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May 30, 2020 KPFA Newscast: Nation Grieves & Calls for Justice for George Floyd

May 30th, 2020

Justice for George Floyd: Chanel Rivers and Wanda Johnson speak out

May 30th, 2020

Since Officer Derek Chauvin squeezed the life out of George Floyd by kneeling on his neck as one officer watched and two others kneeled onto of Floyd's people, people across the nation have been in the streets demanding accountability and change. 

Chanel Rivers is in Minneapolis and has been participating both in the protests and in the clean up of her city. She spoke about the situation in her city and offered some perspective on what narratives aren't being illuminated in mainstream media. Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, joined our conversation and spoke about what it's like to watch history repeat itself 11 years after her son's life was taken, and why she refuses to stop fighting or give up hope for change. 

May 23rd Pandemic version of the news

May 23rd, 2020

The at-home edition of the Weekend Evening News May 16, 2020

May 16th, 2020

From San Quentin Prison to Rural Wisconsin to the Trees–Pandemic Times May 9, 2020

May 9th, 2020

Pandemic Times–From prisons to hospitals to treesits

May 9th, 2020

The Covid-19 Threat in Prisons in California and Across the Country

May 9th, 2020

As Martin Luther King once said, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." The universality of this quote is amplified in these pandemic times--particularly in the prison system, where prisoners lack the protections and social distancing capabilities to stay safe. 

On May 9, 2020 Caravans of demonstrators will call on San Quentin Prison officials to do more to protect the prison populations and send those who are soon due to be released as well as those who are sick, elderly or immuno-compromised home. They say failure to do so amounts to a sentence to death. Richard Tan, an attorney with the Labor Action Committee, tells us what's at stake. 


May Day Weekend News Updates May 2, 2020

May 2nd, 2020

Getting Creative & Pulling Together in Pandemic Times

April 25th, 2020

From dairy farmers in rural Wisconsin to the founders of the world's largest independent music business, people are doing what they can to hold each other up and make ends meet. 

News in Pandemic Times

April 18th, 2020

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