How Governor Newsom’s political future and legacy hinge on how he addresses California’s homeless crisis. A vocational program at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center is helping incarcerated women gain skills to succeed in the coffee industry. The best wine and music parings for Valentine’s Day.
Gov. Newsom's homelessness legacy
California is the fourth largest economy in the world, but that prideful headline is challenged by a grim reality. A homeless population that far surpasses any other state, accounting for half of the country’s unhoused population. Experiencing homelessness touches each and every one of us, it's a crisis Gov. Gavin Newsom has devoted an unprecedented amount of investment towards, even preceding his time as governor. But Newsom is beginning his second term with a larger unhoused population since he first took office. Angela Hart, a senior reporter with Kaiser Health News, joined Insight to provide a better understanding of how his legacy as governor (and path forward in the Democratic Party) hinges on Gov. Newsom making visible headway on California’s homelessness crisis.
Reducing reoffending through coffee. Jamie Mason, the Program Director for Redemption Coffee, shared more details on this vocational program offered by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center for incarcerated women. Students enter a specialty coffee training program, and upon completion, gain the skills to succeed in the coffee industry. Mason was joined by Legend Hightower, a successful Redemption alumna who went from jail in 2022 to a full-time job as a coffee roaster.
Valentine's Day wine and music
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and for some, that means it’s dinner out, for others, it’s a quiet night at home. Either way, the wine, food, and music all come together to show your partner that you care, appreciate them, and want to share a wonderful evening together. But making the night just perfect can be a bit stressful. Stay in? Go out? Where to go? What to order? How to get the mood just right. Wine expert Rick Kushman and CapRadio’s Classical Music host Jennifer Reason joined Insight to help take the stress out of your planning with the best wine and the best music to pair with your Valentine’s Day plans.