Gov. to Propose Education Funding Revamp
Next week, Governor Jerry Brown is expected to propose a dramatic overhaul in the way California spends money on education. A similar proposal fell flat last year -- but education officials with the Brown administration have been tweaking it, and the plan may have more political support this time around. Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times got a sneak peek, and joins us to talk about the details.
In Oakland, School Officials Tackle Rising Suspensions
A number of new education laws in California tackle a particularly alarming issue: the state's schools now issue more suspensions to students than diplomas, especially to African-American students. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the Oakland Unified School District. But now, district officials are pinning their hopes on a new approach to student discipline, called "Restorative Justice."
Harvesting Backyard Fruit for the Hungry
Volunteers with the non-profit Food Forward take the old adage "waste not, want not" to heart. Every week, they visit backyards across Southern California to salvage fruit for food pantries. We tag along on a fruit pick in Granada Hills.
California Songs: Alma Desnuda's 'Two Days Three Nights'
Our occasional series on California songs continues with Chris Bryden, lead singer of the San Francisco Bay Area band Alma Desnuda. Bryden tells us about their song "Two Days Three Nights," which was written after the band members quit their day jobs and became full-time musicians.
NYC Subway Memories Come Alive--in an East Bay Living Room
Richard Dornhelm grew up in Brooklyn riding the subway. That was the start of a love affair that's grown into a hand-crafted miniature railway complete with a hundred meticulously detailed vintage subway and elevated cars.