L.A. Mayor Proposing Basic Income Pilot Program

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Universal Basic Income Part of Proposed Budget Plan in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will formally introduce his budget proposal on Tuesday.  It includes money for a universal basic
income pilot program.

Chauvin Defense Highlights Health Stigmas, Stereotypes for Black People

The trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd is now in the hands of the jury. One Bay Area professor said  the defense's arguments have been rooted in a long history of looking at the health and well-being of Black people differently.
Guest: Denise Herd, Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Association Representing Prosecutors Faces Questions Over Misused Public Funds

An audit last year of the California District Attorney’s Association revealed that the group had misused at least $2.9 million in public funds meant to help prosecutors enforce environmental and worker safety laws. Instead, the audit found, it was used on things like lobbying.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos, KQED

New Study Shows Health Impacts of Oil Drilling in L.A. County

Los Angeles is home to the largest urban oil field in the country, and about a third of L.A. County residents live less than a mile from an active drilling site.  A new study from the University of Southern California has found that the area's long history with fossil fuel extraction has health impacts for residents living near active and inactive sites. 
Reporter: Tara Atrian, KCRW