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Vallejo residents demand charges in police killings; Plus: Oakland police raid housing justice protest; New book tackles postpartum psychosis; and Strike Debt campaign erases medical debt in East Bay 

0:08 – Vallejo residents are organizing a rally today to demand Solano County DA Krishna Abrams bring charges against the police officer who shot and killed Ronell Foster in February 2018, with families of victims of police violence. Lisa Davis, lead organizer with the Justice Coalition of Vallejo, joins us.

0:17 – Psychotherapist, teacher and author Sarah Townsend talks about her new book, Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis. Townsend shares her visceral experience of psychosis after the birth of a child.

1:08 – Early Tuesday morning, Oakland police demolished a Housing Justice Village established outside City Hall and arrested 19 people. Candice Elder (@PortiaElder), founder and director of the East Oakland Collective, talks about the city’s criminalization of homelessness, the police raid and the demands of the village demonstrators.

1:20 – Public shelters in the East Bay are providing beds for only about a quarter of the growing homeless population. Reporter Tom Herriman talks with shelter staff and unhoused residents of Contra Costa County.

1:26 – Pacifica’s Saadia Malik (@SaadiaStandoff) files a special report on the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong.

1:34 – Author and Nation correspondent John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) talks with host Jeannine Etter about billionaire MIchael Bloomberg entering the Democratic presidential race. Nichols’ new piece is “Democrats Don’t Need Mike Bloomberg’s Kinder, Gentler Plutocracy.”

1:47 – Strike Debt Bay Area is part of a nationwide movement to free people from medical debt, by buying and forgiving the debt ourselves. Organizers talk with host Cat Brooks.

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