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Media Roundtable: Brazil's COVID Pandemic, Abortion In The US & Oakland School Board Ousts Police

Jordan Uhl

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the Coronavirus crisis in Brazil. The country now has the second-highest COVID-19 death toll in the world after the US. More than one million people have been infected and over 50,000 have died.

Later in the show, we'll talk about how Republicans are exploiting the pandemic to restrict access to abortion across the country and we’ll get an update on the Supreme Court’s first major ruling on abortion rights.

We'll also learn more about Oakland's school board decision to eliminate its police force.


Kiratiana Freelon, freelance multimedia journalist

Melissa Jeltsen, senior reporter at HuffPost

Ashley McBride, education reporter at Oaklandside

Web Resources:

Folha de S.Paulo: President of Fundação Palmares Calls the Black Movement 'Cursed Scum'

The Guardian: 'Enormous disparities': coronavirus death rates expose Brazil's deep racial inequalities

Huffington Post: The Inside Story Of How Arkansas Exploited COVID To Stop Abortions

Oaklandside: School board votes to defund, disband Oakland school police

EdSource: Oakland school board unanimously agrees to eliminate its police force

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.