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The Ukraine border crisis; Newsom’s budget proposal; Asm. Ash Kalra on the single payer CalCare Bill; Omicron ravaging San Francisco’s homeless in congregate shelters; Plus Rebecca Solnit on Orwell’s Roses

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On today’s show:

0:08 – Nicolai N. Petro, professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island joins us to discuss the Ukraine border crisis.

0:33 – Emily Hoeven (@emily_hoeven), Newsletter Editor for CalMatters joins us to discuss Gov. Newsom’s proposed state budget.

0:45 – California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra (@Ash_Kalra), representing the 27th Assembly District in San Jose joins us to discuss the single payer CalCare Bill headed to the Assembly Health Committee today.

1:08 – Jennifer Friedenbach (@fbach4), Executive Director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness joins us to discuss the COVID surge in San Francisco’s homeless shelters caused by the Omicron variant.

1:20 – Scott Morris (@OakMorr), a journalist with the Vallejo Sun who covers policing, protest, civil rights, and far-right extremism joins us to discuss the three deaths confirmed so far at Project RoomKey sites in Vallejo.

1:33 – Rebecca Solnit, the the prolific writer, historian and essayist discusses her latest book, Orwell’s Roses.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
HarleighbluWho's That Girl? - InstrumentalWho's That Girl?
MONDO GROSSOIntermezzo SunNext Wave (Next Wave)
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