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Gabriel Boric elected President of Chile; Debate on net metering for rooftop solar; Investigative report on the Vacaville PR firm who contracts with police; Plus PPIC reports on use of force and traffic stops

Gabriel Boric after becoming Chile’s youngest president on December 19, 2021. | Image by Paulo Slachevsky is licensed under CC 2.0.

On today’s show:

0:08 – We discuss Chile’s election of Gabriel Boric with Naomi Larsson Piñeda (@naomilars), a freelance journalist and editor based in London.

0:33 – Sammy Roth (@Sammy_Roth) covers energy for the Los Angeles Times. He joins us to explain the proposed decision by the California Public Utilities Commission which would affect net metering rates for rooftop solar.

0:43 – We stage a debate on the CPUC decision with Matthew Freedman, Staff Attorney for TURN-The Utility Reform Network (@UtilityReform) and Sachu Constantine (@sachcon), Interim Executive Director of Vote Solar.

1:08 – Jaylani Hussein (@Jaylanihussein), Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota Chapter joins us again to detail deliberations in the trial against Kim Potter, the former Minneapolis Police Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright.

1:20 – Scott Morris (@OakMorr) joins us to discuss his reporting on Cole Pro Media, the Vacaville-based PR firm who contracts with police departments across the state.

1:33 – Deepak Premkumar, a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (@PPICNotes), joins us to discuss their report on Use of Force and Misconduct in California and another report on Racial Disparities in Law Enforcement Stops

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
HarleighbluWho's That GirlTru Thoughts Covers 2 (Compiled By Robert Luis)MERLIN - Tru Thoughts
Jenn JohnsGraceGraceNayo Movement
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