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Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Tackles Coal; Steve Almond Tackles Football

steve-almond-against-footballThis Wednesday, the California Coastal Commission will vote publicly on whether to fire its Executive Director–the culmination of a months-long power struggle over an agency that determines the fate of coastal developments worth multiple billions of dollars. We’ll ask Sierra Club California Director Kathryn Phillips why it’s happening. Plus: A major victory for the movement to divest from fossil fuels just came out of the office of California’s Insurance Commissioner. In that capacity, Dave Jones has oversight of more investments than California’s Treasurer — he’ll talk to us about how he’s using it. Finally, Steve Almond joins us to discuss his reluctant manifesto, “Against Football.”

Guests:

  • Kathryn Phillips, Director of Sierra Club California
  • Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
  • Steve Almond, author of Against Football: a Reluctant Manifesto

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