Law & Disorder

Electoral Recalls as a Conservative Tool; Plus, Oakland Teachers Rally on Wed

On today’s show we’ll take a deep dive into the history of electoral recall efforts, and then explore current recall efforts both locally and nationally. We’ll start with a conversation with Kathryn Olmsted, a history professor at UC Davis who studies anti-communist efforts and the roots of modern conservatism. She is the author of four books, with her most recent titled: Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism. Kathryn has also been published in the New York Times discussing the recall effort against Gavin Newsom in 2021.

Then, we speak with Joshua Spivak, author of Recall Elections: From Alexander Hamilton to Gavin Newsom. Joshua tracks recall efforts globally on his blog:

Finally, our Resistance in Residence Artist this week is low impact painter and climate optimist Joelle Provost. Her works have been featured in the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Good Mother Gallery in Oakland, ROOM art gallery in Mill Valley, & Spacewomb Gallery in Manhattan. Joelle holds an MFA in Studio Art and Integrated Media from Brooklyn College. She has dedicated herself to using her art as a means for communicating issues of Environmental degradation and other problems of our modern world. Joelle is collaborating to plan a Regenerative Gala coming up on April 1st, 2023, which includes a sustainable fashion show and regenerative art sale. Learn more by checking out their website:

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