Courthouse in the Muscogee Creek Nation, whose territory was at question in McGirt v. Oklahoma On this show: 0:08 – The latest unemployment filing numbers are out, more than 1 million new claims are still being filed each week — but analyzing the number is difficult, because of the enormous backlog that exists. Dean Baker, … Continued

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – July 8, 2020

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Thousands attend memorial for George Floyd, black man killed by white policeman. Democrats propose legislation to address racism and police brutality. Bay Area public defenders join nationwide day of action against police killings. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro … Continued

Nurses in Florida represented by National Nurses United raise their fists during a demonstration protesting unsafe conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo from NNU. On this show: 0:08 – Are states running low on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) again, amid the surge in coronavirus cases? The union National Nurses United is leading calls for states … Continued

Guest: Tiny Lisa Gray Garcia, co-founder of Poor News Magazine, poverty scholar and co-editor of The Po’ People’s Survival Guide thru COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the Virus of Poverty.   Guest: Leroy Moore, po’ poet, founder of Krip Hop Nation and co-editor of The Po’ People’s Survival Guide thru COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the Virus of Poverty.

Sunday Show

San Quentin coronavirus outbreak: “public health crisis;” China cracks down on Hong Kong dissidents – July 5, 2020

Guest host Christina Aanestad discusses the rapid spread of the coronavirus in San Quentin State Prison and China’s new National Security Law in Hong Kong that pro democracy activists are calling the “Anti-Protest Law.” Guests: San Quentin Coronavirus Outbreak Becomes Public Crisis Stefano M. Bertozzi @StefBertozzi is Dean emeritus and professor of health policy and … Continued

Inspired by the COVID-19 “shelter in place” life that has taken carnivals and county fairs out of the picture, host Derk Richardson creates a virtual summer party in music. The second hour shifts into songs inspired by Independence Day and how we might be questioning what it means to be an American in these fraught … Continued

Mondays with Mitch on UpFront

Remembering Margy Wilkinson, Berkeley activist, organizer and Executive Director of the Pacifica Foundation, COVID-19 surges and the possibility of statehood for Puerto Rico on the table in Congress and more.