Posts tagged San Francisco
District Attorney Candidate Chesa Boudin on His Plans to Reform San Francisco's Criminal Justice System

We spoke with Chesa Boudin, the progressive public defender running to become San Francisco’s next District Attorney. He is backed by Angela Davis, Shaun King, and other leaders in prison reform and is a part of a nationwide movement working to elect progressive prosecutors, like Larry Krasner and Rachael Rollins. Chesa discussed how his experience growing up with incarcerated parents shaped his views on criminal justice, why he believes our system needs reforming, and the importance of the District Attorney position.

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Geographer Richard Walker Discusses the Dark Side of San Francisco's Prosperous Tech Boom

UC Berkeley geography professor Richard Walker spoke with us about his latest book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area, which examines the Bay Area’s economic history and the social costs of the region’s latest tech boom. Walker’s past books include The Capitalist Imperative: Territory, Technology and Industrial Growth, one of the most cited books in the field of economic geography, and The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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