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Yesterday’s Man: Biden’s Neoliberal Economic, Foreign Policy Record

March 26, 2020

Branko Marcetic discusses Joe Biden’s neoliberal economic policy and his neoconservative foreign policy record, as covered in his book, “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden.”

Sanitation Workers Strike Over Lack Of Protection From Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Pittsburgh sanitation workers were sent home with pay after they refused to pick up trash due to unsafe working conditions.

What’s Being Done To Prevent Deaths in Detention Centers, Prisons?

March 26, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to ACLU Maryland attorney Sonia Kumar, Never Again Action organizer Hallie Berkson-Gold, and ICE Free New Jersey activist Jorge Torres.

Nurses Protest Lack Of Personal Protective Equipment In COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020

“If I get sick and I spread it to [my patients], they’re all gonna die,” warned one nurse.

Teach For America: Fueling Educational Gaps In California

March 25, 2020

Student success is tied to teacher expertise, yet TFA only trains its members for five weeks before placing them in schools. One lawmaker says these programs need to be banned from classrooms if California wants to close its education gap.

Yesterday’s Man: Biden’s Sorry Record On Civil Rights

March 25, 2020

Branko Marcetic’s book “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden” discusses Joe Biden’s civil rights and environmental record.

Will Maryland Join Other States In Releasing Prisoners Due To COVID-19?

March 25, 2020

Gov. Larry Hogan has earned praise for his response to COVID-19. But Maryland leads the nation in jailing young Black men, and advocates say he’s failing to protect Maryland’s prison population.

Wall Street Before Main Street: COVID-19 Relief Plans Will Hurt Workers

March 24, 2020

What relief will American workers get after the government poured $2.2 trillion into banks and businesses? Economist Dr. Jack Rasmus explains why the bailout for workers needs to be as big as the bailout for banks.

The Clock Is Ticking On Keeping Incarcerated Citizens Safe

March 24, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, experts call for the release of the most vulnerable people in prisons and jails.

COVID-19: Disinformation, Overwhelmed Healthcare System Fuel Crisis

March 24, 2020

Public Citizen’s Lisa Gilbert says the coronavirus bailout prioritizes providing healthcare and job protection over corporate interests.