Verene Shepherd

Jamaica Reparations Commission

Guest

Professor of social history at the University of the West Indies; chair of the Jamaica Reparations Commission and vice chair of the Caribbean Community Reparation Commission (CARICOM)

Verene Shepherd on KCRW

When Britain abolished slavery in 1834, slave owners were compensated with some 20 million pounds -- the equivalent of two billion today. The slaves got nothing.

Jamaica Wants Slavery Reparations

When Britain abolished slavery in 1834, slave owners were compensated with some 20 million pounds -- the equivalent of two billion today. The slaves got nothing.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

from Greater LA

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Feelings of loneliness and depression have intensified during the pandemic, and not seeing any end to COVID-19 adds to the anxiety.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dennis Kucinich, former Ohio congressman and mayor of Cleveland, weighs in on what the Democratic Party keeps getting wrong.

from Scheer Intelligence

The 605 Corridor Improvement Project aims to add new lanes and exit ramps along the 605 freeway and a stretch of the 5 freeway in southeastern LA County.

from Greater LA

Thomas Frank examines the history of American populism, and how it was distorted by Democrats and co-opted by Republicans.

from Scheer Intelligence

Angela Merkel is the second-longest serving chancellor in modern German history.

from Studio Berlin

We’re hearing a lot about the progress made on a much-needed coronavirus vaccine. But not all communities are clamoring to get in line.

from KCRW Features

Josh Barro and Ken White catch us up on Sidney Powell’s status on President Trump’s legal team. And what’s going on with the Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers