U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued an emergency order Friday calling for the release of vulnerable federal prisoners into home confinement amid the coronavirus crisis. This news comes as at least 16 states have also released prisoners. We look at the treatment of incarcerated people in New York state, where Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet … 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


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Trump administration extends coronavirus guidelines to 30 days. California Governor announces new COVID-19 hotline. Trump administration rule to rollback clean air emissions goes into effect. Prison reform groups urge release of juvenile inmates to prevent virus outbreak. … 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


It’s hard to believe that it was only March 11 when the World Health Organization pronounced the novel coronavirus to be a global pandemic. As we “shelter in place,” it can sometimes seem like the end of the world. But, even the most cynical of the world’s scientific and medical minds are saying that the … Continued