Is Stockton’s Basic Income Program Working?

Stockton is halfway through an 18-month program that provides $500 a month to 125 people from low-income ZIP codes. Proponents say the program is a step toward economic equality; opponents say it’s unrealistic and enabling.

Oct 3, 2019 Sammy Caiola, Capital Public Radio

Why Are There Few Women CEOs?

Women comprise nearly 50 percent of the American workforce, but they make up barely a quarter of all senior executives at large U.S. public companies — and only around 5 percent of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies have female CEOs.

Sep 13, 2019 Michael Holmes, The Conversation

College Confidential

There are proven ways to navigate the college admissions process without cheating the system

With tens of thousands of undergrads applying each year for limited spots, California’s college systems have approved admission criteria for assessing incoming freshmen. While the strength of a student’s academic record is one of its top considerations, the University of California system has established 14 factors — both academic and nonacademic — for undergraduate admissions.

Sep 10, 2019 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

Despite Concessions, Worries Remain Over Gig Economy Bill

California is poised to pass a sweeping labor bill that would turn drivers into employees, but gig companies are concerned about the implications and are urging lawmakers to forge a new path

Over Labor Day, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared his support for reclassifying an estimated 2 million California workers as employees instead of independent contractors. But while Democratic presidential candidates have seized upon labor standards of gig workers as a campaign issue, many questions remain about AB 5’s implications.

Sep 6, 2019 Judy Lin