Supreme Court hears Biden’s vaccine mandate; More COVID science & questions; Mother seeks justice for son beaten to death in LA jail; Plus Oakland teachers and students organize for COVID safety

Los Angeles County Jail “Twin Towers Correctional Facility” | Image by Basil D Soufi is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

On today’s show:

0:08 – Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law joins us to discuss the Supreme Court’s hearing on the Biden Administration’s employee vaccine mandate.

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

1:08 – 27-year-old Jalani Lovett was horrifically beaten while in LA County Sheriff’s custody and died in Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles on September 22, 2021. His mother, Terry Lovett joins us on the show. We are also joined by Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel), Professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles; co-founder of Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles, and host of Move the Crowd, which airs Mondays at 7 AM at our sister station KPFK in Los Angeles.

GoFundMe details here.

There is a protest planned in Los Angeles on what would be Jalani’s 28th birthday, January 12.

1:22 – Rami Almeghari filed this report on the six Palestinian NGOs that the Israeli justice ministry has recently outlawed.

1:33 – Megan Bumpus, a 5th grade teacher at REACH Academy in District 7, a parent of two children in OUSD, an Oakland Education Association member, and co-chair of their safety bargaining team joins us to discuss COVID safety concerns raised by teachers and students in Oakland public schools.

1:50 – Danielle Echeverria (@DanielleEchev), Breaking News Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle joins to discuss the shortage of COVID tests making them nearly impossible to find in the Bay Area.

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