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Immigrants detained in Yuba City go on hunger strike to protest conditions; Plus: 1 year since Parkland: the movement to end gun violence

0:08 – An estimated 46 immigrant detainees are on hunger strike in Yuba County Jail, in Yuba City, CA to protest a lack of medical care, recreation time, and basic amenities. We speak with Autumn Gonzalez, a community organizer with NorCal Resist, a group supporting the hunger strikers in Yuba County Jail, and Anoop Prasad (@anoop_alc) an attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (@aaaj_alc) in the Immigrant Rights Program and a legal expert on detention conditions.

0:34 – One year since the Parkland tragedy, took 17 lives and sparked a national movement to end gun violence, we speak with David Cullen (@DaveCullen)is a freelance journalist who’s been covering school shootings and their aftermath for 20 years – just out with the book Parkland: Birth of a Movement. 

0:50 – Dr Garen Wintemute is the Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis, and director of the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center. He is also a practicing emergency medicine physician and has pioneered the field of injury epidemiology and the prevention of firearm violence.

1:08 – Oakland considers emergency protections for duplex/triplex tenants

We speak with Nikki Fortunato Bas (@nikki4oakland), councilmember representing Oakland District 2 – she’s the co-sponsor of a recently introduced emergency eviction moratorium up for a vote today. We also ask her about Oakland’s policy evicting homeless encampments during the rainy season, on the eve of another mass eviction at Lake Merritt. We also reached out to the City Administrator’s office – Joe Devries, Assistant to the Oakland City Administrator, did not respond to comment on the City’s homeless eviction policy before airtime.

1:22 – KPFA News: Last week, the International Cannabis Business Conference convened in San Francisco for their annual gathering. KPFA’s Jonathan Davis made his way around the conference getting caught up on the state of affairs for the cannabis business community, and some of the challenges being faced a year into legalization. Here’s his report.

1:34 – Greg Jaczko (@Jaczko) is a former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His new book is 

Photo by Lorie Shaull (2018)

The demonstration was organized by Teens For Gun Reform, an organization created by students in the Washington DC area, in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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