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.
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