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.
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")