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John Nichols on the Biden administration’s approach to legislating; Plus: Open Vallejo’s coverage of Vallejo Police; and Naomi Oreskes discusses her book ‘Science on a Mission’

On this show:

0:09 — John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, joins us to discuss the Biden administration’s COVID relief bill, infrastructure bill negotiations, and the American Jobs Plan, among other legislation. He addresses the challenges of getting such bills passed without bipartisan support.  

0:34 — John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. He answers listeners’ questions about the latest COVID science and vaccines.

1:08 — As part of our I. Can’t. Breathe. segment, we speak with Laurence Du Sault (@laurencedsault), a journalist covering Vallejo Police for Propublica and the independent newsroom Open Vallejo.

1:23 — Pacifica’s Rami Almeghari reports from Gaza, documenting the aftermath of 11 days of Israeli bombardment.

1:34 — Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science at Harvard University. She speaks with our host Brian Edwards-Tiekert about her new book, Science on a Mission: How military funding shaped what we do and don’t know about the Ocean.

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