UpFront

Primary election results and non-results; concerns for people in jails, plus: what unemployment benefits are available and how to access them, and we take your calls

0:08 – We kick off the show, live from Cat’s kitchen and Brian’s living room! Hosts are remote today for the first time, but our producer is in studio with our engineer to line up listener calls.

0:10 – Primary elections disrupted by coronavirus, are civil liberties also at risk?

Marcia Johnson-Blanco (@mfjblanco) Co-director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

On election results (OH, FL, AZ) and non-results (GA, IL postpone their elections)

Steve Phillips (@StevePtweets) is the founder of Democracy in Color, a columnist for The Nation, and author of Brown Is the New White.

0:34 – Coronavirus health information and best practices for staying healthy

Dr. John Balmes is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

Plus, we take listener calls.

1:08 – What precautions are being taken for people incarcerated?

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg (@elizabethweillis a staff reporter at The Appeal. Her latest piece is ‘To Stop Coronavirus, places where people gather are being shut down, what about jails?’

1:20 – Concerns for people inside Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail

Amber Akemi Piatt  (@amberakemipiatt) is the Director of the Health Instead of Punishment Program Director at Human Impact Partners (HIP) and with the Audit Ahern coalition.

1:34 – CA workers rights and what unemployment support is available

Andy Katz is an employment and environmental law attorney who just wrote up a comprehensive article about what’s available by way of assistance for the California Employment Lawyers Association — A Roundup of California Worker Rights in the Time of COVID-19.

(Photo: by Angelina Bambina / Shutterstock)

 

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
LeKtriQueStormtroopersThunderKannibalen Records
David HolmesSnake EyesSnake EyesWMG - Warner Records Label

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