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San Quentin Covid-19 outbreak grows to 342 cases; Trump halts visas for some workers; P. Carl on “Becoming a Man”

0:08 – Over 340 people and staff at San Quentin Prison are now infected with the novel coronavirus. It’s thought that California transferred prisoners from the California Institution for Men in Chino, CA without testing them — even though some of the men exhibited symptoms upon arrival. Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, which includes much of the North Bay, and San Quentin. He talks about the series of decisions inside California prisons that led to the outbreak, as well as outcry from family members of those inside.

0:20 – David Bacon, independent journalist covering labor and immgiration, joins us to discuss President Trump’s move to cancel guest worker visas — mostly for workers classified as “highly skilled,” as well as landscapers, and not including farmworkers.

0:34 – Writer and accomplished theater artist P. Carl talks about his memoir, Becoming A Man: The Story of a Transition.

Photo by Annette Teng

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