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Insight: Paying Taxes in California / "Trailblazer" / Bees in Decline / "Foodopoly"


   
   
Paying Taxes in California Who really pays taxes in California and how much do they pay? And what is the real impact of Prop. 30 - a tax increase approved by the voters for schools and largely targeted to the wealthiest residents - on Californians? A new report from the California Budget Project finds that on average, families in the lowest fifth of the state's income distribution pay more of their incomes in state and local taxes than other families. Today on Insight, we'll talks with CBP Executive Director Chris Hoene about why this is and what it means for the state.
 
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"Trailblazer" He's the "most interesting politician in California history," according to former Associated Press reporter Chuck McFadden. From living with Mother Theresa to dating Linda Ronstadt and earning the nickname "Governor Moonbeam," Jerry Brown's has provided a wealth of stories for McFadden, who is about to publish the book "Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown." McFadden joins us to discuss the life and times of California's two-time governor and share stories from Jerry Brown's history. McFadden will be Sacramento State Wednesday, April 17 to talk about the book.
 
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Bees in Decline Bees are on the decline across the globe and it's haveing a real impact on crops, including California's fruit trees. Amina Harris, Executive Director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the Mondavi Institute, John Miller, President of California State Beekeepers Association, and Nancy Stewart, Owner of Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies, join us in studio to discuss what's happening and why.
 
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"Foodopoly" What happens when a nation depends on a highly consolidated food system? What does it mean for our central valley? Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, conducted extensive interviews to get at the answer to these questions in her new book "Foodopoly." We'll talk with her about what she found.
 
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Monday, April 15, 2013
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