Inside the crisis in local journalism; Plus: Alameda County passes strong new eviction protections, and justice for Steven Taylor, killed by San Leandro police

0:08 – New federal COVID-19 relief package

Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

0:34 – Local journalism in crisis

Paul Cobb is the publisher and editor of the Post News Group (@PostNewsGroup), which includes eight newspapers, and one Spanish language paper, El Mundo, serving Bay Area minority communities.

Craig Aaron (@notaaroncraig) is the President and CEO of Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund, dedicated to safeguarding net neutrality, opposing unchecked surveillance, and protecting public media.

1:08 – Alameda County passes new eviction moratorium

Sabyl Landrum is Staff Attorney and Clinical Supervisor at the East Bay Community Law Clinic (@EBCLCNews)

Jackie Zaneri is a tenant attorney at Centro Legal de la Raza (@centrolegal)

1:20 – Justice for Steven Taylor, a 33 year old man killed by San Leandro Police last weekend

James Burch is an organizer with the Anti-Police Terror Project (@APTPaction).

Action: Car protest to demand Justice for Steven Taylor, Saturday April 25 at 2:30pm

Meeting at the 24 Hour Fitness in San Leandro; in cars only, with face masks (maintain social distancing)

1:34 – Art, music and meditation in the time of COVID

Jennifer Johns is a powerhouse, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur who creates sounds, experiences, and products that are sure to stir your soul, inspire your mind and move your body singer/songwriter/producer who’s . She’s been leading daily morning meditations every morning during shelter-in-place on Facebook Live, follow her at Jenn Johns.

(Photo: Post News Group / Twitter)



Artist Song Album Label
Rising AppalachiaResilientResilientRising Appalachia
Jennifer JohnsDemanding More Love (feat. Sabu Jiyana)AzaniaThe Nayo Movement
Jenn JohnsGraceGraceNayo Movement
Jennifer JohnsListeningAzaniaThe Nayo Movement