City Visions: California Prop 22, COVID Updates and Poet Jane Hirshfield | KALW

City Visions: California Prop 22, COVID Updates and Poet Jane Hirshfield

Oct 5, 2020

Is the gig economy good for workers...or are they being exploited by it? We hear from both sides of the debate over Proposition 22, which would classify drivers for companies like Uber, Lyft and Postmates as independent contractors.

We'll also get the latest on COVID in the Bay Area and hear guest correspondent Sarah Ladipo Manyika's interview with Marin-based poet Jane Hirshfield. 

Guests:

Erin Allday - Health reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

Dr. Peter Chin-Hong - Infectious disease specialist at UCSF

David Cruz - National Communications Director for the League of United Latin American Citizens and President of Council 3288

Cherri Murphy - Lyft driver, Social Justice Minister, Gig Workers Rising leader, and Ph.D candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley

Jane Hirshfield - award-winning poet, essayist, founder of Poets for Science, and practitioner of Zen for over 40 years.  Her ninth book of poems, entitled Ledger, was published in March.  You can find Jane's work here. Below is a longer version of Sarah Ladipo Manyika's interview of Jane Hirshfield:

Host:  Ethan Elkind Guest Correspondent:  Sarah Ladipo Manyika Producers:  Wendy Holcombe and Chris Nooney Musical interludes featuring the music of Emily Afton.  Learn more about Emily and hear her music here. For more election coverage, go to the KALW elections page.