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Gov. Brown to his critics: 'We have the strictest rules on oil drilling anywhere in the U.S.’ 10 MIN, 2 SEC

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that commits the state to generating all its retail electricity from renewables, and becoming carbon-neutral by 2045. These bills came up last year but didn’t make it out of the legislature, so what’s changed? Brown also responds to critics who say he permitted some 20,000 new oil wells in the state during his tenure -- and thus needs to do more for California’s environmental health. The governor is launching a global climate summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.


CA Governor Jerry Brown speaking remotely with
Madeleine Brand. Photo by Mark Jones.

Guests:
Jerry Brown, State of California (@JerryBrownGov)

How the 2008 financial collapse led to our current political populist moment 7 MIN, 59 SEC

It’s been 10 years since the biggest bankruptcy in history. Lehman Brothers -- then the nation’s fourth largest investment bank -- failed and touched off the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin argues that the collapse was the moment that split the country and lead to the election of Donald Trump. His documentary “Crisis on Wall Street” airs Wednesday on CNBC at 10 pm PST.

Guests:
Andrew Ross Sorkin, Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter, New York Times

More:
From Trump to Trade, the Financial Crisis Still Resonates 10 Years Later

Finding parents deported without their kids in Guatemala 8 MIN, 9 SEC

On September 12, a boy named Erik Castillo is expected to return to Guatemala after months in detention in the United States. Erik Castillo came across the border with his father, but they got caught and separated. His father was deported back to Guatemala. Erik was taken to a shelter in Chicago, where he’s been ever since. There are hundreds of children in similar situations -- and a small army of people working to reunite them with their parents. LA Times immigration reporter Cindy Carcamo tagged along with some of the lawyers and activists who are looking for parents in extremely remote areas.

Guests:
Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times (@theCindyCarcamo)

More:
In mountains of Guatemala, searching for parents deported from U.S. without children

'Mean Girls’ in Ghana, and how skin color in Africa determines who’s at the top of the pecking order 13 MIN, 12 SEC

The play “School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play” is set at a boarding school in Ghana. There is a queen bee, her gang of loyal followers, and a new girl who shakes up the pecking order. The girls are competing to become Miss Ghana. An American-born, half-white girl arrives, and the pageant recruiter calls her more “universally appealing” than the other girls. You can see the play now through September 30 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.


L-R: Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, Paige Gilbert, Joanna A. Jones,
MaameYaa Boafo and Latoya Edwards in the MCC Theater
production of “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play.” 


 L-R: Joanna A. Jones and MaameYaa Boafo in “School Girls;
Or, the African Mean Girls Play.” 


MaameYaa Boafo in “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play.”


Guests:
Jocelyn Bioh, Playwright, “School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play” (@Jjbioh)

More:
A GLEEFUL AFRICAN MAKEOVER OF AN AMERICAN GENRE.

Why we should take sexual harassment training more seriously 6 MIN, 50 SEC

Sexual harassment training in the workplace is easy to dismiss as a waste of time. But should we give those training videos more of a chance, especially in the era of Les Moonves and #metoo? We hear from an attorney who’s been giving sexual harassment prevention seminars. He trains supervisors at corporations, churches, and police departments.

Guests:
Ken White, Brown, White & Osborn / Popehat (@Popehat)

More:
Can Sexual-Harassment Training Stop the Next Les Moonves?

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