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  • Apr 01 , 2020 | COVID-19
    Lateefah Simon is a prolific civil rights and racial justice advocate, community leader, and elected public official in the San Francisco Bay Area. As the pandemic deepens in the United States, groups like the Black Lives Matter warn that people of color will be harder hit, because of a inequities in a healthcare system that often means higher rates of chronic disease, and lower access to basic services. Our host James Chau worked with Lateefah in AIDS, and in this interview they discuss the stakes for people of all colors, the future they face, and what chance they have in this emergency. She says when they unify, they unleash the collective power of the American promise.
  • Apr 01 , 2020 | COVID-19
    Costantino della Gherardesca is an Italian writer and television host who presents the popular show Pechino Express. Due to the pandemic, he has relocated to Rome, where the entertainment industry has come to a near standstill. But he says people need some emotional relief from the realities of the daily news. It is his public duty, he says, to entertain people and and make them smile again - now more than ever. Our James Chau speaks to Costantino about his role as a leading cultural figure in Italy, through which they unpack the social landscape and how it is shaping the response in one of the worst-affected countries.
  • Mar 31 , 2020 | COVID-19
    “Everything that happened in China will have to happen in other economies.” Renowned economist Lawrence Lau speaks on the economic, governmental, and societal impacts of the current global health crisis. Professor Lau has lived more than half his life in the United States, studying first at Stanford and Berkeley, before joining the Stanford faculty and becoming a professor at the age of 32. After the onset of SARS, he became the Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he continues to serve as the Lauder Professor of Economics. Our host James Chau interviewed him in Hong Kong.

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