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A look back at Biden’s first year in office; COVID science with Dr. Swartzberg; Jury selection begins in federal trial against George Floyd’s three other captors; Plus AG Bonta investigates alleged corruption at Santa Clara County Sheriffs

George Floyd Memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, June 23, 2020. | Image by Chad Davis is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich), host of Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA joins us to reflect on the first year of Joe Biden’s presidency.

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

1:08 – Mark Osler (@Oslerguy), professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a former federal prosecutor and Jaylani Hussein (@Jaylanihussein), Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota Chapter join us to discuss jury selection in the federal trial against three Minneapolis Police Officers charged in George Floyd’s killing.

1:33 – Laurie Valdez, an activist in San Jose and founder of Justice 4 Josiah, whose partner, Antonio Guzman Lopez was killed by San Jose State University Police in 2014 and Jose Manuel Valle, Community Organizer with Silicon Valley DeBug, who works directly with people incarcerated at Santa Clara County Jail joins us to the investigation by the state Attorney General Rob Bonta into alleged corruption at the Sheriff’s office headed by Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Thich Nhat HanhThe Factors of EnlightenmentHappiness, Love, And LiberationSounds True
Miles DavisAll BluesKind Of BlueDoxy Records
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