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Current Event December 12, 2016

Devastating Oakland Warehouse Fire


A fire broke out in a warehouse in Oakland where a number of people lived. The warehouse was converted to artist studios and living spaces. At least 36 people died in the fire. Some people are raising questions about this housing arrangement and other artists’ communities because there were no sprinklers or fire alarm system in the building. Listen to hear from one artist who lived in the warehouse and escaped from the building after the fire broke out.

Economics Arts Law

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AIR DATE: 12/05/2016


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