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An hour-long news magazine with a strong focus on state and local issues. A statewide collaboration, featuring hard-hitting interviews, debates, and in-depth reporting from journalists working everywhere from Los Angeles to Oakland to Sacramento.
Up Front is produced by KPFA's award-winning News Department. Listeners can look forward to challenging interviews with political and community leaders, civil but heated debates, and frequent breaking news updates.
About the hosts:
Brian Edwards-Tiekert is a radio journalist who has won multiple awards for his feature reporting and radio documentary work on environmental issues. He's the former co-host of The Morning Show, at the time KPFA's top-rated local program.
Sonali Kolhatkar is the founder, host and producer of Uprising, a daily morning program at KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. She's also the co-director of the nonprofit Afghan Women's Mission, and is the co-author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence.
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Up Front - June 29, 2012 at 7:00am
Healthcare, Stockton Bankruptcy, Mexican Elections
Up Front - June 27, 2012 at 7:00am
Supreme Court Preview; "The Invisible War", and Norman Solomon
Up Front - June 26, 2012 at 7:00am
Syria, Chris Hedges, and the Militarization of Police
Up Front - June 22, 2012 at 7:00am
The decisison in Knox vs. SEIU could make it much much harder to unions to raise money for political campaigns. We’ll look at the impacts with legal scholar William Gould, former head of the National Labor Relations Board. Plus a forum: Has gay pride sold out? With Tommi Avicolli Mecca and members o
Up Front - Farm Bill, Burma, Eve Ensler - June 21, 2012 at 7:00am
Senate to slash food stamps by $2 Billion; Eve Ensler at the Berkeley Rep
Up Front - Mirkarimi Ethics Hearing, California Budget - June 20, 2012 at 7:00am
Mirkarimi Ethics Hearing, California Budget
Up Front - Reese Erlich on Libya and Syria - June 19, 2012 at 7:00am
Reese Erlich on Libya and Syria; Jesse Arreguin on unhitching local police from the Feds; Fran Hawthorne on "Ethical Chiq"
Up Front - Frameline Film Festival; Russia Protests; Bicyce Ridership Booming - June 14, 2012 at 7:00am
Frameline Film Festival; Russia Protests; Bicyce Ridership Booming
Up Front - Sutter Nurses Strike; Anti S-Comm Bill Advances; Eurozone Bailouts - June 13, 2012 at 7:00am
Sutter Nurses Strike; Anti S-Comm Bill Advances; Eurozone Bailouts
Up Front - Berkeley Mulls Sit-Lie Ordinance; Dave Zirin on Warriors, A's and 49ers; Norman Solomon on CA-2 - June 12, 2012 at 7:00am
Berkeley Mulls Sit-Lie Ordinance; Dave Zirin on Warriors, A's and 49ers; Norman Solomon on CA-2
Up Front - Shell Arctic Drilling & Earth's Tipping Point; Casserole Revolution - June 11, 2012 at 7:00am
Shell Arctic Drilling & Earth's Tipping Point; Casserole Revolution; Butte County Medical Cannabis Custody Battle
Up Front - US drone strikes in Pakistan and civilian deaths in Afghanistan; Walker recall fails - June 8, 2012 at 7:00am
US drone strikes in Pakistan and civilian deaths in Afghanistan; Walker recall fails--is organized labor wasting its energy on electoral politics?
Up Front - UC-Berkeley Police Beatings Reviewed; Heat Deaths and Cal/OSHA; Cal Prison Sentences Rise - June 7, 2012 at 7:00am
UC-Berkeley Police Beatings Reviewed; Heat Deaths and Cal/OSHA; Cal Prison Sentences Rise; Sierra Club Solar Initiative
Up Front - California Election Returns; Prop 8 Ruling; Carlos Montes; Wage Theft in San Francisco - June 6, 2012 at 7:00am
California Election Returns; Prop 8 Ruling; Carlos Montes; Wage Theft in San Francisco
Up Front - Wisconsin Recall Election & Mumia Abu-Jamal - June 5, 2012 at 7:00am
Wisconsin voters cast ballots in historic recall election; Mumia Abu-Jamal exclusive interview
Up Front, June 1st, 2012 - June 1, 2012 at 7:00am
Ross Mirkarimi makes his case for why he should remain San Francisco Sheriff following a guilty plea in a domestic abuse case; plus unemployment rises again; and Sonali Kolhatkar on the Mexican presidential election.
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