The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

COVID-19 infections shatter world records; Bill to reform Ellis Act evictions advances; Bill to create universal health care in California advances

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. W.H.O. reports global COVID-19 deaths at all time record, urges vaccinating poorer countries. New report finds fast spreading Omicron variant not as lethal as Delta variant. San Francisco COVID-19 infections spike, schools agree to provide students with … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law joins us to discuss the Supreme Court’s hearing on the Biden Administration’s employee vaccine mandate. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us again to discuss the latest COVID … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Biden marks 1 year anniversary of deadly January 6th insurrection with rebuke of former President Trump. Democrats mark January 6th insurrection warning it can happen again, Republicans largely amiss. Nationwide candlelight vigils planned to commemorate January … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

On eve of Capitol insurrection, Attorney General vows to pursue all those involved; San Francisco teachers blast school district over handling of COVID-19 testing and safety protocols; Black Lives Matter protesters sue Sacramento police alleging harassment

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Attorney General vows to hold accountable anyone involved in the Capitol insurrection, on eve of 1 year anniversary. New Chief of Capitol police warns of staffing shortage and future threats-cites 9,600 threats made to congress in 2021. … Continued


UpFront

School districts in chaos due to COVID surge fueled by Omicron; New York’s transit system faces slowdowns due to worker shortage; Immunocompromised folks seek 4th and 5th booster shots; Plus Mailk Al Nasir on Gil Scott-Heron

On today’s show: 0:08 – Calamity ensues in school districts across the country due to a surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant. Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein), national education correspondent for the New York Times joins us to discuss. 0:19 – Sarah Karp (@SSKedreporter), education reporter for WBEZ – Chicago Public Radio joins us … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

President Biden orders 20 million Pfizer anti-viral pills, as nation hits record 100,000 daily COVID-19 infections; Senate leader pledges to change filibuster rules to pass voting rights; California lawmakers sponsor bill to hold gun makers liable

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden orders 20 million Pfizer anti-viral pills, as nation hits record 100,000 daily COVID-19 infections. San Francisco officials say city is prepared for COVID-19 surge, as hundreds of city workers under quarantine. Senate leader pledges … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss what to expect as Congress reconvenes. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us again to address your COVID questions. 1:08 – We spend our second … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

U.S. hits record average 300,000 daily COVID-19 infections, health officials say deaths are down; Sierra snow pack nearly double last years; Biden EPA announces national recycling strategy, watchdog says California’s recycling system lacking

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. U.S. hits record COVID-19 infections: 300,000 daily in latest 7-day average, health officials say deaths are down. CDC urges people not to go on cruise ships, as it investigates 90 cases. World Health Organization warns of tsunami … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Family of 14-year old girl killed by Los Angeles police speak out. U.S. daily COVID-19 infections reach record peak at more than 441,000. California records 5 million COVID-19 infections, first state in the nation to do so. … Continued


The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

F.D.A. approves 1st pill to fight COVID-19; California Governor requires health care workers get booster shots; Biden administration extends moratorium on federal student loan repayment

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. F.D.A. approves 1st prescription pill to fight COVID-19, Pfizer’s Paxlovid. California Governor Gavin Newsom mandates booster shots for health care workers. Los Angeles Mayor urges public to get COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, as infections soar. San … Continued