Democratic Debate: California's Key Players

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The stage is viewed before the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, October 15, 2019. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Democratic Debate: California's Key Players

Things are moving so fast in Washington, DC. it's already old news.
The impeachment inquiry is heating up, with nearly daily closed door testimony. KQED’s Political team is in DC this week, where Californians are in the middle of the impeachment action. The California Report's host Raquel Maria Dillon gets the latest updates from Politics Correspondent Marisa Lagos.

Santa Cruz, The Least Affordable Place For Teachers, Is Trying To Make It More Livable

California schools don’t have enough teachers. And a big reason why is the cost of housing. Now a growing number of school districts across the state are considering a creative solution, building their own teacher housing on school district land.
Reporter: Erika Mahoney, KAZU

Gov. Gavin Newsom Vetos Bill That Would Give More Financial Aid To Inmates

California’s prisoners will not be getting more state financial aid to help pay for college. The governor said he wants to expand access to college opportunities for incarcerated students, but not the way this bill would have done it. Only a very small population would have benefited.
Reporter: Vanessa Rancaño 

California Still In Need Of More Female Board Members

Last year, California made history by passing a law requiring publicly traded companies based in the state to have at least one women on their corporate boards by the end of this year. A new study out looks at how well that law is actually working.
Reporter: Lily Jamali

Wage Violations On The Rise In California

The State of California estimates that some kind of wage violation occurs in the state 372-thousand times a week.  Often, it’s out-and-out wage theft employers knowingly not paying employees what they’re owed, including a basic minimum wage. A new investigation by the news website FairWarning.org finds that even when employers receive court judgments against them ordering to pay workers back they often don’t.
Host: Saul Gonzalez, Guest: Eli Wolfe, FairWarning.org

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