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Up Front with Friday Host Marie Choi: Agribusiness’ Role in CA Drought, Erica Garner, Mumia Abu-Jamal – April 10, 2015

A report by NASA earlier this month showed that California only has one year of water left in its reservoirs. It’s set off alarm bells across the state.  All of us being told to take shorter showers and water our gardens less.  But what about the state’s biggest water users?

Agribusiness companies account for 80% of the state’s water consumption. Many are growing water-intensive crops like nuts and fruit, and through a series of political deals, these companies have gained control over what were once public water banks.

Guest: Barbara Vlamis, Aqualliance

We hear from Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner.  He’s the father who was choked to death by New York City police officers last year.  His last words, “I Can’t Breathe” became a rallying cry for people across the country.

She spoke last night at an event called “Building the Movement” at the Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland.

Guest: Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, Garner Way Foundation

Finally, Hard Knock Radio’s Davey D speaks with Mumia Abu Jamal’s son, Jamal.

 

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