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January 13, 2012

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News Panel: The latest on the Citizens Redistricting Commission, Oakland layoffs, and Ross Mirkarimi

The California Supreme Court considers which Senate maps to use in the fight over the new lines drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. The City of Oakland will send layoff notices to hundreds of city workers to make up for the loss of redevelopment funds. There are calls for the resignation of newly-sworn in San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who may face domestic violence charges.

Guests:

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Times
  • Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
  • Barbara Taylor, KCBS Radio
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"The Memory Be Green"

After the 1978 assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, Moscone's story slipped beneath the headlines while Milk's dominated. Jonathan Moscone, George's son, tells his personal story and in a compelling way: through theater. Berkeley Rep's production of "Ghost Light," written by artistic director Tony Taccone and directed by Moscone, is a re-imagination of history, memory, fathers and sons. Combining the arc of the play's creation with reflections about Mayor Moscone and the times in which he lived, "The Memory Be Green" offers perspective on history and the role of art in bringing insight to both. "Ghost Light" plays at Berkeley Repertory Theater through February 19. "The Memory Be Green" airs on KQED-9 on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:30pm. Watch the full film online.

 

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