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Texas blackouts leave millions without power now entering Day 4; Plus: Indigenous Peoples Day 5 face felony vandalism charges in Marin County; and KPFA Fund Drive Special: Alan Watts

0:08 – Massive storm and blackouts in Texas leave millions without power now entering Day 4, what’s going on?

Erin Douglas (@erinmdouglas23) is a Houston-based environmental reporter with the Texas Tribune, a nonprofit newsroom. 

0:34 – Indigenous Peoples Day 5 face felony vandalism charges in Marin County for toppling the Junipero Sera statue at Mission San Rafael.

Victoria Montano is a co-defendant and member of the Indigenous People’s Day 5.

Hasmik Geghamyan is an attorney representing them, and a member of the National Lawyers Guild.

*We put in a request to the Marin County District Attorney to comment on the case, but did not hear back before airtime.

1:08 – Fund Drive Special: Alan Watts on “The Reconciliation of Opposites” (1960)

Alan Watts was a theologian, a scholar of eastern philosophy, a resigned episcopal priest, a bestselling author, and an early iconic voice on the airwaves of this radio station. His program on KPFA in the 1950s and early 60s helped introduce and interpret philosophical traditions like buddhism for a mass audience in America, laying some of the groundwork for the counterculture that was to emerge in the 1960s. We play selections from some of the broadcasts in his series Philosophy, East and West. 

1:34 – Alan Watts: “Fundamentals of Buddhism” (1960)

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