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Alameda County elections; Oakland rent control limits; Plus, the latest updates on covid as well as Ukraine

Oakland City Councilmember Carroll Fife joins us to discuss her proposal to cap rent increases to 3%

0:10 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses the latest developments in the conflict in Ukraine.

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0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, discusses the latest COVID science and answer listener questions.

1:08 – Oakland City Councilmember Carroll Fife (@carroll_fife) joins us to discuss her proposal to limit Oakland’s allowable rent increase to 3% or less, after the previous rule – which is tied to inflation rates – would allow for a massive 6.7% increase, currently set to affect renters starting on August 1st. The proposal goes to a council vote later on Tuesday, May 31st.

1:33 – Oaklandside reporter David DeBolt (@daviddebolt) joins us to discuss Alameda County candidates for Alameda County Sheriff and District Attorney races, which are up for election on June 7th.

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