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The life and legacy of Sandra Bland on the fourth anniversary of her death; Plus: A survivor of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire speaks out

0:08 – Jessica Mason Pieklo (@hegemommy) joins to discuss the Trump Administration’s latest attack on abortion rights as the latest Title X ruling goes into effect. Pieklo is vice president of law and the courts for Rewire.News where she oversees legal reporting and analysis, and is the co-host of Rewire.News’ podcast Boom! Lawyered.  

0:12 – KPFA’s Chris Martinez reports on the arrest of Jose Bellow by ICE.

0:33 – Stacey Anne Baterina Salinas is a history PhD student currently attending the University of California at Davis, focused on the impacts and legacies of Asian America. She joins to discussher new book, Pinay Guerrilleras: The Unsung Heroics of Filipina Resistance Fighters During the Pacific War.

The Life and Legacy of Sandra Bland – 4 years after her killing

1:08 – Shante Needham (@ShanteNeedham) is the sister of Sandra Bland.

1:18 – Nakisha Lewis (@NakLew) is a philanthropic strategist and social justice advocate and one of the founding members of Black Lives Matter NYC. Andrea Richie is the founder of the In Our Names Network and the author of Invisible No More, Police Violence Against Black Women and Girls. They join the conversation to discuss how Bland’s murder has affected the movement to protect black women and girls from state violence.

1:34 – Two and a half years since the Ghost Ship trial claimed 36 lives, the criminal trial against the master tenant and his second in command is progressing in Alameda County Court. We’re joined by a survivor of the fire, for his first media interview – Jonathan Axtell is a survivor of the Ghost Ship fire, and took the stand to testify at the trial in Alameda County court in June.

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