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The Pros And Cons Of Being Single V. Married When It Comes To Tax Policy  

Sen. Sherrod Brown (R) (D-OH) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol February 8, 2022 in Washington, DC. Members of Congress spoke out on renewing the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit during the press conference. Also pictured (L-R) are Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Michael Bennett (D-CO).
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Sen. Sherrod Brown (R) (D-OH) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol February 8, 2022 in Washington, DC. Members of Congress spoke out on renewing the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit during the press conference. Also pictured (L-R) are Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Michael Bennett (D-CO).

Most California Lawmakers Support Providing Financial Relief As Gas Prices Soar, So Why Hasn’t That Happened?

Newsom Gas Price Relief 5.20.22

With gas prices near record highs, California officials are stuck in a stalemate over how to provide Californians relief, despite overwhelming support from elected leaders to provide some sort of financial support. California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed in March a gas rebate for vehicle owners, but top Democrats worry that tying the financial support to car ownership would leave out a large swath of other drivers. Meanwhile Republicans and some Democrats say a suspension of the state gas tax is the way to go.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll hear from CapRadio’s Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon, about what’s holding up lawmakers in Sacramento, and when Californians could expect help paying for fuel. We also want to hear from you: We also have listeners weight in on the different proposals currently being discussed.

The Pros And Cons Of Being Single V. Married When It Comes To Tax Policy  

VGP Equitable Economies 5.20.22

Culture has long incentivized coupling up, getting married or living with roommates. There are a number of costs per household as is detailed in this Vox piece from Anne Helen Petersen, and that is obviously exacerbated if you’re taking it on solo for any number of reasons. But how does our tax system play into this and how are single people impacted compared to those who get married? It’s complicated. Today on the show, we’re focused on equitable economies and the disparities within our tax system that impact married and single people differently. Eugene Steuerle, co-founder of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, joins to help break it down. We also hear from listeners, both single and marries, about how their relationship status has affected their personal finances.

As School Field Trips Slowly Return After Remote Learning, Nostalgia Kicks In

Open Phones Field Trips 5.29.22

After months of remote learning, many schools have cautiously returned to planning in-person field trips for students, taking buses of curious, young children to local zoos, state parks or science museums. Some studies have shown that children who experience certain field trips, like those focused on art or science, have better test scores or show socio-emotional growth, but still many think it’s hard to accurately measure the true impact of outside-the-classroom exploration.

Today on AirTalk, we hear from listeners about what they remember from their own school field trips.

FilmWeek: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era,’ ‘Men,’ ‘Emergency’ And More

FilmWeek Reviews 5.20.22

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

John Horn’s Interview With Alex Garland, Who Wrote And Directed The New Feature ‘MEN’

FilmWeek Alex Garland Feature 5.20.22

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