Hard Knock Radio

Coronavirus in Italy and Poor News Network

this episode is no longer available


We speak with activist and filmmaker Giuseppe Pipitone about the outbreak of Covid-19 in Italy. Italy has the highest cases of coronavirus in Europe, putting the nation on a high alert. Later Poor News Network explores America’s War on the poor.    

0:08 – Amid coronavirus shutdown, what’s happening in the economy? Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) is host of KPFA’s Behind the News, which airs Thursdays at 12pm PT; for years, he published the Left Business Observer. 0:34 – Ask the doctor: COVID-19 and best practices for staying healthy Dr. Rupa Marya (@DrRupaMarya) works in hospital medicine at … Continued

0:08 – We kick off the show, live from Cat’s kitchen and Brian’s living room! Hosts are remote today for the first time, but our producer is in studio with our engineer to line up listener calls. 0:10 – Primary elections disrupted by coronavirus, are civil liberties also at risk? Marcia Johnson-Blanco (@mfjblanco) Co-director of … Continued


Coronavirus Update From San Francisco & Beyond

Today on the show:Undocumented workers and San Francisco’s shelter in place order. Also Public Citizen calls for congress to make testing and treatment for the coronavirus free, using South Korea’s highly effective testing program as a model. Also are Santa Cruz officials falling to deal with the Homeless population properly and How U.S. ‘maximum pressure’ … Continued

Letters and Politics

Government and Public Policy in Times of Crisis

Guest: Professor Linda Bilmes is Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Finance at Harvard Kennedy School. She was Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Commerce during the Clinton administration. She has co-authored multiple books, including The Three Trillion Dollar War (with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz).   … Continued

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: Sanders vs. Biden debate, and COVID-19 bill passed in the House, will the Senate pass it? 0:34 – COVID-19 has now closed 85 percent of California schools. Jeff Freitas is the president of the California Federation of Teachers Brent Stephens is the Superintendent of the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), and … Continued

0:08 – Democratic primary results, Bernie falling behind, Biden sweeping Michigan and more. John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, and covering the 2020 Democratic presidential race. 0:34 – The needs of unsheltered people during coronavirus Jennifer Friedenbach is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness (@TheCoalitionSF). Candice Elder is the … Continued