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Bail Reform

Today at 9:00am

California and other states look to be on the verge of reforming their bail systems. Lawmakers and the state’s top judge say the current system disproportionately punishes the poor and traps people in jail for small crimes they may not have even committed.

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The Takeaway

Fentanyl Testing

Today at 12:00pm

New research finds that simple test strips are highly effective in testing for the drug fentanyl. It’s a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin, and is often mixed into street drugs like heroin and cocaine, raising the risk for deadly overdose.

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Political Breakdown

Willie Brown

Today at 6:30pm

He’s been called the Ayatollah of the Assembly, the power behind the throne, a political fixer. Willie Brown looms large in California Politics. The former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor joins the show to talk about everything from the SF Mayor’s race to his fascination with movies.

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