OUSD approves school closures; Militia members mount successful campaign to recall Shasta County Supervisor; Plus San Francisco’s fentanyl crisis

Naloxone (Narcan) is administered to reverse opioid overdoses. | Image by VCU Capital News Service is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – Paul Offit (@drpauloffit) Doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Vaccinology and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania discusses his latest book: You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation.

0:33 – We debrief the OUSD Board’s decision to close and merge a smaller list of Oakland’s schools with D3 Councilmember Carroll Fife (@carroll_fife), Pecolia Manigo (@SistahPecolia), co-director of Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network and member of the Reparations for Black Students Coalition, Maurice “André” San-Chez, choir and dance teacher at Westlake Middle School and hunger striker, and liz suk (@liz_suk), Executive Director of Oakland Rising.

1:08 – Doni Chamberlain (@donichamberlain), a former newspaper reporter who publishes A News Cafe, an online news and opinion blog about Shasta County politics and Lisa Pruitt (@lisareneepruitt), an expert on the intersection of law and rural livelihoods and professor at UC Davis School of Law join us to discuss a successful campaign mounted by a militia group to recall Shasta County Supervisor Leonard Moty.

1:33 – We discuss San Francisco’s fentanyl crisis with Trisha Thadani (@TrishaThadani), city hall reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who recently coproduced a multi-media news feature on the topic: A Disaster in Plain Sight, Laura Guzman, Senior Director of Capacity Building and Mobilization at the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and Jason Norelli, who works on GLIDE’s Harm Reduction team as a Navigation Manager.


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