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Impeachment Watch: Secret House depositions are a necessity, according to Dems; Plus: New CA bill protects from banks and debt collectors from taking everything

0:08 – Impeachment Watch Live from Congress with Mitch Jeserich: The process, why Democrats are moving the way they are, and why Republicans are criticizing the secrecy

Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) is host of Letters and Politics, at 10am on KPFA and affiliated Pacifica stations. He joins us from Washington where he’s covering the impeachment inquiry from Congress.

0:34 – SF failing housing policy in keeping affordable housing from being built

Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf) has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He is the founder and editor of 48hills.org

0:40 – New bill SB 616, just signed into law will provide consumer protection from bank levies by requiring debt collectors leave $1,724, or the estimated cost of living for a family of four for one month. But the picture is more complicated.

Sharon Djemal is a consumer rights attorney and is the Director of the Consumer Justice Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center (@EBCLCNews) in Berkeley, California. 

1:08 – Chicago Teachers Strike Day Four update: workers adamant on higher pay, smaller classes, and affordability

Yana Kunichoff (@Yanazure) is an education reporter with ChalkBeat Chicago, a nonprofit news site covering educational change in Chicago schools. 

1:18 – KPFA News: The Trump Administration is proposing a rule to collect DNA from immigrant in federal custody. Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups are blasting the move…but one bioethicist says the rule might not really mark a big change from current law. Either way, the move gives Trump supporters something to talk about other than impeachment and Syria. KPFA’s Christopher Martinez reports.

1:22 – General Motors strike update: Workers are divided over proposed deal

Mike Elk (@MikeElk) is a senior labor reporter with PayDay Report, which he founded in 2015 after he was fired for union organizing at POLITICO. He used his $70,000 NLRB settlement to start Payday Report, which is supported by readers’ donations and small grants.

1:34 – On the Stage: Dance Nation

Julia Brothers is an actor, activist, and new play developer. She’s currently starring in SF Playhouse’s Dance Nation by Clare Barron, and directed by Becca Wolff. Running now through Saturday, November 9. 

Tickets and more information here.

 

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