Sojourner Truth Radio: Sept. 14 – Single-Payer Healthcare | Renegotiating NAFTA | Climate Change by Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod published on 2017-09-14T18:22:57Z On September 13, Bernie Sanders introduced his single-payer bill to the Senate with increasing support from Democrats. This is not surprising, given that the polls show that people in the U.S. increasingly support single payer. We speak with Eagan Kemp, an expert on single-payer systems and a healthcare policy advocate at Public Citizen. Then, we dig into the relationship between hurricanes and climate change. Residents of Houston from both upscale and inner-city neighborhoods are grappling with the collateral health effects of Hurricane Harvey, including exposure to E. coli bacteria in flood waters, as well as exposure to chemicals and other toxins in the air. We likely will see similar problems in Florida, where there are growing concerns about an explosion of the mosquito population in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Meanwhile, developers, whose first concern is profit, have been building over swamps and floodplains in both Houston and Florida. Will there be enough public pressure and acknowledgment of that climate change is increasing the ferocity of these hurricanes to shift where cities are further developed? Our guest is Stan Cox, a research coordinator at the Land Institute and editor at Green Social Thought. Finally: what is going on with renegotiations of NAFTA? What could be the impacts on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border? We speak with Mexico City-based journalist, analyst and activist Laura Carlsen. But first, Eric Mann, community organizer with the Labor Community Strategy Center, fills us in on the death of Cesar Rodriguez, a 23 year old was hit by a Metro Blue Line train in Los Angeles as a result of police brutality.