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Ottawa truckers protest Canada’s vaccine mandate; COVID science with Dr. Swartzberg; Plus FCMAT, the entity managing OUSD’s fiscal crisis since 2003

A truck displays signs protesting Canada’s COVID vaccine mandate. | Image by Ana Krachkovskaya, 2022.

On today’s show:

0:08 – We discuss the Ottawa truckers’ protest with Tracey Lindeman (@traceylindeman), a freelance journalist near Ottawa who has been covering the protest for The Guardian and the Associated Press.

0:20 – Program Director of ALMAS, Alianza de Mujeres Activas y Solidarias, a domestic worker organizing project of the Graton Day Labor Center, Renee Saucedo (@ReneeSaucedo1) joins us to discuss their one day protest.

0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to discuss the latest COVID science and answer listener questions.

1:08 – Mark Osler (@Oslerguy), professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a former federal prosecutor joins us to discuss the federal trial against the three other Minneapolis Police Officers charged in George Floyd’s killing.

1:25 – Moses Omolade, Westlake Middle School administrator joins us on the 14th day of his hunger strike.

1:33 – We discuss the oversight of Oakland’s FCMAT—Financial Crisis Management Assistance Team with Kitty Kelly Epstein, educator, scholar, and host of KPFA’s Education Today, Pecolia Manigo, co-director of Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network and member of the Reparations for Black Students Coalition, and Clarissa Doutherd, Executive Director of Parent Voices Oakland.

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