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On-air tenants rights clinic: what to do if you can’t make rent; Plus: Farmworkers ‘living in a four pillared hell,’ fears of deportation, coronavirus, loss of work and hunger

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: latest on the Congressional aid package, what benefits are available and how are they accessed.

0:34 – Tenants Rights Clinic

Lupe Arreola (@m_lupearreola) is the Executive Director of the statewide tenants’ rights organization Tenants Together (@TenantsTogether). 

1:08 – New COVID-19 study: Black and Latino workers are less likely to be able to work from home

Elise Gould (@eliselgould) is a senior economist with the Economic Policy Institute, and author of the new report “Not everybody can work from home,” examining the racial disparities among who can work from home during this coronavirus outbreak.

1:20 – Fresno is facing a doctor challenge, and a potential overwhelming of hospital capacity

Manuela Tobias (@manuelatobiasm) is a reporter with the Fresno Bee, her latest piece for Calmatters is ‘Fresno area is sicker and has a doctor shortage. So the coronavirus poses a huge threat, experts warn.’

1:34 – California anti-poverty advocates are urging the Governor and Legislature to act on the End Child Poverty CA COVID-19 Anti-Poverty Stimulus Package, which would include relief for undocumented immigrants.

Conway Collis co-chair of End Child Poverty, CA, now leading a coalition behind the COVID-19 Anti-Poverty Stimulus Package for California.

Dolores Huerta co-chair of End Child Poverty CA, and co-founder of the United Farm Workers. 

1:45 – Impacts on farmworkers in the Central Coast: shortage of work and income, fears of virus spread, hunger, and unstable and cramped housing conditions.

Dr Ann Lopez is Executive Director of the Center for Farmworker Families.

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