Today we start by reviewing Gov. Jerry Brown’s 13th State of the State Address. Brown’s focus since the California recession has been fiscal discipline. Next, an inside look at the turmoil going on within the California Coastal Commission. Some members are calling for the firing of the commission’s executive director. After that, #OscarsSoWhite redux. Jada Pinkett Smith called for a boycott of the Oscars this week. Comedy duo ‘Frangela’ joins us to give their perspective on the issue. Then, Brian Knappenberger talks about his new series on surveillance in the digital age. Finally, our usual web roundup with Xeni Jardin.
State of the State, Coastal Commission Coup, #OscarsSoWhite
From this Episode:
State of the State
Since Gov. Jerry Brown took office, he’s been focused on fiscal discipline And that continues to be the name of the game, though the state has seen revenue of $6 billion...
California Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Commission could lose its executive director, Charles Lester, if certain pro-development members of the commission have their way. It’s essentially...
Oscars So White
Earlier this week, Jada Pinkett Smith put out a video on YouTube calling for a boycott of the Oscars ceremony. That’s because #OscarsSoWhite has been a prevalent issue with...
Truth and Power
Ashley Yates is a young Black Lives Matter activist. She’s also known as @BrownBlaze on Twitter and has nearly 30,000 followers. But even she was shocked when she went from...