News Analysis Episodes

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The long arm of Chinese censorship and author Geling Yan. In conversation with Larry Walker.

July 26, 2022

Acclaimed Chinese American author with 28 novels to her credit and translated into 18 languages has run afoul of the Chinese censors. This episode recounts how she and her husband fought to get credit for a Chinese film base…

Guest: Larry Walker
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Roe versus Wade overturned. In conversation with Associate Professor of Constitutional Law Luke Boso at University of San Francisco School of Law.

June 25, 2022

The United States Supreme Court overturned this 49 year landmark precedent which gave a woman the right to an abortion. As a result of this decision, regulation of abortion will be de-constitutionalized and returned to the s…

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Patriot Front plot to disrupt Gay Pride March is foiled. Talking with Quinn Welsch, reporter for the Spokane Spokesman Review

June 16, 2022

The white supremacist group the Patriot Front, planned a riot in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Saturday, June 11 during the Gay Pride Parade. They were apprehended and arrested and charged before they could carry out their plan. Q…

Guest: Quinn Welsch
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The Roe v Wade Leaked Opinion: In conversation with Luke Boso, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, University of San Francisco School of Law.

May 10, 2022

It looks as though the US Supreme Court is about to strike down Roe v Wade that gave women the right to have an abortion. Assuming the decision is confirmed, it will fundamentally change American society and 49 years of pre…

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The Great Firewall of China: How to build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet. Talking with author James Griffiths.

March 16, 2022

China’s concept of internet sovereignty has ushered in censorship and control of what used to be the freewheeling World Wide Web. Russia has recently clamped down on its’ citizens internet access too. Is this virus spreadin…

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Assessing the Right wing terror threat one year after 1/6/21: In conversation with Professor Dan Byman.

Feb. 22, 2022

The rise of the global white supremacy movement. US groups like Oath Keepers, Proud Boys and Boogaloo Bois played a prominent role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol Siege.

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Storytelling to build a better San Francisco: In conversation with Carly Schwartz, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Examiner

Nov. 18, 2021

The venerable SF Examiner is under new ownership and management. Editor in Chief Carly Schwartz, after stints at The Huffington Post and Google has a 5 prong strategy to reorganize the paper: Findings, Fixes, Faces, Forum an…

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Forced Sterilizations: Sonoma County's shameful history.

Oct. 25, 2021

California legalized involuntary sterilizations in 1909. Between 1919 and 1952, 5500 such procedures were performed, representing 25% of the involuntary sterilizations which occurred in California. --- Send in a voice messag…

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Wildfire Arsonists: A disturbing trend ?

Oct. 15, 2021

Three recent arson cases in Northern California's forests, during our dangerous annual wildfire season, have raised the fear that deliberately set fires are on the rise and contributing to the megafires plaguing the Golden S…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Did Critical Race Theory trigger school expulsion ? In conversation with Sam Stanton, Reporter at the Sacramento Bee.

Aug. 4, 2021

Critical Race Theory (CRT) and teaching it in public schools has been banned in 30 states. California may have just entered the fray with the filing of a federal discrimination lawsuit by the parents of a Latino former stude…

Guest: Sam Stanton
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George Floyd Trial and Police Reform: A discussion with Martin Kuz, West Coast Correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor.

April 9, 2021

Minneapolis and the nation as a whole are holding their collective breath as the George Floyd murder trial unfolds. Just as the repercussions of his killing by police officer Derek Chauvin last year are still working their …

Guest: Martin Kuz
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FBI thwarts Militia plot to kidnap Governor

Oct. 11, 2020

The Wolverine Watchmen, a Michigan based militia group, plotted to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, try her for treason, storm the State Capitol in Lansing with 200 men and foment a civil war. The FBI arrested the 13 plott…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Proud Boys: Stand Back, Stand By

Oct. 3, 2020

Who are the Proud Boys and why did Joe Biden and Chris Wallace give them oxygen at the Presidential debate ? A right wing group the Anti-Defamation League calls Alt-Lite, with a Disney film inspired name wasn't deserving of …

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Antifa member Michael Reinoehl killed in a gunfight with US Marshals

Sept. 4, 2020

Michael Reinoehl, the confessed murderer of Patriot Prayer member Aaorn Jay Danielson, in Portland Saturday, August 29, has died in a gunfight with a law enforcement Task Force led by US Marhalls, close to Olympia, Washingto…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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Antifa murders Patriot Prayer in Portland: an ominous start to the Presidential campaign.

Sept. 1, 2020

Aaron Danielson a 39 year old Trump supporter and Patriot Prayer was shot and killed by Michael Reinoehl, 48, years old and a self described 100% Antifa follower. The killing brings into sharp contrast the ideological battl…

Guest: Jim Herlihy