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Monday September 15th 2014 0

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Flashpoints

lymToday on Flashpoints: We continue our groundbreaking investigation into the Lyme disease epidemic, with a hard hitting three part series about the failure of government agencies to address this health crisis, the widespread under reporting of the epidemic and a new kind of activism that’s emerging from sick patients who have been crippled by the disease. Also, we’ll be joined by Barbara Lubin of the Middle East Children’s Alliance, for an update on Gaza and information on an upcoming event.

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Friday September 12th 2014 0

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Flashpoints

ANToday on Flashpoints: The San Francisco Police killing of Alex Nieto, labeled a homicide by the SF Coroner’s office. Also, the Executive Director of the National Day Labor Organizing Network, calls Obama’s abandoning of immigration reform a huge betrayal. An the legendary Dr. Loco, purveyor of music and professor of history, speaks out about all issues Latino & Chicano.

 

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Thursday September 11th 2014 0

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Flashpoints

911cToday on Flashpoints: Remembering September 11th, 1973 and September 11th 2001. We’ll speak with award winning Latino poet, Martin Espada and Legendary EPA whistle blower, Hugh Kaufman. Also, the Biggz Beat Returns with critical review of a controversial new restaurant in the Castro

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Wednesday September 10th 2014 0

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Flashpoints

OBBToday on Flashpoints:  Does Obama have the right to go to war against ISIS without the consent of congress? Floods in Kashmir and the occupying military fails to take proper actions to save the lives and property. Also, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission cover up and then ignores the dire warnings of it’s former chief resident engineer that the reactor could not withstand the next major earthquake

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Tuesday September 9th 2014 0

Posted on September 09, 2014 by Flashpoints

YGToday on Flashpoints: The grieving family of 18 year old Yanira Serrano Garcia speak out about the gunning down and killing of their disabled daughter, by San Mateo Sheriffs on June 2nd. Also a mini radio documentary on the rising up of the brown community of Half Moon Bay in response to the killing of Yanira.

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Monday September 8th 2014 0

Posted on September 08, 2014 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: Leading Chicano and Latino activists speak out against Obama’s decision to sideline humane immigration reform. Also we feature our regular weekly report from Nora Barrows-Friedman and The Electronic Intifada. Finally, breaking news in the case of an 18 year Latina gunned down by police.

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Friday September 5th 2014 0

Posted on September 05, 2014 by Flashpoints

LHMToday on Flashpoints: September is Latino Heritage Month across the country, where the contributions of the Latino community are recognized and celebrated. We feature interviews with Salvador Sarmiento of NDLON, Jesus Guzman, spokesperson and organizer for California Immigrant Youth for NDLON. And later on we speak with actor, artist  and activist Richard Montoya.

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Thursday September 4th 2014 0

Posted on September 04, 2014 by Flashpoints

qTToday on Flashpoints: We shine light on the more than 700,000 Americans who have been placed on the FBI’s terrorist watch list and the fact that the US government has admitted that more than 40% of the persons on the list have in their words, “no recognized terrorist affiliation”. Then we turn our attention back to the Ukraine, as it tops the agenda of the 26th NATO meeting now taking place in Wales in the United Kingdom. After that we have a quick update on Haiti and the continuing standoff between former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and a disgraced judge appointed by the US backed government of Michel Martelly. Finally, we take an exclusive peak at a new documentary film called “Generations in Solidarity”, about Central America and the shared search for social justice.

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Wednesday September 3rd 2014 0

Posted on September 03, 2014 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints, we look at the case of a 67 year-old Palestinian woman being prosecuted by the Obama administration for what her attorney, Micheal Deutsch says is part of a political persecution program in the United States. Then we talk with activist David Cobb of the Movement to Amend about ongoing efforts to overturn a United States Supreme Court decision that granted the rights of an individual to corporations, namely the Citizens United ruling. After that we’re joined by Gary Ruskin of the Center for Corporate Policy and take a look at a recent report he co-authored that details how corporations are spying on non-profits and whistle blowers. We follow that story with a discussion with Daphne Wysham of the Genuine Progress Project and their efforts to redefine how we look at the quality of life and prosperity in the world. Finally, journalist Jessica Bruder discusses her recent article in Harper’s magazine focusing on an ever growing population of retired nomads roaming across the country in Recreational Vehicles in search of subsistence wages and seasonal work.

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Tuesday September 2nd 2014 0

Posted on September 02, 2014 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints: We ask the question, what role has US policy in Syria played towards the rise of the group known as ISIS. Then we talk with a former FBI intelligence specialist who is part of an effort questioning the Obama administration’s evidence of Russia’s direct military involvement in the Ukraine. Following that, we take a sober assessment of the recent mass die off in the world’s fish population and try to understand why more scientists aren’t speaking out. Finally, with the world’s population having passed 7 billion, is overpopulation the real problem with the environment, r is ti the way we’ve organized our economics. We’ll speak with author Ian Agnus for his surprising answer to that question.

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    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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