Stockton Paying Illegal Benefits
It's front-page news
today in Stockton. Three
Stockton City Council members have been receiving CalPERS benefits
and the city has been paying into the system in violation of the
city charter. We'll talk about it with Michael Fitzgerald
, the Stockton
Columnist who broke the story.
Foreclosure's Impact on Children
A new report
by the Brookings
looks at how a depressed housing market impacts
school-age children. Nevada leads the list with one in five
(19 percent) of the state's children affected by foreclosure. The
report says that for every forced move a child's math and reading
scores drop as much as a student who has missed a month of
school. California is also at the top of the list
- fourth behind Nevada, Florida and Arizona. We'll talk about
it with Julia Isaacs
, author of the report and a Senior
Fellow at the Urban Institute, and Ron Hallett
, Assistant Professor at the University of the
and author of "Educational Experiences of Hidden
Homeless Teenagers: Living Doubled-Up."
Modeled after the Peace Corps, HealthCorps
recruits college graduates to commit to a term of health-oriented
community service before continuing on to medical school.
There are now 53 HealthCorps schools, or "living laboratories," in
the country and 15 of them are here in California. Sacramento
will be celebrating its second "living laboratory" in a fundraising
gala called "Journey to Oz"
on April 30th. We'll discuss
the significance of the program with Michelle Bouchard
, President of HealthCorps; Dr. Shawn Hayes
, Chief Academic Officer for
HealthCorps; and Jessica Steele, HealthCorp Coordinator at
Sacramento Charter High School.
The Art of Negotiation
Negotiating is part of
our everyday lives, whether we're asking for a raise at work or
trying to get the best deal on the purchase of a house or
car. Now imagine if you were taught the same techniques that
professionals use when they negotiate major deals. To learn these
techniques we'll speak with McGeorge School of Law
Professor Michael Colatrella
. Colatrella is recognized
as an expert in dispute resolution and negotiation. He has the rare
ability to take the latest science from this field and make it
interesting, even compelling, to non-experts.