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UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.
Pitch us at upfront@kpfa.org.

    Fund Drive Special with Mitchell Schwarzer

    Fund Drive Special with Mitchell Schwarzer

    Interstate 980: Geologic Map of Project Vicinity from Final Environmental Impact Statement | September, 1978.
    On today’s show:
    0:08 – Mitchell Schwarzer discusses the history of urban development in Oakland.
    UC Press
    FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $150 and receive a copy of Mitchell Schwarzer’s Hella Town: Oakland’s History of Development and Disruption.
    THIS WEEKEND: 3rd i’s 20th ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 
    September 23-25 @ The Roxie and Castro Theater in San Francisco
    This year’s festival showcases edgy narratives, fun Indie films, and unique music documentaries from South Asia and its Diaspora, including stories from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, France, UK, Canada and the USA. www.thirdi.org
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    Fund Drive Special with Barbara Ehrenreich

    Fund Drive Special with Barbara Ehrenreich

     
    Image by David Shankbone is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    On today’s show:
    0:08 – We spend the hour celebrating the work of Barbara Ehrenreich, the activist, muckraker, and prolific writer who passed
    away September 1 at the age of 81.
    FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $100 and receive a copy of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Had I Known: Collected Essays. Receive her talks from our archive for your donation of any amount during our fall fund drive.
    The post Fund Drive Special with Barbara Ehrenreich appeared first on KPFA.

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    Fund Drive Special with Dr. Gabor Maté

    Fund Drive Special with Dr. Gabor Maté

    Photo by Gabor Gasztonyi is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
    On today’s show:
    0:08 – We spend the hour with Dr. Gabor Maté (@DrGaborMate), a physician best known for his work on addiction, attention deficit disorder, and the pscho-social dimensions of disease. We discuss his new book, co-authored with his son Daniel.
    Avery
    FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $150 and receive a copy of Gabor Maté’s The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture. The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture
    The post Fund Drive Special with Dr. Gabor Maté appeared first on KPFA.

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    Fund Drive Special with Scott Reynolds Nelson

    Fund Drive Special with Scott Reynolds Nelson

    Wheat fields in Ukraine, Oblast Lviv. | Image by Raimond Spekking is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
    On today’s show:
    We discover how wheat built and broke empires with Scott Reynolds Nelson (@nelsonhist), professor of history at the University of Georgia.
    Basic Books
    FUND DRIVE SPECIAL — Pledge $150 and receive a copy of Scott Reynolds Nelson’s Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World.
    The post Fund Drive Special with Scott Reynolds Nelson appeared first on KPFA.

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    Russia’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping; Plus Dr. Swartzberg answers COVID questions

    Russia’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping; Plus Dr. Swartzberg answers COVID questions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019. | Image by the Kremlin is licensed under CC BY 4.0.
    On today’s show:
    0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the latest news from Russia’s war in Ukraine.
    0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to answer listeners’ COVID questions.
    The post Russia’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping; Plus Dr. Swartzberg answers COVID questions appeared first on KPFA.

    • 59 min
    Labor organizer Jon Melrod on his new book Fighting Times

    Labor organizer Jon Melrod on his new book Fighting Times

    PM Press
    On today’s show:
    0:08 – Jon Melrod (@JonathanMelrod), a political activist, labor organizer, human rights lawyer and pancreatic cancer survivor discusses his new book Fighting Times: Organizing on the Front Lines of the Class War.
    The post Labor organizer Jon Melrod on his new book Fighting Times appeared first on KPFA.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

cavies forever ,

Always informative

Improved with departure of Cat Brooks. Keep up the great work!

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UpFront

Thank you Brian, thank you Cat! Each of you is doing a remarkable job. Thank you for the breadth and depth of your coverage, thank you for your ability to dig out details, dynamics of a particular situation. Thank you for your passion and your skill. I can’t imagine waking up and not being able to tune in to UpFront whenever I am up at the time. That’s relatively often, and if I don’t manage to wake up on time, I feel quite deprived of an analysis that isn’t available anywhere else on the dial. I would say uniquely available at this time on KPFA! Thank you. I have supported KPFA for a good 30 years and will do my best to continue supporting it. Unfortunately, this month I had an enormous pharmacy bill (even though I am a Kaiser member on their Medicare program.). It might make a reasonable item to talk about on a related show. For one medicine it was $555.00! It, unfortunately, deprives me of the ability to contribute to the current fund drive, even though I contribute consistently and monthly to KPFA. Stay well and healthy, both of you! Hedi Saraf

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Left Leaning With Little News

It’s an interesting listen and provides an insight into the prejudice and discriminatory views held by a left-sided show.

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