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Protests rock South Africa; More details emerge in killing of Haiti’s Moïse; Damning new housing report says workers need multiple jobs to afford Bay Area housing

On this show:

0:08 – Robert T. Garrett (@RobertTGarrett) is Austin Bureau Chief for The Dallas Morning News and talks about Texas Democrats’ decision to flee the state to prevent state Republicans from attaining quorum on a vote to restrict voting rights.

0:34 – We take your calls on climate science and wildfires in California! Patrick Brown is a climate scientist and assistant professor of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State, and part of the university’s Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. We talk about dry conditions in the state, wind, and heat waves.

1:08 – Protests are rocking South Africa after the jailing of Jacob Zuma. Adotei Akwei joins us, deputy director for Advocacy and Government Relations for Amnesty International USA.

1:20 – More details are emerging about the people accused of involvement in killing Jovenel Moïse in Haiti — several were former informants for U.S. law enforcement. Amy Wilentz is a contributing editor for The Nation. She is the author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier and Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti. She teaches Literary Journalism at the University of California, Irvine.

1:34 – The Anti-Police Terror Project held a Reimagine Safety Community Celebration & Caravan in Oakland last Saturday. Then the Oakland Police called a rally for the same day, at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater. KPFA reporter and producer Chris Lee went out to cover both. 

1:48 – The National Low-Income Housing Coalition’s major new report on affordable housing says California workers would need a $39/hour wage to afford a two-bedroom apartment — a staggering figure. In Oakland, that wage would need to be $45/hour. In San Francisco, $68/hour. This housing insecurity is a crisis, and we talk about it with Amie Fishman, Executive Director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California.

photo: Elliott Stallion via Unsplash

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