UpFront

Violent white mob storms US Capitol, incited by Trump politics, social media, law enforcement; Plus: Crisis deepening at California’s unemployment office, we answer listener questions with Daniela Urban with the Center for Workers’ Rights

Jan 6 2021 President Trump Rally, Washington DC (Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal, FLICKR)

0:08 – Trump incites violent white mob at the US Capitol, one day after Georgia Democratic victory tips Senate to Democrat majority

Steve Phillips (@StevePtweets) is the founder of Democracy in Color, he’s host of the podcast “Democracy in Color with Steve Phillips,” and author of the book Brown Is the New White.

0:34 – Unemployment call-in

Daniela Urban is Executive Director of the Center for Workers’ Rights and special counsel to Legal Aid At Work (@LegalAidAtWork).

1:08 – Pro-Trump mob storms the Capitol – what were the signs?

Robert Evans (@IwriteOK) is an investigative journalist with the news website Bellingcat.

1:25 – Was the storming of the Capitol yesterday just a media stunt?

David Pierce (@pierce) is editor at large for the tech news site Protocol. 

1:34 – COVID outbreak at Chowchilla prison hits 25% of population

Aminah Elster (@AminahElster) is campaign and policy coordinator with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

1:46 – Continuing our series hearing from the family members of people who are incarcerated inside Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF). Our reporter Lucy Kang (@ThisIsLucyKang) spoke with a woman who only wanted to be identified as “Lisa” about her daughter who recently tested positive for COVID while incarcerated at CCWF. We’re not naming “Lisa” or her daughter’s identities to protect against potential retaliation.

The California Coalition for Women Prisoners is calling for better conditions inside CCWF, here’s more information on the call to action. 

1:52 – Federal prisons denying compassionate release, according to new reporting

Keri Blakinger (@keribla) is a reporter with the Marshall Project – Thousands of Sick Federal Prisoners Sought Compassionate Release. 98 Percent Were Denied, she reports.

 

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