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New San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju

Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.

This week's guest is Manohar Raju. 

Raju is the newly appointed public defender for San Francisco. Before being chosen by Mayor London Breed to succeed the late Jeff Adachi, Raju worked in the public defender's office for 11 years, some of which he spent as director of training and then as felony manager. Previously he worked at the Contra Costa Public Defender's Office.

Raju did his undergraduate studies at Columbia University and earned his Master's in South Asian studies from the University of California Berkeley. He also attended UC Berkeley for law school. He is a founding member of Public Defenders for Racial Justice. 

See more upcoming Michelle Meow Shows at The Commonwealth Club here.

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Mano Raju

Public Defender, City and County of San Francisco

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Michelle Meow

Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW TV); Twitter @msmichellemeow

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John Zipperer

Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host