TEASER: 181 - A city with trees (9.3.2021)
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TEASER: 181 - A city with trees (9.3.2021)

184 - A community-driven political report card, with Social Justice Politicorps (9.14.20210)

Today we're joined by Kula Koenig and Andi Bianchi of Social Justice Politicorps to discuss their new political report card. Kula and Andi are asking Sacramento county residents--particularly those from marginalized and underrepresented communities--to grade city and county elect ...  Show more

PREVIEW: 183 - On healthcare as politics, and tragedy as politics (9.10.2021)

[Want to get the full episode? Become a patron today!] While Mexico has followed Argentina as the most recent Latin American nation to decriminalize abortion, the United States Supreme Court kicked the can on a new Texas abortion law that poses a serious threat to Roe v. Wade. We ...  Show more

182 - On labor and climate justice (UNLOCKED, from 4.22.2021)

This episode was originally published for patrons on 4.22.2021. We were joined by Aaron Ziemer of Sunrise Sacramento to discuss the confluence of labor and climate justice. Last spring a bill to end fracking--a practice Governor Gavin Newsom claimed he was against as recently as ...  Show more

180 - Freeing Sirhan Sirhan, with Redemption Row California president Jen Abreu (8.31.2021)

Today we're joined by Jen Abreu, president and CEO of Redemption Row California.   We discuss Friday's hearing for Sirhan Sirhan, who was convicted of killing Senator Bobby Kennedy in 1968. Thanks to the Redemption Row team, Sirhan was recommended for parole by a two-person panel ...  Show more

PREVIEW: 179 - Weatherman freed (8.27.2021)

[To view/listen to the full episode, become a patron today!] Today we discuss the commutation of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin's father, David GIlbert, who has been serving a sentence of 75 years to life in prison for his role in a 1981 robbery of a Brink's armored ...  Show more

178 - Gone viral (8.24.2021)

It's the same story on the national and state level: Rural regions with lower vaccination rates and vastly smaller medical infrastructure are seeing surges in COVID-19, forcing them to try and find beds for patients in far-off regions with larger medical centers. At least six rur ...  Show more

PREVIEW: 177 - Cops hiding deaths

[To view or hear the full episode, become a patron today!] Far too often we hear about police treating people of color like they're second-class citizens, such as last year, when Solano County Sheriff's deputies knocked a Black woman unconscious in front of her children when she ...  Show more

176 - Leaving Afghanistan (8.17.2021)

After two decades of military occupation and over $2 trillion in spending, United States troops are leaving Afghanistan as the Taliban regains control of the country.   Who could have seen this coming? According to a 2019 Washington Post investigation, just about every US militar ...  Show more

TEASER: 175 - Chief Daniel Hahn retires (8.13.2021)

[To listen to/view the full episode, become a patron here today!] On the four-year anniversary of his swearing in as chief of the Sacramento Police Department, Daniel Hahn has filed his intent to retire to Sacramento City Manager Howard Chan. This comes at the end of a complicate ...  Show more

174 - A czar's master plan, for homelessness (8.10.2021)

Sacramento is finally moving forward on a vote to enact its $100 million master plan addressing homelessness, a move that could potentially help a good percentage of the estimated 11,000 people in Sacramento County who find themselves without housing over the course of a year (mo ...  Show more

TEASER: 173- Everything is great, all the time (8.6.2021)

[To hear/view the full episode, become a patron today!] Since MOST of the crew is back, we have resident epidemiologist Dr Flo discuss the ins and outs of the rise of the delta variant of the coronavirus in California. We also discuss the absurd recall election against Governor G ...  Show more

UNLOCKED - 170: Ranger danger

We're joined today by our good friend Niki, who has witnessed in recent months a drastic uptick in Sacramento County Parks Rangers terrorizing the unhoused community. They are bulldozing people's homes (killing a litter of kittens in the process), stealing people's cookware, and ...  Show more

TEASER: 172 - When rents go up, tents go up (7.30.2021)

[Wanna see/hear the full episode? Become a patron today!] We begin this episode on the rise in Sacramento's rent-gouging ceiling, which has gone up from six to nine percent. While Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others who were on the dais in 2019 think they passed something akin to ...  Show more

171 - Maya's story, with her mother, Rose Disney (7.27.2021)

Maya Disney was a victim of countless systemic failures in California: public schools that did not provide the support she deserved, a deeply punitive carceral system, horrific gaps in mental healthcare availability, and so much more. Weeks before she lost her life to suicide, Di ...  Show more

TEASER: 170 - Ranger danger (7.23.2021)

[To hear/view the full episode, become a patron today!] We're joined today by our good friend Niki, who has witnessed in recent months a drastic uptick in Sacramento County Parks Rangers terrorizing the unhoused community. They are bulldozing people's homes (killing a litter of k ...  Show more

169 - Death by SEIU 1000 cuts, with Jonah Paul (7.20.2021)

Today we're joined by rank-and-file SEIU 1000 member Jonah Paul, who wrote this exhaustive piece on concerns over the union's new populist, right-wing leader Richard Louis Brown, who recently announced to his Twitter followers, "I am YOUR VACCINATION against this VIRUS." Brown al ...  Show more

TEASER: 168 - Runaway Hahn (7.16.2021)

[To hear/view the full episode, become a patron today!] Chief Daniel Hahn and the Sacramento Police Department have dropped out last-minute on Monday's joint meeting between the Sacramento Measure U Advisory Committee and the Community Police Review Commission.  Thankfully, we've ...  Show more

167 - Skyler the champion, with Councilmember Katie Valenzuela (7.13.2021)

Today we discuss the immoral treatment of Skyler Henry by elected officials and their proxies, and how he and Councilmember Valenzuela crushed them in the courtroom. Thanks for listening, defund the police and, as always:   Twitter: @youknowkempa, @ShanNDSTevens, @Flojaune   Supp ...  Show more

TEASER: 166 - Mutual aid in a heat wave (when you can't rely on your government) (7.9.2021)

[To listen to/view the full episode, become a patron today!] The gang discusses our government bureaucracy's repeated failures in the face of rolling heat waves caused by climate change. Instead of focusing on humanitarian emergencies, officials like  Sacramento City Manager Howa ...  Show more

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