Living Room

Living Room – California prisoners: budget fix or legal problem; Rebecca Solnit.

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California's prisoners are at the center of the budget debate, as well as an appeal the state is making against a federal court order to improve their condition.  We get the details.  PLUS: memories of calamity survived are frequently suffused with strange joy—the joy of experiencing community, generosity, even heroism.  We needn't wait for disaster to live in such a society, says author Rebecca Solnit.  with host Kris Welch, noon to one.
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guests:  Natasha Minsker, dir. Death Penalty Policy project, ACLU Northern Cal.

        Rebecca Solnit, writer, essayist, activist, author (new book: Paradise Built in Hell: the Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster")