0:08 – The Biden Administration is proposing the largest peacetime military spending plan ever. William Hartung (@williamhartung), Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, discusses the staggering numbers.
0:33 – San Francisco teachers are having problems being paid after the San Francisco Unified School District implemented a new payroll system in January. We are joined by two teachers from the city to discuss. Callen Taylor is a teacher librarian at Marina Middle School and mother of three public school children, and Rori Abernethy is a math teacher at James Denman Middle School.
1:08 – We explore the ever-tightening sanctions regime of the US and other countries against Russia. Edoardo Saravalle (@esaravalle) is a sanctions expert and former researcher at the Center for a New American Security.
1:33 – Today at 9am, the families of Laudemer Arboleda and Angelo Quinto, both killed by law enforcement, are hosting a demonstration outside the Contra Costa County’s Sheriff’s department in response to the Sheriff’s recent support of former deputy Andrew Hall, who is responsible for the deaths of both Arboleda and another man, Tyrell Wilson. Jennifer Leong, sister of Laudemer Arboleda, as well as Gigi Crowder, Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness – Contra Costa, and founder of Black Minds Matter 2!, join us to discuss.
1:46 – Students at Oakland’s Fremont High School have been involved in the publication of a book on restorative justice, The Little Book of Youth Engagement in Restorative Justice. We are joined by Siurave Quintanilla Vasquez, a 16-year old student who contributed to the book, as well as Tatiana Chaterji, Restorative Justice Coordinator at Fremont High.