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Border Patrol’s Abuse of Haitian Migrants, Ethiopian Blockade, Pfizer Vaccines for Children

The Department of Homeland Security is launching an investigation into the treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border after images and video surfaced showing inhumane treatment by Border Patrol Agents. The footage shows agents chasing the migrants on horseback which they used to block them, grabbing them, and uttering expletives in their direction. Many prominent Democrats have spoken out against the federal agents and the Biden administration for allowing these actions to occur. Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro endorsed President Biden during his campaign, but has been outspoken against the recent conduct of Border Patrol agents as well as several other Biden administration policies towards asylum seekers. We speak with Castro about this recent criticism. Then, a months-long blockade on humanitarian aid into the Tigray region of Ethiopia by the Ethiopian government has caused some Tigrayans to starve to death. The U.S. government is threatening sanctions in response to the blockade, but Ethiopia’s government appears unwilling to budge, preferring to prevent any possibility of aid reaching Tigrayan fighters. On Monday, Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine had proven to be safe and highly effective for children ages 5 to 11. Now, it’s up to the FDA to authorize the use of the vaccine for this age group, which some expect to happen by the end of October. see more
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Border Patrol’s Abuse of Haitian Migrants, Ethiopian Blockade, Pfizer Vaccines for Children

The Department of Homeland Security is launching an investigation into the treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border after images and video surfaced showing inhumane treatment by Border Patrol Agents. The footage shows agents chasing the migrants on horseback which they used to block them, grabbing them, and uttering expletives in their direction. Many prominent Democrats have spoken out against the federal agents and the Biden administration for allowing these actions to occur. Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro endorsed President Biden during his campaign, but has been outspoken against the recent conduct of Border Patrol agents as well as several other Biden administration policies towards asylum seekers. We speak with Castro about this recent criticism. Then, a months-long blockade on humanitarian aid into the Tigray region of Ethiopia by the Ethiopian government has caused some Tigrayans to starve to death. The U.S. government is threatening sanctions in response to the blockade, but Ethiopia’s government appears unwilling to budge, preferring to prevent any possibility of aid reaching Tigrayan fighters. On Monday, Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine had proven to be safe and highly effective for children ages 5 to 11. Now, it’s up to the FDA to authorize the use of the vaccine for this age group, which some expect to happen by the end of October. see more
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Election 2020: Breaking Down the Results (So Far)

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President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden squaring off during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. (JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

America woke up to an undecided presidential election with states including Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin still counting millions of ballots. Even so, President Trump falsely and recklessly claimed victory, while challenger Joe Biden called for the votes to be counted. Meanwhile, Republicans appeared to retain control of the US senate, while Democrats kept the House. In California, Proposition 22, which would create new regulations for delivery app drivers, emerged victorious after the most expensive statewide ballot measure campaign. Other Propositions, including 16 to overturn the state’s ban on affirmative action and 15 to raise tax rates on commercial properties were trailing.

Guests:

Guy Marzorati, reporter and producer, KQED's California Politics and Government Desk

Marisa Lagos, politics correspondent, KQED; co-host, KQED's Political Breakdown show

Bruce Cain, professor of political science, Stanford University; Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Director, the Bill Lane Center for the American West

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