Podcast: A Wave Of Evictions In The US Is Only Going To Get Worse


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A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall bearing a graffiti asking for rent forgiveness on La Brea Ave on National May Day amid the Covid-19 pandemic, May 1, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. – Several cities and states, including California, have passed executive orders prohibiting eviction of tenants affected by the coronavirus crisis. But when the lockdown lifts, the moratorium will end. And tenants will have to pay their back-rent or move out.

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On today’s episode of News O’Clock, we discuss:

1. A listener tipped us off of that the Gen Z anthem on TikTok is actually a Fall Out Boy song?!

2. More than 5 million Americans lost their health insurance along with their jobs in the first months of the pandemic.

3. The Trump administration carried out the first federal execution of an inmate in 17 years after a last minute hold was denied by the US Supreme Court.

4. A federal judge rejected a proposed settlement between Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims.

5. Sir Ian McKellen gave Sir Patrick Stewart the sweetest birthday present.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart attend the UK Premiere of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” at Odeon Leicester Square on May 12, 2014 in London, England.

6. Grant Imahara, who was one of the hosts of Mythbusters passed away yesterday. He was 49.

7. Our dogs are ANXIOUS when we aren’t around now, and it’s only getting worse.

And, we talked with Zachary Neumann, the founder of Colorado’s COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, about the nation-wide avalanche of evictions that has started to kick off.

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House keys sitting on an eviction notice received in the mail.

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