On today’s Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the compromise measure that would increase the state sales tax and income taxes on California’s highest earners. Governor Brown and his allies must collect more than 800,000 signatures by mid-May to qualify for the November ballot. Who will benefit if this tax initiative passes and who will be left behind? Do you support it? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Mark Paul, journalist and the co-author of California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It
In a conference room at the BART police headquarters in downtown Oakland, a DVD plays a scenario. The screen shows a woman, and she’s really angry. She’s just been locked out of her house after finding out her husband is cheating on her.
“Goddamn it, this is my house, let me in bitch, are you cheating on me?” the woman yells “I hate you! Why are you doing this to me?”
Her aggression grows, quickly turning violent. She kicks one officer, and he falls to the ground. An officer in the DVD tells the woman to drop the shovel, but the woman continues to yell.
Michael Bush is a Bay Area Native who works with small, local businesses through a nonprofit called InnerCityAdvisors. He's developed a workshop called “The 8 Factors” to help businesses succeed. KALW's Holly Kernan sat down with Bush to talk about how to make it in a tough economy.