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Greece: IMF calls for debt relief; Why the Tenderloin isn’t gentrifying

Greecthe tenderloine’s government votes through the first package of austerity measures required to secure a possible bailout from creditors – and also faces its first riots since the left-wing Syriza coalition took power. We go live to Greece.

Plus: a fact-check on immigrants and crime, and how a neighborhood sandwiched between San Francisco’s most upscale shopping district, and its most high-priced office towers has managed to hold out against gentrification. Tenderloin’s proven that an influx of tech companies does not have to mean an outflow of long-time residents–but can they actually reap a benefit from the new money

Guests:

  • Nicholas Evangelos, a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center, and an activist in the Greece solidarity movement; currently in Athens.
  • Aashish Mehta, associate professor of Global Studies at UC Santa Barbara
  • William A. Ewing, Senior Researcher at the American Immigration Council, co-author of The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States.
  • Randy Shaw, Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime, and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco, also spearheading the launch of the new Tenderloin Museum

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