Every Thursday through Election Day, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11 a.m. focused on local and state elections, the voting system, and the democratic process in California.

Prop 64 is all about pot. Specifically, legalizing it and taxing it. Right now, here in California, marijuana is only legal for medical use, though possession of an ounce or less is just an infraction — basically, like a speeding ticket.

But if Prop 64 passes, anyone over the age of 21 could legally use and possess up to an ounce of pot, no medical marijuana card required. Supporters say that passing Prop 64 would generate over a billion dollars a year for the state.

Both supporters and opponents of capital punishment agree that California’s death penalty has major issues.

About one in five public school students in California is an English Language Learner. So, is it outdated to still believe that public schools should teach in English?

ELECTION BRIEFS: Prop 57 - Criminal Sentencing

4 hours ago

Proposition 57 is all about how people get in and out of California’s prisons. It can be broken down into two parts.

Prop 55 has to do with income tax. Specifically, income tax for people who make a lot of money. Four years ago we passed a tax rate increase for people making more than 250,000 dollars a year. That extra money — about 7 billion dollars — has gone to education and health care. The increase is set to expire in 2018. But not if a majority of Californians vote yes on Prop 55.

Lawrence Rickford

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, a 1966 winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, who plays this week with the San Francisco Symphony as part of his 70th birthday grand tour, playing Mozart’s D minor piano concerto, No. 20, from 1785.

Under CC license from Flickr user Katheirne Hitt, resized and recropped


Medical marijuana has been legal in California since the late 90’s, but this year, California voters will decide whether the drug will be legalized for recreational use.

Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


StoryCorps: Our Mission No Eviction

9 hours ago

Roberto Hernandez is a leader of the "Our Mission No Eviction" campaign, and he's seen plenty of change come to his neighborhood. A lot of people in his community have been forced to leave the Mission over the last few years.