0:08 – New federal COVID-19 relief package Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. 0:34 – Local journalism in crisis Paul Cobb is the publisher and editor of the Post News Group (@PostNewsGroup), which includes eight newspapers, and one Spanish language paper, El Mundo, serving Bay Area minority … Continued

0:08 – Trump blocks new green cards, vowing an “end to immigration” Alma Maquitico is co-director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (@NNIRRnetwork).  0:20 – Megadrought in the western US? Jason Smerdon is a Research Professor at Columbia’s  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, he co-author of a new report in Science warning a megadrought … Continued

0:08 – Who’s behind the protests against shelter-in-place? Jason Wilson (@jason_a_w) is a journalist covering right-wing groups and white nationalist violence, usually for the Guardian. His latest piece is ‘The rightwing groups behind wave of protests against Covid-19 restrictions.’ 0:34 – What’s happening with testing? Ask a scientist. Gregg Gonsalves (@gregggonsalves) is the co-director of … Continued

We continue our conversation with Dr. Armen Henderson, an African-American doctor in Miami who was handcuffed outside his home while preparing for a volunteer shift to help protect homeless people from the spread of COVID-19. The encounter has sparked widespread outrage, and Miami’s police chief has now tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self-isolation. Dr Henderson … Continued

April 19 2020



During the COVID-19 statewide shutdown Community Violence Solutions, the Rape Crisis Center of Contra Costa and Marin County. will continue to provide crisis interventions services and resources to survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking. For help call our 24/7 crisis line 1-800-670-7273. To volunteer contact Veronica Boutelle at [email protected] 

How is the lockdown in India impacting India’s over 400 million working poor? What has already been the terrifying consequences of the overnight lockdown on March 25th, without an adequate relief plan or measures taken to ensure daily wage laborers can afford to stay at home and practice social distancing? APEX Express producer Preeti Mangala … Continued

0:08 – Trump cuts WHO funding, and G20 announces debt suspension for 76 developing nations Nadia Daar (@nadiadaar) is the head of the Washington DC office of Oxfam International. 0:34 – Q&A: Healthcare and insurance available in California Peter Lee is the Executive Director of California’s health benefit exchange, “Covered California” (@CoveredCAnews) Anthony Wright (@aewright) … Continued