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Governor Newsom orders ban on fracking by 2024; Plus: Albert Woodfox with Cat Brooks on his decades in solitary confinement in Angola; and a new project with the ‘Abolition Apostles’ to support those incarcerated there

0:08 – President Joe Biden’s official recognition of the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire 106 years ago was greeted with relief and happiness in Fresno, one of the first destinations for the Armenian diaspora in the Western United states. Vic Bedoian reports.

0:12 – Brian and Cat process the Chauvin verdict

0:25 – KPFA News: An East Bay tenant was able to save her home from foreclosure after a Bay Area Land Trust company stepped in to purchase the home she was renting. And as KPFA’s Sam Anderson reports, it’s an early test of a new state law designed to help struggling tenants.

0:34 – Governor Newsom issues fracking ban

Kassie Siegel (@KassieSiegel) is Law Institute Director and Senior Counsel at the Center for Biological Diversity.

0:47 – Abolition Apostles seeks to support those incarcerated in Angola

Sarah Pritchard is co-founder and co-pastor of Abolition Apostles jail and prison ministry and the Apostles Fellowship Church. They recently launched a new project raising funds to open a hospitality house for friends, family, lawyers and advocates visiting people incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, otherwise known as Angola. You can find out more or donate at abolitionapostles.com 

1:08 – Author Interview: Albert Woodfox served more than 40 years in solitary confinement in Angola State Prison in Louisiana – the longest period of solitary confinement in US prison history. His memoir is Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope.

 

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