On today’s show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) national affairs correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss (D-WA) Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s push to revive Build Back Better bill and urging the U.S. towards diplomacy over tensions at the Ukraine border. 0:33 – We discuss COVID science and take listener questions about the disease … Continued


On today’s show: Pamela E. Glazner, a lawyer with the Emanuel Law Group joins us to discuss a new California law that outlaws “stealthing” or non-consensual condom removal. 0:33 – We speak with an organizer distributing COVID-related mutual aid resources to underserved communities in Oakland, Tur Ha Ak (@crcpocc), founder of Community Ready Corps and … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

President Joe Biden pledges to nominate first black woman to Supreme Court; Calls mount for child COVID-19 vaccinations amidst record child hospitalizations; U.P.S. drivers protest 25% cut in pay for part time workers

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Russia says U.S. response to its security demands leave little optimism for negotiations. Progressive U.S. lawmakers urge diplomacy with Russia over Ukraine. President Joe Biden pledges to nominate first black woman to Supreme Court, after Justice Stephen … Continued


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Surviving COVID and PNN

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The COVID 19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in some way. But some are feeling the impacts more than others. Take healthcare workers, for example: As the United States surpasses 38 million COVID-19 cases and 637,000 deaths as of August 28th, 2021, many healthcare workers continue to be overloaded by caring for COVID-19 … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Biden administration rejects Russia’s security demands over Ukraine and NATO. U.S. records 300,000 COVID-19 deaths, officials say pandemic is nowhere near over. San Jose City Council imposes first in nation insurance mandate for gun owners. California Governor … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich), host of Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA joins us to reflect on the first year of Joe Biden’s presidency. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to review the latest COVID … Continued


UpFront

Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption’s impact on Bay Area Tonga community; COVID outbreak at San Quentin; More on the February 15th special election; Plus the family of Angel Ramos to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of his death with a community give back

On today’s show: 0:08 – We continue our discussion of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and its impact on the Tonga community here in the Bay with Sesilia Langi Pahulu, Operations Manager of SF Enterprises and Logistics in Oakland. 0:33 – James King, Campaign Manager with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights joins us to … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Senate Democrats to forge ahead with voting rights bills, despite Republican obstruction; White House warns Russia could attack Ukraine at any moment; Nurses at U.C. hospitals oppose new policy they return to work sick with COVID-19

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Senate Democrats pledge to forge ahead with voting rights bills, despite Republican obstruction. House panel investigating January 6th insurrection subpoena Donald Trump’s election lawyers. White House warns Russia could attack Ukraine at any moment, as Russia stages … Continued


UpFront

Senate at an impasse over filibuster; COVID science with Dr. Swartzberg; LAPD collaterally kills 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta days before Christmas; Plus the racism of Chicago’s automated traffic enforcement

On today’s show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss the Senate’s impasse over the filibuster. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us again for our weekly COVID science segment. 1:08 – Hamid Khan, … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Voting rights legislation on shaky ground amidst filibuster debate; Navient settles predatory student loan suit for $1.85 billion; Nurses hold nationwide day of action to oppose relaxing of COVID-19 safety measures, amidst surge

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden unsure whether Democrats can pass voting rights legislation, amidst filibuster debate. +100 mayors sign letter urging legislation to protect voting rights. 12 members of far right group Oath Keepers charged with sedition for January … Continued