There are a number of bills still sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for him to consider. On today's Capitol Chat, Bureau Chief Ben Adler
joins us to talk about some of things that have been signed into law, like the minimum wage increase. We'll also hear what’s left for him to consider.
It's an interesting time at National Public Radio
. During the summer, production stopped on "Talk of the Nation" and it was replaced by "Here and Now"
in most station lineups and President Gary Knell announced that he was leaving the position after two years to take a job with National Geographic. Most recently, NPR announced a staffing cut. NPR Vice President for Diversity in News and Operations Keith Woods
is visiting Sacramento and he'll join us in studio to talk about these issues and more.
On Oct. 5, it will be two years since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of cancer. His legacy of building Apple with Steve Wozniak
- and their friendship - have all been elevated and examined in articles, books, movies since Jobs’ death. Still, Wozniak lives on to tell how he and Jobs revolutionized the computer industry and inspired countless young technology entrepreneurs around the world. He kicks of this year's Sacramento Speakers Series
and joins us for a brief conversation about his life's work and his friend Steve Jobs.
Mars Curiosity Update
As NASA's Curiosity
rover continues exploring the surface of Mars we're learning more about the red planet, but we're also finding more questions. For instance, where's the methane NASA thought it would find? Joining us to explain the significance of finding methane on Mars and some recent Curiosity discoveries is UC Davis Geology Professor Dawn Sumner
, who is also a co-investigator for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory team.