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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


On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the spectacular and devastating Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption with Jackie Caplan-Auerbach (@geophysichick) seismologist, volcanologist, and professor of Geology at Western Washington University. 0:33 – A court hearing in the Babu v. Alameda County case takes place this afternoon. Link to participate here. The hearing will determine approval of … Continued


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Senate at an impasse over filibuster; COVID science with Dr. Swartzberg; LAPD collaterally kills 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta days before Christmas; Plus the racism of Chicago’s automated traffic enforcement

On today’s show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss the Senate’s impasse over the filibuster. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us again for our weekly COVID science segment. 1:08 – Hamid Khan, … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – We continue our inflation discussion with Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research. 0:34 – Lexi McMenamin (@leximcmenamin), News & Politics Editor at Teen Vogue and Keith Brown, President of the Oakland Education Association (@OaklandEA) join us to discuss the student walkouts organized in Oakland and … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – How are the voting rights bills are shaping up in the Senate? We discuss with Pastor Michael McBride (@impastormike_), National Director of Faith in Action’s LIVE FREE campaign and Elizabeth Hira (@ElizabethHira), Policy Counsel and Spitzer fellow in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. 0:34 – How … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Nicolai N. Petro, professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island joins us to discuss the Ukraine border crisis. 0:33 – Emily Hoeven (@emily_hoeven), Newsletter Editor for CalMatters joins us to discuss Gov. Newsom’s proposed state budget. 0:45 – California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra (@Ash_Kalra), representing the 27th Assembly … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law joins us to discuss the Supreme Court’s hearing on the Biden Administration’s employee vaccine mandate. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us again to discuss the latest COVID … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Yuba County Jail is once again being used to detain immigrants for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The last person held there was freed on October 27, 2021. Now, the jail is being repopulated, and as of this week, at least two immigrants are detained inside. Yuba is notorious for retaliating … Continued