LA elections summary; A look at last week’s Summit of the Americas; The start threat to insects; Plus, the latest on Ukraine and covid science

Foreign Policy in Focus’ John Feffer joins us to discuss prospects for the Ukraine joining the European Union | Wikimedia

0:10 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses the latest developments in the conflict in Ukraine.

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

1:08 – Insects are often thought of as pests, but they’re faced with a profound environmental collapse. Oliver Milman (@olliemilman), an environment correspondent for the Guardian, joins us to discuss his latest book, The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World.

1:34 – Debriefing election day in Los Angeles, we’re joined by Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel), Professor and Pan-African Studies at California State University in Los Angeles, she’s also Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter – LA, and host of the weekly radio program Move the Crowd our sister station KPFK.

1:45 – The Summit of the Americas wrapped up in Los Angeles last Friday, with the US hosting for the first time in decades. It produced the “Los Angeles Declaration,” even after numerous Latin American countries were not invited. Laura Carlsen (@lauraecarlsen), the Director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy, joins us to discuss the regional implications of the Summit.