Raymond Chow Verdict
After just two days of deliberation, a federal jury convicted Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow of 162 counts, including racketeering, corruption and murder. Chow's defense attorneys say they will appeal and called the entire case "snitch heaven." KQED reporter Alex Emslie discusses the jury's verdict.
Gov. Jerry Brown released a new state budget this week. Although the budget is flush with increased state revenues, the governor served it up with his customary brand of caution. Scott Shafer, senior editor of KQED's California Politics and Government Desk, joins Thuy Vu to take a closer look at the budget.
A job with flexible hours, where your office might be your car, and your orders come in on your smartphone -- companies like Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit are changing how many people make money. It's estimated that 22 percent of Americans have offered some kind of goods or services in this so-called gig economy. But deep divisions are emerging over whether these workers should be considered employees and what kinds of employment benefits and rights should be granted. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego joins Thuy Vu to talk about a new bill she's proposing that would give independent workers new labor rights, even if they're not part of a union. Douglas MacMillan from the Wall Street Journal offers further analysis.