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


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


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


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


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden to give 500 million free COVID-19 tests, as Omicron becomes dominant COVID-19 strain in U.S. California Governor Gavin Newsom mandates booster vaccines for healthcare workers. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo urges booster mandate for … Continued


Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. President Joe Biden visits Kentucky, ravaged by tornadoes, pledges support. U.S. marks 800,000 COVID-19 deaths, urges vaccines and boosters to ward off Omicron. Senate passes bill to increase debt ceiling, just in time to avoid default, sends … Continued