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Fund Drive Special: USGS geophysicist on what the past says about the next big earthquake; Rupa Marya and Raj Patel discuss new book “Inflamed”

Photo of a portion of the Bay Bridge collapsed from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, from CC 2.0 by Joe Lewis on Flickr

On this show:

0:08 – Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice is the latest book by Rupa Marya and Raj Patel, tackling health and structural injustices, and taking us on a medical tour of the human body. Our guests are Rupa Marya, professor of medicine at UCSF, and co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition, and Raj Patel, professor of public affairs and nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin.

You can get Inflamed for a donation of $150 to KPFA.

1:08 – Earthquakes! We speak with two guests:

  • Glenn Biasi is a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Science Center — we ask him why California hasn’t had more “Big Ones” lately, and he advises listeners to pay attention to the Hayward Fault.
  • Jennifer Strauss, External Relations Officer at UC Berkeley Seismology Lab, Regional Coordinator for ShakeAlert Northern California, and a co-author of the HayWired Earthquake Scenario.

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