Biden & the economy: Harold Meyerson; UCLA & the LAPD: Kelly Lytle Hernandez & Shannon Speed; ‘Judas & the Black Messiah’: Ella Taylor

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Biden’s economic recovery plan: Harold Meyerson comments, starting with the latest obstacles to keeping the $15 minimum wage in the Senate bill that goes to reconciliation – also, is aid to state governments a “blue-state bailout”?
Also: UCLA has gotten a multi-million dollar grant to establish an archive of the age of mass incarceration, starting with 177 boxes of LAPD records from the seventies through the 2000s –Kelly Lytle Hernandez and Shannon Speed explain the project and how they will be partnering with community groups.
Plus: our TV critic Ella Taylor reviews “Judas and the Black Messiah,” now on HBU Max, about the Chicago police assassinating Black Panther Fred Hampton in 1969, and also talks about “Nomadland,” the wonderful film starring Francis McDormand as a working class woman who has lost her husband, her job and her house and is living and working out of her van—it opens Friday on Hulu.  2-18-2021