0:08 – The week ahead in Washington – Mitch is taking a day off, he’ll be back next week – the next relief package, will states get bailed out, the Democratic primary and more John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. His newest book The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party … Continued

0:08 – May Day: Workers with Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods, and Target are joining in one big strike and  asking shoppers to boycott to protest unsafe working conditions and unethical corporate business practices.  Lauren Kaori Gurley (@LaurenKGurley) is a staff writer at Vice, based in Brooklyn. She covers workers and the labor movement for VICE’s … Continued

0:08 – New unemployment data released today shows 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, or 1 in 5 workers – and the numbers are probably Ben Zipperer is an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, and co-author of the new report ‘Unemployment filing failures’ 0:25 – KPFA News: Now a look at organizing. Housing … Continued

0:08 – Trump issues executive order shielding meat plants from COVID protocols, amid chaos in the meat industry with workers and unions terrified of an outbreak. Tom Philpott (@tomphilpott) is a food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones Magazine. His latest piece is titled This May Be the Real Reason Trump Is Throwing a Bone … Continued

0:08 – Anti-black racism in China is forcing people from their homes, jobs, and sense of home Roberto Castillo (@castillorocas) is Assistant Professor with the Cultural Studies Department at the Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and contributor to Quartz.  0:34 – Serology testing and community spread: what’s the latest Julia Schaletzky, PhD is Executive Director … Continued

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: living under shelter-in-place, balancing risks of going out, and more on federal relief. 0:34 – Homeless advocates are demanding answers after an incident Friday in which Oakland Police officers drew guns on two volunteers who spent the morning handing out humanitarian supplies at unhoused encampments. KPFA’s Ariel Boone (@arielboone) reports.  Candace … Continued

0:08 – New federal COVID-19 relief package Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. 0:34 – Local journalism in crisis Paul Cobb is the publisher and editor of the Post News Group (@PostNewsGroup), which includes eight newspapers, and one Spanish language paper, El Mundo, serving Bay Area minority … Continued

0:08 – Trump blocks new green cards, vowing an “end to immigration” Alma Maquitico is co-director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (@NNIRRnetwork).  0:20 – Megadrought in the western US? Jason Smerdon is a Research Professor at Columbia’s  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, he co-author of a new report in Science warning a megadrought … Continued

0:08 – Who’s behind the protests against shelter-in-place? Jason Wilson (@jason_a_w) is a journalist covering right-wing groups and white nationalist violence, usually for the Guardian. His latest piece is ‘The rightwing groups behind wave of protests against Covid-19 restrictions.’ 0:34 – What’s happening with testing? Ask a scientist. Gregg Gonsalves (@gregggonsalves) is the co-director of … Continued