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Increasing Black Home Ownership, Statewide Expansion of Transitional Kindergarten, Harrowing Stories of Surviving Financial Abuse

Published June 8, 2021 at 2:17 PM PDT
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RICHMOND, CA - JULY 23:  A "Sold" sign is seen in front of a home that was for sale July 23, 2009 in Richmond, California. The National Association of Realtors reported today that sales of existing homes were up for the third consecutive month, rising 3.6 percent in June. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Increasing Black Home Ownership

Right now it’s being hashed out in Sacramento and last week a group of Democratic senators threw a few additional proposals into the mix to help make home ownership more affordable...and attainable for all.  The ultimate goal being to reduce the growing wealth gap in the state that has hurt mostly residents of color.  For more on that gap … and whether policies laid out in the “California Dream for All” plan can help, we turn to Andre Perry, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. He’s also the author “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.”


  • Andre Perry, Senior Fellow at Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

Statewide Expansion of Transitional Kindergarten

A California proposal to expand transitional kindergarten could reshape child care and preschool for 4-year-olds in the state. As KPCC's Mariana Dale reports, while some parents love the program, providers say it could hurt an industry that's already been battered by the pandemic. 

Harrowing Stories of Surviving Financial Abuse

How do you escape an abuser and start new without a dime to your name? From racking up debt in a victims name to restricting access to their own bank accounts, financial abuse is a common component of intimate partner violence. We bring you the stories of how two local mothers were pulled from financial independence through years of abuse, and how they fought their way to safety with nothing but their children in arms. 

Re-Visiting Vin Scully's Iconic Career

In case you missed it, this is the final week for your favorite public radio show Take Two. A Martinez will be headed to NPR's Morning Edition and the rest of the team will be working on creating a new show all summer long. Given our host's departure, we chose to re-air one of his favorite segments. It originally aired from September 30th, 2016, during the last few days of Vin Scully's iconic career calling Dodger games. It's a segment that demonstrates what we felt our mission was to you, our listeners. A show for Angelenos by Angelenos. Thanks for (re) listening.

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