Law & Disorder

Jackson’s water crisis; Kaiser workers on strike; Plus, CA’s AB503

Today’s episode goes deep into the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, where water is no longer running from taps as a result of racist infrastructural failure. Our guest is Joshua Dedmond of Cooperation Jackson who is involved in coordinating emergency water response for residents.

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Kaiser mental healthcare workers – members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) – in the Bay Area, are on strike, in a labor action that started more than three weeks ago. We are joined by Jessica Dominguez, Founder and Lead Clinician of La Clínica in Richmond a program that provides culturally sensitive mental health care to Spanish speakers. It is the only program Kaiser offers that is targeted to Spanish speakers.

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And a spotlight on California’s Assembly Bill 503, which would limit the amount of time a minor could be placed on probation and remove the authority of the court to order minors to pay a fine or participate in an uncompensated work program in lieu of restitution. We’re joined by Analisa Ruiz, Policy Director at the Young Women’s Freedom Center, one of the organizations taking the lead in pushing Assembly Bill 503.

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This week’s Resistance in Residence artist is jazz musician Eli Maliwan AKA Saxreligious, who is releasing his debut album Elysia Marginata on Friday, September 9th with a release show event at the Bandcamp headquarters in downtown Oakland. We will be giving away a pair of tickets to the event on our show this Thursday.

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