Prison Plan California Governor Jerry Brown announced plans Tuesday to buy prison space to meet a federal court order to reduce prison populations. The plan is expect to cost $315 million this year and is being praised by members of both political parties. But some Democrats, most notably senator leader Darrell Steinberg, are opposed to the plan, saying the state needs to focus on mental health issues. The Democratic governor says he had no other options beside releasing about 8,000 more prisoners, which he says he is not willing to do. Capital Public Radio's State Government Reporter Katie Orr joins us to explain the plan and the opposition.
March on Washington Remembered Today is the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Eleanor and Tom Hunt were young newlyweds when they boarded a church bus and headed to Washington D.C. to participate in the march and it changed their lives forever. The couple is participating in a local recreation of the March and a reading of the speech by students at Sierra College today. We'll talk with them about their experience.
Author Sherry Joyce A thunderstruck chateau, an untimely murder and a lovely Silicon Valley divorcee are crucial ingredients to Sherry Joyce's new romantic suspense novel, "The Dordogne Deception." Joyce joins us talk about the thrilling story that inspired her recent work, her fantasy week in a French chateau and her experiences travelling Europe.
Pet Tales Kids and dogs can share a special bond, but that doesn't necessarily mean your child is safe to do whatever they please around any canine. Dr. Melissa Bain, a veterinary behaviorist at the UC Davis Veterinary School, joins us for this month's Pet Tales to talk about kids, dogs and bite prevention.