Covid has laid bare the inequities of our society and the dysfunction of our medical system, which focuses at great cost on disease-treatment rather than fostering health. So contends epidemiologist Sandro Galea. He argues that the pandemic provides an opening to rethink medicine, along with housing, wages, and racial and social inequality, and to treat … Continued

Bay Area COVID-19 Vaccination Guide

The coronavirus pandemic has raged for well over a year, and we are now faced with yet another variant and flu season. The good news is that across California, more and more people are getting vaccinated – currently now over 76% have gotten at least one dose. Still, on average over the past 8 weeks, … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Lori Wallach (@wallachlori), Founder and Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch joins us to discuss why people are protesting around the globe to demand the WTO waive intellectual property restrictions and speed up production of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies. 0:33 – We discuss the Honduran presidential election with Dana … Continued

On today’s show: 0:08 – Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC), covers courts and the law for Slate. He joins us to preview some of the important cases that SCOTUS is scheduled to hear arguments on this month.   0:33 – We discuss Omicron, a new COVID variant originated in South Africa with Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical … Continued

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. World Health Organization identifies new COVID-19 variant of concern: Omicron. Nations ban travel from Southern African nations where Omicron was first detected. Black Friday strike targets online retailer, Amazon with #MakeAmazonPay actions in 20 nations. Ukraine President … Continued

On today’s show: 0:15 – Dr. Monica Gandhi (@MonicaGandhi9) joins us to discuss how she plans to keep her family safe from COVID during Thanksgiving and measures to take if some members of the family aren’t fully vaccinated and or otherwise immunocompromised. 0:33 – David J. Silverman, a professor of history at George Washington University … Continued

0:08 – November  (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss the Build Back Better bill that just passed the house and heads to the Senate this week. 0:33 – More of your COVID science questions answered by Dr. John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of … Continued

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Jury ends day of deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial with no verdict. Prosecution of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery closes arguments. Congressional hearing looks at airline passengers violent responses to mask mandates. President … Continued

Part I. Supply Chain Guest: Robert Kuttner is a Cofounder and Coeditor of The American Prospect and a Professor at Brandeis’s Heller School. His new book, Going Big: FDR’s Legacy and Biden’s New Deal, will be published in April. Part II. The Science and Spirit of the Ocean Guest: Jonathan White is an active marine conservationist, a sailor, and a … Continued