UpFront – March 30, 2020

UpFront

UpFront delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through challenging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors.

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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


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


0:08 – COVID-19, the economy, and what real government relief might look like Richard Wolff (@profwolff) is a Marxian economist, professor emeritus at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and co-founder of Democracy @ Work. He is also the host of Economic Update, on KPFA Fridays at 10am.  0:34 – Q&A: COVID-19 and staying healthy Art Reingold … 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


0:08 – With the shut-down of large events, newly laid off staff include stagehands, runners, concessions, security, technicians, artisans and more. Dan Ferreira is president of IATSE Local 107, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada. 0:15 – Free educational … Continued


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


0:08 – We’re going remote, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus. Today, Cat hosts from her kitchen and tomorrow, both Cat and Brian will be hosting from home. 0:11 – The US Census Count has started, how are organizers planning to continue the count through the coronavirus and shelter-in-place orders. The answer: register … Continued