Gov. Jerry Brown Makes History
The new year is off to a fast start with a new state budget. Gov. Jerry Brown hinted at what would be the centerpieces of his historic fourth and final term when he was sworn in on Monday. He is focused on education, combating climate change and building the state's controversial high-speed rail system, which broke ground in Fresno on Tuesday. Scott Shafer speaks with John Myers, Senior Editor, KQED's California Politics and Government Desk, about what's generating buzz in Sacramento as the year begins.
The Shrewd Politics of Jerry Brown's New State Budget
When 29-year-old Bay Area teacher Brittany Maynard received a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she moved to Oregon, where physician-assisted death is legal. Maynard died this past November after taking prescription life-ending medications. Her story has reignited a national debate about end-of-life choices, and it's mobilizing groups around the country.
• Toni Broaddus, California campaign director, Compassion & Choices
• Katy Butler, author, "Knocking on Heaven's Door"
• Dr. Stephanie Harman, Stanford University School of Medicine
Personal Health Data at our Fingertips
A new digital health era is taking off, fueled by growing consumer interest in monitoring personal health and fitness through apps and wearable devices. In 2014, $4.1 billion was invested in startups that aim to put more and more health data in the hands of users -- and doctors. This technology is driving research into debilitating chronic conditions such as heart disease and could fundamentally change the doctor-patient relationship.
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