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Elites vote with resentment in Mexico’s midterm elections; Democrats displace border crisis onto Central America; investigative report by ProPublica explains how the wealthy evade taxes; Plus an interview with new Alameda Police Chief Nishant Joshi

0:08 – 36 local candidates were killed in the run up to Mexico’s recent election. Laura Carlsen (@LauraECarlsen), Director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program joins us to analyze the political climate in Mexico following its midterm election which saw a 51% voter turnout.

0:34 – Dana Frank, professor of history emerita at UC Santa Cruz and author of many books, including The Long Honduran Night joins us to talk about Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Central America and the strategic instrumentalization of refugee camps on the border between Mexico and Guatemala.

1:08 – We talk with Jeff Ernsthausen (@JeffErnsthausen), senior data reporter at ProPublica about how the ultra wealthy evade taxes. ProPublica recently published an investigative report on a trove of tax documents they acquired which elucidates the tax lives of many of the richest Americans.

1:22 – California launched a first in the nation Task Force to Study Reparations for African Americans. Christopher Martinez reports.

1:33 – Nishant Joshi was recently named Police Chief of the Alameda Police Department. He joins us to talk about his agenda for change including a prospective plan to divert calls away from law enforcement. Alameda residents call in with their questions for Chief Joshi.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
WildcookieSerious DrugShapes 11:01 (Compiled By Robert Luis)MERLIN - Tru Thoughts
Kev Choice,Viveca HawkinsTake Me to Your Leaders (feat. Viveca Hawkins)Social DistancingSharp Choice Records
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