On Friday, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled his latest budget proposal. He's declaring a fiscal emergency for the state and calls the legislature into special session. Like last year, this budget proposal is complicated and the problems are big. Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers joins us to run down some of the basics.
Each year, whether you need it or not, you're getting a new phone book. So is every household in America. Over 800,000 tons of phone books are produced in the U.S. annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Now, one state senator is proposing to lighten that load by virtually eliminating white pages from California doorsteps.Reporter: Amy Standen
California is home to more veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other state. Some return to a private war, struggling to deal with the after-effects of combat. We meet a former Marine undergoing therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who has discovered an unexpected source of healing -- singing.Reporter: Alison St. John
Music Bridge 2: "Taketron" by Taketron, from the CD "Slavic Soul Party" (Barbes)
San Francisco State professor John Irwin passed away this week. He called himself a convict criminologist. Irwin used his experiences as a young man -- as a criminal and prison inmate -- to guide his career as a respected sociologist. Over the past few years, Michael Montgomery recorded a number of interviews with Irwin and presents this story about his unusual life and work.Reporter: Michael Montgomery
Music Bridge 3: "Soul Drive Sixth Avenue" by Money Mark, from the CD "Change is Coming" (Emperor Norton)
There were more than 11,000 trials in the Golden State last year, each requiring jurors. In today's installment of our Turning Points series, we meet a man who found his jury service a few years ago to be far more than just a day in court.Reporter: Nina Thorsen