Interview with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
As Colorado and Washington forge ahead with a newly legal marijuana industry, recent polls show a growing number of Americans support legalizing pot. Four years ago, California voters rejected a statewide ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana use here. But plans are underway to put the question before voters again in 2016. Gov. Jerry Brown opposes the idea. But Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is chairing a statewide task force to study the issue, and he spoke to Thuy Vu about it.
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State of the Arts in the Bay Area and Beyond
This week the recently merged Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera announced they're scrapping their upcoming seasons due to financial distress, leaving the capital city without an active symphony orchestra for the first time in 17 years. Earlier this year, San Jose Repertory Theatre filed for bankruptcy and San Francisco's Intersection for the Arts, the city's oldest alternative arts organization, scaled back operations significantly and furloughed staff. Our panel explores the reasons some companies struggle while others thrive in a turbulent economic climate.
• Tom DeCaigny, Cultural Affairs Director, San Francisco Arts Commission
• Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Director of Performing Arts, YBCA
• Rebecca Ratzkin, Senior Consultant, WolfBrown
San Jose Rep Announces Closure