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California declares monkeypox state of emergency; Advocates debate child mental health bill

A 2-page spread inside The Cold Canyon Fire Journals: Green Shoots and Silver Linings in the Ashes by Robin Lee Carlson. | Heyday

On today’s show:

0:08 – State Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) joins us to discuss the State’s monkeypox response and the describe the status of a bill he introduced to authorize safe drug consumption site pilots in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles.

0:33 – John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation joins us to discuss recent primary elections in Arizona, Missouri and Kansas.

0:50 – We discuss the case of an ex-husband who sued an Arizona abortion clinic on behalf of his ex-wife’s unborn fetus with ProPublica reporter Nicole Santa Cruz (@nicolesantacruz) covers inequality in the Southwest. See her piece for ProPublica: Her Ex-Husband Is Suing a Clinic Over the Abortion She Had Four Years Ago

1:08 – We host an informal debate on California’s AB 2408, a legislative proposal that would impose penalties on tech companies for retaining features of their platform that willfully addict children. Ed Howard, Senior Policy Advocate at the Children’s Advocacy Institute joins us in support of the bill. Dr. Tepring Piquado (@DrTepring), Senior Director of State and Local Government Relations for the Western U.S. at the Chamber of Progress, joins us in opposition to the bill.

1:33 – Robin Lee Carlson, a natural science writer and illustrator discusses her new book, The Cold Canyon Fire Journals: Green Shoots and Silver Linings in the Ashes.

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