The Latest from the January 6 Commission 2021-11-19
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The Takeaway
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PRX
WNYC
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audio
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Daily News
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Publication Date |
Nov 19, 2021
Episode Duration |
00:45:32

The Latest from the January 6 Commission

We speak with legal affairs reporter Kyle Cheney about subpoenas, executive privilege, and the latest developments from the investigation of the January 6 insurrection.

In Special Session, Florida Legislature Passes COVID-19 Vaccine Bills

This isn’t the first time Governor DeSantis has targeted COVID-related mandates. Since the start of the pandemic, he’s aggressively fought public health measures, evendesantis-vaccine-mandate-lawsuit-biden-35ff2313-9840-4d01-983f-fcaf14cf094c.html"> suing the Biden administration over its vaccine requirement for federal contractors. For more on this, The Takeaway spoke to Lawrence Mower, reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and the Miami Herald

Financial Assistance Fund For Undocumented Workers Set To Run Out Of Money

In New York, nearly 350 thousand people have filed claims for the fund. But over two-thirds of it has already been issued to over 130 thousand people. That means that thousands of people who applied likely won’t see any of the benefits. Advocates are calling for the funds to be renewed, but some have been met with opposition from lawmakers at the state level, leaving it unclear whether undocumented workers get another chance for pandemic relief. Here to discuss the Excluded Workers Fund and what's to come of it were Bianca Guerrero, the Campaign Coordinator of the Fund Excluded Workers’ Coalition and Amy Torres, Executive Director at the New Jersey Alliance For Immigrant Justice. 

Why Transgender Day of Remembrance is Especially Significant This Year

Saturday, November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual vigil which honors the memory of those murdered in acts of anti-transgender violence. Orion Rummler, is a Reporter on the breaking news team at The 19th, a nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. He joined us to talk about the significance of Transgender Day of Remembrance and recent legislation that impacts trans people.

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