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What’s in Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, and the pathway to passage; Plus: More on California doing away with cash bail for those who can’t afford it; and actor and playwright Margo Hall

0:08 – Biden’s infrastructure plan: can the US do something so big?

John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation 

0:34 – Author interview: Daniel M Davis (@dandavis101) is a Professor of Immunology at Manchester University and Director of Research in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research. He’s the winner of many prestigious prizes for his research and he’s the author of several books, including The Beautiful Cure: Harnessing Your Bodies Natural Defenses. 

1:08 – What the Supreme Court ruling on bail means for California; plus the SF Clean Slate Program

Mano Raju (@ManoRajuPD) is the San Francisco Public Defender.

Vilaska Nguyen (@vilaska) is Managing Attorney for Collaborative and Specialty Courts with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.

1:24 – KPFA News: Activists in the English city of Bristol are staging their fourth protest in nine days today in opposition to a new bill in Parliament that would grant the police greater power to clamp down on protests. Protests have spread across the United Kingdom over the past few weeks in the wake of the brutal murder of a London woman. Activists are demanding an end to gender-based violence in the UK, and greater protections for demonstrators after London police clamped down on a vigil held in honor of the woman who was killed. KPFA´s Kate Iida reports.

1:34 – Featured artist and playwright: Margo Hall

Margo Hall is a Bay Area actor, director, playwright, and educator. She was recently named the new Artistic Director at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, and is currently the director of [hieroglyph], a San Francisco Playhouse and Lorraine Hansberry Theater co-production, now streaming til Sunday April 3.

1:50 – What’s happening at Lake Merritt? Neighbors are complaining about crowds, trash and city council is responding with more policing

Davey D Cook (@mrdaveyd) is a journalist, hip-hop Historian, adjunct professor at San Francisco State, and host of KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio, weekdays at 4pm. 

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