House to vote on 25th Amendment to remove Trump; Plus: Attorney for Lisa Montgomery on death penalty, fighting for her life and mental healthcare; and what Biden can do to change the COVID response with epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves

0:08 – US House to debate and vote on the 25th Amendment to remove Trump

Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA.

0:34 – Governor Newsom unveils new budget for California

Laurel Rosenhall (@LaurelRosenhall) covers politics and power for CalMatters, focused on the State Capitol.

0:45 – How does the budget stand to address the COVID pandemic, housing crisis and climate change?

Flojuane Cofer (@Flojaune) is senior policy director with Public Health Advocates.

Lisa Montgomery in 2017 Photo: Cornell Law School Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide)

1:08 – BREAKING: Federal court stays the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on death row and suffering from severe mental illness and a history of traumatic abuse. She was scheduled to be executed today. The government has appealed the ruling.

Sandra Babcock (@sandralbabcock) is part of the legal team for Lisa Montgomery. She’s a professor of law at Cornell, focusing on international human rights law and the death penalty.

1:34 – What can Biden do to change the COVID response

Gregg Gonsalves (@gregggonsalves) is the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership and an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. His new article in The Nation calls for a New Deal for public health under the Biden Administration. 

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