Is an Economic Recession in California's Near Future?
California’s strong economy has some unique circumstances, a tight housing market and a labor shortage on the coast. As well as a heavy reliance on tech and agriculture industries. Reports of markets taking a deep dive over the weekend have us wondering, what would an economic recession mean for our state?
Reporter: Rachel Myrow
Lawmakers Propose Deal to Make Electric Cars Too Sweet to Pass Up
California wants five million electric cars on the road by 2030. That’s ten times the number out there today. These days, drivers get $2500 dollars for buying an all-electric car. That could ramp up to $7500 dollars under a proposed bill, which would be on top of the same amount in federal tax credits
Reporter: Lauren Sommer
Increase of Vaccinations Yet Measles Cases Still on the Rise
There were up to 65 measles cases in California this year. There has been a lot of attention in Sacramento to improving childhood vaccinations rates. But it turns out the vast majority of people who've come down with measles here in California are adults. And 51 percent of people who've gotten sick were already vaccinated.
Reporter: April Dembosky
Is Your Trash Really Getting Recycled?
The recycling industry is in upheaval. Lately recycling companies can't find a market for everything we throw away. There's even a new word for pitching a piece of plastic packaging in the blue bin: wish-cycling.
Host: Raquel Maria Dillon, Guest: Rachel Becker
Horse Racing Doesn’t Have a Standard Concussion Protocol For Jockeys, California Wants To Create One
Professional horse racing comes with risk. Dozens of horses have died in California this year. But what about the people who ride them? Jockeys get injured too and many suffer concussions. California could become one of the first states with a concussion protocol for jockeys.
Reporter: Scott Rodd, Capital Public Radio