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Fallout from Biden’s Vaccine Mandates; CHP Responds Violently to Caltrans Encampment Sweep; Plus Legislating Criminal Justice Reform

On today’s show:

0:08 – We discuss the political fallout from Biden’s call for sweeping COVID vaccine mandates with John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation.

0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us again to discuss the latest COVID science and answer your questions.

1:08 – Vincent Ray Williams joins us to discuss his experience of being held at gunpoint by CHP-California Highway Patrol officers. Caltrans called CHP while he was assisting the unhoused during a homeless sweep. Williams founded Urban Park Clean Up, a volunteer group who cleans up the streets and parks of Oakland.

1:34 – James Burch, Policy Director of the Anti-Police Terror Project (@APTPaction) and President of the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter joins us to discuss state and local criminal justice reform.

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