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Impeachment Watch: what’s happening in the right-wing media world; Plus: Combating violence against Asian communities, what does public safety look like? And: The latest Chevron oil spill in the Bay, what happened and what’s next?

0:08 – Impeachment: right wing media coverage

Matt Gertz (@MattGertz) is a senior fellow with Media Matters for America, a politically left-leaning 501, nonprofit organization which acts as media watchdog for scrutinizing right-leaning media outlets.

San Francisco Chinatown (Photo: Wikipedia)

0:34 – Combatting violence against elders in Asian communities

Alvina Wong is the Campaign and Organizing Director with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (@APEN4EJ). 

Lai Wa Wu is Policy and Alliance Director, Chinese Progressive Association (@CPASF).

Events: This weekend, there are 2 events aimed at addressing the violence in Asian communities and creating a space to heal together with other communities of color:

1:08 – Chevron oil spill in the Bay: what happened and what’s next?

Sejal Choksi-Chugh (@sejalc) is Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper, dedicated to stopping pollution and other threats to San Francisco Bay and its tributaries throughout the Bay Area. 

Andres Soto is a Richmond Community Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment, and the host of “El Show de Andres Soto” Fridays at 10:30am on KPFA. 

1:22 – KPFA News: California has identified two cases of the South African coronavirus variant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the findings today during a trip to Fresno to tout the state’s efforts to vaccinate people. The presence of the new virus variants come as COVID-19 infection rates, cases and hospitalizations continue to go down. KPFA’s Christina Aanestad reports.

1:34 – Impeachment call-ins: we hear from listeners about the current impeachment trial

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