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Jerry Hill on PG&E and the North Bay Fires, Pregnant and Imprisoned, Plus: Berkeley Tent Encampment Eviction and California Traffic Tickets

This morning, Senator Jerry Hill joins Brian for an interview about the potential negligence of PG&E in the North Bay areas most recently affected by deadly fires.

After that, Cat Brooks interviews Carolyn Sufrin about her book Jailcare and her work as an OBGYN inside of detention facilities. She discusses the rights and violation of rights for pregnant, incarcerated women.

Then on to some breaking local news. An encampment of folks experiencing homelessness, located near Berkeley’s Ashby Bart, was served an eviction notice by BART police earlier this week.

Additionally, UpFront speaks with Theresa Zhen, Staff Attorney at the Clean Slate Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center and member of the Back on the Road California Coalition, which fights for traffic court reform. She is also a co-author of Ability to Pay Implementation in Traffic Court: A Toolkit for Advocates.

  • Jerry Hill was elected to the California Senate in November 2012. Senator Hill represents the 13th Senate District in the California Legislature.
  • Carolyn Sufrin M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include family planning, general obstetrics and gynecologic care.
  • Theresa Zhen, Staff Attorney at the Clean Slate Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center and member of the Back on the Road California Coalition.

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