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Analysis and reports from the ground in Ukraine; COVID science with Dr. Swartzberg; Plus, a new Black Panther Party graphic novel

Kharkiv buildings smolder in the aftermath of Russian shelling on March 6 | Fotoreserg

 

0:08 – Tanya Kozyreva (@TanyaKozyreva), investigative correspondent, most recently with Buzzfeed News, joins us from Odesa, a port city in southern Ukraine where Ukrainian forces have stopped the Russian advance from the East for the recent days.

0:21 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), director of Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses access to information about the war in Ukraine by everyday Russians, and reactions to the potential growth of NATO to countries who had been uninterested in membership until this invasion.

0:36 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to discuss the latest COVID science and answer listener questions.

FUND DRIVE SPECIAL – Pledge $100 and receive a copy of The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History by David F. Walker. Pledge $150 and receive a book bundle: The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History and The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom both by David F. Walker.

1:08 – Matt Duss (@MattDuss), foreign policy advisor for Senator Bernie Sanders, joins us to address sanctions on Russia and the global conversation about NATO’s expansion as Russia uses that expansion to justify war. 

1:34 – David Walker (@davidf.walker), award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, journalist, and educator discusses his latest graphic novel The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History.

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