0:08 – New unemployment numbers are out – and they show over 2 million people have filed or applied for some type of assistance. Heidi Shierholz is director of policy at the Economic Policy Institute and former chief economist at the Department of Labor. Steven Pitts is Associate Chair at the UC Berkeley Center for … Continued


0:08 – A video went viral Tuesday of Kentucky voters pounding on the door of a polling place, demanding to be allowed to vote, after the entire city of Louisville, 600,000 people, was allocated just a single voting location. If the primaries are a mess for voting rights, what will happen in November? Ari Berman is … Continued


0:08 – Over 340 people and staff at San Quentin Prison are now infected with the novel coronavirus. It’s thought that California transferred prisoners from the California Institution for Men in Chino, CA without testing them — even though some of the men exhibited symptoms upon arrival. Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch – Mitch Jeserich is the host of Letters and Politics, weekdays at 10AM. Up for discussion this week: the GOP-controlled Senate and Democrat-controlled House are moving on substantially different police reform measures this week. Plus, we talk about disclosures from John Bolton’s book and the Trump administration’s fumbled attempts to … Continued


0:08 – Three young women opposition activists were attacked, assaulted and tortured in Harare, and the Emerson Mnangagwa government is accusing them of lying and holding them in jail. We talk about the ongoing arrests and repression of activists under the Mnangagwa government with two gender justice and feminist activists: Sitabile Dewa is founder and … Continued


0:08 – The U.N. Human Rights Council is holding an urgent debate this week, rare in its history, to examine racism and police violence against African-Americans in the United States. The family of George Floyd asked for them to open a formal probe. We talk with Gay McDougall, distinguished scholar-in-residence at Fordham University’s Leitner Center … Continued


0:08 – Palestinian, Tunisian, and Syrian activists and journalists say Facebook is removing their accounts on the pretext of terrorism, when they are in fact documenting human rights abuses. David Kaye (@davidakaye), a law professor at UC Irvine and the current United Nations special rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of … Continued


0:08 – Arisha Hatch, Vice President and Chief of Campaigns at Color Of Change, discusses the impact of George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent protests on the 2020 elections, and the political opportunities that have opened up. She says the protests have “dramatically changed the conversation” for candidates on the local, state, and national levels. 0:18 … Continued



0:08 – Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters & Politics weekdays at 10AM, joins us for “Mondays with Mitch” to discuss what is and isn’t included in the House Democrats’ proposed policing reform — the Justice in Policing Act. We take a look at the history of qualified immunity and how this legislation would impact the process of … Continued