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Biden’s first 100 days more progressive than expected, but advocates urge him to be bolder; Plus: Behind the COVID crisis in India; and today Oakland City Council to consider Reimagining Public Safety Task Force recommendations to reinvest in community safety

0:08 – The next 100 days: pushing Biden from the left

John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation.

0:34 – We take your COVID science call-ins with Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley — today we talk about the crisis in India and the COVID variants, the new CDC’s guidelines on masking for vaccinated people outdoors, and more.

1:08 – Reimagining Public Safety Task Force recommendations go before the Oakland City Council

George Galvis (@george_galvis) the Executive Director of CURYJ, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice. 

Sharena Thomas is an organizer with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, or ACCE’s Black Housing Union.

Oakland City Council Special Meeting: Today, Monday May 3 at 2pm. See the agenda and log in info here.

1:34 – COVID crisis deepens in India

Vijay Prashad (@vijayprashad) a historian, journalist, commentator, and Marxist intellectual. He is an executive-director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, and the author of No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism.

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