What you should and shouldn't be afraid of - Deadline LA at a special time 6:30 pm
We talk about one thing people are afraid of but probably should be less afraid of. And something people aren’t afraid of, that they should be more afraid of.
First: California's prison population. Last week a coalition of criminal justice reform groups got together to give the Board of Supervisors a “second chance." The complaint about the supervisors is that they have not followed the lead of other counties to put money behind rehabilitation and services that could reduce CA’s recidivism rate which is what created CA’s prison overcrowding problem in the first place.
A new video was released which you can see at www.beyondbars.org/realignment. It will give you the best 3 minute education on what’s not going right with LA County and criminal justice reform that you could ask for. We're joined by Lynne Lyman, California State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance and Jesse Lava, a producer at Brave New Foundation.
Then, we talk about water! How innocuous is that? Not quite. The title of an upcoming Oct 13 afternoon-long Zocalo series is "When Water Kills." Ouch!
We are joined by Robert Lempert, James Famiglietti and Thaddeus Russell all of whom will be speaking at the Zocalo event.
Background The threat of a giant storm was all it took to send Noah scrambling to build an ark filled with two of every creature. But today, a hurricane-induced, government-ordered evacuation isn’t enough to get a lot of people out of their homes and onto higher ground. And even drought, at least in the developed world, no longer scares us: When we run low on water, we simply bring it in from somewhere else. Is our contemporary assumption that water is plentiful and safe going to hurt us all down the line? And, if we feared water more, would we be able to do a better job of saving people from disease, flooding, drought—and even the effects of climate change? RAND Corporation senior scientist Robert Lempert, UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling director James S. Famiglietti, and Occidental College biologist Gretchen North. Moderated by Thaddeus Russell, Cultural Historian, Occidental College.
An extended version of this show is available on SoundCloud for a limited time at https://soundcloud.com/deadlinela/october-7-extended-show.