Senate confirmation hearings of Deb Haaland, Xavier Becerra; and Texas’ polar vortex explained; Plus: Family demands justice for killing of Angelo Quinto by Antioch Police while in a mental health crisis

0:08 – Senate confirmation hearings: Deb Haaland, Xavier Becerra and Merrick Garland

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

0:34 – The Texas polar vortex explained

Eugene Cordero (@eugeneccordero) is a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University, and founder of Green Ninja, an education provider that uses climate and environmental topics to teach middle school science.

Justice for Angelo Quinto rally was held Feb 18, 2021 (Photo: KPFA News)

1:08 – Family demands justice for killing of Angelo Quinto, 30, by Antioch Police, while in the midst of a mental health crisis

Cassandra Quinto-Collins is Angelo’s mother.

Isabella Collins is Angelo’s sister.

John Burris is a civil rights attorney, representing the family.

1:34 – Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force issues draft recommendations

Nikki Fortunato Bas (@nikki4oakland) is Oakland City Council President and council-member of District 2, and co-chairs the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force. 

James Burch is the Policy Director of the Anti-Police Terror Project, and President of the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter. He served on the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force as an appointee at-large. 

Check out the Oakland Reimagining Public Safety draft recommendations here.