US Senator Kamala Harris in 2019. Presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Harris as his running mate yesterday. Photo by Gage Skidmore.  On this show: 0:08 – Yesterday, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced his long-awaited decision on a vice presidential running mate: U.S. Senator and former California attorney general Kamala Harris. Harris’s record as a prosecutor … Continued


  Front entrance to Oakland Technical High School. Oakland Unified School District reopened on Monday without an agreement with the union OEA on how to safely reopen schools. On this show: 0:08 – Oakland Unified School District reopened, virtually, on Monday — but without a union agreement. So what does this mean for teachers and … Continued


Crowds gather to watch a nuclear test in 1962 at a Nevada test site. Four decades of nuclear testing have caused long-term damage to American communities. Photo from the National Nuclear Security Administration.  On this show: 0:08 – For Mondays with Mitch, Cat Brooks and Jeannine Etter chat with Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters & Politics weekdays … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – We talk about the economy, the unemployment crisis and the lack of economic stimulus for workers with two guests: Dean Baker is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Joelle Gamble is a principal at the Reimagining Capitalism initiative at Omidyar Network and on the Board … Continued


Photo: A 2020 Census form. On this show: 0:08 – The Census Bureau has announced it will end its census count — both door-knocking operations and online responses — a month early. Advocates say it’s the latest step that could lead to a massive undercount, especially of vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities. Ajay Saini, counsel at … Continued


Photo of militarized Border Patrol raid courtesy of No More Deaths On this show: 0:08 – Christopher Martinez reports on the Covid-19 bills making their way through Congress right now. 0:15 – The Apple Fire is raging in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, forcing over 7,000 evacuations. We talk with Daron Wyatt, a public information … Continued


A Vallejo police sergeant’s badge is bent to indicate fatal shootings of civilians, a new investigation by Open Vallejo says. Photo by Geoff King for Open Vallejo. On this show: 0:08 – For Mondays with Mitch, Cat Brooks and Brian Edwards-Tiekert chat with Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters & Politics weekdays at 10. 0:34 – John Swartzberg … Continued


On this show: 0:08 – We talk about the latest unemployment numbers and a congressional bailout package with Elise Gould, senior economist with the Economic Policy Institute. 0:34 – A new study says masks could offer protective benefits to the wearer, not just surrounding that person. Dr. Monica Gandhi joins us; she is an infectious diseases doctor … Continued