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Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price on police reform, SCOTUS, and revitalizing downtown

This spring, civil rights attorney Pamela Price lost the race for Alameda County District Attorney. Her name is on the ballot again, this time for mayor of Oakland.

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Media Roundtable: Shane Bauer on the history of America's private prison industry

On the next Your Call’s Media Roundtable, Mother Jones’ award winning investigative reporter Shane Bauer will join us to discuss his new book " American Prison: A REPORTER’S UNDERCOVER JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF PUNISHMENT ."

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In Episode #9, Jeanne Woodford, former Warden of San Quentin State Prison and former Acting Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, discusses becoming San Quentin’s first woman warden, the impact of prison programming cuts on public safety, the reasons for her resignation from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the opportunity for criminal justice ref

In Episode #8, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris discusses how we can be "Smart on Crime," her innovative Back on Track program, the need for law enforcement to proactively build trust with the community, her mother's influence or her career, and more.

Harris Interview Highlights

Harris on Being Smart on Crime:

In Episode #7, San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon discusses putting ethics at the forefront of police training, what he learned from Chief Bill Bratton’s leadership style, his battles with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over immigration issues, the consequences of overcriminalization in the African-American community, and more.

Gascon Interview Highlights

Gascon on Putting Ethics at the Forefront of Los Angeles Police Department Training:

In Episode #6, Senator Mark Leno, Chair of the California Senate Public Safety Committee, discusses politicians' fear of being labeled "soft on crime," his community corrections bill, the need for a state sentencing commission, the importance of trauma recovery centers for victims of violence, and more.

Leno Interview Highlights

Leno on the Percentage of General Fund Spending on Corrections:

In Episode #5, Sunny Schwartz, author of "Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All," discusses the award-winningResolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP) in San Francisco's jails, the principles of restorative justice, being "tough" on inmates by making them confront their issues, building partnerships between sworn and civilian staff in the jails, and more.

Schwartz Interview Highlights

In Episode #4, Bill Bratton, former Los Angeles Police Chief and former New York Police Commissioner, discusses the importance of working with the community, recent charges of crime data manipulation in New York, the dangers of cutting police services due to budget crises, the emergence of “predictive policing,” and more.

Bratton Interview Highlights

Bratton on the Importance of Community Policing:

In Episode #3, Matthew Cate, Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, discusses the Department’s new parole policies, the importance of research in guiding policy decisions, his prior work as Inspector General of the agency he now leads, his advice for the next Governor on California corrections, and more.

Cate Interview Highlights

Cate on the California Juvenile Justice System:

 

In Episode #2, Dr. Joe Marshall, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Omega Boys Club in San Francisco, discusses the program’s 150 college graduates, hosting the Street Soldiers radio show, helping young people stay “alive and free,” bridging the gap between the police and the community, and more.

Marshall Interview Highlights

Marshall on Why He Founded the Omega Boys Club:

In Episode #1, Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (the White House "Drug Czar"), discusses ending the "War on Drugs," treating drugs as a public health issue, the problems of prescription drugs and drugged driving, the federal government's response to state medical marijuana laws, and more.

Gil Kerlikowske Interview Highlights

Kerlikowske on the War on Drugs:

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Thank you supporting KALW's September campaign!

KALW is listener-powered and we appreciate your support! A big thank you to the 1900+ people who participated in our recent membership drive. We raised $284,000 toward our campaign goal of $375,000. Please help us close this gap by becoming a member and making your gift today.

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KALW Election Briefs

Everything you need to know about the propositions on the ballot.

Our wonderful food donors

Thank you to all the local businesses who provided food and drink during KALW's May membership campaign. Take a moment to see who they are, and if you have the opportunity, please thank them for supporting Local Public Radio!

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Almanac - Thursday 10/11/18

Today is Thursday, the 11th of October of 2018. It is the 284th day of the year. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year. 71 days until winter begins 26 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018...

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