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john a. powell On Finding Common Ground Post Trump

Few can argue that the country isn't heavily divided politically right now. Racial divides have deepened and it can feel like even having conversations with each other is a burden. President Joe Biden dedicated his inaugural speech to unifying the country, finding common ground, but how?

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Few can argue that the country isn't heavily divided politically right now. Racial divides have deepened and it can feel like even having conversations with each other is a burden. President Joe Biden dedicated his inaugural speech to unifying the country, finding common ground, but how?

President Biden’s inaugural speech was focused on unity. But, how can we achieve it? Today, we talk to Professor john a. powell of UC Berkeley's Othering and Belonging Institute. Then, we hear how some seniors are coping in this time of isolation. And, do you ever wonder why there’s not a single billboard on most of highway 280?

El Cerrito poet Maw Shein reads from her new book, "Storage Unit for the Spirit House." It’s a collection of poems around themes of containment and liberation, originally inspired by her obsession with storage units and spirit houses. 

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California Returns To County-By-County Pandemic Restrictions / California Eviction Moratorium Deadline Is Today, But May Be Extended Again / Northern California Lawmaker Wants Governor To Communicate Better About Vaccines / The Wind Is Blowing, Mountains Are Frosty, And An Atmospheric River Is On The Way

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 1/25/21, AM

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Californians Have Accumulated As Much AS $1 Billion In Water Bills Due To Pandemic / State Piloting System Where Residents Can Sign Up To Know When They Can Receive Vaccines, But It's Only In Los Angeles So Far California's Unemployment Rate Rose In December For First Time Since April / Essential Worker Advocates Concerned They May Not Get Vaccinated Until Summer / COVID-19 Mutations Provide Breadcrumbs For Genetic Researchers

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're speaking with Professor Michael Mann about his new book, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet. Professor Mann explores how fossil fuel companies have waged a 30-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and derail attempts to take action on climate change. 

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The Bay Area's favorite quiz show . Moderator Dana Rodriguez tonight is join by educator, Laury Fischer and technical editor, Kira Pace. 

  

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 1/22/21, AM

Jan 22, 2021

President Biden's Executive Orders Pause Border Wall Construction / National Eviction Moratorium Extended Through March / Yosemite National Park To Remain Closed Through Weekend / New Presidential Administration Signs Executive Orders To Support Environment And Challenges California To Do Better / State Okays Questionable Batch Of Vaccine Doses

As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines unfolds in the U.S., numerous questions around distribution, supply, hesitancy and efficacy persist. The stakes are high, as numbers of deaths and cases break records. A panel of experts from Harvard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tackles questions about COVID-19 vaccination. Live video expected at 9 a.m.

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