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Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert Discusses Her Bid For California AG / Wildfire Outlook, Prevention

Ethan Swope
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A house burns on Platina Road at the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif., on Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta already has challengers looking to take his spot; we talk with Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert on throwing her hat into the race.

Plus, the leading voices in wildfire science and prevention join us with a sobering outlook on this fire season and how more resources for prevention and restoration could make a difference.

Today's Guests

  • Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert discusses her announcement to run for state Attorney General in 2022, just days after Robert Bonta was confirmed as California’s top law enforcement official
  • Professor of Fire Science at UC Berkeley Scott Stephens describes the challenging aspects of the upcoming wildfire season and how fire seasons could be different if there are more resources for prevention and restoration
  • Director of the Fire Restoration Group Craig Thomas discusses the importance of using fire and planned burning for mitigation and the barriers faced due to current policies
  • Fire Advisor with the University of CA Cooperative Extension Lenya Quinn-Davidson shares how prescribed burns work and what is being done to help property owners learn how to safely use fire to prevent a disaster on their property or home during the wildfire season