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Latest Developments in Myanmar; Astroworld Festival Disaster; Deaths in a Santa Rita Heath Crisis Unit; Dean Baker on Inflation; Sarah Stillman on the Workers Who Follow Climate Disasters

 

Aung San Suu Kyi addressing the members at the European Parliament

On today’s show:

0:08 – Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi is facing more charges from a Myanmar junta. We discuss the latest developments with Seinenu Thein-Lemelson, a Lecturer at UCLA and Senior Research Scientist at the Foundation for Psychocultural Research.

7:33 – We discuss the Astroworld Festival disaster, which resulted in the deaths of up to 10 people, with musician Kev Choice (@kevchoice), a pianist, M.C., producer, rapper, educator and activist based in Oakland.

7:41 – We discuss the recent deaths in a Santa Rita Mental Health Crisis Unit with Yolanda Huang, a longtime civil rights attorney who has represented many clients fighting institutionalized racism and abuses by the justice system.

8:08 – What’s going on with inflation? We speak with Dean Baker (@deanbaker13), a senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research.

8:33 – We speak with New Yorker journalist Sarah Stillman (@stillsarita) on her latest New Yorker piece “The Workers Who Follow Climate Disasters.

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