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  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 22, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 19, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 18, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 17, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 16, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 15, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 12, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 11, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 10, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. News Spotlight: Bernie Sanders Unveils Medicare for All Proposal @07:40 Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate  Bernie Sanders  unveiled a new version of his “Medicare for All” plan …Sanders said the legislation would guarantee health care to every American as a right, not a privilege… Sanders said the U.S. spends far more per capita on health care than any other nation; however, 34 million Americans do not have health insurance, thousands of people die each year because they cannot afford medical care, almost one in three adults with insurance have been unable to afford the care they need and nearly half fear bankruptcy in the event of a health emergency….Four other Senators, also running for the Democratic presidential nomination have signed on to Medicare for All, among them New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand who joined Sanders at his announcement today. Sanders’ office released a paper outlining options to pay for his last version of Medicare for All, estimated to cost upwards of $1 trillion per year, although none of those options is included in the legislation itself. Supporters say the plan  offers the best chance for the nation to get control over health care costs by eliminating profiteering….Renelsa Caudill is with National Nurses United, a long time supporter of single payer health care…She said she sees the effects of the dysfunctional health care system all the time and recounted the story of a woman with serious heart disease whose doctor had ordered a CT Scan: Sanders newest version of the Medicare for All bill  would also cover long-term care, which most people do not have. Christina Aanested, KPFA News Reporter   News Spotlight: Charter School Reforms @42:04 Some democratic lawmakers are proposing a 5-year moratorium on new charter schools in California. That proposal is part of a package of bills they say would cre …
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 9, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.   News Spotlight: AB392 Police Deadly Force @18:14 A bill to raise standards for police use of deadly force has passed its first hurdle in the state legislature. The measure by democrat Shirley Weber would limit use of deadly force to situations where it’s necessary to defend against imminent threat of death or bodily injury. Police groups say the change could threaten police safety when they make split second decisions on whether to shoot a suspect. After the police shooting of unarmed African American Stephon Clark in Sacramento last year, assembly member Shirley Weber of San Diego introduced a bill to limit police use of deadly force. It died in the legislature, but she’s back with a new version of the bill. She presented her AB392 in the assembly public safety committee. Weber’s bill would bar police from using deadly force when there is an alternative… such as retreating, waiting, or negotiating. The measure is strongly opposed by many police groups. Shane Levine is with the fraternal order of police California lodge. He says the bill would create an untenable situation for police. Supporters say the bill would not jeopardize police… but would rather give guidelines to prevent shootings that could be avoided. Sheryl Dorsey is a retired Los Angeles police department sergeant. She says her experience leads her to support the bill. After testimony from witnesses, the committee opened the floor for public comment. More than 340 people lined up to support the measure… many of them relatives of people killed by police. On the opposition side, about 15 people spoke, though several were lobbyists representing multiple of police organizations. In the end, the committee approved the bill on a vote of 5 to 2. AB 392 faces a tough road ahead, with police groups backing an alternative bill that would change police training while leaving use of force standards …
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 8, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.   News Spotlight: Corporate Fair Share Tax @21:54 Some east bay lawmakers are proposing what they call a “corporate fair share” tax on certain corporations in California. They say the tax could boost funding for California’s underfunded schools and early childhood education programs. The measure takes aim at what proponents call a corporate windfall from president Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cut. Corporate profits are at an all-time high. Per pupil funding for California schools is lagging behind 41 other states across the country. Those issues may not seem related… but some democratic lawmakers are taking aim at both issues with a bill called “corporate fair share for California and Californians”. They want to claw back some of the tax windfall that corporations have seen from the trump administration’s 2017 tax cut. Democratic senator Nancy Skinner of Berkeley is proposing a bill to shift some of those windfall profits to schools. She unveiled her senate bill 37 at a news conference in Oakland. She says it would affect about 2 tenths of a percent of the corporations in California. That means about 2 thousand of the largest corporations that do business in the state. Since the 1970’s, the corporate tax share of California’s revenues has plummeted from more than 15 per cent of state general fund to, now, about 9 per cent. At the same time, the pay gap between top executives and workers has skyrocketed. C-e-o’s now average about 312 times the pay of the average worker… and in some cases, far more. California has the 4th highest wage gap between rich and poor. Skinner’s bill would hike taxes on the most profitable corporations… the top 2 tenths of a per cent… raising about 2 billion dollars for public schools and early childhood education. Additional tax increases would target corporations with the largest wage gap between executives and workers. The bill’s …
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 5, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 4, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 3, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.
  • The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – April 2, 2019
    Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

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