0:08 – Russia is preparing to move troops into the two areas in Eastern Ukraine which are controlled by separatist rebels, something most of the world including the UN Security Council have called violations of International Law. Alex Atanasov, a European law professor at the British University in Egypt shares about Putin’s intentions with the … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – We discuss the Ottawa truckers’ protest with Tracey Lindeman (@traceylindeman), a freelance journalist near Ottawa who has been covering the protest for The Guardian and the Associated Press. 0:20 – Program Director of ALMAS, Alianza de Mujeres Activas y Solidarias, a domestic worker organizing project of the Graton Day Labor Center, … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research joins us to discuss the latest federal jobs figures. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to discuss the latest COVID science and answer … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 The legislative package that would have brought California closer to its own single payer healthcare system stopped dead in its tracks yesterday. Democratic Assemblymember Ash Kalra of San Jose (@Ash_Kalra) joins us to unpack his decision to call off a floor vote for AB 1400. 0:16 – After that, president of … Continued


  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


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