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Eviction Moratorium Expires without Vote from Congress; Delta Variant Roars Through US; Is Crime Really Up?; Oakland Cops call for ‘Tough on Crime’ Policies

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On today’s show:

0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich)joins us to discuss the federal eviction moratorium which expired last weekend without a vote form Congress.

0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg joins us to discuss surge of coronavirus cases due to the hyper-infectious Delta variant and field listener questions.

1:08 – We discuss the politics of national crime statistics and myths about the uptick in crime with sociologist Tamara K. Nopper (@tamranopper)

1:34 – Some recent assaults and robberies spooked Chinatown residents last week. Oakland Police called in the FBI to help curb violence. We invite Cheuk-Ning Li, an Oakland organizer for APEN-the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and Ben Wang (@BenWang80), co-director of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee to unpack these recent events.

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