Exoneration after 32 years of imprisonment; New job numbers level off; Plus, updates from Ukraine and on covid science

Joaquin Ciria has been freed after 32 years of wrongful incarceration, we speak with him and a lawyer from SF’s innocence commission | Northern California Innocence Project 

0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, joins us to discuss the latest developments in the conflict in Ukraine as Russia celebrates a holiday that commemorates the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II

0:33 – 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 – A new batch of job data from the federal government was shared on Friday, showing fairly stable numbers while wage growth seems to be slowing. Hayley Brown (@hayleycbbrown), Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, discusses the new figures with us.

1:21 – To mark Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we share another short segment from KPFA’s APEX Express exploring the music, art, and life of native Hawaiian singer and songwriter Hāwane Rios (@hawanemusic).

1:33 – After 32 years of wrongful incarceration, Joaquin Ciria has been exonerated by the Innocence Commission of the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. He shares his story just weeks after being released.

1:45 – Continuing the discussion of Joaquin Ciria’s exoneration, we speak Charlie Nelson Keever (@charliechaya), Staff Attorney with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Innocence Commission. We explore what makes this commission unique and how it interact’s with the DA’s office.