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California’s Legislature is in the final week of its lawmaking session, with everything from tax reform to pension reform to drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants on the table. As the state legislature barrels towards the end of its session, San Francisco Democratic Assemblymember Tom Ammiano joins us to diccuss two of his initiatives — one … Continued
Investigative Journalist Seth Rosenfield has spent 31 years fighting the FBI for access to records about what the agency did to surveil and disrupt bay area activism in the 1960s — it includes highly controversial allegations that Richard Aoki, a Japanese-American organizer who helped arm the Black Panthers — was an FBI informant. He joins … Continued
Greenpeace Toxics Campaigner John Deans says the Chevron fire in Richmond could have injured or killed more than 100,000 if a tank holding the wrong chemical had burst–he says the chemical industry is blocking safety reforms, so we’ve got a lobbyist from the industry coming on to spar with him. Plus Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Douglas … Continued
Startling new figures on how many civilians are dying in US drone strikes — Sonali Kolhatkar interviews independent journalist Gareth Porter. Plus: If you clean rooms in a hotel, you’re entitled to meal breaks, minimum wage, and overtime pay. But if you clean rooms in someone’s house . . . not so much — David … Continued