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


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