President Joe Biden signs executive orders addressing climate change; New White House coronavirus task force meets, warns 90,000 more deaths in next 4 weeks; Lawmakers introduce legislation to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour

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President Joe Biden signs executive orders addressing climate change, calls it “existential threat.” [1]
New White House coronavirus task force meets, warns 90,000 more deaths in next 4 weeks. [2]
Civil rights and black health officials wage vaccine public outreach campaign, Keep Hope Alive. [3]
Democrats hold forum on expanding Affordable Care Act, to provide health care for more people in the U.S. [4]
Lawmakers introduce legislation to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour. [5]

[1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/MARTINEZ_Biden_Climate.mp3
[2] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/AANESTAD-ON-BIDEN-COVID-TASKFORCE-1-27.mp3
[3] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Witte-on-Keep-hope-alive-final-production.mp3
[4] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/LEE-on-DEMOCRATS-HEALTHCARE-BILLS.mp3
[5] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Witte-on-Raise-the-wages-final-production.mp3


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