0:08 – The politics of drugs, development and pricing in the age of coronavirus Peter Maybarduk (@Maybarduk) is Director of Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program, the were part of a coalition that successfully pressured Gilead Sciences from claiming monopoly on a possible coronavirus treatment drug. 0:20 – Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco is … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Senate passes $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill. Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden says relief bill could go further. New York Governor says relief bill is insufficient as state counts 3,900 cases. United Nations secretary urges global … Continued


Flashpoints

Haiti and The Coronavirus

Today on Flashpoints: Haiti in the crosshairs of the Coronavirus outbreak. Also, we’ll speak to the National Director of NDLON about the plight of millions of undocumented day laborers working and not working during the pandemic. Also, Pueblo Sin Fronteras denounces conditions at immigration jails in the US and demands freedom for all detained immigrants … Continued


0:08 – The Senate just passed a $2 trillion relief package for COVID-19, what’s in it and what are the priorities economically, and politically. Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) is a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. 0:34 – COVID-19 and your mental … Continued


President Trump says that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months. Senate talks continue but no deal yet on a two trillion dollar coronavirus economic package. Airport baggage handler, janitors and other contract staff say they need to be included in an economic rescue deal. Jewish-led activists call on Governor … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: Congress in chaos, now debating a nearly $2 trillion relief package and Sen Rand Paul testing positive for coronavirus and more Senators in quarantine. We discuss the government relief plan, what’s at stake, Democrats push back against big bailouts for corporations, and what’s still unknown, with Mitch Jeserich. 0:34 – … Continued


Hard Knock Radio

Coronavirus in Italy and Poor News Network

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We speak with activist and filmmaker Giuseppe Pipitone about the outbreak of Covid-19 in Italy. Italy has the highest cases of coronavirus in Europe, putting the nation on a high alert. Later Poor News Network explores America’s War on the poor.    


0:08 – Amid coronavirus shutdown, what’s happening in the economy? Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) is host of KPFA’s Behind the News, which airs Thursdays at 12pm PT; for years, he published the Left Business Observer. 0:34 – Ask the doctor: COVID-19 and best practices for staying healthy Dr. Rupa Marya (@DrRupaMarya) works in hospital medicine at … Continued