Los Alamitos’ Resistance, Political Analysis, Carl Pope’s 'Climate of Hope'

Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar on Sanctuary Policies
This week, the City of Los Alamitos in Orange County declared itself exempt from a statewide law that has been generating national debate and drawing criticism from President Trump. That law, SB 54, limits how state and local police agencies can cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. Other Southern California cities and the boards of supervisors of Orange and San Diego counties have also voiced their opposition to laws aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants. We talk with Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar.

Political Analysis: Immigration Battles
This week, Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to send up to 400 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. Brown says the troops will fight criminal gangs, human traffickers and drug and gun smugglers, but  will not help with immigration enforcement or building a new border wall. President Trump criticized Brown, calling the deployment “a charade” in a tweet. We also analyze other big stories of the week.

Guests:

  • Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer
  • Sean Walsh, Wilson Walsh consulting
  • Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State Los Angeles

Carl Pope’s Climate of Hope
Veteran environmentalist and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope talks about his new book, Climate of Hope. Co-authored with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the book lays out how every person, city, business and local government can fight climate change -- even when state and national governments won’t.

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