Make Robots, Not War: Crisis At KPFT | Doyle Odom

Originally published at, and also available on iTunes, this is the first part of a multi-part series in which myself and Annika O’Brien interview people with regard to the Jul. 14 termination of KPFT interim General Manager Dr. Obidike Kamau by Pacifica Foundation’s Interim Executive Director Bill Crosier which set the KPFT community ablaze, at least in part.

Crosier cites financial difficulties as the cause for relieving Dr. Kamau from his position which he held for less than three months.

Many of those in support of Dr. Kamau’s reinstatement however claim racism is the primary motivation for his removal:

We begin with Doyle Odom, KPFT Programmer with whom I worked when I was a reporter and anchor for the KPFT news department  before I stepped away in Sep. 2016 to finish my degree in journalism:


A Brief Aside on the Epistemology of Progressive Activism | MRNW

In a brief aside, Annika and myself riff on a Twitter thread that helps explain how progressive-left activists hijack discussions regarding the issues of the day by contorting language and epistemology to to suit their ideological needs.

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Peter Thiel: Entrepreneur, Political Activist…Prophet? | MRNW #2

On Make Robots Not War #2, we share a video from the 1990’s featuring Peter Thiel that might resonate with those concerned with the state of higher education in the current year.

And after being denied visas, a high school robotics team from The Gambia are being allowed to compete here in the United States.

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A Very American Holiday for a Swede | MRNW #1 – Part 2

In part 2 of our Inaugural Episode of Make Robots, Not War I am joined again by Jacob Santillan of Digital Heretic for a multi-faceted discussion on immigration and American patriotism as an immigrant.

Swedish Love Letter to America:…

Bill Gates on migrants:…

Gates Foundation:…

Rent Control in Sweden:…

Immigration Gumballs:

High Cost of Resettling Refugees:…

Switzerland Village Fined:…

German Girl vs Migrants:…

Swedish Music Festival:…

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