The Kaepernick Effect
San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick touched off a national firestorm when he decided to kneel during the national anthem before a game last month. His protest against police brutality and racial injustice has sparked widespread criticism, with many blasting him as unpatriotic. But there's also been a growing show of support as other pro athletes and even high school students have joined in their own Kaepernick-inspired protests. KQED Senior Editor for California Politics and Government Scott Shafer hosts a discussion about athletes and activism.
• Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist
• Hamed Aleaziz, San Francisco Chronicle reporter
• Aimee Allison, Senior Vice President of PowerPac+
Cannabis at a Crossroads: Humboldt County's Experiment
People from around the world have been rushing to Humboldt County in Northern California to grow marijuana, which is straining local watersheds and raising concerns about long-term economic impacts. The county is the state's largest producer of pot and is now piloting a program to regulate the cultivation of cannabis and to keep it out of the black market. Producer Sheraz Sadiq takes us to Humboldt in the first part of our series, "Cannabis at a Crossroads."
Proposition 64 - Recreational Marijuana Use
This November, California voters will decide whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. If Proposition 64 is approved, California would become the fifth state to legalize recreational pot use, alongside Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. The measure reflects the recommendations of a blue-ribbon commission formed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. KQED Politics and Government reporter Katie Orr joins Thuy Vu.