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February 11, 2011


News Panel: PG&E's role in the San Bruno blast, Concord school closures, and San Quentin's updated lethal injection chamber

Newly released documents reveal PG&E cut corners on its pipeline inspections, even after the San Bruno blast. Two schools will close in Concord and parents mobilize to save the sites that may be next. A federal judge tours the updated lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison to determine if it meets constitutional standards.


  • Paul Rogers, Environment Writer, San Jose Mercury News
  • Jill Tucker, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Julie Small, State Capitol Reporter, KPCC, Southern California Public Radio

Jimmy Collier: His music and travels with Dr. King

As a young man, singer/songwriter Jimmy Collier helped dismantle segregation in the South through the power of music. He shares his experiences traveling with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and transforming African-American spirituals into civil rights anthems.


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