Imagine a woman comes forward to say at her job, male co-workers regularly slap and grope women, and everybody chimes in with sexual slurs. Worse, the boss punishes some women who complain. In the era of #MeToo, that workplace would probably come under fire. But sometimes, teen girls deal with this kind of behavior regularly -- at school. Reporter Lee Romney introduces us to one of them in Oakland, and tells us what her school district is doing to better protect girls like her.
Host Sasha Khokha talks to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo professor Sky Bergman about her documentary film Lives Well Lived. The film celebrates the lives of seniors, who range in age from 75 to 100 years old, and who share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life.
In the kitchen of one of Sacramento's oldest restaurants, huge woks sizzle with fragrant oils and Chinese noodles. Cooks chop fresh vegetables and blocks of white tofu into cubes. And when we turn the corner, banana cream pies are being made. That’s right: banana cream pies. Not a typical Chinese dish. But Frank Fat, who started this restaurant, was not a typical guy. For this installment in our Family Biz series, Bianca Taylor brings us a story about an eatery where its founder is as beloved as its food.
We all know that a lot of Californians are having a hard time paying skyrocketing rents. You also may know folks who are paying enviable rents in today's market, because they're living in a rent-controlled apartment. So it's no surprise that this election year, the idea of rent control is coming up in a lot of California communities, as activists across the state try to get measures on their local ballots. KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez takes us to Santa Monica -- one of the first California cities to enact rent control -- to ask: does it work?