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Highlights of the Vice Presidential debate; Plus: Healthcare workers with SEIU 1021 and CNA on strike at East Bay hospitals; and COVID in Santa Rita jail

SEIU 1021 members on strike outside Highland Hospital in Oakland, on Weds Oct 7, 2020 (Photo: SEIU 1021 Twitter)

0:08 – The Vice Presidential Debate

Steve Phillips (@StevePtweets) is the founder of Democracy in Color, host of the podcast by the same name, and author of the book Brown Is the New White.

0:34 – Debate reaction and negotiations on the next COVID relief bill

Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM on KPFA.

1:08 – Alameda Health System workers on strike

Derrick Boutte is a housekeeper at Highland Hospital and a member of SEIU 1021 (@seiu1021). 

1:15 – COVID conditions at Santa Rita Jail

A group of legal advocates released an anonymous letter demanding conditions inside Santa Rita jail are creating a dangerous environment for COVID, and demand the Alameda County Sheriffs Office and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors address the situation.

Lina García Schmidt is a National Lawyers Guild-SF Santa Rita Jail Hotline Coordinator.

1:34 – Vallejo declares public safety emergency over crime and policing

Brian Krans (@citizenkrans) is an independent investigative reporter and producer working with the non-profit newsroom Open Vallejo.

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