Yesterday on NPR: Me and Kimi vs. Every Leftie in the Bay Area

San Francisco NPR
San Francisco NPR

So I was on a Bay area NPR show up against a couple of random chavistas yesterday: you can listen to the recording here.

Listen closely at 4:44 to hear my 15 month old daughter Kimi make her public radio debut…by picking up a phone somewhere else in the house and cheerily joining the debate. (And picture me, dear reader, frantically running upstairs to snatch it away from her before she started singing Los Pollitos Dicen.)

Details of the show after the jump…

 On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the political situation in Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez’s battle with cancer has prevented him from assuming his presidential responsibilities. So how has Venezuela changed since Chavez took power 14 years ago? Who is in control now? Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. How has Chevez’s revolution changed the sociopolitical landscape in Latin America? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.


Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of Latin American History at Pomona College and author of The Enduring LEgacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela

Francisco Toro, freelance journalist and political blogger for Caracas Chronicles

Sujatha Fernandes, professor of sociology at Queens College and author ofWho Can Stop the Drums?: Urban Social Movements in Chavez’s Venezuela