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

0:08 – We kick off the show, live from Cat’s kitchen and Brian’s living room! Hosts are remote today for the first time, but our producer is in studio with our engineer to line up listener calls. 0:10 – Primary elections disrupted by coronavirus, are civil liberties also at risk? Marcia Johnson-Blanco (@mfjblanco) Co-director of … Continued


Coronavirus Update From San Francisco & Beyond

Today on the show:Undocumented workers and San Francisco’s shelter in place order. Also Public Citizen calls for congress to make testing and treatment for the coronavirus free, using South Korea’s highly effective testing program as a model. Also are Santa Cruz officials falling to deal with the Homeless population properly and How U.S. ‘maximum pressure’ … Continued