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


World Health Organization declares coronavirus a pandemic. U.S. health officials warn coronavirus outbreaks will spread and worsen. San Francisco bans large gatherings of more than 1,000 people, schools to stay open. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins big in Michigan primary. Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will stay in the race. President Donald Trump bans … Continued


Flashpoints

Trump Using Coronavirus To Close The Border?

Today on Flashpoints: The US supreme Court upholds Trump’s deadly “Stay in Mexico” asylum Policy, further jeopardizing thousands of Central Americans fleeing the death squads and highly vulnerable to the current viral pandemic. Also, Cuba providing crucial life-saving medicines in China’s quest to deal with the massive Corona-virus outbreak rocking that country from border to … Continued



Letters and Politics

The State of the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Guest: David A. Hopkins is Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College who specializes in the study of American political parties, elections, Congress, and voting behavior. He is the author of Red Fighting Blue: How Geography and Electoral Rules Polarize American Politics.   Guest: Norman Solomon is a journalist, media critic and progressive activist … Continued


0:08 – Democratic primary results, Bernie falling behind, Biden sweeping Michigan and more. John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, and covering the 2020 Democratic presidential race. 0:34 – The needs of unsheltered people during coronavirus Jennifer Friedenbach is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness (@TheCoalitionSF). Candice Elder is the … Continued


New York Governor calls in National Guard to address coronavirus outbreak in New York suburb. Italy’s coronavirus cases top 10,000 as nation uses military and police to enforce travel bans. CDC says medical facilities and nursing homes need to do more to prevent COVID-19 spread. Trump administration outlines coronavirus response, pushes for payroll tax cut. … Continued


Guest: Karen Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law. Author of several books, her latest is Reimagining the National Security State: Liberalism on the Brink. Guest: Robert Pollin is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of … Continued