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The Saturday Special with Michael Zwerling- June 07th 2014- Guest: Pharmacist Ben Fuchs- Health Update- Margarine vs Butter: Characteristics and Dangers of Using Margarine

The Saturday Special with Michael Zwerling- June 07th 2014- Guest: Pharmacist Ben Fuchs- Health Update- Margarine vs Butter: Characteristics and Dangers of Using Margarine

MZ has a fascinating conversation with Ben Fuchs about a food product commonly used by restaurants everywhere. It might even be lurking in your fridge. What is this dangerous product and why don't we just you now? Because that would be too lazy and we don't want you to get fat. Here's a hint fatty: Hold the margarine, grab a cup of coffee and have a seat on "The Saturday Special with Michael Zwerling"! Now, who's going to grab the bill?

* "I'll be right back, I left something in the car!"-Dave

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Should Hate Be Criminalised?

On It's A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland this Saturday (7th June) at 8 PM we'll be considering 'Should hate be criminalised?'. Is a crime a crime no matter the motivation and thus all crimes should be treated equally in terms of severity of punishment? Or is a crime committed with hate actually a greater crime because it aims to hurt more people than the victim by sending a message of intimidation to a whole community? Do we need to monitor hate-motivated crimes and if so, is criminalizing hate the best way to do this? What do you think? Call the studio with your thoughts on 831 479 1080 8-9 PM on Saturday evening or email comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more info on the show visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com 

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Author, actor, mentor and Knitting Designer Dirk Robertson talks to Ruth Copland on It's A Question Of Balance Saturday 7th June 9-10 PM

Member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dirk has written three mystery novels and numerous short stories. He is a martial artist and is the author of Martial Arts For People With Disabilities and Violence In Your Workplace: How To Cope. He is a trained Shakespearian actor, lecturer and consultant in Social Welfare/Media Studies. He currently resides in Virginia where he is promoting literacy and art projects for young gang members including working with The Fender Music Foundation that provides musical instruments to help youth trapped in a life of crime and/or gang membership. He designs and produces knitwear from recycled materials under the label Busker Knitwear and featured in a film about the global development of knitting. Before embarking on a career in acting and writing, Dirk held several National posts in the UK in social welfare, developing social policy. Join us Saturday 9-10 PM! For more info on the show visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com 

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STATEWIDE PRELIMINARY RACES - 06-04-14 06:00 P.S.

GOVERNOR

 

IN THE STATEWIDE PRELIMINARY RACE, JERRY BROWN IS IN THE LEAD FOR STATE GOVERNOR WITH 54.5% OF THE POPULAR VOTE. NEEL KASHKARI FOLLOWS WITH 19%.

 

Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown                       54.5%                                               

(Party Preference: DEM)

Neel Kashkari                                              19.0%
(Party Preference: REP)

 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

GAVIN NEWSOM HAS 49.9% OF THE VOTE FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, WHILE RON NEHRING HAS 23.2%

 

Gavin Newsom                                           49.9%

(Party Preference: DEM)

 

Ron Nehring                                                23.2%

(Party Preference: REP)

 

SECRETARY OF STATE

IN THE STATEWIDE PRELIMINARY RACE FOR SECRETARY OF STATE, ALEX PADILLA IS AHEAD WITH 30.1% AND PETE PETERSON FOLLOWS CLOSE BEHIND WITH 29.6%.

 

Alex Padilla                                                  30.1%

(Party Preference: DEM)

Pete Peterson                                             29.6%

(Party Preference: REP)

 

 

 

CONTROLLER

Ashley Swearengin                                    24.4%

(Party Preference: REP)

John A. Pérez                                               21.7%

(Party Preference: DEM)

 

TREASURER

John Chiang                                                 55.1%

(Party Preference: DEM

Greg Conlon                                                 38.4%

(Party Preference: REP)

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Kamala D. Harris                                        53.1%

(Party Preference: DEM)

Ronald Gold                                                 12.7%

(Party Preference: REP)

 

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Dave Jones                                                   53.1%

(Party Preference: DEM)

Ted Gaines 41.6%                                      41.6%

(Party Preference: REP)

 

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

Tom Torlakson                                            46.9%

Marshall Tuck                                              28.6%

 

 

 

 

STATE BALLOT MEASURES

 

PROP 41 Veterans Housing & Homeless Bond Act of 2014

 

IN THE PRELIMINARY RACE, PROPOSITION 41 WAS PASSED BY 65.4%.  ALLOWING BONDS TO BE UTILIZED TO RELIEVE HOMELESSNESS AND AFFORDABLE RENTAL AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

 

Yes 65.4%

 

PROP 42 Public Records. Open Meetings. Reimbursements.

 

IN THE PRELIMINARY RACE, PROPOSITION 42 PASSED BY 61.5%. THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT MAKES IT NECESSARY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE PUBLIC RECORDS AND FORCES THEM TO ABSORB THE COST OF THAT COMPLIANCE.

 

Yes 61.5%

United States Representative District 20

 

Ronald Paul Kabat                          25.8%

Sam Farr                                                       74.2%

 

State Senator District 12

 

Anthony Cannella                                      64.4%

Shawn K. Bagley                                         35.6%

 

Member of the State Assembly District 29

 

Palmer Kain                                                 31.2%

Mark Stone                                                  68.8%

 

Member of the State Assembly District 30

 

Luis Alejo                                                      57.9%

Mark Starritt                                               42.1%

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