Meet the City Kid Turned Rodeo King
We begin our show today with bucking broncos, bull riding and roping -- in San Francisco. Later this month, the Grand National Rodeo will bring livestock shows to the city, just like it has for decades. But most spectators probably don't know that one man has produced this and nearly every other rodeo in the Golden State: Cotton Rosser. He's the owner of the Flying U Rodeo Company and a rodeo legend.
How Safe Is Safe Enough for a Self-Driving Car?
California is home to more vehicles than any other state. And it can be dangerous on the highway. More than 35,000 people died in crashes on U.S. roads last year. Most of the time, human error was to blame. Some California innovators think one remedy might be to let computers take the wheel. California is one of the first states testing self-driving cars. And now they're close enough to reality that regulators are sketching out policies for them, from safety to ethics. Some proposals include cars that don't even need a steering wheel, accelerator, or brake pedal.
5 Years After Occupy Oakland, Still Fighting for the 99 Percent
Five years ago this weekend, protesters set up a camp in front of City Hall in Oakland. Marchers took to the streets, shut down the Port of Oakland and clashed with police. Occupy Oakland became perhaps the most well-known encampment outside of Occupy Wall Street in New York. So where are those Occupiers now? We talk o some of them about participating in that protest changed their lives.
What Today's Artist-Activists Can Learn From the Black Panthers, 50 Years On
Oakland's been the birthplace for a lot of movements for social change over the years. In fact, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. When it began in Oakland in the 1960s, the party wanted to tackle police brutality and racial discrimination. Sound familiar? These days, Bay Area artists are riffing off the Panthers' legacy to create art aimed at inspiring a modern day revolution.