Moms 4 Housing wins major organizing victory; plus, Ian Haney Lopez on how to talk about race and class

0:08 – The U.S. Senate begins impeachment proceedings. Sen. Mitch McConnell has proposed rules to govern the impeachment process that Democrats say are undemocratic and will hamper the trial. We discuss with Mitch Jeserich of Letters and Politics.

0:35 – Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will be presiding over the impeachment trial. We interview one of his former professors: free speech scholar William Bennett Turner, who has argued cases before the US Supreme Court and teaches courses on the First Amendment at UC Berkeley. 

0:45 – New California legislation would hike taxes on large corporations that have a have a big gap between executive compensation and workers’ wages. Christopher Martinez (@mrtnz16) reports on SB 37.

0:49 –  Moms 4 Housing, the group of black mothers in Oakland who reclaimed a vacant house from real estate speculators, has won a major victory after their violent eviction last Tuesday morning. The real estate firm, Wedgewood Properties, will sell the house to the Oakland Community Land Trust. Kate Iida reports.

0:56 – Richard Wolinsky, host of Bookwaves, reviews Nouraby Heather Raffo, playing at the Marin Theatre Company through February 9.

1:08 – Ian Haney Lopez (@IanHaneyLopez) teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. He holds an endowed chair as the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. His latest book is Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving AmericaSee Ian Haney Lopez in conversation with Saru Jayaraman at Kehilla Synagogue in a benefit for KPFA on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.


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