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Corporate profits causing inflation; Sen. Nancy Skinner on Roe v. Wade’s end: “It’s the perfect undermining of democracy”; Plus how California’s cities can adapt to drought

Image of Kathy Boudin from an FBI wanted poster of alleged members of the Weather Underground Organization circa 1972. | Image from the Washington Area Spark Archive is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – Josh Bivens (@joshbivens_DC), director of research at the Economic Policy Institute discusses the Fed rate hike and shares his thoughts on how corporate profits have contributed disproportionately to inflation. Read more on this here.

0:33 – California State Senator Nancy Skinner (@NancySkinnerCA) shares what our state is doing to respond to the impending loss of federal abortion rights, following the leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that portends the highest court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.

0:44 – We mark Asian Pacific American Heritage month with another segment from KPFA’s APEX Express. This one features the activist, journalist, lawyer, and civil rights icon Helen Zia.

1:08 – Morgan Shimabuku (@rivermmz), a Research Associate at the Pacific Institute discusses how California’s cities can adapt to drought. She also shares findings from a recently released Pacific Institute report, The Untapped Potential of California’s Urban Water Supply.

1:33 – Asantewaa Boykin (@AsantewaaRn), co-founder of the Anti Police Terror Project, program director of Mental Health First Sacramento, and now author of the new poetry collection Love, Lyric, and Liberation discusses the book’s virtual launch this Saturday at 6pm. More details here.

1:44 – We discuss the National Black Mamas Bail Out with Kelly Phipps, Director of Communications and Partnerships for Essie Justice Group.

1:54 – We commemorate the life of Kathy Boudin, who died on Sunday. Here she is in 2020, speaking at the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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