Health

Who's Responsible For The Rise In COVID-19 Cases In Prison?

Who’s Responsible For The Rise In COVID-19 Cases In Prison?

July 23, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to activists from Michigan and California—two hot spots for COVID-19 cases in prisons. In both states, mistakes by prison officials led to a rise in cases.

Anti-Abortion Protesters Exploit Clinics' COVID-19 Safety Precautions To Harass Patients

Anti-Abortion Protesters Exploit Clinics’ COVID-19 Safety Precautions To Harass Patients

July 17, 2020

Patients face increased harassment and possible COVID-19 exposure as anti-abortion protesters exploit new distancing guidelines at clinics.

DeVos Courts Disaster By Claiming It's Safe To Reopen Schools

DeVos Courts Disaster By Claiming It’s Safe To Reopen Schools

July 16, 2020

Despite financial threats, school districts across the country are rejecting the guidance of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a fundamentalist billionaire heiress with zero educational experience.

Corporate Greed Drives COVID-19 Pandemic Inside Peruvian Amazon

Corporate Greed Drives COVID-19 Pandemic Inside Peruvian Amazon

July 15, 2020

Oil and mining industries are threatening energy price hikes, resisting legislation that would deny extraction activities in uncontacted areas of the Peruvian Amazon.

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In The Medical Field

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In The Medical Field

July 7, 2020

The healthcare industry has a long and well-documented history of racist treatment of Black and Indigenous people. Now, doctors join the movement for Black lives.

Majority Black Prison Populations In Maryland See Disproportionate COVID-19 Spikes

Majority Black Prison Populations In Maryland See Disproportionate COVID-19 Spikes

July 6, 2020

Racial disparities in Maryland prisons are affecting COVID-19’s spread, with majority white populations receiving protective equipment even as Jessup institutions with majority Black populations struggle to get supplies.

Coronavirus Cases Surge As Nurses Demand States Close Until They Can Reopen Safely

Coronavirus Cases Surge As Nurses Demand States Close Until They Can Reopen Safely

June 29, 2020

The US experiences record-high coronavirus cases after ignoring the warnings of public health experts and medical professionals. We speak with National Nurses United President Zenei Cortez.

Pandemic 2.0

Pandemic 2.0: Amazon Deforestation Could Unleash A Wave Of Pandemics Sooner Than We Think

June 9, 2020

Brazil’s government simultaneously risks triggering the next pandemic, endangers its indigenous people, and accelerates the climate crisis by scaling up deforestation of the Amazon.

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, and California's Environmental Racism

Climate Crisis: Black Lives Matter, Looting Puerto Rico, And California’s Environmental Racism

June 6, 2020

This week the climate justice movement says Black Lives Matter, disaster capitalists are still looting Puerto Rico, and California is neglecting to fix the environmental racism of its oil infrastructure.

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

Pollution Rises As China Ends COVID-19 Shutdown

June 4, 2020

As China’s economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It’s a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders.