Art displaying solidarity between Indigenous & Black activists, from Instagram post by @99rootz On this show: 0:08 – 5.4 million people in the U.S. lost their health insurance coverage during Covid-19, and premiums are expected to skyrocket next year, including in the marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. We speak with Stan Dorn (@standorn), director … Continued

SFPD cruiser, photographed by Ed Dunens On this show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich joins us to talk about news in Congress, how the Democrat-backed HEROES Act has no Republican support, and how Republicans would like to taper down the additional unemployment insurance that some workers have been receiving. Mitch is the host of Letters and … Continued

Advocates hold a press conference outside San Quentin State Prison on Thursday. Photo from Ella Baker Center On this show: 0:08 – Thursday, activists with the #StopSanQuentinOutbreak campaign held a press conference outside of the prison to call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to release incarcerated people with nonviolent convictions to slow the spread of the … Continued

Low-income Oakland tenants face Ellis Act eviction amid the pandemic: “COVID is a terrible time for us”

Tenants have arranged flowers in the backyard of their rent-controlled fourplex in north Oakland. They’re facing eviction via the Ellis Act.   By Danielle Kaye (@danielledkaye) Alameda County and the City of Oakland passed temporary moratoriums on evictions to protect tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped some landlords from moving forward with … Continued

Courthouse in the Muscogee Creek Nation, whose territory was at question in McGirt v. Oklahoma On this show: 0:08 – The latest unemployment filing numbers are out, more than 1 million new claims are still being filed each week — but analyzing the number is difficult, because of the enormous backlog that exists. Dean Baker, … Continued

Nurses in Florida represented by National Nurses United raise their fists during a demonstration protesting unsafe conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo from NNU. On this show: 0:08 – Are states running low on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) again, amid the surge in coronavirus cases? The union National Nurses United is leading calls for states … Continued

Protesters flee on foot as law enforcement fires tear gas and so-called “less lethal” weapons at the end of a Justice for George Floyd protest in Oakland on June 1. Photo by KPFA’s Ariel Boone. On this show: 0:08 – The first death from Covid-19 inside an ICE detention center took place in Otay Mesa … Continued

“Nobody got hurt that day but her”: Remembering Yuvette Henderson

Photo: Yuvette Henderson, who was shot and killed by Emeryville police in 2015.   Interview with Jamison Robinson ThisIsLucyKang · “Nobody got hurt that day but her”: Remembering Yuvette Henderson In 2015, Emeryville police shot and killed 38-year-old Yuvette Henderson in broad daylight with an AR-15. Her alleged charge was shoplifting from Home Depot. She … Continued

“My heart was shattered to pieces”: Remembering Alan Blueford

Photo: A younger Alan Blueford, a Skyline High School student who was shot in the back by then-Oakland police officer Miguel Masso Interview with Jeralynn and Adam Blueford ThisIsLucyKang · “My heart was shattered to pieces”: Remembering Alan Blueford On May 6, 2012, then-Oakland police officer Miguel Masso shot and killed 18-year old Alan Blueford, … Continued