Episode 27 CA Looks to Lead the Way on Reparations for Black Americans; Michael Tubbs Makes Case for Guaranteed Income Friday, June 4, 2021 Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. In this June 11, 2020, file photo, then-Assemblywoman Shirley Weber calls on lawmakers to create a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans, during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif.Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo California looks to lead the way on making amends to Black Americans for slavery and its lingering effects. A first-in-the-nation reparations committee met this week to begin a two-year study. We listen back to an interview with Shirley Weber, who authored the bill Gov. Newsom signed into law that kicked this process off when she was an assemblywoman. She has since been appointed California’s first Black Secretary of State. Also, Gov. Newsom has proposed spending $35 million over five years for “universal basic income pilot programs” in his recent budget proposal. Nicole and Nigel talk with Michael Tubbs, former mayor of Stockton, Calif., who implemented a guaranteed income program in his city. He is now advising the governor on the issue.