August 31 — Weekly Edition

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On this week’s “Covid, Race, and Democracy”:

The 57th anniversary of the March on Washington was celebrated with a new march for the same goals, jobs and justice.

Pacifica Radio WPFW in Washington DC celebrated the lives of Civil Rights icons Representative John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian as part of the 57th Anniversary March on Washington commemoration. WPFW News Director Askia Muhammad spoke to economist Jessica Gordon Nembhard about Lewis’ less known and critical economic justice work. 

From Out-FM in New York, we have an interview with longtime Black Panther Ericka Huggins. She discusses her experiences as a Panther, including many months as a political prisoner, and the Panthers’ public support for the then-new Lesbian and Gay Liberation movement, and then reflects on the current-day movement against racist police murders.

The 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium was celebrated in Los Angeles. Frank Contreras remembers journalist and Chicano Movement icon Ruben Salazar. Our thanks to KPFK’s Pocho Hour of Power.

Postal workers in San Francisco protest to defend the US Post Office and the upcoming election. Steve Zeltzer reports.

Dr. Michio Kaku on the latest coronavirus guidelines.

Covid, Race and Democracy is a collective effort by producers from the Pacifica Radio Network and its affiliate stations across the US. We thank all of Pacifica’s sister stations and its radio affiliates who contribute to the production of this show.

Today’s show was produced by Polina Vasiliev and Ann Garrison and hosted by Ann Garrison. The show’s executive producers are Akua Holt, Steve Zeltzer, and Polina Vasiliev. Verna Avery-Brown is our executive consultant.