0:08 – New unemployment data released today shows 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, or 1 in 5 workers – and the numbers are probably Ben Zipperer is an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, and co-author of the new report ‘Unemployment filing failures’ 0:25 – KPFA News: Now a look at organizing. Housing … Continued


Today on the Show: Undocumented Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, speaks out on how undocumented immigrants are being left out of the recovery. Also Missouri pork plant workers sue pork giant Smithfield Foods for failing to protect them from the Coronavirus infections. We’ll get an update on the treatment of undocumented day laborers. And … Continued


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Womens Magazine – April 27, 2020 – What about Incarcerated Women and Immigrant Women Detained in ICE Facilities: Potential Death Sentence

Today’s topic is the situation of incarcerated and detained women and the CoronaVirus. The pandemic and its impacts are the main news these days. We have seen and heard about people from all walks of life being infected. The mainstream outlets regularly report the impacts on famous people but we hear far too little about … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: living under shelter-in-place, balancing risks of going out, and more on federal relief. 0:34 – Homeless advocates are demanding answers after an incident Friday in which Oakland Police officers drew guns on two volunteers who spent the morning handing out humanitarian supplies at unhoused encampments. KPFA’s Ariel Boone (@arielboone) reports.  Candace … Continued


Ricardo Perez Gonzalez is a playwright of Puerto Rican ancestry, currently based in New York. His most recent play, “Don’t Eat the Mangos” had its world premiere on March 4, 2020 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. The play was forced to close one week later due to the novel corona virus pandemic. His plays have been performed all across the United States, and he recently completed a stint in the writers’ room of the Netflix series Designated Survivor. He was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky on March 2, 2020.

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We are potentially entering a period of austerity in the US at a level not seen since the Great Depression. By mid-April, over 22 million people had filed for unemployment benefits. And its unclear whether jobs and businesses that people left behind will still be there once stay-at-home orders are lifted. The world as we … Continued