Senate Approves Bail Reform Bill as Bail Lobby Pushes Back
The California Senate embraced a measure Wednesday that would upend how the state treats people accused but not yet convicted of a crime. Law enforcement groups and the bail industry pushed back.
Los Angeles Program Helps Former Inmates Get Jobs
Men and women who've served time in jail or state prison often have a hard time landing a job when they return to the community. Sometimes their skills are rusty or employers are leery of hiring them. But one program at Los Angeles Trade Tech College is helping former inmates beat the odds with hands-on training.
Families Still Struggle to Find a Doctor to Assist in End-of-Life Care
California's end-of-life option act took effect a year ago this month, allowing certain terminally ill patients people more control over the circumstances of their own death. Many health systems and hospice organizations have opted to participate in the act. But some families still struggle to find a doctor willing to help.
Californians OK With Single-Payer Health Care, If Taxes Aren't Raised
Sixty-five percent of Californians are in favor of a single-payer health care system, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. But if establishing that system requires raising taxes, support drops to 42 percent. The latest financial analysis says single-payer would definitely involves raising taxes.
California Vows to Pursue Its Own Efforts to Combat Climate Change
Host Penny Nelson speaks with KQED Science Reporter Lauren Sommer about Gov. Brown's efforts to keep California a leader in combating climate change, despite Trump's threat to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accord.