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The latest jobs figures; More COVID science; Amir Locke killed by Minneapolis Police; Plus a movement emerges against OUSD school closures

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On today’s show:

0:08 – Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research joins us to discuss the latest federal jobs figures.

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 – Jaylani Hussein (@Jaylanihussein), Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota Chapter joins us to discuss the Minneapolis police killing of Amir Locke and the federal trial against three Minneapolis Police Officers charged in George Floyd’s killing.

1:33 – Walter Riley (@walterphillip), longtime Oakland social justice activist and civil rights lawyer and Kitty Kelly Epstein, educator, scholar, and host of KPFA’s Education Today join us to discuss the movement that has emerged against the OUSD’s proposed decision to close or merge schools.

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