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Houston flooding, alt-right demonstrations and California executions

Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Mitch Jeserich are joined by Houston-based Mark Bebawi to talk about the flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. They discuss which parts of the city were hit hardest by the disaster and why there was no evacuation order in place.

Then, Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Mitch Jeserich talk about what did and didn’t happen last weekend when two mass demonstrations planned by the alt-right were called off.

After, Ellen Kreitzberg joins the show to discuss the decision to uphold Proposition 66, an initiative that speeds up the appeals process for individuals with death sentences. After a decade-long moratorium on executions, will California begin executing inmates again?

Guests:

  • Mitch Jeserich, host of KPFA’s Letters & Politics
  • Mark Bebawi, host of KPFT’s The Monitor
  • Ellen Krietzberg, co-founder and director of Death Penalty College and professor of law at Santa Clara University

Image: Flood Rescue by National Guard Lieutenant Zachary West, resized

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