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Report: 138 Salvadorians killed after being deported from the US; Plus, Election debate: California Proposition 13 (schools bond)

0:08 – A new Human Rights Watch report documents the cases of 138 Salvadorians killed after being deported from the United States. We’re joined by co-authors Elizabeth Kennedy and Alison Parker.

0:34 – California Gov. Gavin Newsom posthumously pardoned civil rights icon Bayard Rustin, convicted for having sex with men. We speak with John D’Emilio, a retired professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of the award-winning biography Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin, and independent filmmaker Nancy Kates, who produced and directed the award-winning documentary film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

0:46 – California will soon vote on Proposition 13, a large schools bond. California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond (proponent) debates Republican State Senator for the 38th District Brian Jones (opponent).

1:09 – Archaeologists are moving forward to excavate what they believe are mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa massacre. Hannibal Johnson, attorney and historian who has written several books about Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre, discusses the excavation. 

1:34 – A magistrate has ruled that people inside a San Francisco jail must get a minimum amount of sunlight. The ruling is based on a lawsuit filed by civil rights attorney Yolanda Huang, who joins us to discuss conditions in the jail.

1:45 – Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams told the family of Ronell Foster, who was gunned down while riding his bike by Vallejo Police Officer Ryan McMahon on February 13, 2018, that there would be no charges against the officer. We speak with John Burris, a civil rights attorney representing Foster’s family.

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