Dr. Shirley Weber on Her Family's Journey to California and the Teachers Who Paved Her Path

29 min
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, at the state Capitol in Sacramento on Aug. 15, 2019. (Stephanie Lister/KQED)

As Gov. Gavin Newsom orders the closure of Orange County beaches, Scott and Marisa talk with Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, about the ongoing stay-at-home order and the timeline of the Legislature's return to Sacramento. Weber also shares the story of her father fleeing a lynch mob in Arkansas, and discusses the influence of her elementary school teachers and her hopes for education and criminal justice reform in the coming years.

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