Music Venues in California Push for Grant Stimulus Program

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Coalition of Independent Venues Feel Left Out in Governor Newsom's Budget Plan

The National Independent Venue Association of California, which has more than 600 members, is pushing for state legislators and the governor to support a $250 million stimulus grant program. This comes as they prepare for the state to reopen on June 15.
Guest: Joe Rinaldi, Managing Partner at Music Box in San Diego

Starline Social Club's Reopening Plan Called Into Question

The owners of Starline Social Club, a popular venue in Oakland, announced late last month that they would re-open later this year, as a worker-owned co-op. The news took former employees by surprise as they found out through media reports.
Guest: Nastia Voynovskaya, Associate Editor, KQED Arts & Culture

Black Millenials in Sacramento Turn to Investing, Cryptocurrency to Rebuild From Losses During Pandemic

A recent survey from CapRadio in Sacramento and the nonprofit “Valley Vision” has found that Black millennials suffered great financial losses during the pandemic. But they're now looking at investing to build that wealth back.
Reporter: Sarah Mizes-Tan, CapRadio 

Health Plans Under Covered California Hit New Lows

If you shopped for health insurance last year and decided you just couldn’t afford it, state officials are now saying: it’s time to check again. Money from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is bringing the monthly cost of health plans to new lows -– as long as you buy through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, Covered California.
Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED