Your Legal Rights

Wednesdays at 7pm

San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chuck Finney talks with experts on various legal topics, with listener participation: 415 841-4134

Kwanzaa is celebrated in story and song, for "A Season's Griot" with host Madafo Lloyd Wilson. This year’s program features youth as the special guest griots, reading their own original and traditional stories.  Plus, an original composition by the show’s poet laureate, Beverly Fields Burnette.  Wednesday 12/26 at 7pm, Thursday 12/27 at 1pm. (Your Legal Rights and Open Air return next week.)

Auto repair issues

Dec 19, 2012


Chuck Finney is joined by Donald Johnson, Program Manager, California Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Auto Repair, Santa Clara Co. Office to discuss auto repair issues.

Your Legal Rights

Dec 12, 2012

Tonight's topic is the enforcement of Child Support services in California.
Chuck welcomes Director Iliana Rodriguez and Staff Attorney Trinidad Madrigal from the San Mateo Department of Child Support Services, AND family law attorney Robert Bruening.

Family Law

Dec 12, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Iliana Rodriguez, Director, and Trinidad Madrigal, Staff Attorney, San Mateo County Department of Child Support Services; and Family Law attorneys Robert Bruening and Esther Rosenfeld.  

Family Law

Dec 5, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Yasmine Mehmet, Certified Specialist in Family Law; and Lisa Jolicoeur, CPA/Forensic Accountant, to discuss divorce and finding hidden assets.

Landlord-tenant disputes.

Contaminated food imports & other food safety issues

Nov 21, 2012

Tonight's topic is food safety, particularly contaminated food imports from China and Canada. Chuck Finney's guests are Tony Corbo, the legislative representative for non-profit organization Food & Water Watch, and Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for non-profit organization Consumers Union.

Contaminated imported foods from China

Nov 21, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Tony Corbo, Legislative Representative, the non-profit organization Food & Water Watch; and Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives, the non-profit organization Consumers Union.

Estate Planning and money problems

Nov 14, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Jane Bryant Quinn, nationally known financial journalist, and Elder Law attorney Peter Stern, a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. 

Year-end income tax tips

Nov 7, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by David Hellman, a Specialist in Tax Law and Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.

Chuck Finney is joined by Keith Ogden, Staff Attorney, Home Mortgage Foreclosure, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; Adam Kent, Bankruptcy Law attorney; and attorney Philip Shecter who counsels homeowners facing foreclosure.

Debate over amending Three Strikes.

Chuck Finney is joined by Robert Wood, a Taxation Law Specialist Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.

Chuck Finney is joined by Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and John Zanghi. 

It's also Call A Lawyer night!

Immigration Law Update

Sep 19, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Antonio Nierras, a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Laws to discuss recent updates to immigration policy.

Chuck Finney is joined by a panel from the San Francisco Bar Association to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act protections for persons with disabilities.

Chuck Finney is joined by Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

Also, it's Call-a-lawyer Night!

Chuck Finney is joined by Joseph Ridout, Manager of Consumer Services for Consumer Action, a non-profit National Consumer Advocacy and Educational Organization to talk about legal issues for credit cards.

Workers compensation and on-the-job injuries.

Chuck Finney is joined by Marjorie Slabach and Gregory Maple, Mediator and Certified Specialist in Family Law to discuss family law mediation.

Social media in the workplace.

Your Legal Rights

Jul 18, 2012

July 18, 2012  Chuck's guest is Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, a medical specialist in infectious disease prevention in hospitals.

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, a medical expert in infectious disease prevention, to discuss preventing medical malpractice hospital and healthcare associated infections.

Chuck Finney is joined by  Linda Kramer, Chair of the Estate Planning Advisory Commission of the Board of Legal Specialization, to discuss two aspects of estate planning – advanced health directives and planning for a medical crisis.

Chuck Finney is joined by attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld to discuss landlord/tenant law.


Domestic violence

Chuck Finney is joined by Employment Law attorney Bryan Schwartz and Jonathan Wong to discuss employees rights on computers at work.

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Stanton Glantz, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education to talk about the case against Big Tobacco and cigarette addiction.

Chuck Finney is joined by San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney James Wade; Certified Specialists in Criminal Law Jeff Hayden and Gerritt Rutgers; and Rick Phillips, Exec. Dir. of Community Matters, a non-profit organization promoting violence prevention in schools to talk about bullying and school violence prevention.

A conversation about the changing laws regarding the rights of disabled employees and the responsibilities of employers to them.