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BREAKING: Mueller report released, redacted; Plus: ‘Unsettled’ film follows LGBTQ refugees starting a new life in the Bay Area

0:08 – Governor Gavin Newsom’s first 100 days

We speak with Sophia Bollag (@SophiaBollag) is a political reporter with the Sacramento Bee, on her new report “Update: 100 days in, here’s how Gavin Newsom is doing on 10 campaign promises” 

0:34 – India elections 2019: what’s at stake?

Ashish Malhotra (@amalhotra2) is an independent journalist, contributing to the LA Times, City Lab, GuardianCities, and Al Jazeera. He’s currently covering the India elections, and he joins us now from New Delhi, India over Skype.

0:55 – Theater Review: KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews The Jungle, running at the Curran Theater in San Francisco through Saturday May 18, 2019   

1:08 – BREAKING NEWS: The Mueller report is released by the Department of Justice, with redactions. There are many damning findings, says John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, including Trump trying to get Mueller fired – which is obstruction of justice.

1:20 – SF Film Festival Spotlight: Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

Tom Shepard has been directing and producing documentary films for over 20 years. His latest film, now featured in the San Francisco Film Festival, is Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America –  revealing the untold stories of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S.

Fred Hertz is a long time East Bay resident, who is in the film and who hosted Subhi Nahas, the refugee from Syria, when he first arrived in the Bay Area.

 

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