous [2]) independent journalist, Democracy Now! Correspondent and Nation Institute fellow. He is currently in Gaza. Dr. Asaad Abu Sharkh (@Asadabushark [3]) spokesperson for the Great March of Return [4], who is on the ground in Gaza. Fund Drive: Special Excerpts Al-Nakba, a documentary on Palestinian Catastrophe. 8am – Ilan Pappé (@pappe54 [5]) is an expatriate Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor at the University of Exeter [6] in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. Today we air excerpts of his talk given in Vancouver, Canada in 2008. [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] https://twitter.com/sharifkouddous [3] https://twitter.com/Asadabushark [4] https://electronicintifada.net/tags/great-march-return [5] https://twitter.com/pappe54 [6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Exeter
  • How Cambridge Analytica Manipulated the Electoral System, Plus: A History of Anarchism
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7:08AM – No Gods No Masters: A History of Anarchism [2] (Icarus Films) The Russian Revolution. The Spanish Republic. The Paris Commune. The Ukrainian revolution. The Mexican Revolution. From the late 19th century until World War II, anarchists played a key role in these events and in social movements that would shape the world we live in. No Gods No Masters delves into the history of a century of anarchist thought brings us an introduction to the multi-faceted global anarchist movement. 8:08AM – Trumping Democracy: Real Money. Fake News. Your Data. [3] A documentary from director Thomas Huchon details how Trump’s ascendancy into the White House was based on big money and big data, psychometrics, and fake news — timely background in the wake of the revelations about Cambridge Analytica scandal. This episode is part of KPFA’s fund drive! KPFA is community supported public radio, which means listener support is crucial to remaining independent, critical, and honest as a station. Call in (1800) 439-5732 or click here [4] to pledge your support during Fund Drive! [1] http://kpfa.org/ [2] http://www.icarusfilms.com/if-nogods [3] http://cinemalibrestudio.com/trumpingdemocracy/ [4] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Laura McLively Talks Her New Book The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook; Plus: Kirk Lombard Joins us to Discuss His Latest Effort The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7:00 – Laura McLively author of the book, The Berkeley Bowl Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by the Extraordinary Produce of California’s Most Iconic Market. McLively’s enthusiastic debut showcases recipes featuring the unusual and exotic produce found at one of California’s most recognizable grocers: the Berkeley Bowl. 8:00 – Kirk Lombard author of The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast –  An indispensable guide to coastal foraging and fishing in the intertidal regions of our Northern California coast. [1] http://kpfa.org/
  • Richard Walker Talks His Latest Book Tech and The Dark Side; Plus: Obi Kaufmann Joins us to Chat About His Recent Book The California Field Atlas
    This show features premiums offered as thank you gifts for your generous donation to support our work on UpFront and at KPFA Radio. Go to kpfa.org [1] or call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or 1-800-439-5732 to pledge. 7:08 – Richard Walker, professor emeritus and former chair of geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area 8:08 – Obi Kaufmann, artist, naturalist and author of The California Field Atlas [1] http://kpfa.org/
  • Live Coverage of CIA Chief Nominee Gina Haspel’s Senate Confirmation Hearing
    Today, we break from our normal fundraising format to bring you live coverage of the Senate confirmation hearing of Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 7:08 – Rebecca Gordon, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco and author of American Nuremberg: The US Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes and Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States 8:08 – Melvin Goodman, former division chief and senior analyst at the CIA and current senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and professor at Johns Hopkins University.  He is the author of Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence This episode is part of KPFA’s fund drive! KPFA is community supported public radio, which means listener support is crucial to remaining independent, critical, and honest as a station. Call in (800) 439-5732 or click here [1] to pledge your support during Fund Drive! [1] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Update on Hawaii’s Lava Flows, Plus: Is the Bay Area Due for a Big Earthquake? And Nomi Prins on Collusion
    7:08 – Karin Stanton, co-founder and editor of Hawaii 24/7, an online news website, who is based on Hawaii’s Big Island. She has filed stories for Associated Press and Reuters on the ongoing volcanic activity on the island 7:20 – Is the Bay Area Due for a Big Earthquake? Andrew Alden, science writer and founder of a weekly blog on the geology of Oakland. He previously worked as a technical editor for the US Geological Survey. Dr. Jennifer Strauss, External Relations Officer at UC Berkeley Seismology Lab and Regional Coordinator for ShakeAlert Northern California. She is a co-author of the HayWired Earthquake Scenario. Dr. Anne Wein, a principle investigator with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in the Western Geographic Science Center, Menlo Park, California and co-editor of the HayWired Earthquake Scenario — Engineering Implications, which was released last month. Khalid Mosalam, Professor of Structural Engineering at UC Berkeley and Director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. 8:08 – Nomi Prins, journalist and author of Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World. She is a former Wall Street investment banker and previously worked at Chase-Manhattan, Bear-Stearns and Goldman Sachs This episode is part of KPFA’s fund drive! KPFA is community supported public radio, which means listener support is crucial to remaining independent, critical, and honest as a station. Call in (800) 439-5732 or click here [1] to pledge your support during Fund Drive! Image caption: San Andreas Fault in the SF Bay Area. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech [1] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
  • Universal Childcare Faces off with Affordable Housing on SF Ballot, Plus: Habeas Data: Privacy Vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech
    7:34 – Nancy Sidebotham, Oakland Mayoral Candidate Bill Martinez, immigration attorney and organizer of this Saturday’s latin music KPFA benefit at the UC Theater, Radio-Active Resistance Radio-Active Resistance [1] Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall A Benefit for KPFA FM and DACA Support Services Featuring: Arturo O’ Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Bobi Céspedes Band, Son Jarocho All Stars, and Special Guests Click Here To Get Your Tickets! [2] 8:08 – Cyrus Farivar is Senior Tech Policy Reporter at Ars Technica and author and radio producer. His new book is Habeas Data: Privacy Vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech 8:34 – San Francisco Dueling Ballot Props: Universal Childcare vs. Affordable Housing Sara Hicks-Kilday is the Director of San Francisco Child Care Providers’ Association and a part of the Prop C Campaign Committee. Laura Clark is the Executive Director of YIMBY Action, an affordable housing advocacy group  and a part of the Prop D Campaign Committee.   [1] https://kpfa.org/featured-episode/radio-active-resistance/ [2] https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1651780?q=2093a7c1-f46b-460e-9cd1-e4eb9081e548&p=29f9fb99-9492-4009-999d-8b9763940e45&ts=1525807388&c=ticketfly&e=003355a&rt=Safetynet&h=19865ec3e86b64e8e53ce7e9a090f789
  • US Border Patrol Arrests Aid Worker, Jeff Reinhard Who Helps Immigrants Survive the Border Crossing; Arts: Incarcerated 6×9 Illuminates Asian Americans Caught in the US Prison System; Plus: ICE Mines Police Data through COPLINK
    7:08am – Earlier this year Border Patrol arrested a volunteer with humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths [1]. He was arrested for helping immigrants survive the border crossing. During his trail we learned just how intensely Border Patrol has been targeting the organization. Jeff Reinhard joins us. He’s worked with No More Deaths for the last eight years, and shares his story.  7:20am – Wilfred Galila, filmmakers and contributor to a new performance at Bindlestiff studio called Incarcerated 6X9, a multimedia immersive dance experience which tells the story of Filipinos caught in the American prison system. Incarcerated 6×9 is running at the Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco May 19-21. Click here for more information. [2] 7:34am – COPLINK is a police database used by local municipalities to house all sorts of data collected by the police. Not only arrests but demographics, where a person hangs out, what school they go to and so on. According to documents obtained by the ACLU of Massachusetts police in cities across the country have given ICE access to COPLINK. And ICE has been using information from COPLINK to deport immigrants. We talk to Kade Crockford [3] from the  ACLU and George Joseph [4] (@_george_joseph_)a reporter from In Justice Today about why that’s a problem. His latest piece is “New Documents Reveal How ICE Mines Local Police Database Across the Country.” [5]  (Photo: No More Deaths) [1] http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/en/ [2] http://www.apiculturalcenter.org/incarcerated6x9 [3] https://www.aclu.org/bio/kade-crockford [4] https://injusticetoday.com/ [5] https://injusticetoday.com/new-documents-reveal-how-ice-mines-local-police-databases-across-the-country-660e2dfddbe3
  • The Rise of Surveillance Tech with Cyrus Farivar; the Upcoming Elections in Zimbabwe; Oakland Mayoral Candidates Marchon Tatmon and Saied Karamooz; Plus: Vegas Tenold on white nationalist extremists
    7:34am – Cyrus Farivar (@cfarivar [1]) Senior Tech Policy Reporter at Ars Technica and author and radio producer. His new book is Habeas Data: Privacy Vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech 7:50 – Garikai Chaunza – is a journalist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. He gives an update on the upcoming national elections, slated to take place this summer. 7:57 – Theater Review: Richard Wolinsky reviews Eureka Day by Jonathan Spector [2], playing at the Aurora Theater in Berkeley through May 20th. 8:08 – Candidate for Oakland Mayor: Marchon Tatmon (@therealmtat1 [3]) is a community advocate and mayoral candidate [4]. He currently holds a Masters in Public Administration and is housing those in need through Oakland Family Front Door. 8:19 – Candidate for Oakland Mayor: Saied Karamooz (@SaiedKaramooz [5]) is a  [6]Green Party candidate to be the next mayor of Oakland and serves on the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission and as President of the Jack London Improvement District. 8:34 – Vegas Tenold (@Vegastenold [7]) journalist who has been embedding with extreme right groups for years. His new book is Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America. [1] https://twitter.com/cfarivar [2] https://tickets.auroratheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent241.html [3] https://twitter.com/therealmtat1 [4] https://fundly.com/marchon-tatmon-mayor-of-oakland-2018 [5] https://twitter.com/SaiedKaramooz [6] https://everyonesmayor.org/ [7] https://twitter.com/Vegastenold

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