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


Flashpoints

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


New York Governor calls in National Guard to address coronavirus outbreak in New York suburb. Italy’s coronavirus cases top 10,000 as nation uses military and police to enforce travel bans. CDC says medical facilities and nursing homes need to do more to prevent COVID-19 spread. Trump administration outlines coronavirus response, pushes for payroll tax cut. … Continued


0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: Elizabeth Warren drops out of the Presidential race, tomorrow’s Super Tuesday, Biden leading in the race and delegate count, and more. 0:34 – Recently fired Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has threatened to bring legal action and publicly criticized the Police Commission and federal oversight, targeting the court-appointed monitor, Robert … Continued