On today’s show: 0:08 – Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research joins us to discuss the latest federal jobs figures. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to discuss the latest COVID science and answer … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 The legislative package that would have brought California closer to its own single payer healthcare system stopped dead in its tracks yesterday. Democratic Assemblymember Ash Kalra of San Jose (@Ash_Kalra) joins us to unpack his decision to call off a floor vote for AB 1400. 0:16 – After that, president of … Continued


  On today’s show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) national affairs correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss (D-WA) Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s push to revive Build Back Better bill and urging the U.S. towards diplomacy over tensions at the Ukraine border. 0:33 – We discuss COVID science and take listener questions about the disease … Continued


On today’s show: Pamela E. Glazner, a lawyer with the Emanuel Law Group joins us to discuss a new California law that outlaws “stealthing” or non-consensual condom removal. 0:33 – We speak with an organizer distributing COVID-related mutual aid resources to underserved communities in Oakland, Tur Ha Ak (@crcpocc), founder of Community Ready Corps and … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Russia says U.S. response to its security demands leave little optimism for negotiations. Progressive U.S. lawmakers urge diplomacy with Russia over Ukraine. President Joe Biden pledges to nominate first black woman to Supreme Court, after Justice Stephen … Continued


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Surviving COVID and PNN

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The COVID 19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in some way. But some are feeling the impacts more than others. Take healthcare workers, for example: As the United States surpasses 38 million COVID-19 cases and 637,000 deaths as of August 28th, 2021, many healthcare workers continue to be overloaded by caring for COVID-19 … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Biden administration rejects Russia’s security demands over Ukraine and NATO. U.S. records 300,000 COVID-19 deaths, officials say pandemic is nowhere near over. San Jose City Council imposes first in nation insurance mandate for gun owners. California Governor … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich), host of Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA joins us to reflect on the first year of Joe Biden’s presidency. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to review the latest COVID … Continued


UpFront

Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption’s impact on Bay Area Tonga community; COVID outbreak at San Quentin; More on the February 15th special election; Plus the family of Angel Ramos to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of his death with a community give back

On today’s show: 0:08 – We continue our discussion of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and its impact on the Tonga community here in the Bay with Sesilia Langi Pahulu, Operations Manager of SF Enterprises and Logistics in Oakland. 0:33 – James King, Campaign Manager with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights joins us to … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Senate Democrats pledge to forge ahead with voting rights bills, despite Republican obstruction. House panel investigating January 6th insurrection subpoena Donald Trump’s election lawyers. White House warns Russia could attack Ukraine at any moment, as Russia stages … Continued