They say “all politics is local.” The KBLA morning show offers news and commentary from a uniquely different perspective. The show features newsmakers, but also unconventional voices you likely won’t hear anywhere else on LA talk radio; all helmed by one of the most trusted voices in local community advocacy.
Legendary Civil Rights Attorney Connie Rice Draws a Straight Line Between Modern Policing and Slave Enforcers and Maps the Way Forward
(Airdate 8/10/22) Rice is a top civil rights lawyer, author and public intellectual known for fighting systemic inequality with coalition lawsuits that have helped millions in poor neighborhoods. The cases she led have won over $10 billion in monetary damages and policy changes. And her cases include the largest civil rights settlement in US history in the Bus Riders Union v MTA class action lawsuit.
Are the Rights of the Houseless More Important Than the Rights of the Rest Of Us?
(Airdate 8/10/22) Dominique’s callers set it off with tough questions and strong opinions regarding the crisis of the unsheltered. What is society’s responsibility? Whose rights supersede whose? How much of the problem is substance abuse? What is the way forward?
Wealth Building Wednesday: Soul Cookies by Ralph Rolle Has Scaled Up From His Kitchen in the Projects to Kroger Stores Nationwide
(Airdate 8/10/22) First as a legendary drummer, playing for the likes of Aretha Franklin and Erykah Baduand now as an entrepreneur celebrating the legacy of family - Ralph Rolle is enjoying the encore of a lifetime! HIs Soul Snacks cookies are now offered in Walmart and Kroeger stores across the country, as well as Japan, Europe, Africa, The West Indies and Canada. www.eatsoulsnacks.com
Author Lawrence Ross is Not Here for Your Using Reparations to Divide Black People
(Airdate 8/10/22) Lawrence Ross has written seven books, and has lectured at over 700 colleges and universities. He received a BA in History from UCLA, and an MFA in screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. He is co-owner of The Metaphor Club. Dominique & Lawrence chop it up on everything from coyotes in Leimert Park, to gentrification solutions, to the battle over a lineage-based approach to reparations.
California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond On What It Will Take for Calif Schools to Bounce Back and What to Expect for Back-to-School 2022
(Airdate 8/9/22) Tony Thurmond is the California Superintendent of Public Instruction. He assumed office on January 1, 2019. Thurmond is a former Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 15. For those interested in accessing the Superintendent’s quest to recruit BIPOC school counselors please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Gerald Horne Puts the Historic FBI Raid of Trump's Florida Home in Context, Illuminates the Rise of the Far Right and Expounds on the Spread of Progressive Afrocentricity in Columbia
(Airdate 8/9/22) Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies. Dr. Horne is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His current research includes two forthcoming books: The Counter-Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery, Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Fascism and Revolting Capital: Racism and Radicalism in Washington, D.C., 1918-1968.