Left Behind: Overdose, homelessness and survival during Covid-19

Listen to the full radio documentary below, first aired on UpFront September 15, 2021. To listen on SoundCloud, click here.    This story was reported by journalist Ariel Boone (@arielboone) for KPFA and Street Spirit, with support from a USC Annenberg California Health Journalism Fellowship and the KPFA Storytelling Project. To read the accompanying print … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) joins us to discuss the latest news on the budget reconciliation bill and the big pharma dollars funding certain conservative democrats. 0:34 – 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 … Continued


Host Timothy Regan shares evidence-based principles and tips to help you talk to someone who disagrees with you about getting the Covid-19 vaccine.  Timothy wants these important conversations to be easier for everyone, so we can work together to serve life for ourselves, eachother, and our world. The first half of this episode is for … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden promotes $3.5 trillion Build Back Better agenda. France and China criticize the new Indo-Pacific agreement between the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Los Angeles schools require students 12 years and older be vaccinated against COVID-19. … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden mandates vaccines for federal workers and contractors and businesses that employ more than 100 people. Los Angeles Unified School District mandates COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 years and older. Democrats begin pushing through $3.5 … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich) joins us to tell the story of where he was on 09/11/2001 and discuss what the nation will do now that the federal unemployment benefits have expired. 0:34 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us … Continued


Part I. Biden’s Coronavirus Response  Guest: Greg Gonsalves is Public Health correspondent for The Nation, and an epidemiologist at Yale School of Public Health.  His latest article in the Nation is Sure, Biden’s Better on Covid Than Trump. That’s Not Good Enough.  Part II. The History of Policing Powers Guest: Erwin Chemerinsky is the dean of … Continued


David Gilbert and his son Chesa Boudin. Photo courtesy of Chesa Boudin On today’s show: 0:08 – On our weekly segment “Mondays with Mitch,” Mitch Jeserich joins us — he hosts Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA. Today Cat and Mitch talk about the Supreme Court striking down President Biden’s eviction moratorium and … Continued