Update on Afghan Students in Sacramento / CalFire Training Death Investigation / Wildfire Victims Mistrust Lawyers / Capital Stage “Hold These Truths”

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Actor Jomar Tagatac as Japanese-American Gordon Hirabayashi, who defied internment orders issued by the US government during World War II.

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An update on dozens of Afghan students in the Sacramento area stranded under Taliban control. An investigation into CalFire training deaths as the heat intensifies. A warning of the recent wave of lawyers reaching out to victims of the wildfires. And the Capital Stage show “Hold These Truths” detailing the true story of a Japanese American defying internment during World War II, a case brought to the United States Supreme Court.

Today’s guests

  • San Juan Unified Superintendent Kent kern, and Ethel I. Baker Principal Nate mcgill With Sacramento City Unified, update the status of dozens of Afghan American students trying to return home to Sacramento after the Taliban takeover.
  • Journalist KPCC LAist Jacob Margolis and Columbia journalism researcher Brian edwards discuss their investigation into the CalFire workout deaths as the heat builds up.
  • Co-host of KQED’s California Report, Lily jamali, take us his report on lawyers who offer their services to forest fire victims with the promise to take charge of PG&E and why past experiences have some suspicious victims
  • Capital Stage begins its 17th season with a one-man show, “Remember these truths.” Actor Jomar Tagatac and director Jeffrey Lo Discuss the true story of a young American of Japanese descent, Gordon Hirabayashi, who defied internment orders issued by the US government during World War II. His challenge brought the case to the United States Supreme Court twice.


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