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The end of an encampment: a look at Oakland’s eviction of the Village; Plus: What does it mean for the US to withdraw from the Inter-Range Nuclear Treaty?

0:08 – El Salvador elects new President, Nayib Bukele.

Unfortunately we had a bad connection on Skype so our call was cut off. We had planned to speak with Heather Gies (@HeatherGiescovering the elections in El Salvador for Al Jazeera English. Check out her reporting here

0:15 – This Day in Black History

0:25 – NEW: We’ve got a new Book Club! Google “UpFront Book Club” to join in. Our next book for the club is Marlon James’s new African fantasy epic Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Details here. 

0:34 – The end of an encampment: a look at what Oakland’s eviction of the homeless community, The Village, at East 12th and 23rd what it means for the people who’d been living there. Reported by Brian Edwards-Tiekert (@bedwardstiek).

  • Joe DeVries, Oakland Assistant to the City Administrator
  • Mouangjoi Tracy Saelae, lives in, and helps organize, The Village homeless encampment
  • Barbara Verduzco, long-time resident of East Oakland, recently moved from The Village to the city-funded Tuff Shed camp nearby

0:45 – How is the Oakland Homeless Count done?

Otis Williams (@otisrtaylorjris the East Bay correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, he rode along for the count this week. 

1:08 – US backs out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

We’re joined by Conn Hallinan, columnist with Foreign Policy in Focus (@FPIF)

1:34 – One City Manager resigned in protest of city not doing its part to fight climate change.

Steven Falk (@Steven_B_Falkis the former City Manager of Lafayette, and joins us in-studio to talk about why he resigned. 

 

 

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