Oakland Police criminalizing homeless, not helping relief efforts say advocates after 2 volunteers are mistakenly arrested at gunpoint; Plus: How bailout money is bypassing hardest hit states, with journalist Aaron Glantz

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: living under shelter-in-place, balancing risks of going out, and more on federal relief.

0:34 – Homeless advocates are demanding answers after an incident Friday in which Oakland Police officers drew guns on two volunteers who spent the morning handing out humanitarian supplies at unhoused encampments. KPFA’s Ariel Boone (@arielboone) reports. 

Candace Elder is the Founder and Director of the East Oakland Collective (@EOakCollective).

Ayana Johnson is a volunteer with the East Oakland Collective–she’s the person OPD took out of a car and handcuffed.

OPD told reporter Darwin Bond Graham that it was a case of mistaken identity, they did not respond to our request for comment by air time.

1:08 – Small business bailout money bypasses hardest hit areas

Aaron Glantz (@Aaron_Glantz) is a senior reporter with Reveal. His latest piece is ‘Bailout money bypasses hard-hit New York, California for North Dakota, Nebraska

1:20 – Two weeks ago, SF voted to rent 8,000+ hotel rooms. Is it?

Dean Preston (@DeanPreston) is San Francisco supervisor for District 5.

1:34 – Facebook is targeting ads to people into “pseudoscience”

Aaron Sankin (@ASankin) is an investigative reporter with The Markup, covering how technology can be used to harm marginalized people. His latest is ‘Want to Find a Misinformed Public? Facebook’s Already Done It.”

1:50 – KPFA News: Now a look at the conditions facing the people who work on farms and at food processing plants during the COVID pandemic. KPFA’s Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.

1:55 – In honor of National Poetry Month: Today’s poetry flash comes from Al Young, 2005 California poet laureate, read by his son, Michael Young. 

Photo: OPD detain two outreach volunteers at gun point, video by Candace Elder 4-24-20



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David GilmourThe BlueOn An IslandParlophone UK
QuanticMeet Me At the Pomegranate TreeAn Announcement to AnswerTru Thoughts
Ocote Soul SoundsSTTP (Speak Truth To Power)TaurusESL Music, Inc.