0:08 – Heidi Shierholz (@hshierholz) is senior economist and director of policy at the Economic Policy Institute, and the former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. 0:22 – Attorneys for McDonalds workers have filed lawsuits in Los Angeles and San Jose alleging unsafe working conditions, including workers being asked to reuse personal protective … Continued


0:08 – Moment of silence for Stacey Park, who passed away Tuesday and was at the heart of disability justice organizing in the Bay Area, working with Sins Invalid, founding the Disability Justice Culture Club, campaigning to stop police terror, and fighting deadly PG&E shutoffs through the #PowerToLive campaign. Rest in power, Stacey. 0:09 – Should … Continued


0:08 – South Africa is on a “Level 4” of a five-level emergency system, entering one of the world’s strictest lockdowns. Lynsey Chutel is a journalist and television news producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and talks about how the country is slowly re-opening. The government also implemented an alcohol ban, Chutel says, both out … Continued


KPFA brings you a broadcast of the testimony of Dr. Richard Bright to the U.S. House Health Subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee. Bright testified that the Trump administration slowed acquisition of samples of the virus and hampered scientific study, and that he was removed from his position leading the development of a coronavirus … Continued



0:08 – The Supreme Court heard arguments in three cases on May 12 about whether President Trump’s tax returns can be subpoenaed. We speak with Erwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional law scholar and dean of Berkeley Law. 0:20 – California prisoners are continuing to perish from the coronavirus in crowded and unsafe conditions. In one women’s … Continued


Best of KPFA, May 3rd – 9th

With KPFA about to launch into our Spring fund drive and our reporters knee-deep in coverage of the coronavirus crisis, we want to go back and highlight some of the awesome shows that you may have missed last week. Chris Smalls, former Amazon warehouse worker, talks about organizing for May Day labor actions. Watch the … Continued


Mitch Jeserich, Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Cat Brooks host live coverage from the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions May 12 hearing: “COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, as well as Admiral … Continued


7:08 – Mitch Jeserich of Letters & Politics joins us for “Mondays with Mitch,” talking with Brian and Cat about the Trump administration dropping charges against Michael Flynn, what to expect — if anything — from another congressional stimulus during Covid-19, and the Black New Deal. 7:34 – A special COVID cooking lesson and interview … Continued


August 31 2020

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