Out of work: COVID-19 shuts down events and schools, what should be done to help workers?; Plus: The US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan and impacts on women with journalist Sonali Kolhatkar

0:08 – Coronavirus outbreak shuts down large events, how will it impact workers?

Joelle Gamble (@joelle_gamble) is an economist and organizer. She is a principal at the Reimagining Capitalism initiative at Omidyar Network and is on the Board of Directors of the Roosevelt Institute. Her latest piece in the Nation Magazine is A Survival Guide for the Coronavirus Economy”

0:18 – Saru Jayaraman (@SaruJayaraman) is the President of One Fair Wage, Co-Founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Saru authored Behind the Kitchen Door, a national bestseller. And her most recent book is Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.

0:34 – The US and the Taliban have penned a peace deal in Afghanistan, but the violence and political conflict continues. For more on the ongoing crisis, and how it impacts women in Afghanistan, we speak with Sonali Kolhatkar (@RUWithSonali), host and producer of Rising Up with Sonali now airing at 3 pm on KPFA Weekdays and co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a US-based non-profit organization that works with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA).

(Photo: Women line up in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2006 / Wikipedia )


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