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Council Members Call For More Openness in San Jose's Permit Process

Two San Jose council members say their city makes it too tough on small business owners who want to open shop or expand.

CPUC to File Revised PG&E Penalty

The California Public Utilities Commission is set to file a revised penalty proposal Monday for PG&E’s part in the fatal San Bruno gas line explosion.

Republican Tom Del Beccaro Aims for Flat Tax, U.S. Senate Seat

Tom Del Beccaro, the former chair of the California Republican party, is the most conservative of the three Republicans running for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. Beccaro's platform includes instituting a flat tax, repealing California's high speed rail bond and recycling wastewater. As part of Forum's Election 2016 coverage, Del Beccaro joins us in studio to discuss his candidacy and the issues he views as vital to California's future.

Feminism Should Be a Movement, Not a Brand, Argues Bitch Media Co-Founder Andi Zeisler

In the age of Beyonce, #YesAllWomen and Hillary Clinton's presidential run, it's tempting to say that feminism is thriving. But Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch Media, is worried that the political movement has turned into what she calls, "marketplace feminism," full of "empowertising." In her new book, "We Were Feminists Once," Zeisler argues that modern feminism is less about beliefs and identity and more about products and celebrities. Zeisler joins Forum to discuss the commercialization of feminism and what it means for women.