WTF Is Happening With Oil?

UpFront on KPFA Radio

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Earth Day 2020: should East Bay Community Energy use nuclear energy? We host a debate; Plus: What’s happening with the oil markets with Antonia Juhasz, and Kev Choice on his new album ‘Social Distancing’

0:08 – Trump blocks new green cards, vowing an “end to immigration”

Alma Maquitico is co-director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (@NNIRRnetwork).

0:20 – Megadrought in the western US?

Jason Smerdon is a Research Professor at Columbia’s  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, he co-author of a new report in Science warning a megadrought may be emerging in our region.

0:34 – Debate: Should the East Bay Community Energy authority is considering purchasing electricity from PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant? They’re set to vote tonight

For: Nick Chaset is Executive Director, East Bay Community Energy (@PoweredbyEBCE)

Against: Jessica Tovar is with the East Bay Clean Power Alliance (@LCEACleanEnergy).

1:08 – WTF is happening with oil

Antonia Juhasz (@AntoniaJuhasz) is an investigative journalist specializing in oil, currently a Scripps Journalism fellow at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Her most recent book is Black Tide.

1:20 – Climate activists organizing for our future

Isha Tobis Clarke is a climate activist and organizer with Youth vs the Apocalypse (@Y_Vs_A)

1:34 – Art and music during COVID-19 lockdown

Kev Choice (@KevChoice) is a pianist, M.C., producer, rapper, educator and activist . His new album is Social Distancing.

LISTEN: https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20200422-Wed0700.mp3