Law & Disorder

Oakland homeless residents prep for dual challenge of historic rain storm and eviction; Plus, Linda Ronstadt on the borderlands

On today’s show, we explore the pending January 9th eviction of Oakland’s Wood Street encampment – the largest of its kind in the city. At the same time, encampment residents are preparing for historic rainfall and potential flooding in the coming days and weeks. We’re joined by Wood Street resident John Janosko as well as Talya Hunsbands-Hankin, founder of Love and Justice in the Streets.

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Linda Ronstadt joins us in this exclusive conversation about her musical upbringing and dedication to her home in the Sonoran Desert. She reflects on conditions for people trying to cross the border and the hypocrisy of the border patrol, and discusses her brand new book Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands. Growing up the granddaughter of Mexican immigrants and a descendant of Spanish settlers near northern Sonora, Ronstadt’s new memoir celebrates her rich musical heritage.

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Our Resistance in Residence Artist this week is singer-songwriter, and one third of Bay Area folk music trio Rebecca Riots, Andrea Prichett – who is also a co-founder and organizer with Berkeley Copwatch. Stay tuned to the Resistance in Residence segment of our show for the rest of this week for the chance to win a pair of tickets to Andrea Pritchett’s album release party this Thursday, January 5th at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Her new album is called The Frame. You can listen to our full length conversation with Andrea on our podcast.

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