We’ll talk drought with someone who has seen this country’s water policy from the inside – Dan Beard used to head the federal agency behind most of our massive dams and aqueducts. Now, he wants to close the agency, and start tearing down the dams.
Plus: does wanting to cut down a tree from Australia make you a Xenophobe? Does wanting to save it make you anti-science? We’ll look at the now two-year-long fight raging over whether to clear Eucalyptus trees in the east bay hills.
Finally, one San Francisco author on the stories of a city in the grips of gentrification.
- Daniel P. Beard, former Commissioner of the US Bureau of Reclamation, now author of Deadbeat Dams: Why We Should Abolish the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Tear Down Glen Canyon Dam
- Daphne Gottlieb, a San Francisco writer whose 10 books include poetry collections, a graphic novel, letters from a serial killer to her childhood best friend, and now a collection of stories called Pretty Much Dead