What does Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court mean for reproductive rights? Plus: Updates on 3 new fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, over 10,000 people evacuated

Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump, Senate hearings are slated to begin Oct 12, 2020.

0:08 – On “Mondays with Mitch,” Cat and Brian talk with Letters and Politics host Mitch Jeserich about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the political pressure by the Trump Administration to confirm her replacement

0:34 – COVID questions, latest research, and taking your calls.

John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. We discuss the second case of transverse myelitis in Astrazeneca trial; the CDC reverses guidance re: aerosols; the White house shuts down proposed FDA changes to vaccine approval rules and more.

1:08 – Trump picks Supreme Court nominee: Amy Coney Barrett

Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) is Senior Editor of Law and Policy for Rewire News Group. She also co-hosts the podcast Boom! Lawyered.

1:34 – CalFire update: Three fires are burning in Napa and Sonoma Counties, and over 10,000 people have been evacuated in the Santa Rosa area

1:40 – How climate change influences heat waves and fire season

Eugene Cordero is professor of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University, and founder of Green Ninja, an education provider that uses climate and environmental topics to teach middle school science.