Congressman Adam Schiff
This week, new questions were raised about whether President Trump knew about hush money paid to porn actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels. In an interview on Fox News, Trump’s newly appointed attorney Rudy Giuliani gave details of an apparent reimbursement made by the president during his campaign. Also on the national agenda are signs of progress in talks with North Korea. We discuss these stories and California politics with U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).
California Supreme Court Rules on Gig Workers
The Supreme Court of California issued a big victory this week for those who work in the so-called gig economy, where people take jobs at varying times and places -- like those who drive for Uber and Lyft. The lawsuit originated with courier and delivery workers at a company called Dynamex Operations West who said they should be considered employees, not contractors. In its ruling, the court said companies must prove that workers operate their own business in order to classify them as independent contractors.
- Sam Harnett, KQED Silicon Valley reporter
- Veena Dubal, UC Hastings College of the Law professor
- Edward Escobar, Uber driver and advocate
California GOP Convention
This weekend, at the California Republican Party’s annual spring convention, delegates will decide which GOP candidate will get the party’s endorsement in the race for governor -- California State Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach or venture capitalist John Cox. Both candidates have spoken out against the state’s sanctuary policies, which limit cooperation between local law enforcement and immigration agents. They also both support a ballot initiative that would repeal a recent hike on gas taxes and vehicle registration fees. KQED politics reporter Marisa Lagos gives us an update from the convention in San Diego.