Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Trump administration extends coronavirus guidelines to 30 days. California Governor announces new COVID-19 hotline. Trump administration rule to rollback clean air emissions goes into effect. Prison reform groups urge release of juvenile inmates to prevent virus outbreak. … Continued

0:10 – One impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: a surge in bigotry and hate crimes targeting Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Yesterday, House Democrats started to rally against it. Here’s a report from KPFA’s Luanna Muniz.  0:13 – KPFA News: In Zimbabwe, doctors have gone on strike, citing a critical shortage of protective clothing … Continued

It’s hard to believe that it was only March 11 when the World Health Organization pronounced the novel coronavirus to be a global pandemic. As we “shelter in place,” it can sometimes seem like the end of the world. But, even the most cynical of the world’s scientific and medical minds are saying that the … Continued

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: latest on the Congressional aid package, what benefits are available and how are they accessed. 0:34 – Tenants Rights Clinic Lupe Arreola (@m_lupearreola) is the Executive Director of the statewide tenants’ rights organization Tenants Together (@TenantsTogether).  1:08 – New COVID-19 study: Black and Latino workers are less likely to be … Continued

0:08 – Lessons from Liberia form battling ebola, to approach coronavirus: testing, good communication, and minimizing rumors Lisa R. White was formerly the Public Information Officer for the UN Mission for the Ebola Emergency Response in Liberia (2014-2015). She joins us from Liberia in the midst of a new shelter in place lockdown.  0:18 – … Continued

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