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Dara Baldwin on Whose Care Goes into the CARES Act

Dara Baldwin, Director of National Policy for the Center for Disability Rights addresses on the big money power that’s still being felt even in the Covid-19 quieted halls of Congress. If you thought the playing field had been leveled think again. The first CARES Act appropriated $350 billion for small business aid but that ran out in two weeks and not because the money went to small businesses.

What we the people need to learn from the 2008 big-bank bailout and how to show Congress you CARE about the CARES ACT - even if you're not in the streets of Washington. Plus, why the multi-marginalized matter - most - in this moment.

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TómateloEnSerioMX is the hashtag under which journalists in Mexico have come together not only to protect themselves, but to stop the spread of misinformation in a country that is gearing up the fight against Covid-19. More than 80 Mexican media outlets, organizations and universities have organized under #TómateloEnSerioMx to unify their public health message, and they are focusing especially on women and other vulnerable people.

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In Los Angeles, the skies may be bluer thanks to the Covid-19 slow-down, but the impact of environmental racism on low income people of color persists. A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that where people have been exposed to even slightly higher levels of air pollution the Covid-19 death rate is significantly higher. In this episode, Laura speaks with community organizers Cindy Donis and Laura Cortez from East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice in East L.A.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show