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A New Day

Tue, Jul 28, 2020 07:00 AM

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Hosts: Johanna Fernandez
Topics:
  • COVID - 19: As of July 27, the number of confirmed COVID
  • Vietnam Veteran: Saturday, July 26th, a video surfaced of a Vietnam veteran and former Army medic, Mike Hastie. In the video clip, Hastie talks to Trump’s federal stormtroopers who were occupying the Portland International Airport. Within less - spray him in the face.
  • Homelessness in NYC: We turn now, for the rest of today’s show, to the issue of unhoused people and the COVID - 19 pandemic. We begin with the words of Mark Papish, a housing justice advocate who helped author The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. He lives in Sunnyside. Here are excerpts from his article, published earlier this month in the Queen
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Synopsis: Today on the show we fill you in on Mike Hastie. The Vietnam veteran, who was pepper sprayed for exercising his right to freedom of speech. We will also speak to Lynn Lewis, former Executive Director of Picture the Homeless and Jennifer Bennetch a housing activist in Philadelphia. They will talk to us about homelessness, housing insecurity and the resistance in this COVID 19 moment.
Guests:
  • Lynn Lewis: Former Executive Director of Picture the Homeless. -
  • Jennifer Bennetch: A housing activist in Philadelphia. -
Playlist:
  • How It Feels to Be Free -  Nina Simone
  • I Ain’t Got No Home -  Woodie Guthrie
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