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Proposition 58 – Teaching in second language

By KFI AM 640 | KFIAM640.iheart.com

Proposition 58, or Non-English Languages Allowed in Public Education, was designed by legislators to repeal the English-only programs that California students must take. Proposition 227, passed in 1998, required that English learners take one year of intense English instruction before they were allowed into English-only classes.

State Senator Ricardo Lara (33rd District), Honor Robson (Candidate for State Senate 33rd District), and Ron Unz, (Chair, English for the Children), spoke with Kris Ankarlo to help us get a better understanding of how Proposition 58 could work.

Hear the podcast here.

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Episode 3 – What is Proposition 52?

In today’s episode of Propositioned, KFI’s Kris Ankarlo takes a look at Proposition 52 – or that one prop you’ve seen all over television lately.

While it’s not exactly as sexy of an issue as say, legalizing pot, it is one of the most important. Proposition 52 is designed to change the dedicated use of certain fees from hospitals used to draw matching federal money, and use that to fund Medi-Cal services. The initiative will also require a two-thirds majority in the California legislature to end the hospital fee program.

On the other side? A ‘No’ vote would allow the legislature to change, extend or eliminate the hospital fee program with a simple majority vote.

Kris Ankarlo spoke with several people about this ballot initiative and what it would mean for California residents. Kevin Riggs, a spokesperson for Yes on 52 joined Kris to talk about why people should vote for the bill.

Hear the podcast here.

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Propositioned: What is Proposition 51?

By KFI AM 640 | KFIAM640.iheart.com

KFI’s Kris Ankarlo is taking a look at the 20 ballot initiatives on California’s ballot this year in 20 days. In today’s podcast, Kris takes a look at Proposition 51, a $9 billion Bond initiative that would fund improvements and construction of school facilities for K-12 schools and community colleges.

A ‘Yes’ vote would support the $9 billion in bonds to fund improvement and construction of school facilities for K-12 schools and community colleges.

A ‘No’ vote opposes issuing $9 billion in new debt to fund improvements to California K-12 schools and community colleges.

Hear the podcast here.