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Changes Affecting Public Libraries & Police “less-lethal” Weapons

In the first half of the program, a look at recent controversies at the Berkeley, CA public library — accelerated discarding of books, diminution of librarians’ authority, and punishment of whistleblowers — a case study in changes affecting public libraries around the country. The guests are a city councilman and two retired librarians.

In the second half-hour: U-S police forces will soon be adding new types of high-technology “less-lethal” weapons, but these devices are likely to pose greater complications for officer accountability and civilian oversight; researcher Long Le explains some of the issues.

Kriss Worthington is a member of the Berkeley City Council; Pat Mullen and Andrea Segall are retired Berkeley librarians.
Loan Le is the founder and president of the Institute for Good Government and Inclusion.
Websites referenced in today’s program:
www.savethebplbooks.org
www.thinkiggi.com

Guest Speakers: Kriss Worthington, Pat Mullen, Andrea Segall, Loan Le.

Broadcast from Berkeley–Hard hitting News and Public Affairs with hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored. Producer: Anthony Fest. Engineer: Erica Bridgeman. The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society and to tell the News that Didn’t Make the News and Why. This show was broadcast Live on KPFA last Friday.


This show was broadcast on July 12, 2016.

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