Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Biden administration rejects Russia’s security demands over Ukraine and NATO. U.S. records 300,000 COVID-19 deaths, officials say pandemic is nowhere near over. San Jose City Council imposes first in nation insurance mandate for gun owners. California Governor … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – Mitch Jeserich (@MitchJeserich), host of Letters and Politics weekdays at 10AM on KPFA joins us to reflect on the first year of Joe Biden’s presidency. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us to review the latest COVID … Continued


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Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption’s impact on Bay Area Tonga community; COVID outbreak at San Quentin; More on the February 15th special election; Plus the family of Angel Ramos to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of his death with a community give back

On today’s show: 0:08 – We continue our discussion of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and its impact on the Tonga community here in the Bay with Sesilia Langi Pahulu, Operations Manager of SF Enterprises and Logistics in Oakland. 0:33 – James King, Campaign Manager with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights joins us to … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Senate Democrats pledge to forge ahead with voting rights bills, despite Republican obstruction. House panel investigating January 6th insurrection subpoena Donald Trump’s election lawyers. White House warns Russia could attack Ukraine at any moment, as Russia stages … Continued


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Senate at an impasse over filibuster; COVID science with Dr. Swartzberg; LAPD collaterally kills 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta days before Christmas; Plus the racism of Chicago’s automated traffic enforcement

On today’s show: 0:08 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss the Senate’s impasse over the filibuster. 0:33 – Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health joins us again for our weekly COVID science segment. 1:08 – Hamid Khan, … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden unsure whether Democrats can pass voting rights legislation, amidst filibuster debate. +100 mayors sign letter urging legislation to protect voting rights. 12 members of far right group Oath Keepers charged with sedition for January … Continued


On today’s show: 0:08 – We continue our inflation discussion with Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13), senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research. 0:34 – Lexi McMenamin (@leximcmenamin), News & Politics Editor at Teen Vogue and Keith Brown, President of the Oakland Education Association (@OaklandEA) join us to discuss the student walkouts organized in Oakland and … Continued


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