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Monday April 27th 2015 0

Posted on April 27, 2015 by Flashpoints

JUSTToday on Flashpoints: A special extended report on a new federal civil law suit, in connection with the recent San Francisco police killing and apparent cover-up of 20 year old Amilcar Perez-Lopez in San Francisco s largely Latino Mission District.

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Thursday April 23rd 2015 0

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Flashpoints

aplToday on Flashpoints: Will there be justice for 23 year old Amilear Perez-Lopez, who was gunned down in cold blood by violent out of control San Francisco cops. And we’ll report on the hidden story of Tanzania’s socialist villages, the subject of a brand new book “Ujamaa”, which describes post colonial Tanzania’s successful model of development from the grassroots.

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 6 0

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Flashpoints

CPEFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 6 (Aired April 22nd 2015)

Corporatizing Every Level

Connects the parallel strategies & impact of the corporate education agenda on K-12 public schools & higher education. Profiles the attempt to close City College of San Francisco as a case study.

Guests:

Allan Fisher: ESL Instructor at City College of San Francisco. Former president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 2121.  Leader in Save CCSF Coalition.

Bill Ayers: Professor of Education & Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired).  Founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society

Rick Ayers: Professor in Teacher Education at the University of San Francisco. Founder of the Communication Arts & Sciences School at Berkeley High School

Pasi Sahlberg: Visiting professor at Harvard ‘s Graduate School of Education and former Director General in Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture

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Flashpoints: Education Series Part 6

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Wednesday April 22nd 2015 0

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Flashpoints

GWToday on Flashpoints: Government lies still killing gulf-war vets. Also, Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, released from prison after serving 90 days for resisting drone mass murders by the US Government at the highest levels. We remember the 20th anniversary of the Kibeho Massacre in Rwanda. And our flashpoints multi-part series, “The Battle for Public Education In the 21st Century” continues.

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Tuesday April 21st 2015 0

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: hundreds of refugees fleeing Libya and failed US war policy there, drown by the hundreds trying to escape. Also, an update on the Korean ferry disaster that killed over 300. 250 of them were high school kids. And a lifetime of resisting Israeli apartheid

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Monday April 20th 2015 0

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Flashpoints

420Today on a special 420 edition of Flashpoints: We feature an update on the current battle to make medical and recreational pot safe, legal and easily available. We’ll also feature a special on the latest breakthrough on the uses of CBD and other forms of pot for medical uses. We’ll get a report on what congress is planning in terms of legalization of pot at the federal level. And actress Sherry Glasser shares her own battle with the feds as part of her work as a care giver.

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Thursday April 16th 2015 0

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Flashpoints

weedToday on Flashpoints: Potential breakthroughs at the federal level in terms of the decriminalization and legalization of pot. Also, noted actress, Playwright, performance artist, Sherry Glaser, talks about her battles with law enforcement over the use and sale of medical pot and Glaser will perform excerpts from her show, “Taking the High Road: A Two Act solo dramatic comedy”. And Flashpoints criminal justice correspondent Randy Credico, facing major charges for documenting new york city cop violence against an elderly black man

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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 5 0

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Flashpoints

studentFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

 

Episode 5 (aired April 15th 2015)

“Criminalizing Our Children

Explores the impact of the corporate education agenda on students.  Focuses on how the corporate education agenda incentivizes harsh student discipline policies, pushing students out of school and fueling school-to-confinement pipelines.  Highlights the disproportionately negative impact on low income students of color.

Guests:

David Muhammad: Director, National Justice Programs, National Council on Crime & Delinqency

Monique Morris: Social justice scholar, college professor, author, and the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute.

George Galvis: Executive Director & Co-founder, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Donte Clark and Molly Raynor, co-founders of RAW Talent, a spoken word and performing arts group from the RYSE Center in Richmond, California.

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Education Series Episode 5

 

 

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Wednesday April 15th 2015 0

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Flashpoints

kpfaToday on a Special Edition of Flashpoints: United Farm Worker co-founder and presidential citation winner, Dolores Huerta, joins the Flashpoints team to celebrate KPFA’s 66th birthday, and the special role Pacifica radio has played in the farm worker struggle for worker and human rights. Also, In Our multi-part series, “The Battle For Public Education In The 21st Century”, we Provide a troubling overview of some of the key elements of corporatizing education. And we feature our weekly broadcast of the Electronic Intifada hosted by Nora Barrows Friedman

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Tuesday April 14th 2015 0

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Flashpoints

EGToday on Flashpoints: Black and Brown lives matter in the the streets all over America protesting a pandemic of out of control police violence. And we remember the legendary writer revolutionary thinker, Eduardo Galaeno, who died this week at age 74

 

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  • Musicians!!

    We're searching for great new music produced by independent musicians and members of our global audience, so that we can be as non-corporate and copyright-free as possible. All genres -- from blues to electronica to world beats -- welcome!

    We like smart, political and well-produced music -- and are especially in search of possible new theme instrumentals. Please send it to Flashpoints, c/o KPFA, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, or email your Mp3s at flashpointsproducer@gmail.com with full descriptions and credits.



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