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COVID-19 UnVeils

COVID-19 UnVeils series

Covid-19 UnVeils is a series of programs exploring the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable communities. For example, how can homeless people safely social distance and shelter in place? Additionally, workers in the gig economy face difficult decisions between financial security and their health. In this series, reporters examine the root causes of inequities and racial disparities exacerbated by the pandemic. Lastly, the episodes offer ideas for how communities are organizing and finding solutions.

Re:Work Radio: Stranded

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Re:Work Radio: Stranded

Making Contact · Re:Work Radio: Stranded   In 2020, India suddenly went into a national lockdown without advance planning or adequate government support. This led to a humanitarian crisis in addition to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Millions of jobs disappeared, and hunger was a serious issue. Tens of millions of migrant workers struggled to get home – often on foot – and many died attempting the journey. In this episode, we bring you Gulzar, a migrant worker who left his village as a child and traveled across the country to earn...

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Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines

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Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines

Making Contact · Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines   The world is struggling to contain COVID-19, as variants continue to emerge in countries where the virus is spreading unchecked, killing thousands. Not only could widespread vaccination campaigns help slow the emergence of new variants, they would save countless lives. So why can’t countries in the global south access the novel COVID-19 vaccines? We take a deep dive into the WTO and international patents and we talk about the similarity between the current battle and the...

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Life During COVID

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Life During COVID

Making Contact · Life During COVID The COVID 19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in some way. But some are feeling the impacts more than others. Take healthcare workers, for example: As the United States surpasses 38 million COVID-19 cases and 637,000 deaths as of August 28th, 2021, many healthcare workers continue to be overloaded by caring for COVID-19 patients. Globally, COVID-19 has presented unique challenges, leading to increased mental health issues among healthcare workers. Others are feeling the impacts while struggling to...

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Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention (Encore)

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Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention (Encore)

Making Contact · Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention (Encore) Image Caption: Tom Nguyen, founder of L.A. Progressive Shooters, at the Route 66 Shooting Park in San Bernardino, CA. March 27, 2021. Image Credit: Monica Lopez Regardless of race, gender, or political affiliation, Americans in 2020 bought guns, and many, for the first time. Before 2020, events like hurricanes and changes to gun laws were known to trigger spikes in gun sales. But last year’s dystopian trifecta of the COVID-19 pandemic, police...

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Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention

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Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention

Making Contact · Locked Down and Loaded: The 2020 Gun Surge and Violence Prevention Image Caption: Tom Nguyen, founder of L.A. Progressive Shooters, at the Route 66 Shooting Park in San Bernardino, CA. March 27, 2021. Image Credit: Monica Lopez 2020 and the first few months of 2021 are shaping up to be some of the biggest periods ever for U.S.  firearms sales. In California, however, gun sales last year decreased slightly. For the past six months, reporter Monica Lopez has been digging into the data to understand more about gun buying and gun...

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Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill 

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Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill 

Making Contact · Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill (Encore)”   Domestic abuse affects everyone it touches—intimate partners, children, and elders. COVID-19 created new problems for victims of domestic violence and made some worse. This show looks at the challenges to survivors and their advocates posed by the pandemic and examines a landmark piece of legislation in the UK that could change the way countries there handle domestic abuse cases. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Like this program?...

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Self Evident: Hate Goes Viral

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Self Evident: Hate Goes Viral

Making Contact · Self Evident: Hate Goes Viral   We take a look at the ongoing rise in hate incidents against Asians in the U.S., a long-running history of anti-Asian racism, and a new push by Asian Americans — especially in underserved communities — to expose and overcome this ugly side of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode (the first of a three-part series by Self Evident), we hear the stories of these two Asian Americans on the frontlines of anti-Asian hate. Then, with a little help from researcher and activist Melissa Borja, we...

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Part 2 of The Pandemic Inside: COVID-19 and Prisons

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Part 2 of The Pandemic Inside: COVID-19 and Prisons

Making Contact · Part 2 of The Pandemic Inside: Covid-19 and Prisons   In a two-part series, we look at how COVID-19 has torn through prisons and how organizers are trying to push state and local governments to release inmates in order to contain the spread of the pandemic. For Part 2, we talk about why vaccines aren’t an effective solution to ending COVID in prisons, and we also look at how re-entry has become harder during the pandemic. Then we head to a South Florida jail to learn why activists want to end pre-trial detention. This...

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Part 1 of The Pandemic Inside: COVID-19 and Prisons

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Part 1 of The Pandemic Inside: COVID-19 and Prisons

Making Contact · Part 1 of The Pandemic Inside: Covid 19 and Prisons   In a two-part series, we look at how COVID-19 has torn through prisons and how organizers are trying to push state and local governments to release people in prison in order to contain the spread of the pandemic. In part one, we focus on California. We take a look at why a prison, like San Quentin, is such a perfect environment for infectious diseases, especially an airborne one like COVID-19, how we might safely release large amounts of people currently incarcerated...

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70 Million: How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix

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70 Million: How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix

Making Contact · 70 Million: How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix   The Trump administration has issued numerous policies to systematically dismantle asylum as a legal right. They’re also locking up asylum seekers for months or years, until they either win their case, are returned to their home countries, or self deport. Reporters Valeria Fernández and Jude Joffe-Block follow two asylum seekers as they endure detention, legal cases, and family separation in the US, where they sought refuge. Thank you to Maria and...

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