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    UpFront – November 27, 2020

    UpFront – November 27, 2020

    UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.

    • 3 uur 19 min.
    UpFront – November 26, 2020

    UpFront – November 26, 2020

    UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.

    • 3 uur 19 min.
    International Day to End Violence against Women: Lisa Montgomery sentenced to death as advocates rally for mental healthcare; Plus: the movement for debt abolition; and Ethiopia’s Tigrey conflict explained

    International Day to End Violence against Women: Lisa Montgomery sentenced to death as advocates rally for mental healthcare; Plus: the movement for debt abolition; and Ethiopia’s Tigrey conflict explained

    [caption id="attachment_348123" align="aligncenter" width="302"] A portrait of Lisa Montgomery drawn by Azul Quetzalli (Image: savelisa.com [1])[/caption]

    0:08 - In honor of the International Day to End Violence against Women today, November 26, we take a look at the case of Lisa Montgomery, who is sentenced to death - the first woman in the US in 67 years - despite severe mental illness from a history of traumatic abuse. Advocates are calling for her forgiveness and mental healthcare instead of the death sentence, you can read more at savelisa.com [1]

    Victoria Law (@LVikkiml) [3] is a writer, editor and prison abolitionist based in New York City. She’s written several books, including Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.  [4]

    0:23 - Huge COVID outbreak at Golden Gate Fields racetrack in Albany raises questions about workers' protection and safety.

    Emilie Raguso (@emraguso [5]) is a reporter and senior editor with Berkeleyside.

    0:34 - Ethiopia's Tigrey conflict and humanitarian crisis explained

    Horace Campbell is Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University

    0:46 - Dr Mohammad Nurhussein is a doctor, author and PanAfrican activist from Ethiopia. 

    1:08 - The movement for debt collective action and abolition

    Thomas Gokey is a co-founder of the Debt Collective and co-author of the debt collective's new book, Can't Pay Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition [6].

    1:34 - Thanksgiving meals and support - GLIDE

    Jean Cooper is the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer with GLIDE.

    1:45 - Food bank programs and meal distribution

    Katy McKnight is Director of Community Engagement at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

     

    [1] https://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org/project/savelisa/
    [2] https://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org/project/savelisa/
    [3] https://twitter.com/LVikkiml
    [4] https://www.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=514
    [5] https://twitter.com/emraguso
    [6] https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1520-can-t-pay-won-t-pay

    • 1 u. 42 min.
    Guatemala in political and climate crisis; Plus: Biden’s transition team picks with ties to fossil fuels, toxics alarms many, and vegan holiday ideas with chef Bryant Terry

    Guatemala in political and climate crisis; Plus: Biden’s transition team picks with ties to fossil fuels, toxics alarms many, and vegan holiday ideas with chef Bryant Terry

    [caption id="attachment_348080" align="aligncenter" width="345"] Protesters outside Guatemala's Congress with a sign that reads "Mafia politicians have bled their own country" (Photo: Sandra Cuffe, Twitter: @Sandra_Cuffe [1])[/caption]

    0:08 - Biden transition team + climate justice

    Dharna Noor (@dharnanoor) [2] is a staff writer with Earther, an environmental news site, also part of Gizmodo.com. Her latest report is "The Congressman Biden tapped to liaise with climate activists has received $340,000 from fossil fuels." [3]

    0:18 - Biden's EPA transition member Andrew McCabe has deep ties to DuPont Chemical and defending toxic forever chemicals.

    Sharon Lerner (@fastlerner) [4] is an investigative reporter for the Intercept, covering health and the environment. Her latest piece is "Biden EPA transition team member helped DuPont dodge responsibility for the PFOA." [5]

    0:34 - From the archives: Veganism, holiday cooking, flavors and creativity

    Bryant Terry (@bryantterry [6]) is a James Beard-Award-Winning Chef, author, and food justice activist. Since 2015 he has been the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming around health and food. His latest book is Vegetable Kingdom. This interview originally aired in 2019. 

    1:08 - Guatemala in political and climate crisis

    Sandra Cuffe (@Sandra_Cuffe [1]) is a freelance journalist based in Guatemala, where she covers politics and human rights for Al Jazeera and other outlets. She joins us now from Guatemala City, where she's covering the ongoing protests.

    1:34 - Adjunct faculty and staff with the CA College of the Arts demand a fair contract

    Kseniya Makarova is a professor of graphic design at California College of the Arts and a member of the adjuncts union.

    Brian Harte is furniture studio manager at California College of the Arts and part of the staff union.

    1:50 - What Thanksgiving means for indigenous peoples

    Jimbo Simmons from the American Indian Movement talks about what the annual US holiday means for indigenous peoples. Recorded at the Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony a few years ago.

     

    [1] https://twitter.com/Sandra_Cuffe
    [2] https://twitter.com/dharnanoor
    [3] https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-congressman-biden-tapped-to-liaise-with-climate-act-1845697365
    [4] https://twitter.com/fastlerner
    [5] https://theintercept.com/2020/11/11/biden-epa-transition-dupont-mccabe/
    [6] https://twitter.com/bryantterry
    [7] https://twitter.com/Sandra_Cuffe

    “In 2 weeks, we don’t have a hospital bed for you” Fresno nurse warns against Thanksgiving gatherings, shares experience on frontlines; Plus: What Biden can do now for reproductive health

    “In 2 weeks, we don’t have a hospital bed for you” Fresno nurse warns against Thanksgiving gatherings, shares experience on frontlines; Plus: What Biden can do now for reproductive health

    [caption id="attachment_348044" align="aligncenter" width="370"] A healthcare worker checks ventilator for a patient with COVID-19 (Photo: Wikimedia [1])[/caption]

    0:08 - Trump's 32nd lawsuit challenging the election has failed, what's next?

    Ruth Conniff (@rconniff) is editor in chief of the Wisconsin Examiner, a nonprofit newsroom.

    0:34 - COVID science update + listener calls

    John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health.

    1:08 - Supreme Court to consider the strictest abortion ban from Mississippi, amid growing Republican attacks on access to abortion and reproductive healthcare; and what the Biden Administration can do now for reproductive rights.

    Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) [2]is Senior Editor of Law and Policy at Rewire.News. She also co-hosts the podcast Boom! Lawyered.

    1:34 - On the frontlines in Fresno, nurses and hospital staff are overwhelmed and under-supported fighting this new surge of COVID-19.

    Amy Arlund is a nurse with the Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center and California Nurses Association board member.

    1:45 - San Francisco launches a new "CopWatch [3]" database to track misconduct.

    Mano Raju (@ManoRajuPD) is the Public Defender of San Francisco.

    [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lt._Cmdr._Michael_Heimes_checks_on_a_patient_connected_to_a_ventilator_at_Baton_Rouge_General_Mid_City_campus.jpg
    [2] https://twitter.com/AngryBlackLady
    [3] https://sfpublicdefender.org/copwatch/

    As California announces curfew and many cancel holiday plans, epidemiologist Dr. Chris Beyrer takes Covid questions; plus, can in-person live art safely thrive during Covid?

    As California announces curfew and many cancel holiday plans, epidemiologist Dr. Chris Beyrer takes Covid questions; plus, can in-person live art safely thrive during Covid?

    [caption id="attachment_347827" align="aligncenter" width="431"] California Health and Human Services head Dr. Mark Ghaly gives a press conference on November 19, 2020 announcing a new statewide curfew that will take effect Saturday, November 21.[/caption]

    On this show:

    0:08 - We take your questions about COVID transmission and safety choices during the holidays with Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, Desmond M. Tutu Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    0:34 - What could in-person live art could safely look like in the city during a time of Covid? We talk with two people deeply involved in live events and art in the Bay Area:

    Nkechi Emeruwa-Neuberg is an actor, performance artist, singer, songwriter and painter. Emeruwa-Neuberg is involved in a lawsuit over the San Francisco International Arts Festival being denied a permit by the SF Department of Public Health.

    Mizan Alkebulan is an art activist and Co- Director of Spearitwurx [1], an Oakland-based organization that curates and facilitates cultural events, conferences, workshops & professional development opportunities and wellness coaching, and involved in the Black Cultural Zone at the Eastmont Mall. 

    [1] https://www.spearitwurx.com/

    • 3 uur 19 min.

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