0:08 – The Trump Administration finalizes rollback on emissions standards Paul Cort is a professor of law at UC Hastings Law in San Francisco, and a staff attorney with Earthjustice (@Earthjustice). 1:18 – How sexism and patriarchy impact women in the era of coronavirus Rebecca Gordon is a professor of political philosophy at the University … Continued
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0:10 – April is here, and some people aren’t just demanding rent cancellation — they’re taking matters into their own hands, by organizing rent strikes. KPFA’s Wren Farrell reports. 0:15 -KPFA News – Some cities have declared eviction moratoriums to prevent people who can’t work during the crisis from losing their housing too. But there’s … Continued
0:08 – Compare/contrast countries’ strategies to slow coronavirus Dr Margaret Harris is a spokesperson with the World Health Organization (@WHO), and joins us on Skype from Geneva. 0:34 – On-air expert: Balancing parenting, kids’ remote learning, and work during shelter-in-place Kimberly Sangabriel is a parent stress counselor, with Family Paths–they provide mental health services to low … Continued
0:10 – One impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: a surge in bigotry and hate crimes targeting Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Yesterday, House Democrats started to rally against it. Here’s a report from KPFA’s Luanna Muniz. 0:13 – KPFA News: In Zimbabwe, doctors have gone on strike, citing a critical shortage of protective clothing … Continued
0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: latest on the Congressional aid package, what benefits are available and how are they accessed. 0:34 – Tenants Rights Clinic Lupe Arreola (@m_lupearreola) is the Executive Director of the statewide tenants’ rights organization Tenants Together (@TenantsTogether). 1:08 – New COVID-19 study: Black and Latino workers are less likely to be … Continued
0:08 – Lessons from Liberia form battling ebola, to approach coronavirus: testing, good communication, and minimizing rumors Lisa R. White was formerly the Public Information Officer for the UN Mission for the Ebola Emergency Response in Liberia (2014-2015). She joins us from Liberia in the midst of a new shelter in place lockdown. 0:18 – … Continued
Hear Richard Wolinsky’s tribute to American playwright and luminary Terrence McNally, who died on March 24, 2020 from complications due to the coronavirus. He was always willing to take a stand, especially for gay rights and the necessity of community.
0:08 – The politics of drugs, development and pricing in the age of coronavirus Peter Maybarduk (@Maybarduk) is Director of Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program, the were part of a coalition that successfully pressured Gilead Sciences from claiming monopoly on a possible coronavirus treatment drug. 0:20 – Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco is … Continued
0:08 – The Senate just passed a $2 trillion relief package for COVID-19, what’s in it and what are the priorities economically, and politically. Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) is a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation. 0:34 – COVID-19 and your mental … Continued
0:08 – COVID-19, the economy, and what real government relief might look like Richard Wolff (@profwolff) is a Marxian economist, professor emeritus at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and co-founder of Democracy @ Work. He is also the host of Economic Update, on KPFA Fridays at 10am. 0:34 – Q&A: COVID-19 and staying healthy Art Reingold … Continued