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Haiti launched into martial law after President Jovenel Moise is assassinated; SFMUNI service slow to return; Meteorologist discusses deadly heat + drought; Plus the risks posed by human interventions to mitigate crisis

On today’s show:

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2020. Photo by Robin Canfield on Unsplash

0:08 – Frantz Jerome, a Haitian activist based in Florida and Walter Riley (@walterphillip), a longtime Oakland social justice activist and civil rights lawyer join us to unpack the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

0:34 – What is holding up the MUNI? We take questions from listeners with Jeffrey Tumlin (@jeffreytumlin), director of transportation at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

1:08 – April Glaser (@aprilaser), tech reporter for NBC News joins us to discuss the rise of ankle monitors and house arrest during the pandemic.

1:20 – Meteorologist Eugene Cordero (@eugenecordero) joins us to discuss the exceptional drought conditions and extreme heat which has led to hundreds of deaths across the western US.

1:34 – More on the climate crisis and the risk of human interventions to mitigate its impacts with New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert (@ElizKolbert) who joins us to talk about her book, Under a White Sky.

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