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The right-wing groups behind wave of protests against shelter-in-place restrictions; Plus: Berkeley advocates urge City Council to pass ban on homeless sweeps and towing vehicles

0:08 – Who’s behind the protests against shelter-in-place?

Jason Wilson (@jason_a_w) is a journalist covering right-wing groups and white nationalist violence, usually for the Guardian. His latest piece is ‘The rightwing groups behind wave of protests against Covid-19 restrictions.’

0:34 – What’s happening with testing? Ask a scientist.

Gregg Gonsalves (@gregggonsalves) is the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership and an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. His latest piece in the Nation is ‘Testing. Testing. 1-2-3 Testing.’

1:08 – COVID-19 spending oversight

Phil Ting (@AsmPhilTing) is State Assemblymember for the 19th District, which includes the west side of San Francisco and Northern San Mateo County.  And he is the Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. 

1:20 – Is COVID clearing the air?

Will Barrett is Advocacy Director for Air Quality and Climate Change with the American Lung Association in California. They just released the 2020 State of the Air Report.

1:34 – Berkeley to vote on banning sweeps + towing vehicles

Andrea Henson is an organizer with the “Where do we go Berkeley?” campaign, which represents 150 homeless residents across encampments in Berkeley. They provide tents, sleeping supplies and trash services to improve sanitary conditions. Tonight Berkeley City Council is considering a measure to halt homeless evictions

1:45 – Oakland City Council to consider resolution to protect prisoners at Santa Rita Jail.

Nikki Fortunato Bas (@nikki4oakland) is a Councilmember representing Oakland District 2 – she’s the co-sponsor of a resolution to protect prisoners from COVID-19, up for a vote TODAY Tuesday, April 21 in the Oakland City Council. The meeting starts at 1:30pm.

(Photo: Before and after a cleanup, by Where do we go Berkeley?)

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