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12 Props, 1 Hour: AirTalk Ballot Cram Session




People their cast ballots at the Richland County Voter Registration & Elections Office on the second day of in-person absentee and early voting in South Carolina.
People their cast ballots at the Richland County Voter Registration & Elections Office on the second day of in-person absentee and early voting in South Carolina.
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Californians will be deciding on the fate of twelve ballot propositions this year. And there are some biggies, including whether we should allow affirmative action in higher education, whether some cash bail should be replaced by a risk assessment system and whether Uber and Lyft drivers should be classified as independent contractors. 

Haven’t studied up yet? Well, get your notepads and pencils ready—it’s time for a one-hour cram session. 

Larry Mantle and a panel of expert guests walk you through the basics of the props: what they are, the pros and cons and what’s at stake.

 

Guests: 

Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for the San Francisco-based NPR affiliate KQED and co-host of the podcast “Political Breakdown"

Laurel Rosenhall, reporter covering California politics for CalMatters

Fernando Guerra, professor of political science and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University

Michael Shires, associate dean and associate professor at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy