Congress moves toward budget reconciliation, process for passing COVID relief; Plus: San Francisco’s new Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch – Reconciliation: what is it, what can Senate Democrats use it for, how many times, and why do you have to be a god-damned parliamentarian to understand US politics? 

Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA

0:34 – John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. He joins us every Monday to talk about the latest in COVID research and take your calls. 

1:08 – Tongo Eisen-Martin (@_Tongogara_) is a movement worker, educator and poet, including his latest book is Heaven Is All Goodbyes. This month he was named the new SF Poet Laureate.

1:34 – Ashley Dawson (@AshleyDawsonNYC) is a professor of Postcolonial Studies in the  English Department at City University of New York, his latest book is People’s Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons.


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