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Election Resources and Forest Wright Interview from WTUL News and Views (audio/mpeg 42.7MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Local talk on upcoming elections with resources for amendments and judicial candidates. Interview with Forest Wright, running for Public Service Commission, District 1. Louisiana is one of 12 states that has publicly elected seats on the Public Service Commission, which affects energy, telecom, and water.
Posted: Mon Nov 3, 2014 8:16AM
Alameda Greens call for boycott of statewide elections excluding third parties (audio/mpeg 928.1 KB) - by KPFA Weekend News, 11.02.2014
Proposition 14, passed by 54 percent of California voters in 2010, amended the State Constitution in a way that effectively excluded third parties from statewide general elections. Only the top two vote getters in statewide primaries now advance to the general election. Alameda Greens County Councilor Greg Jan told KPFA that proportional representation, in which any party that wins, for example, 10 percent of the vote, elects 10 percent of state legislators would be a more democratic and dy...
Posted: Sun Nov 2, 2014 7:43AM
Campos and Chiu are NOT the same, but the outcome now depends on who votes (audio/mpeg 2.0MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
Tim Redmond, Editor of the website "48 Hills, the Secrets of San Francisco" says that 17th District California State Assembly candidates David Campos and David Chiu are quite different candidates, especially on hard core economic issues. However, the race between them is now so close that it's all about who most effectively gets their voters to the mail with their absentee ballots or to the polls between now and November 4th, election day.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:15PM
Lionel “Lon” Burns and New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro (audio/mpeg 25.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Lionel “Lon” Burns, the only candidate challenging New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro in the Nov. 4 election and the DA take 3 minutes to layout the case for why they should get to be the city's lead prosecutor. Gahiji and Kezia provide some analysis around their spiels.
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:30AM
Yvette Thierry interview (audio/mpeg 47.0MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Executive Director of Safe Streets Strong Communities talks about New Orleans politics, education and more.
Posted: Mon Aug 4, 2014 7:32AM
Israel, Palestine and the International Criminal Court (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
International criminal defense attorney Peter Erlinder says that Israel probably fears Palesstinian membership in the International Criminal Court more than it fears Hamas's rockets, even though the court will not indict Benjamin Netanyahu or any other Israeli official.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:56PM
Richmond environmentalists request support for challenge to Chevron refinery expansion (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Andrés Soto/Ann Garrison
Richmond environmentalists ask supporters from all over the Bay Area to attend the Richmond City Council meeting at 403 Civic Center Street, several blocks east of the Richmond BART station on Tuesday, July 22nd. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but Andrés Soto of Communities for a Better Environment is urging people to arrive by 5:30 to get good seats and fill out speaker cards. Chevron's Richmond Refinery produces more greenhouse gases than any other corporation in California.
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:56AM
Uganda close to claiming UN General Assembly Presidency (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 06.08.2014
Despite corruption, foreign aggression, and homophobia finally codified in Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, the Ugandan Foreign Minister is about to become President of the UN General Assembly. Even if elected on Wednesday, June 11th, however, he can be recalled.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:20AM
Conway smears Campos, hides behind Mirkarimi (audio/mpeg 1.9MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 05.17.2014
Billionaire San Francisco tech investor Ron Conway has revived his 2012 smear campaign against Christina Olague, this time targeting Supervisor David Campos, for voting to reinstate San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi that year. Conway is determined to see gentrification friendly Supervisor David Chiu win the CA District 17 State Assembly race for the seat that Assemblyman Tom Ammiano will vacate for the winner. KPFA Evening News spoke to Tim Redmond, Editor of the news website 48 Hills, Se...
Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:59PM
Julie Schwarma Harris (audio/mpeg 35.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Julie Schwarma Harris of the Legislative Women's Agenda (LAW) talks about current pending legislation that should be concerning to everyone especially women.
Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:44AM
Bruce Reilly testifies at the National Voting Rights Commission stop in New Orleans, LA (audio/mpeg 7.9MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Bruce Reilly speaks to the panel during their national tour to speak to the constitutional history of Louisiana's disenfranchisement of African Americans since emancipation.
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 7:28AM
Sen Jud Committee Hearing on NSA bulk surveillance shows everyone agrees it shoud continue (audio/mpeg 3.6MB) - by Kellia Ramares-Watson/KPFA-FM
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in which members of the President's Review Group on communications technologies were invited to discuss their recommendations for reform of the NSA's bulk telephony metadata surveillance program. It is clear that Senators from both sides of the aisle and al the members of the witness panel believe the program should continue, even though it has not contributed significantly to terrorism investigations. (04:54)
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:12PM
(Attachment On: Stir it Up in Fresno) (audio/mpeg 28.4MB) - by Mike Rhodes
This is a 30 minute .mp3 audio file of the January 1, 2014 Stir it Up radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM in Fresno.
Posted: Wed Jan 1, 2014 8:22PM
(Attachment On: Flush The TPP - Part 2 .) (audio/mpeg 18.9MB) - by Bill Carpenter
Amy Goodman hosted a debate on the TPP on Nov. 14th between Bill Watson, a trade policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. Democracy Now On KPFA 94.1 fm M-F 6am and 9am
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:51AM
Women Leading Drive for Change in Honduras (audio/mpeg 27.7MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Kate Raphael talks with Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda about background to the upcoming Honduran elections and the woman who stands to make history as the country's first president from outside the two major parties. Audio 30:12
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:33PM
Full audio of Public Safety Committee Urban Shield agenda item on Sept. 24
(Attachment On: After Protest, One "No" Vote on Urban Shield from Public Safety Cmte; Full Council Votes Oct 1) (audio/mpeg 17.3MB) - by Dave Id
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2013 5:35PM
Anniversary March on Washington was a Democratic Party pep rally says Ajamu Baraka (audio/mpeg 1.2MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 08.25.2013
Institute for Policy Studies fellow Ajamu Baraka said that once one of the main organizers of the March on Washington said that no criticism of President Obama's administration would be allowed, it became a pep rally for the president and the Democratic Party.
Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:32PM
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) threatened in San Francisco (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 05.18.2013
California's most important environmental law, the California Environmental Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is under attack, and activists are trying to make sure the act will still hold sway in San Francisco. CEQA requires corporations and landholders to provide public information about potential environmental impacts of their projects in advance. A statewide coalition recently blocked attempts to weaken CEQA at the state level, but now San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed ...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:27PM
Chokwe Lumumba's close race in Mississippi: Colorlines Editor Bob Wing on why it matters (audio/mpeg 2.7MB) - by KPFA Evening News, Ann Garrison, 05.18.2013
The Jackson, Mississippi press is reporting "crunch time" in a close mayor's race. Jackson’s population is majority Black and Democratic, so Tuesday’s Democratic primary run-off, between Black Democrat Chokwe Lumumba and Black Democrat Jonathan Lee, will effectively determine who the city’s next mayor will be. The Jackson Free Press reports, however, that donors to the Jonathan Lee campaign have also given $1.2 million to federal Republican campaigns since 2008. Second District Mississi...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:03AM
Abraham Mertens et al. v. Ross Mirkarimi et al.: Case Dismissed (audio/mpeg 778.5 KB) - by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 03.16.2013
Abraham Mertens et al. v. Ross Mirkarimi et al. was dismissed in San Francisco Superior Court on Friday, March 15th. The Mertens lawsuit accused San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife Eliana Lopez of defaming their neighbors Abraham Mertens and Ivory Madison, during the 9-month legal proceeding that ended in Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's reinstatement as San Francisco's elected Sheriff.
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:43PM