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Analyst David Kersten on California Prop. 16; Francis Moore Lappe on her new book, Getting a Grip 2. Kersten is a former legislative staffer and progressive lobbyist who has just published a strong analysis of Prop. 16, a constitutional amendment that would strengthen the monopoly power of utility Pacific Gas & Electric by requiring a 2/3 vote for any community to set up its own utility. Ms. Lappe, known as “Frankie” is an inspiring activist best known for writing Diet for a Small Planet. She talks about today’s “thin democracy” and how we can use our own power and resources to promote our issues, viewpoints and values.