Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has been picked by Governor Gavin Newsom to reimagine San Quentin Prison. A new study in collaboration with the town of Paradise has quantified how much Californians living in wildfire prone communities can reduce their fire risk losses and insurance costs. NSPR’s Nancy Wiegman speaks with author Steve Drummond about his new book “The Watchdog: How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two.”
Sacramento Mayor Steinberg has been tapped by Governor Newsom for a new position, reimagine San Quentin Prison. CapRadio anchor Mike Hagerty speaks with Mayor Steinberg about the role and how his experience with mental health advocacy dovetails into reimaging California’s prison system. Mike also asks the mayor about his future plans and thoughts on the two people who have already decided to make a run for his seat.
Paradise wildfire risk study
Colette Curtis, Recovery and Economic Development Director for the town of Paradise, and Adrian Covert, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at with the Bay Area Council, join us to discuss their study revealing how communities at the greatest risk of wildfires can reduce fire risk and insurance costs.
Nancy Wiegman, North State Public Radio’s host of Nancy’s Bookshelf joins Insight to discuss Executive Producer of NPR news, Steve Drummond’s new book, “The Watchdog: How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two.” A book about the then unknown senator Harry Truman and his bipartisan committee aimed at cracking down on wartime waste and corruption, which would lead to his rise to prominence.