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Trump tests positive for COVID-19, what are the implications? Plus: Food assistance available, with the Redwood Empire Food Bank

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0:08 – BREAKING: President Trump announced on Twitter that he and Melania have tested positive for COVID-19. Today, there are reports he is having mild cold-like symptoms. What does this mean for the 2020 election? What is the system of governance if he becomes sick and incapacitated? What is the line of succession? What is the risk of infection in the executive branch? We discuss the implications with Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10am on KPFA. Also the former Washington correspondent for the network.

0:34 – The fallout from the COVID 19 pandemic to catastrophic wildfires have caused food insecurity to double throughout California. How are people accessing their basic needs for food and supplementing limited government benefits? For more on Bay Area food insecurity we speak with David Goodman, CEO of the Redwood Empire Food Bank, based in Santa Rosa, and serves five counties from Sonoma to the Oregon border. 

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