Why California Has Nation's Highest Poverty Rate
The U.S. Census released new figures last week that showed California still has the highest rate of poverty in the nation at just over 15 percent. Chris Hoene, executive director of the California Budget and Policy Center, describes what life looks like for poor Californians, and what housing costs have to do with those persistently high poverty numbers.
California, Restaurant Group to Partner in Nation's First Largescale Transgender Jobs Program
About 5 percent of Americans are out of work, but the job market is far different for transgender people. They are unemployed at about double that rate. A new, ambitious program in California aims to get more of them hired.