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COP 26 Wrap Up; COVID questions answered; Oakland’s #SaveHeadStart campaign; Plus Georgia organizers discuss the Ahmaud Arbery trial

People gather at a climate change demonstration.

On today’s show:

0:08 – COP 26 Wraps Up. We speak with Tina Gerhardt (@TinaGerhardtEJ) — an environmental journalist and academic covering COP 26 for The Nation and Sierra.

0:22 – We finish our coverage of the UN climate talks in Glasgow with the voice of Vanessa Nakate (@vanessa_vash), a 25-year-old Ugandan climate activist, who addressed world leaders at the summit on Thursday.

0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to answer more COVID questions. Today we focus on boosters, advice for people making plans for the holidays, and the Iowa deer study.

1:08 – We speak with Clarissa Doutherd (@msclarissaellen) and District 5 OUSD Board Director Mike Hutchinson (@Blackholemikeh) on the #SaveHeadStart campaign, an organizing victory that halted Oakland school closures.

1:33 – We discuss the Ahmaud Arbery trial with Christopher Bruce, Policy Director with the ACLU of Georgia (@ACLUofGA) and Rev. James Woodall, Public Policy Associate with the Southern Center for Human Rights.

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