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CA Supreme Court issues historic ruling its unconstitutional to detain people who cannot afford bail; Plus: How will Oakland spend its federal stimulus funding? And, author Johann Hari on the roots of the US War on Drugs

0:08 – CA Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional to detain people who cannot afford bail

Mano Raju (@ManoRajuPD) is the San Francisco Public Defender.

Raj Jayadev is coordinator of Silicon Valley De-Bug, a community organizing, advocacy, and a multimedia storytelling organization based out of San José.

0:34 – How will Oakland spend its stimulus funding?

Zac Unger is president of the Oakland Firefighters union, IAFF Local 55. 

Chris Jackson is an organizer with the Refund Coalition and the Oakland Progressive Alliance.

0:53 – Oakland teachers oppose re-opening, so some schools move re-open date to mid-April

Noni Galloway is a parent and organizer with Parent Voices Oakland.

1:08 – Author interview: Johann Hari (@johannhari101) is a writer and journalist. His TED talk, “Everything You Know About Addiction is Wrong,” and the animation based on it have more than 20 million views. He’s the author of Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions, and Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugswhich is the basis of this interview, with our host Brian Edwards Tiekert in 2015.

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