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Newsom's State of the State 2020, USC Mobility Study, Cannabis Farming Impact




SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 13: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California State Capitol on March 13, 2019 in Sacramento, California. Newsom announced today a moratorium on California's death penalty. California has 737 people on death row, the largest death row population in the United States.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 13: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California State Capitol on March 13, 2019 in Sacramento, California. Newsom announced today a moratorium on California's death penalty. California has 737 people on death row, the largest death row population in the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Gavin Newsom's State of the State 2020

It's the yearly address given by the Governor and earlier today Gavin Newsom told the legislature these stark words: we are failing Californians on homelessness. He spent his entire speech on the problem and indicated that his office will push for initiatives on many different levels in order to address it.

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USC Mobility Study

The University of Southern California dropped its "Mobility Report" this morning -- it's a survey of the transportation habits of people living in this city and it offers some insight into why it's so hard to get Angelenos to use public transportation in this city. We talk with Sociologist Kyla Thomas, one of the authors of the study, about their findings.

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AHP VA Long-term Care 

A VA program can help war veterans pay for long-term care, but applying for it can be an ordeal. When wartime veterans or their spouses can no longer live independently, a government program can help them pay for nursing homes, assisted living, and home health care. The VA's "Aid and Attendance" benefit can make a big difference for people struggling to afford long-term care. But the application process is often long and complicated. Stephanie Colombini reports for the American Homefront Project.

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On the Lot 

The big news today — The case against Harvey Weinstein. Jurors have been deliberating and the defense is getting in trouble for doing press. Plus, how character redesign saved the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Rebecca Keegan is with the Hollywood Reporter. She joins us every Wednesday to talk about all things showbiz

Cannabis Farming Impact 

When cannabis was 100% illegal, the price per pound was high. Ever since Californians passed Prop 64 legalizing the recreational use of marijuana three years ago, the economy in the northern part of the state has been in limbo, impacting far more than the cannabis industry. For her series California Foodways, Lisa Morehouse has been reporting across the state about food, culture, and economics. She visited Humboldt County last year to see if marijuana legalization has impacted food and farming.

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