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34 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Episode 37 - Metals, Minerals, and Movements with Thea Rio Francos
Thea Riofrancos (@triofrancos) is an Associate Professor of Political Science whose research focuses on resource extraction, renewable energy, climate change, green technology, social movements, and the left in Latin America. Jackie and Thea talk lithium wars, extraction, green capitalism and imperialism, and how the transition to a renewable economy must reckon with settler colonialism and respect for Indigenous communities. Thea is an assistant professor of political science at Providence College, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-2022), and a Radcliffe Institute Fellow (2020-2021). She authored Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke University Press, 2020) and co-authoredA Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal (Verso Books, 2019). She's written a number of academic articles in World Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and Cultural Studies. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Boston Review, The Baffler, n+1, Dissent, Jacobin, among others.
24 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Episode 36: Bar Part Time
Two friends walk into a bar...there's a giant disco ball spinning in the distance, made by the artist who created the studio 54 disco ball. One friends puts a drink in the other's hand. They sniff it, it's kind of mousy. They notice the glass--it's a mouse's face. They float to the dance floor, and can't help doing a little dance. "What's in this wine?" the friend asks the other. He says something French the other can't decipher, starts talking about the region, the method of fermentation. All information over the sipper's head, who nods intently, masking their confusion. They cheers and do their little dancey dance. This, is Bar Part Time on 14th and Guerrero in San Francisco, the heart of the post-pandemic renaissance. Thanks to Justin Dolezal for being a @respectfulcoolguy !
27 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Episode 34 - Three Day Weekends and other Green things with Mark Paul
Was it just me or was this Labor Day extra necessary for our sanity? Did you know that less work actually is good for the climate? Host Jackie Fielder talks with economist Mark Paul (@MarkVinPaul) about the four day work week, social housing, and other features of a Green New Deal. #ReclaimingOurTime Follow Marks work at markpaulecon.com and read The Case for Social Housing he co-wrote with friend of the pod Daniel Aldana Cohen
32 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Episode 33 - Pitfalls of a San Francisco takeover of PG&E
How does power get to our homes here in San Francisco? What would it take--how much money--to take over PG&E? Why might a public takeover of PG&E by the city of San Francisco actually spell inequity and not necessarily help us meet our climate goals? What are the successful examples of public take overs (municipalization) and what have been the benefits? Host Jackie Fielder asks all these and more of Josh Lappen (@jlappen1), environmental, energy, and electrification PhD candidate at Oxford, based in San Francisco, who wrote an Op-Ed in SF Gate in August 2021 titled San Francisco's misguided climate fight with PG&E
13 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Episode 32 - Reclaiming Our Power from PG&E Negligence
Support this show by becoming a patron Shaina Nanavati is a research organizer for Reclaim Our Power, the Utility Justice campaign that is mobilizing to demand a transformation of our energy system in California, taking on Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Host Jackie Fielder asks how PG&E caused the 2017 and 2018 fires, whether wildfire victims have been adequately compensated (spoiler: no), and what a just alternative to (potentialy a takeover of) PG&E looks like. In fact, a solution may already be seeded in a not-for-profit public benefit corporation called Golden State Energy. Follow Reclaim Our Power on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
27 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Episode 31 - California Fire Ecology 2021 with Jesse Miller
Has fire always been this prevalent in California? What policies are we missing to re-orient our relationship to fire? What do the media and Gov. Newsom miss when talking about the fires? Listen to Jesse Miller, Stanford University lecturer untangle the nuances of fire ecology and history of California. Read Jesse's research at jesseedmiller.com/ In just days, @HelpSierraLungs organizers have given out hundreds of N95 masks to people in need near the Sierra fires. #HelpSierraBreathe and go to helpsierrabreathe.org
46 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Episode 30 - COLLAB with The New Voting Project by Kunal Khaware
This is a collab episode in which Bay Area high schooler and upcoming political organizer Kunal Khuware (@kunal_khaware) interviews host Jackie Fielder. Get ready to hear the most charismatic young person this side of the Mississippi, probe Jackie for her thoughts on education, politics and organizing. Subscribe to The New Voting Project on Youtube and watch Kunal's interviews with progressive movers and shakers like Danny Glover, Carroll Fife, and more!
27 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Episode 29: Tiffany Cabán
Tiffany Cabán (@tiffany_caban) is a 33-year-old queer Latina who won the Democratic primary for New York City Council. Tiffany’s revolutionary run for Queens District Attorney in 2019 radically changed how we talk about criminal legal system reform at the local level, both in New York and across the United States. She ran against the machine and challenged the status quo, helping to catalyze the growing movement for decarceral DAs across the country. Now, she’s bringing the democratic socialist revolution to the NYC Council, as she runs to represent Council District 22, which includes Astoria, Rikers Island, and parts of Jackson Heights, Woodside, and East Elmhurst. Jackie and Tiffany talk about defunding the police, closing jails, environmental racism, a Green New Deal for NYC, and organizing within constituent services.
31 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Episode 28 - Green Dreams or Whatever with Daniel Aldana Cohen
Support this podcast at patreon.com/daybreakpodcast Daniel Aldana Cohen (@aldanatweets) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California Berkeley. Daniel led the research for the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act in 2019. He is the co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal. In this episode, Jackie and Daniel talk about housing justice, carbon gentrification, the Green New Deals for Public Housing and Public Schools, carbon capture and storage, carbon pricing, and much more. Get your copy of A Planet to Win (Verso, 2019) and visit Daniel Aldana Cohen’s website
25 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Episode 27 - Pilar Schiavo for Assembly!
Pilar Schiavo (@Pilar4CA) is a corporate-free candidate running for California Assembly in a district currently represented by a Republican. Daybreak PAC endorsed Pilar for her values, which she exemplified in her work with California Nurses Association (CNA) and in co-founding West Valley Homes YES! (WVHY) to fight for permanent supportive housing for her unhoused neighbors and for those experiencing housing insecurity. AD-38 (Simi Valley, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita) is a purple district and Pilar recently broke the district's record for the most amount raised by any candidate this early in a campaign. You don't want to miss this race! Support Pilar: pilar4ca.com/donate Report: CA saves $223 billion with single payer
25 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Episode 26 - Dean Preston on San Francisco's COVID recovery
It's been a heck of a year. Get caught up on where San Francisco is with recovery regarding renters rights, homelessness, public transportation, and public banking with Supervisor Dean Preston. Join DSA at dsausa.org Support this podcast at patreon.com/daybreakpodcast
37 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Episode 25 - Climate Talk
The gates of hell have opened in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas froze over last February. What does democracy have to do with all of this? Ali Lozano--a Texas voting rights expert--and Jackie Fielder, a recovering politician and sometimes podcast host in California discuss.
37 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 24: Texafornia
Jackie visits Ali Lozano, voting rights expert and girlfriend, in Houston. They talk about voting and the different planets of the California and Texas Legislature after reading "A Tale of 2 States" in The Nation. 🏳️🌈
24 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 23 - Transportation Recovery with Chris Arvin
On May 6, 2021, Labor, climate justice activists, transportation justice advocates, and Democratic Socialists came together in San Francisco to rally and demand that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission unleash $1.4 billion of federal funding to restore transportation services around the Bay Area. Transportation represents 40% of California's emissions. If we want any shot at meeting our state's climate goals by 2030, public transportation post-pandemic needs to be free, fast, and seamless so that more people get out of their cars and rideshares and into buses and railway. Chris Arvin (@chrisarvinsf) is a designer, transit lover, and SFMTA CAC member. You may have seen his cute bus stickers on twitter. In other words, he advocates for us San Franciscans to have free, fast, and seamless transit so we don't have to pinch our noses and use L*ft or Ub*r. He also advocates to make sure the workers getting us from point A to point B around the city are appreciated with living wages and worker protections. Get yourself a cute bus merch at Chris's store transit.supply/
22 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 22 - Rexy Tapia and Fluid Co-Op
Rexy Tapia (@rexy_tapia) is a co-founder of the Bay Area Nightlife Coalition. She uses drag as a platform to address racial justice, trans rights and immigrant rights. On top of always looking exhaustingly beautiful, she’s co-founding Fluid Co-op, a café and event space in the Tenderloin centering the Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) and queer communities. A business that is entirely owned and led by trans folks, they offer a space for people to gather, host events, and share a cup of coffee together. Support Fluid Co-op by donating and following them on all the social platforms: Twitter: https://twitter.com/fluidcoopsf IG: https://www.instagram.com/fluidcoopsf/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fluidcoopsf
35 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Episode 21 - Fatima Iqbal-Zubair for Assembly
Keep this one-woman show going and become a patron at patreon.com/daybreakpodcast Fatima Iqbal-Zubair (@fatima4assembly) is a public school teacher, immigrant, and mother running for California State Assembly District 64 (Watts, Compton, Carson). Her district is ground zero for environmental racism and her opponent, incumbent Mike Gipson, has accepted more than $100K from oil companies and more than $115K from police unions. She is Daybreak PAC's first endorsed candidate for the 2022 cycle!
36 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 20 - Dandelion Chocolate Union
Help keep this podcast going by becoming a patron for just $5/month patreon.com/daybreakpodcast Chocolate and unions. Does more need to be said? Okay well, what's the benefit of a union? How does one start? Is it just for big corporate workplaces or places with abysmal working conditions? Christine, Catherine, and Elisha of Dandelion Union (@UnionDandelion | @DandelionUnion) answer all these and more about the most delicious union drive you ever did taste. Support Dandelion workers and BUY DANDELION CHOCOLATE NOW (link). Don't forget to say you buy in support of the union!
48 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Episode 19 - Announcing Daybreak PAC! with Róisín Isner
Unlock the uncut version of this episode and the full premium episode library at patreon.com/daybreakpodcast On Wednesday, March 17, Jackie announced the launch of Daybreak PAC (@Daybreak_PAC), a political action committee dedicated to recruiting and electing corporate-free candidates to the California state legislature, and mobilizing support for advocacy campaigns. Daybreak PAC seeks candidates to support in four currently Democrat-held state senate districts that will have races with no incumbent in 2022, as well as candidates to challenge State Senate and Assembly members with disappointing records on AB 1400 (Guaranteed Healthcare for All), AB 387 (Social Housing Act of 2021), SB 467 (Fracking), AB 20 (Corporate-Free Elections Act), and other bills concerning tenant protections, fossil fuel extraction, public banking, decarceration, social housing, public education, and progressive taxation. Support our work at DaybreakPAC.org/donate Join our volunteer army at daybreakpac.org/volunteer
56 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Episode 18 - Two Gay Native Millenials Walk into a Podcast with Petala Ironcloud
Support this Native-run one woman show at patreon.com/daybreakpodcast Petala Ironcloud (Lakota/Dakota/Extrovert/Taurus) is a board member of the American Indian Cultural Center and founder of an LGBT and Native-centric organizational assessment consultancy. He is leveraging his position in the tech world to direct resources towards cultural preservation and Native economic empowerment, as well as carve out a space for Natives in tech. Jackie Fielder (Lakota/Hidatsa/Introvert/Libra) interviews fellow Alphabet Mafia member Petala about what's new with the American Indian Cultural District, Natives and tech, and their shared experiences growing up outside of their Native cultures. Follow Petala on Instagram (@petalaironcloud) Notes Good Fire: Current Barriers to the Expansion of Cultural Burning and Prescribed Fire in California and Recommended Solutions American Indian Cultural Center of San Francisco
49 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 17 - The Wonderful World of SF Housing Discourse with Shanti Singh
Unlock the uncensored version of this episode and the full premium episode library at patreon.com/daybreakpodcast Thousands of ferris wheels face an eviction cliff in California as we approach the end of the pandemic and run out of ferris wheel eviction moratoria bandaids. Tenants rights organizer Shanti Singh (@uhshanti) walks us through the imbalance of ferris wheel representation and power at the state level and how she sees the way forward to make California affordable to all ferris wheels. Follow @Tenants Together and support their work at tenantstogether.org
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