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BREAKING: Moms 4 Housing members evicted at gunpoint by law enforcement in West Oakland, 4 arrested; Plus: The history and politics of school lunch

0:08 – Protests have rocked Iran since the government admitted to shooting down a passenger plane, killing everyone on board. Plus, we discuss the impact of the new round of US sanctions on Iran.

Shahram Aghamir is co-host and -producer of KPFA’s Voices of the Middle East and North Africa.

0:26 – LIVE: Ariel Boone reports live from West Oakland, where dozens Alameda County Sheriff’s officers and Oakland police have surrounded the house to enforce the eviction of a group of black homeless moms known as Moms 4 Housing. Two moms were arrested, as well as two supporters, and dozens more community members showed up to support.

0:34 – Jennifer E. Gaddis (@JenniferEGaddis) is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her new book is The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools.

1:08 – Chesa Boudin begins his tenure as San Francisco District Attorney, and one of his first actions is to fire six prosecutors – what does this shakeup signify for the office?

Tim Redmond (@timredmondsf) has been a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years. He is the founder and editor of 48hills.org

1:25 – KPFA’s Richard Wolinsky reviews Becky Nurse of Salem by Sarah Ruhl, playing at Berkeley Rep through January 26

1:34 – CA Governor Gavin Newsom unveils his 2020 budget proposal – here’s what you need to know.

Jessica Bartholow (@Jess_Bartholow) is a policy advocate with the Western Center on Law & Poverty.

1:45 – Liam Dillon (@dillonliam) covers the issues of housing affordability and neighborhood change across California for the Los Angeles Times.

Playlist

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Glen VelezBlue HeronsPan ErosCMP Records
Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo BandBongoliaBongo rockBecause Music
Charlie BallantineThe Death of Emmett TillLife Is Brief: The Music of Bob DylanGreen Mind Records
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