TRAILER: School Crossing
The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is considered among the worst in Latin American history. While much of the media coverage has focused on the political turmoil in Venezuela, “School Crossing” focuses on an unseen crisis: the education of the next generation of Venezuelan children. Learn more at schoolcrossingfilm.com
Trump Administration Sues California, Wildfire Investigation, Jennifer Bravo’s Story
Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a lawsuit against California over the state’s sanctuary policies. At issue are three state laws that Sessions says are unconstitutional because they obstruct federal authorities’ efforts to detain and deport undocumented immigrants. Sessions made his announcement at an annual gathering of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA). We get reaction from CPOA Deputy Director Shaun Rundle. Political Analysis We get further legal and political analysis of the lawsuit against California. Guests: Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Professor David Levine, UC Hastings College of the Law Lessons from the North Bay Fires A five-month KQED investigation into missteps made during last fall’s North Bay wildfires found widespread failures in the state and local emergency response systems. In some cases, alerts telling residents to evacuate didn’t go out until it was too late, while electrical fires and downed power lines added to the challenges of fighting the fires. Guests: Marisa Lagos, KQED politics and government reporter Sukey Lewis, KQED criminal justice reporter Jennifer Bravo’s Story Her father was deported in 2012, and her mother has been in immigration detention for a year. High school senior Jennifer Bravo has had to learn how to get along without her parents, reports Lorin Eleni Gill, a student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Eleni Gill and Sarah Cahlan
Could Syrian wheat growing in Italy solve farmers’ climate woes?
Italian plant geneticist Salvatore Ceccarelli spent decades in Syria studying ways to engineer seeds to suit dry climates. When he decided to take a mixture of wheat grains he’d cultivated home to Italy, not only did he and local farmers have to navigate legal setbacks, but they also had to wait and see how the grains would adapt to Italian soil. Follow Ceccarelli as he explores an organic farming movement that critics view as disruptive to modern agricultural practices. While evolutionary plant breeding could prove useful to small farmers around the world in the face of a warming climate, will the masses be willing to adopt it? Film produced, shot and edited by Lorin Eleni Gill and Sarah Cahlan.
Making the Berkeley High Jacket newspaper
Every two weeks, student journalists at Berkeley High publish and distribute 1,500 copies of a printed newspaper. The team, who put in all the work producing the 106-year-old paper out of classroom time, and raise the funds to produce it themselves, are swimming against the tide in terms of print papers which are cutting back or closing down across the nation. Lorin Eleni Gill goes behind the scenes at the Berkeley High Jacket for Berkeleyside.
At Girls Garage in Berkeley, girls build everything
The motto of the Girls Garage, a maker space in West Berkeley, is "Fear Less. Build More." Here, young girls and teens learn how to use their hands and sophisticated equipment to build anything they can imagine and to grow and help their communities.