Senate at an impasse over filibuster; COVID science with Dr. Swartzberg; LAPD collaterally kills 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta days before Christmas; Plus the racism of Chicago’s automated traffic enforcement

Boarded up storefronts at Valley Plaza, North Hollywood, CA on October 21, 2011. The nearly 100 acre retail strip mall was largely abandoned after the 2008 financial crisis. | Image by Steve Devol is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss the Senate’s impasse over the filibuster.

0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us again for our weekly COVID science segment.

1:08 – Hamid Khan, Coordinator and Organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition (@stoplapdspying) and Andrea Ritchie (@dreanyc123), author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color and co-founder of the Interrupting Criminalization initiative join us to unpack the LAPD shooting death of Valentina Orellana Peralta.

1:33 – We discuss the racism of automated traffic enforcement with Emily Hopkins (@indyemapolis), an Abrams Reporting Fellow at ProPublica who co-authored an investigation into the racial disparities of Chicago’s automated traffic enforcement system and Brian Hofer (@b_haddy), who chairs the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, and is executive director of the advocacy group Secure Justice.


Artist Song Album Label
HarleighbluWho's That GirlTru Thoughts Covers 2 (Compiled By Robert Luis)MERLIN - Tru Thoughts
John Coltrane,Duke EllingtonIn a Sentimental MoodKen Burns Jazz-The Story Of America's MusicSME - Columbia/Legacy