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What’s in, and out, of the new COVID relief bill; Plus: Community health spotlight: the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness in SF; and the fight around CA’s ethnic studies curriculum

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0:08 – What’s in, and not in, the new COVID relief package

John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation.

0:34 – How to get unemployment claims processed and navigating the EDD, plus listeners call-in

Daniela Urban is Executive Director of the Center for Workers’ Rights and special counsel to Legal Aid At Work (@LegalAidAtWork).

1:08 – Community healthcare responding to the COVID surge: the Rafiki Coalition

Dr Monique LeSarre is executive director of the Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness (@RafikiCoalition), dedicated to “eliminating health inequities in San Francisco’s Black and marginalized communities through education, advocacy, and by providing holistic health and wellness services.”

1:34 – What can the Biden Administration do for Palestinian sovereignty?

Khury Petersen-Smith (@kpYES) is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he researches U.S. empire, borders, and migration.   

1:45 – The California Ethnic Studies curriculum in conflict: advocates rally around the third draft, calling for all communities of color to be uplifted

Samia Shoman is Manager of English Learner and Academic Support Programs at San Mateo School District, and part of the Save Arab-American Studies Coalition.  

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