Speaker Perez Speaker John
is trying to get a message out to voters that Democrats
in the California
- even with a new supermajority - will use
fiscal restraint when figuring out to use additional monies that
the state's coffers haven't seen in years. We'll talk with him
about his plans for the state's budget while maintaining fiscal
Cuts to Firefighting Aircraft
grapples with an early fire season, the state may feel the pain of
automatic spending cuts soon. The federal sequester means
furloughs for more than 2,000 technicians in the California National Guard
who work on and
supply planes and helicopters to fight wildfires. Michael Marois is
a reporter for Bloomberg News
and has recently published an article
on the issue and joins us to explain
Kushman By the Bottle
In this month's Kushman
by the Bottle, we'll talk an inside look at how wine really gets to
stores and markets. Our resident wine expert and occassional guest
talks about the crazy hoops, distribution channels and
alcohol control laws one has to navigate to run a successful winery
- and they change state by state. He has chronicled it all in a new
book released May 21st, "The Barefoot Spirit,"
which chronicles the
against-the-odds triumph of Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey,
owners of Barefoot Cellars.
Cat Video Festival
Internet Cat Festival
, the first ever art, technology, and cat
extravaganza, is scheduled from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11.
Thousands of bay area cat-lovers and friends will descend upon the
Great Wall of Oakland for an extravaganza devoted entirely to cats.
Proceeds from tickets benefit the East Bay
. We'll talk about the popularity of cat videos on the
internet with Issabella Shields, Executive Director of the Great Wall of
and the producer of the Festival.