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Fund Drive Special with John Nichols

0:08 – President Joe Biden has asked world leaders for a re-commitment to the pandemic as the US marks one million coronavirus deaths. This morning we revisit a conversation with John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, about his book Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers:  Accountability for those who Caused the Crisis. FUND … Continued


0:08 – On May 11th, Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed while reporting on an Israeli military raid for Al Jazeera in occupied Jenin. She was wearing a vest and helmet identifying her as ‘press’ at the time when she was shot in the head. Abu Akleh was a veteran reporter who worked for … Continued


0:08 – When the count is complete, it is almost certain that Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr will be declared victor of the Philippines presidential election that occurred yesterday, on May 10th. Marcos is the son of the country’s former dictator of the same name. It is a remarkable rehabilitation for a family that fled the … Continued


0:08 – San Francisco Mayor London Breed has appointed Matt Dorsey, a political moderate who was the city’s Police Department’s Director of Communications to replace progressive Matt Haney’s District 6 seat, after Haney won the recent special election for the California State Assembly. Joining us to explore the upset is Joe Eskenazi (@EskSF), managing editor and columnist … Continued


0:08 – John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, joins us to discuss the latest developments in the conflict in Ukraine as Russia celebrates a holiday that commemorates the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Matthew Polly, a journalist and author joins us to discuss his the biography of Bruce Lee entitled Bruce Lee: A Life. 0:33 – Justin Hoover, Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America (@chsamuseum) discusses a new exhibition produced in collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation, We are Bruce … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Josh Bivens (@joshbivens_DC), director of research at the Economic Policy Institute discusses the Fed rate hike and shares his thoughts on how corporate profits have contributed disproportionately to inflation. Read more on this here. 0:33 – California State Senator Nancy Skinner (@NancySkinnerCA) shares what our state is doing to respond … Continued


0:08 – As the country reels from the Supreme Court’s draft leak of a repeal of Roe v. Wade, we take a look at the economic impacts of giving people who can get pregnant more control of their reproductive healthcare. We are joined by Kate Bahn (@LipstickEcon), Chief Economist & Director of Labor Market Policy … Continued


0:08 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta has announced that his office issued a subpoena to ExxonMobil as part of its launch into its investigation of the role of fossil fuel and petrochemical companies in creating the plastics pollution crisis. Joining us to discuss are Anja Brandon (@anjambrandon), the US Plastics Policy Analyst at the … Continued


0:08 – We speak with John Feffer (@johnfeffer), Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, about the latest maneuverings surrounding the Ukraine war. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, joins us to discuss the latest COVID science and answer listener questions. 1:08 – Exploring our relationships to … Continued