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Oakland’s Housing War

The Oaklandhousing wars have come to Oakland: the city council votes tonight on declaring a state of emergency, expanding the city’s rent controls and eviction protections, and imposing a moratorium on evictions and rent hikes. Carroll Fife joins us in studio to break down how it works, and how something that aggressive got so far. But first: We take on what it means for a place to be wild — and why that matters — when we discuss Jason Mark’s new book, Satellites in the High Country.

Guests:

  • Jason Mark, environmental journalist, editor of Sierra magazine, and now author of Satellites in the High Country: searching for the wild in the age of man
  • Carroll Fife, co-founder and co-chair of Oakland Alliance

The Oakland City Council meets tonight starting at 5:PM to discuss declaring a Housing State of Emergency and impose a 90-day moratorium on evictions and rent hikes.

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