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US still demands that Burundi's Nkurunziza stand down (audio/mpeg 2.3MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
The regional tensions are no doubt real, the danger of mass violence great, but the African Great Lakes Region is so resource rich that the resource interests of the world’s industrial and military power elites are inevitably in play behind the news.
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:35PM
The Dark History of the California Bear Flag: An Interview with Alex Abella (audio/mpeg 8.0MB) - by Dump the California Bear Flag
Alex Abella is a journalist and author. His article for the Los Angeles Times called California, it's time to dump the Bear Flag, tells the history of California’s Bear Flag and its origins in a racist revolt.
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:15PM
Caustic Water at Joe Brown Park Pool (audio/mpeg 16.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Recently, Caustic Water at Joe Brown Park Pool is causing increasing concern about the chemicals that caused the swimmers at Joe Brown to become ill. Amy Stelly, a resident of Treme who cares deeply about her neighborhood, has requested the City to provide list of all chemicals used in the pool, along with the expiration dates. The information is needed to provide the injured parties with more accurate information to share with their medical professionals.
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:07AM
Richmond, California's vacant City Council seat (audio/mpeg 1.7MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
Richmond City Councilors are attempting to come to an agreement about who will fill the Council seat vacated by newly elected Mayor Tom Butt, who swore in as mayor in January. The Richmond Progressive Alliance is backing Marilyn Langlois because, according to Councilor Eduardo Martinez, she's the best candidate.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:47PM
Interview With Senator JP Morrell (audio/mpeg 12.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Senator JP Morrell joined News and Views to update listeners on bills he is introducing for the upcoming spring legislative session in order to address the problem of sexual assaults on university campuses and domestic violence in general in the State of Louisiana.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:39AM
WTUL News reports on a lecture from Adam Briggle, a leader of a Frack Free Denton (audio/mpeg 27.4MB) - by WTUL News
Adam Briggle of Frack Free Denton spoke to Tammany Together regarding the history of the 2014 ban against hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Texas.
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:14PM
wtul news reports 7 points of advice from Adam Briggle, a leader of a Frack Free Denton
(Attachment On: WTUL News reports on a lecture from Adam Briggle, a leader of a Frack Free Denton) (audio/mpeg 12.7MB) - by wtul news
Adam Briggle of Frack Free Denton spoke to Tammany Together regarding the history of the 2014 ban against hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Texas. He had 7 points of advice for Tammany Together in their struggle against Helis, Devon, Encana, Comstock, and Sanchez in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in the florida parishes of Louisiana. .Be United in diversity .Ban is simple, better than regulations. Reasonable regulations didn't work, but a Ban won 60 / 40. .Balance centralized and distributed power in the movement .Own the frame --This is Our Denton .Know yr stuff, question their experts, Question lawyers, and the science. .Don't make unnecessary enemies, and be respectful .Balance Attrition and Apathy --don't burn out, but always be ready with the next move.
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:19PM
wtul news and views interviews forest wright about the public service commission race dec6 (audio/mpeg 7.2MB) - by wtul news
Forest Wright joined us to discuss what's at stake in the Public Service Commission race tomorrow, Dec 6, 2014. On the table are the problems with utilities contributing to the PSC race, energy efficiency, solar power initiatives in louisiana, and phone rates.
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 7:57AM
Pastor Webster Speaks about the Upcoming Millage Election (audio/mpeg 26.9MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Pastor Webster speaks to WTUL News about the millage vote coming up on Saturday and why it may be a problem for New Orleanian residents.
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014 7:38AM
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