UpFront

Constitutional crisis: Congress’ power to investigate vs. White House executive privilege; Plus: PG&E power shutoffs – how we got here

0:08 – Impeachment Watch: Our Constitutional Crisis

Erwin Chemerinsky is the Dean of Berkeley Law. He is the author of eleven books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction, including, We the People:  A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century 

0:30 – Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California had their power shut off by PG&E yesterday. We discuss how the blackout has been managed, how we got here, and PG&Es dodging of liability

Bill Dodd is the CA State Senator representing Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Yolo, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. He also serves on the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee.

0:40 – PG&E has shut off power – for how long? We don’t know.

Mark Toney is the Executive Director with TURN – The Utility Reform Network

1:08 – Fund Drive Special: Lessons from the Nixon Impeachment

Rick Perlstein (@rickperlstein) is a journalist and author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of ReaganYours for a pledge of $125 to KPFA.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Keith JarrettPart II AThe Köln ConcertECM
Gerald R. FordGranting A Pardon For Richard Nixon - 9/8/74U.S. Presidents - Vol. 2Speechworks

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