Digging Into ‘Recomposition’….Composting of Human Remains

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed David Sloane of the USC Price School about a new law in Washington state that will allow the composting of human remains. Would you be willing to consider recomposition as an alternative to more traditional methods if it were ever approved in California? How close is California to approving a method like…

Why California could decide the outcome of the 2020 democratic primaries

ThinkProgress quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about the role of early presidential primaries in winnowing the field. “I do think the early states will help winnow the field,” Christian Grose, a professor at University of Southern California (USC), told ThinkProgress. Grose noted that even if 10 candidates drop out by the time…

State of Resistance

Another bonus episode! Host Lisa discusses Professor Manuel Pastor’s latest book, State of Resistance. The book looks at the last several decades of economic, social, and environmental transformations in California. Pastor then looks to the future to ask what these transformations can predict for the larger United States.

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How California is building its own wall of resistance against Trump

CBC Radio Canada quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about California’s shift more to the left with Gavin Newsom as the state’s governor. California’s new governor seems “a little bit more partisan” than his predecessor, Jerry Brown, according to Christian Grose, a political scientist at the University of Southern California who studies partisanship.   Full article here

California needs public infrastructure, but not a bullet train

The Sacramento Bee published commentary by Dana Goldman and Richard Green of the USC Price School on California’s need for public infrastructure in lieu of a high-speed rail. Current financing comes from $9 billion in state bonds and $3.5 billion in federal grants. But under Brown’s leadership, California has failed to address its other unfunded infrastructure needs, they wrote.