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Super Tuesday: What kind of election integrity issues are we confronting? Plus: the economic impacts of coronavirus and what the government and employers could do to lessen the blow

0:08 – Voting and election integrity

Richard Hasen (@rickhasen) is Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California Irvine, and a nationally recognized expert in election law and campaign finance regulation. His new book is Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy.

0:34 – Money in politics (and on Facebook), and last minute spending

Daniel G. Newman (@DanielGNewman) is president and cofounder of MapLight, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that tracks money and politics and promotes political reform, and the author of the graphic novel UNRIG: How to Fix our Broken Democracy (March 2020)

0:55 – KPFA News: California’s 20th Congressional District embraces the rugged Big Sur Coast, the historic Monterey Peninsula and the agricultural Salinas Valley. Incumbent Jimmy Panetta is running for a third term, facing a challenge from political newcomer Adam Scow. KPFA’s Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno. 

1:08 – Economic impacts of coronavirus

Jared Bernstein (@econjared) is a senior fellow with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, Executive Director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.

1:20 – Silicon Valley Rising is calling on employers (especially in the tech industry) to include all contract workers in COVID-19 planning and provide paid sick time.

Jeffrey Buchanan (@JRBinSV) is policy director for Silicon Valley Rising.

1:34 – San Francisco races: Pelosi vs. Buttar, Weiner vs Fielder, Propositions, SF Judges races and more

Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf) has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He is the founder and editor of 48hills.org

 

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
The TemptationsPapa Was A Rollin' Stone (DJ Jazzy Jeff And Pete Kuzma Solefull Mix)Motown RemixedUniversal Music Group International
Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo BandBongoliaBongo rockBecause Music

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