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Fremont poised to vote on a site for controversial homeless Navigation Center; Plus: Mother of Ghost Ship victim, Emilie Grandchamps speaks out about the trial verdict and justice

0:08 – San Francisco offers PG&E $2.5 billion in buyout to create municipal utility.

Tim Redmond is the editor and publisher of 48hills.org

0:34 – Ghost Ship verdict: jury acquits Max Harris, declares mistrial for Dereck Almena

We’re joined by Emilie Grandchamps, the mother of Alex Ghassan. He and his fiance, Hannah Ruax of Finland, were killed in the Ghost Ship fire. He had two twin girls, who are now 7 years old.  

1:08 – Fremont City Council is set to vote tonight on a Navigation Center site, amid much controversy. We hosts a debate:

David Bonaccorsi a former Fremont City Councilmember and Planning Commissioner, and a longtime resident of Fremont. He’s part of the “Friends of the Navigation Center” coalition which supports Fremont selecting either of 2 sites to begin development as soon as possible. 

Hui Ng is part of the “No Decoto” neighborhood group, advocating for the Navigation Center to be developed at Fremont City Hall (not in the Decoto neighborhood).

1:34 – The life and legacy of Robert Mugabe (1924 – 2019), deeply complex for Zimbabwe and the world

Gerald Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.

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