Best of “COVID, Race, and Democracy” – Version 2




In this episode of COVID, RACE AND DEMOCRACY, we revisit some of our best segments since Pacifica began airing the show in June of 2020:

Twenty-eight million Americans are facing eviction or foreclosure as moratoriums on both expire at the federal, state, and municipal level. Producers Sara Blanco and Frank Sterling bring us the story of a tenant in Contra Costa, CA, standing up for her rights.

Poetry from Amiri Baraka.

Ann Garrison speaks to David Zirin, Nation Magazine sportswriter and co-host of “The Collision: Sports and Politics,” about whether US team sports and US militarism can be untangled.

Steve Seltzer reports on thousands of Alameda County, California health workers fighting for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and staffing, and against outsourcing and union busting.

Ken Yale reports on how Cuban medicine stopped the spread of coronavirus.

Akua Holt speaks to George Floyd’s long-time classmates and close friends who have created 88 CHUMP. (Floyd’s jersey number at Jack Yates High School was 88). CHUMP is an acronym for Communities Helping Underprivileged Minorities Progress and is a new nonprofit dedicated to honoring Floyd’s legacy.

Steve Greenfield, Green Party Congressional Candidate for New York’s 19th District, speaks on the 2020 election.

Between 1815 and 1865 over a million African children were stolen and sold or traded within the United States. Marsha Coleman Adebayo speaks with Dr. Edward Baptist of Cornell University.

“Covid, Race, and Democracy” is a collective effort of producers from the Pacifica Radio Network and its affiliate stations across the US. This “Best of Covid, Race, and Democracy” was produced by Polina Vasiliev and Ann Garrison. The show’s executive producers are Akua Holt, Steve Zeltzer, and Polina Vasiliev. You can find all the previous episodes on this website.