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Friday, May 28th 2010 0

Posted on May 28, 2010 by Flashpoints

Nora Barrows-Friedman in Palestine

Today on Flashpoints, we’ll hear from Enrique Marones, founder of the Border Angels, who is about to leave for Arizona from Chicano Park in San Diego; we’ll also speak to indigenous ecologist and deep environmentalist Tupac Enrique Acosta about the major protest planned against the new racist laws in Arizona, and we’ll get an indigenous view of the BP man-made oil volcano; and we’ll speak to a longtime fisherwoman and resident of the Gulf about national actions planned against BP; and we’ll bid Nora Barrows-Friedman a fond farewell from Flashpoints.


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Guests:

Diane Wilson, Texas Shrimperwoman and Activist

Enrique Marones, Founder of Border Angels

Tupac Enrique Acosta, Indigenous Activist with Tona Tierra

Ahmed Habib, Journalist and Spoken Word Artist

Nora Barrows-Friedman

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Friday, March 19th, 2010 0

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Flashpoints

Cesar Chavez y Dolores Huerta

Cesar Chavez y Dolores Huerta


Today we broadcast live from the Center for Spirit, Art and Politics in the Heart of farm-worker country in Sonoma county. We’ll speak with Casimero Alavarez, United Farmworkers Coordinator for Northern California, about the multiple struggles ahead for the UFW, as they prepare to celebrate the birth of UFW founder, Cesar Chavez. We’ll also speak with Chicano Studies Professor Ron Lopez, of Sonoma State University, about the massive budget cuts to public education in California and its particular impacts on brown students in the state. We will also follow-up on a new federal crackdown by ICE on immigrant workers in Sonoma County and Fashpoints in Espanol.

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Co-hosts:
Molly Goss, Miguel Gavilan Molina, and Miguel Perez

Guests:
Casimero Alvarez, UFW/North Bay Coordinator
Ron Lopez, Chicano Studies, Sonoma State University
Evalina Molina

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Friday, January 8th, 2010 0

Posted on January 08, 2010 by Flashpoints

Global Climate Crisis

Global Climate Crisis

We’ll have an expansive report-back from the recent Global Climate Summit in Copenhagen, and we’ll be joined by Tony Gonzales of the American Indian Movement West, Flashpoints special correspondent Evelina Molina, who went as a part of a Global Exchange delegation, also joining us is Global Exchange founder Kevin Danaher, and syndicated media columnist Norman Solomon will give some analysis of the media coverage of the climate summit; we’ll be looking at what happened and where the movement goes from here; plus, JR reports from Los Angeles, on the opening hearings for the trial of Oscar Grant murderer, BART Cop Johannes Mesherle; we’ll also have news headlines from Project Censored; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Guests:

JR and the Block Report

Tony Gonzales, AIM West

Evelina Molina, FP Special Correspondent

Kevin Danaher, Global Exchange

Norman Solomon, Media columnist

Richard Becker, International ANSWER Coalition

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Friday, December 11th, 2009 0

Posted on December 11, 2009 by Flashpoints

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca

We broadcast live from the ANSWER Coalition in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District; we’ll feature as our special guest the acclaimed Chicano poet, novelist, screenwriter and ex-con Jimmy Santiago Baca; we’ll also be joined by former San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman and the troubadour of the Mission District, our own Francisco Herrera; and Flashpoints en Espanol.

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Guests:

Jimmy Santiago Baca, novelist, poet and screenwriter

Jack Hirschman, former San Francisco Poet Laureate

Francisco Herrera

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