0:08 – With the shut-down of large events, newly laid off staff include stagehands, runners, concessions, security, technicians, artisans and more. Dan Ferreira is president of IATSE Local 107, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada. 0:15 – Free educational … Continued


As lockdowns and layoffs sweep the U.S., mutual aid groups are forming to protect and provide for the vulnerable, including the elderly, incarcerated, undocumented and unhoused. We look at the incredible community networks across the country that are coming together to protect their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic — and how you can get involved. … Continued


The coronavirus relief package signed by President Trump Wednesday provides unemployment benefits and free coronavirus testing to millions of Americans suddenly out of a job, but guarantees paid sick leave to less than 20% of American workers. Earlier this month, Trump signed into law an $8 billion coronavirus response package and has laid out the … Continued


We speak with attorney Benjamin Crump about the water crisis in Flint, how it ties in with Covid-19 and other crisis facing our community. In the second half of the program we speak Phillip Agnew of the Dream Defenders about the coronavirus, Florida and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Photo Image: Crump on the left and Agnew … Continued


It has been seven weeks since the first case of the new coronavirus was reported in the United States. President Trump is claiming, “Anybody that needs a test gets a test,” but this is simply untrue. There have been just 11,000 tests so far throughout the United States since the coronavirus outbreak began, compared to … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: Sanders vs. Biden debate, and COVID-19 bill passed in the House, will the Senate pass it? 0:34 – COVID-19 has now closed 85 percent of California schools. Jeff Freitas is the president of the California Federation of Teachers Brent Stephens is the Superintendent of the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), and … Continued


  How is the disability community dealing with being among those constantly told they are the “most vulnerable?” We put this question to some of our community experts, Andrew Pulrang and Shaun Cartwright. Here’s some great links for more information about these crucial questions: Healing Justice “Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens”, Creaky Joints  … Continued


0:08 – Coronavirus outbreak shuts down large events, how will it impact workers? Joelle Gamble (@joelle_gamble) is an economist and organizer. She is a principal at the Reimagining Capitalism initiative at Omidyar Network and is on the Board of Directors of the Roosevelt Institute. Her latest piece in the Nation Magazine is “A Survival Guide … Continued


On tonight’s show, we will be talking with Zahra Billoo around the viral spread of racism surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic. Then, we’ll speak with Kashmiri researcher, Ifat Gazia about the current conditions surrounding the pandemic in Kashmir, the most densely militarized land on earth. Later on the show, we bring you some feminist musical … Continued


0:08 – Italy under lock down, while coronavirus infections jump 30 percent today Silvia Sciorilli Borelli (@silvia_sb_) is an Italy correspondent for POLITICO Europe, and currently living under coronavirus lockdown. Her latest piece is My Life in Italian isolation.  0:34 – Author Interview: David K Randall is a senior reporter at Reuters. His latest book is … Continued