Black Lives Matter Toronto Camp Outside Police HQ

FEATURING ALEXANDRIA WILLIAMS – The spirit of Black Lives Matter is alive and well – north of our border. In an amazing show of strength and activism, a number of activists from Black Lives Matter Toronto have been camping outside their police headquarters to protest among other things, the police killings of a 45-year old…

American By Paper: How Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy

FEATURING KATE VIEIRA – Undocumented immigrants that come to the US looking for a better life face myriad challenges. One of the most difficult is having to find ways to bypass the numerous documents and papers that citizens and legal residents take for granted. Whether it’s needing a drivers license to drive a car or…

Mara Keisling on Anti-Transgender Bills – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING MARA KEISLING – The state of Kansas has become the latest flashpoint in the battle over bathroom rights nationwide. A bill being considered by the state legislature would require that people could only use restrooms in public schools and universities that aligned with their biological sex at birth. Furthermore, if students caught a transgender…

Drinking While Black? Two Lawyers Kicked Out Of Fresno Bar

FEATURING ABRE’ CONNER – Despite pronunciations that we live in a post-racial society, African Americans in particular know that even when doing the most mundane tasks they are likely to be racially profiled while in public. Black folk are followed by store clerks while shopping, or even arrested for no reason. Last year a black…

Mumia Abu Jamal on Nixon’s War on Drugs

FEATURING MUMIA ABU JAMAL – Mumia just filed this report about John Ehrlichman – President Nixon’s close advisor – about comments he made on the “war on drugs.” Listen his commentaries at www.prisonradio.org. Mumia Abu Jamal, award winning journalist and political prisoner.

Cal State University Employees Prepare for a Historic Walkout

FEATURING ANTONIO GALLO – Tens of thousands of faculty and staff at 23 California State Universities across the nation’s most populous state may be getting ready to go on a 5-day strike in mid-April. The impending CSU strike – if it happens – would be the largest strike of university employees in the nation and…

California Battles Over Raising Minimum Wage

FEATURING PAUL SONN – Unions and other groups celebrated a major victory in recent days when one of two measures to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour made it onto November’s statewide ballot. But, over the weekend, Gov. Jerry Brown reached a deal with unions to gradually increase the state’s minimum wage from…

Women Lead The Fight Against Climate Change

FEATURING ANTONIA JUHASZ – As scientists continue to warn us about the warning signs of global warming all around us, activism against climate change keeps ramping up. What’s remarkable is that the fight for climate justice is led by many women, even as the decision making on energy policy is male dominated. Writing an article…

Sanders Sweeps Three States, Gaining Momentum As He Heads West

FEATURING MARY BOTTARI – Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign gained much-needed momentum over the weekend when he won landslide victories in in three state primaries – Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Each win was by more than 70% of the vote. Sanders, who had been struggling to catch up to his rival Hillary Clinton after her sweeping…