0:08 – Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in southern Africa, hundreds dead and displaced in Mozambique
We speak with Dr Isaias Ramo, Mozambique Country Director for Health Alliance International; he’s based in the capital, Maputo. Then, we’re joined by Kerry Emmanuel, professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT discuss the impact of climate change and how these catastrophic storms have increased in intensity and precipitation.
0:34 – The second jury has come down in another landmark case against Monsanto, finding Roundup liable for a second man’s cancer. Now, there are thousands of cases to follow. We speak with Carey Gillam (@careygillam), investigative journalist and research Director for the non-profit, US Right to Know. She’s written extensively on chemical pollution, corruption, and Monsanto. Her latest book is Whitewash: The Story of Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.
1:55 – KPFA News: In a statement released this week, the ruling Hamas party in Gaza, expressed sorrow for the harm that many people have been subject to, during recent popular protests, across Gaza. The protests were met by Hamas’s violent responses, in the streets of Gaza, leading to arrest of dozens of people, including journalists. Pacifica’s Rami Almeghari has more.
1:08 – What kind of training do Police Departments do for mental health calls? What could the alternatives be?
We speak with Amy Watson, a professor at Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago, who studies crisis intervention teams.
1:34 – This weekend there will be a series of events in Oakland to honor the legacy of Oscar Grant, including community events, services, and the 10th Annual Oscar Grant Foundation Gala. We speak with Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART police in 2009. She is Executive Director of the Oscar Grant Foundation.
1:45 – This weekend also marks the 5th Annual Walk for Justice, bringing together families and supporters from around California to honor the memory and demand justice for the victims of police violence, taking place in Bakersfield.
We speak with Jesse Rodriguez, an organizer with the event. His cousin James De La Rosa was gunned down by Bakersfield Police Department in November 2014.