Sojourner Truth Radio
About This Show
Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod is a public affairs program that airs Tuesday through Friday on KPFK Radio from 7 to 8 AM (PST).
Tune in at 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 93.7 FM North San Diego, 99.5 FM Ridgecrest-China Lake, or www.kpfk.org.
Sojourner Truth brings you news and views on local, national, and international policies and stories that affect us all. We draw out how those of us most impacted - women, communities of color and other communities are responding. We also discuss the inter-relationship between art and politics. At the start of our show we bring you the headlines of the day.
Most Recent Episode
Reflecting on Last Week's G20 Summit with Historian Dr. Gerald Horne
On July 7, 2017, a group of the world's biggest global powers, known as the G20, met in Hamburg, Germany. Tens of thousands of anti-capitalist demonstrators, most of whom were peaceful, flocked to the summit; but there were days of standoffs between police and protesters, which led to parts of Hamburg looking like a war zone. Melania Trump missed at least one major event, because it was determined that due to the protests it would be unsafe for her to leave the fortified building where she stayed. At least 456 police officers were injured, and 186 protesters were arrested.
The summit itself was largely overshadowed by the hype – fueled mainly by U.S. mainstream media – around the first, face-to-face meeting between Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin. But what else happened at the event? What kinds of realignments happened among governments? Did the U.S. emerge stronger or weaker from the meetings?
To discuss the impact of the G20, our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and author of more than three dozen books.