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NOAA forecasts California drought will persist past winter; SF Supes set aside money for affordable housing; Family of Agustin Gonsalez demands AG Bonta charge the officers who killed him in 2018; Plus it’s World AIDS Day

Agustin “Augie” Gonsalez is pictured with his son. Gonsalez was 29 years old when he was killed by Hayward Police in 2018.

On today’s show:

0:08 – We discuss the drought forecast with Eugene Cordero (@eugenecordero), professor of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University and also founder and director of the educational publisher Green Ninja.

0:20 – San Francisco Supervisors approved a spending measure yesterday, setting aside $64 million for an existing program that acquires affordable housing. Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf), founder and editor of 48 Hills joins us to discuss.

0:33 – Cynthia Nunez (@Cynthia_Nunes74), a member of the Hayward Community Coalition and cousin of Agustin “Augie” Gonsalez who was killed by Hayward Police 3 years ago joins us to discuss why she and others demand Attorney General Rob Bonta charge the two officers who killed her cousin. Uncle Bobby X (@unclebobbyx), the uncle of Oscar Grant joins us as well.

1:08 – Naina Khanna (@nainadevi), co-executive director of Positive Women’s Network joins us to discuss the tandem pandemics of AIDS and COVID on World AIDS Day.

1:33 – Plus an interview from our archives – In this 2017 interview, we spoke to Venita Ray (@LaadyV), now co-executive director of Positive Women’s Network, who was working as an assistant attorney general for the District of Columbia when she was diagnosed with HIV.

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