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Sojourner Truth

Wed, Apr 7, 2021 16:00 PM

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Hosts: Margaret Prescod, Assistant Producer Ramiro Funez
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  • Today on Sojourner Truth: -
  • We continue our coverage of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white police officer who is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. Last week, witnesses for the prosecution made emotional testimony. This week, prosecution witnesses are taking a closer look a -
  • Also, the crisis in Yemen. On Tuesday, April 6, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Demand Progress, and Just Foreign Policy sent a letter to President Joe Biden, calling for an end to the Saudi block -
  • The Biden administration is making a major push to encourage people of color to be vaccinated. This, as cases are once again on the rise in certain states. We speak with La - Tanga Hopes, a Media Relations Specialist for FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency).
  • Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute presented by the Global Justice Ecology Project. -
Synopsis: Today on Sojourner Truth:

We continue our coverage of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white police officer who is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. Last week, witnesses for the prosecution made emotional testimony. This week, prosecution witnesses are taking a closer look at police policies and the use of force. Some say prosecution witnesses this week have given an opening for Chauvin's defense. We speak with Karissa Lewis, the National Field Director for the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 50 groups representing the interests of Black communities across the United States.

Also, the crisis in Yemen. On Tuesday, April 6, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation, Demand Progress, and Just Foreign Policy sent a letter to President Joe Biden, calling for an end to the Saudi blockade of Yemen. According to the UN, 400,000 children under the age of 5 could perish from hunger this year without urgent action. In the U.S., a group of activists are participating in a hunger strike to stop U.S. backing of Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Our guest is Iman Saleh, a member of the Yemeni Liberation Movement, which educates and mobilizes Yemenis and all communities for an end to the war on Yemen.

The Biden administration is making a major push to encourage people of color to be vaccinated. This, as cases are once again on the rise in certain states. We speak with La-Tanga Hopes, a Media Relations Specialist for FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency).

Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute presented by the Global Justice Ecology Project.
Guests:
  • Karissa Lewis, Iman Saleh, La - Tanga Hopes 
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