Updated at 9:32 a.m.
Assemblymember Mia Bonta has recused herself from a budget subcommittee after a KCRA investigation. Ben Jealous discusses his new book “Never Forget Our People Were Always Free.” CapRadio hosts Nick Brunner and Andrew Garcia share their “must-see” music concerts.
Investigation into Assemblymember Mia Bonta
The chairwoman of a major Assembly budget subcommittee at the State Capitol has recused herself from an important oversight position following an investigation by KCRA3’s Capitol Correspondent Ashley Zavala. Following days of questions over ethics, the potential of a conflict of interest and poor optics, Assemblywoman Mia Bonta, the wife of California Attorney General Rob Bonta, will no longer participate in overseeing the billion dollar budget for her husband’s office. Mia Bonta initially refused to recuse herself and called the questioning of her position as sexist and racist. Days after Zavala’s reporting, the Assemblywoman decided to relent and back away from the position. Zavala joins Insight to discuss her report on the story. We did invite the Assemblymember Mia Bonta on Insight. Her office said she could not make it, and referred us to the statement she made on Sunday on Twitter.
Ben Jealous' latest book
Ben Jealous is arguably most well-known as the youngest person to lead the national NAACP. But in addition to civil rights and social justice, his roles also span journalism, academia, politics, and the environment. All of which he would argue are intertwined. Jealous is now leading another legacy non-profit rooted in activism, becoming the first African American to lead the Sierra Club. Ben joined Insight about his new book "Never Forget Our People Were Always Free: A Parable of American Healing."
Hey Listen! Top local music performances
The host of CapRadio’s Hey, Listen!, Nick Brunner, and CapRadio Host Andrew Garcia, join Insight to share their top picks of shows to check out for the next two weeks.
Correction: In a previous version of this article, Ben Jealous' book title was incorrect. That has been updated.