0:08 – South Africa is on a “Level 4” of a five-level emergency system, entering one of the world’s strictest lockdowns. Lynsey Chutel is a journalist and television news producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and talks about how the country is slowly re-opening. The government also implemented an alcohol ban, Chutel says, both out … Continued

KPFA brings you a broadcast of the testimony of Dr. Richard Bright to the U.S. House Health Subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee. Bright testified that the Trump administration slowed acquisition of samples of the virus and hampered scientific study, and that he was removed from his position leading the development of a coronavirus … Continued

0:08 – The Supreme Court heard arguments in three cases on May 12 about whether President Trump’s tax returns can be subpoenaed. We speak with Erwin Chemerinsky, a constitutional law scholar and dean of Berkeley Law. 0:20 – California prisoners are continuing to perish from the coronavirus in crowded and unsafe conditions. In one women’s … Continued

Mitch Jeserich, Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Cat Brooks host live coverage from the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions May 12 hearing: “COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, as well as Admiral … Continued

7:08 – Mitch Jeserich of Letters & Politics joins us for “Mondays with Mitch,” talking with Brian and Cat about the Trump administration dropping charges against Michael Flynn, what to expect — if anything — from another congressional stimulus during Covid-19, and the Black New Deal. 7:34 – A special COVID cooking lesson and interview … Continued

0:08 – Human rights activist Kambale Musavuli says the Congolese government is implementing confinement measures that are ill-fitting for a population of 84 million people with 93 percent unemployment. “That’s literally saying you are going to die of starvation.” 0:21 – On April 22, Sudan’s new government outlawed the practice of female genital mutilation. Miroslava Prazak … Continued

0:12 – New York Times economics reporter Conor Dougherty (@ConorDougherty) has written an extensive portrait and history of the movement swarming local governments to demand they build more development — known as YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard). His new book is Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America. He argues that when the U.S. built … Continued

0:08 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra files lawsuit against Gig employers for misclassification of employees. Brian Chen is staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project (@NelpNews), focusing on independent contractors and gig workers. 0:20 – This morning, the US Supreme Court is hearing opening arguments today on whether employers can claim religious or … Continued

0:08 – Leaked CDC projections for May: COVID deaths could hit 3,000 per day John Swartzberg, MD, is Clinical Professor, Emeritus of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology Division at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. 0:20 – Ahmaud Arbery, 25 of Brunswick, Georgia was jogging in his neighborhood on February 23, 2020 when three white men … Continued