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PG&E’s emerges from probation for its role in the San Bruno pipeline explosion; Sexual abuse allegations at FCI Dublin; Asm. Alex Lee on Ellis Act reform; “Technology won’t win this fight. It’s organizing.” Brandon Anderson on Raheem’s national campaign to explore 911 alternatives

Aerial view of Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin. | Image by Wikimedia user Jesstess87 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – PG&E’s emerges from probation for its role in the San Bruno pipeline explosion. We discuss what’s next for the private utility with Mark Toney, Executive Director of The Utility Reform Network.

0:33 – We shed some light on the sexual abuse allegations at FCI Dublin with Susan Beaty, a staff attorney at Centro Legal de la Raza (@centrolegal). Victoria Law (@LVikkiml), a writer, editor, and prison abolitionist based in New York City also joins us to discuss the routine sexual abuse in prisons across the U.S. Her latest book is “Prisons Make Us Safer” and 20 other Myths About Mass Incarceration.

1:08 – California State Assemblymember Alex Lee, representing the 25th Assembly District in San Jose joins us to discuss Assembly Bill 854, which would reform the Ellis Act.

1:33 – Lastly, Brandon Anderson (@brandn_andersn), a Black queer abolitionist organizer and Founder and Executive Director of Raheem joins us to discuss the organization’s national campaign to explore 911 alternatives.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
HarleighbluWho's That Girl? - InstrumentalWho's That Girl?
John Coltrane,Duke EllingtonIn a Sentimental MoodKen Burns Jazz-The Story Of America's MusicSME - Columbia/Legacy
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