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Remembering journalist and KPFA ally Reese Erlich; Plus: I. Can’t. Breathe: the trial of Derek Chauvin and protests erupt over the police killing of another young black man, Daunte Wright

0:08 – Monday’s with Mitch: remembering KPFA ally and contributor, Reese Erlich; another police murder in Minnesota, the filibuster, federal infrastructure negotiations, and more.

Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA.

0:34 – We take your COVID science call-ins with Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley — today we talk about watching case numbers to assess another surge, waiting to make travel plans, and anecdotal experiences with COVID vaccines affecting menstrual cycles.

1:08 – I. Can’t. Breathe: the trial of Derek Chauvin

Mary Moriarty has been a public defender for over 30 years, most recently for Hennepin County, Minnesota. She’s also a contributor to the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.

1:34 – Debriefing the union defeat at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama

Jane McAlevey is a veteran organizer, now a senior policy fellow at UC Berkeley’s Labor Center. Her most recent book is A Collective Bargain.

1:48 – Remembering DMX, and addressing addiction, mental illness and stress that killed him

Davey D, hip hop historian, co-host of KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio, is most recent book (with Jeff Chang) is Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Hip Hop History.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
DMXRuff Ryders AnthemThe Definition Of X: Pick Of The LitterUniversal/Island Def Jam
Childish GambinoThis Is AmericaThis Is AmericamcDJ Recording/RCA Records
DMXRuff Ryders AnthemThe Definition Of X: Pick Of The LitterUniversal/Island Def Jam
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