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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


On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the FBI’s investigation into the January 6th capitol rioters with Nick Robins-Early (@nickrobinsearly), a journalist based in New York focused on extremism, tech, and media disinformation and Michael German, a Brennan Center for Justice fellow with their Liberty and National Security Program and former special agent with the … Continued


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School districts in chaos due to COVID surge fueled by Omicron; New York’s transit system faces slowdowns due to worker shortage; Immunocompromised folks seek 4th and 5th booster shots; Plus Mailk Al Nasir on Gil Scott-Heron

On today’s show: 0:08 – Calamity ensues in school districts across the country due to a surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant. Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein), national education correspondent for the New York Times joins us to discuss. 0:19 – Sarah Karp (@SSKedreporter), education reporter for WBEZ – Chicago Public Radio joins us … Continued