As tensions continue to escalate in Syria, the international community is grappling with what to do and a recent leak suggests that U.S. policy may be changing. We'll get an update on the situation from UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh
and hear about a student-led benefit concert
aimed at helping Syrian university students displaced by the violence.
Corporations Using Medi-Cal?
Are big corporations like Wal-Mart "dumping" the burden of providing health care onto California taxpayers? Authors of Assembly Bill 880
in the California legislature say "yes" and hope to stop large companies from driving down workers’ wages and hours so the employee qualifies for Medi-Cal, the state’s health care program for the poor, elderly or disabled. Retailers and restaurant owners say the bill will "require larger businesses to pay the state a fine for each employee who is enrolled in the state's Medi-Cal program" and does "nothing to reduce rising health care costs." We’ll speak with UC Berkeley
labor researcher Ken Jacobs
about the legislation making its way through the Capitol and a report he recently released
documenting how many workers in California are "dumped" into Medi-Cal by their employers.
Visiting the vet can be a traumatic experience for both animals and their humans, but it's a necessary part of life. In this month's Pet Tales, expert Gina Spadafori
offers tips for a stress-free visit. She's worked with many vets and animals and shares her experiences with us.