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Protests over Floyd killing go global while U.S. demonstrations focus on a number of recent victim's of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 


Protests continued over the police killing of George Floyd over the weekend, with police using excessive force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - CA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Los Angeles, CA - Call it an online "dating service" for businesses: A new website is helping match small-business owners with mentors who can help them succeed during these tough economic times. It uses MicroMentor 2.0, a free online social networking tool designed to easily connect entrepreneurs w

Free tax assistance and free money – two things many Californians could probably use this year. In the final weeks of tax season, working families are reminded of tax credits available to them, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which thousands of Californians fail to claim each ye

California teachers all around the state are holding rallies and protests today on what they’re calling Pink Friday. March 13 is the deadline for school districts to hand out tentative pink slips, notifying teachers they may not have a job next year. An estimated 20,000 teachers will receive t

In this time of hard times, it's hard to beat "free" when it comes to hiring a tax preparer, and that's the offer to California's low- and middle-income residents who could use the help. There's special attention for those aged 60 and older. The AARP Tax-Aide program is run by Internal Revenue Servi

Too many Californians struggling to put food on the table are also leaving money on the table; almost 20 percent of eligible California families - tens of thousands of people - are failing to claim their federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). It's a special federal program to supplement the earnin

State lawmakers want to "green" California, while also creating tens of thousands of new jobs. Democratic legislative leaders have introduced a "green" economic stimulus plan, which they say would create more than 40,000 new jobs while protecting the environment through new construction projects.

California labor leaders and environmental groups are applauding President-elect Barack Obama's choice for labor secretary as good for the economy and good for the environment. California Representative Hilda Solis has said her goal is to expand the reach and power of unions in America. Oliver Ber

As the temperatures drop, heating bills go up. California's big freeze can be a big problem for low- and fixed-income residents. AARP is launching a program called "Operation Energy Save" that calls on Californians to help friends, family and neighbors conserve energy. Christina Clem says the prog

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