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East Bay Asm Rob Bonta on housing, charter schools, and ending private prisons; Plus: SF considers new conservatorship law on people with mental illness

0:08 – New elections in Israel, Netanyahu clings to power among corruption charges

Gideon Levy is a columnist with the Israeli paper Haaretz, covering the Israeli elections.

0:20 – Arguments at 9th Circuit could end permits for oil, gas, and coal. Andrea Rogers is a Senior Staff Attorney with Our Children’s Trust, and co-council on the lawsuit Juliana vs. United States.

0:34 – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (@RobBontaCA) represents Assembly District 18, which includes the southern half of Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro. He joins us in-studio to discuss his legislative agenda – housing, charter schools and his bill to end private prisons – and takes listener calls.

1:08 – The New Haven teachers strike reaches Day 11

Paul Stickland a second grade teacher at Delaine Eastin Elementary School in Union City, and on strike with the New Haven Teachers union.

John Mattos is Director of Assessment and Evaluation New Haven Unified School District.

1:20 – CA Corrections (CDCR) is violating terms to end solitary confinement, civil rights groups are insisting CDCR abide by terms of a class action lawsuit and end abusive conditions.

Sam Miller is an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights (@theCCR)

1:34 – San Francisco Supervisors are set to vote on a new conservatorship policy, granting new authority to the City to force people with mental illness into treatment or custody of a guardian.

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman represents San Francisco District; he’s co-sponsoring the proposed conservatorship legislation.

Jennifer Friedenbach is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, and opposes the new policy, saying it’s an overreach and infringes on basic civil rights.

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