women http://kvpr.org en Fluke Enters Senate Race as Number of Women in California Legislature Declines http://kvpr.org/post/fluke-enters-senate-race-number-women-california-legislature-declines <p>Women’s rights advocate Sandra Fluke is running for a state senate seat. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, her candidacy comes as the number of women in the state legislature is dropping.</p><p>Women make up more than half of California’s population, but just over a quarter of the state legislature. The number of women elected to the legislature has been dropping for several years. It’s an issue Fluke has been working to fix.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 04:01:58 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 28164 at http://kvpr.org Fluke Enters Senate Race as Number of Women in California Legislature Declines USDA to Give Hispanic and Female Farmers More Time to File Discrimination Claims http://kvpr.org/post/usda-give-hispanic-and-female-farmers-more-time-file-discrimination-claims <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Decades of discriminatory practices by the U.S. Department of Agriculture against women and Hispanic farmers are playing out in a $1.3 billion claims process. </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports on a new deadline for those who allege discrimination.</span></p><p>For around 20 years, critics say the USDA’s farm loan program denied applicants because of their gender or race, and gave white male farmers preferential treatment in their dealings with the agency.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:55:58 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 13758 at http://kvpr.org USDA to Give Hispanic and Female Farmers More Time to File Discrimination Claims