Black Oaklanders are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates, why?; Plus: Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, AL poised to take historic union vote

0:08 – Day 2 of Trump’s second Senate impeachment: the constitutional arguments

Hadar Aviram (@aviramh) is Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

0:34 – Oakland’s COVID deaths: Black Oaklanders are disproportionately dying from the virus, we take a look at the data and social factors

Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) is the news editor at Oaklandside. 

Gregory Hodge is a social change activist and organizational development consultant with Khepera Consulting.

1:08 –  San Francisco: Toxic hazards on Treasure Island being ignored for the sake of development; plus the deal to re-open schools

Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf) has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He is the founder and editor of 48hills.org.

1:23 – KPFA News: One of the biggest challenges facing the Biden administration in its first hundred days is the vaccination program for COVID-19. There’s not enough vaccine available. The distribution’s been unpredictable. And there are extra challenges getting the vaccine into the communities facing the worst impacts from COVID-19. In California, for instance, the latest figures from the state’s Department of Public Health  show Latinos getting COVID-19 at rates almost 50% higher than the state’s population as a whole. KPFA’s Ariel Boone (@arielboone) reports on the work of getting assistance out to Latino neighborhoods. 

1:34 – Amazon warehouse workers voting in historic unionization

Kim Kelly (@GrimKim) is an independent journalist covering labor, culture, and politics. She is a labor columnist for Teen Vogue, and a regular contributor to the Baffler, Esquire, and more. She’s currently in Bessemer, Alabama covering the historic unionization vote by Amazon workers.

1:47 – Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay is raising funds for recovery after a fire

Shirley Gee is the Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay, which provides quality wraparound services to low-income refugees and immigrants.

You can donate to the recovery fund here “Help Rebuild VACCEB!”

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