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When is “green” technology a bad thing? Ozzie Zehner joins us to discuss his new book, Green Illusions. Plus: Sonali Kolhatkar interviews author Sarah Burns about book on one of the most racially-charged prosecutions in recent US history — that of five black teenagers accused of raping a jogger in Central park. Then: The Post … Continued
Nichole Little on the new HIV prophylactic, Navina Moon on the Farm Bill — and potentially massive cuts to the Food Stamps Program, Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Gustavo Arellano about the history and politics of what we call “Mexican” food, and a look ahead at what will likely be some of the more controversial films in … Continued
Is Stop and Frisk coming to San Francisco? Mayor Ed Lee floated the idea last month, but everyone from his police chief to the civil rights group he used to work at is against it. The city’s Board of Supervisors is about to vote on a measure urging city officials not to implement it — … Continued
Civil War. That’s what the the International Committee of the Red Cross has just declared the situation in Syria, where there is now sustained fighting in the capital of Damascus. Military analyst Conn Hallinan joins us in studio to break down the diplomatic standoff over what to do. Plus: What the hell is a debt … Continued
US attorney Melinda Haag has just moved to shut down California’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, threatening to seize the property of the company renting space to Harborside Health Center. Supporters say the government is now targeting the state’s best-run dispensaries — the government says it’s simply going after the big ones. Plus: Green Party Presidential … Continued
Over $400 million dollars in fines, and it could just be the tip of the iceberg. Sonali Kolhatkar unpacks the LIBOR interest-rigging scandal. Plus: close to 5,000 supermarket workers in Northern California have authorized a strike — are picket lines come to a Raley’s near you? And cities around the country are breaking heat records, … Continued
Rajiv Chandrasekaran joins us in-studio to report back from three years on the ground in Afghanistan, covering America’s longest-running war. Plus a look at what’s in Wikileaks’ 2-million-document Syria release.