Stella Budich and Murat Ozkan
At the start of World War II, Stella Budich was a high school student in Philadelphia, living on the family farm. Both Stella and her mother decided to work at a nearby aircraft plant to earn extra money and support the war effort abroad. After the war, Firestone Tire and Rubber bought the plant and converted it to a tire manufacturing operation. Stella stayed at the facility and began training war veterans, later working to help create one of Firestone's first workers unions.
Session Preview: "The Budget"
The state's 60-day legislative session has begun, and the item on everyone's mind is the budget. Facing an estimated $6 billion deficit in the 2009-2010 spending plan set to take effect in July, lawmakers must make cuts in state expenses only a few weeks after plugging another $2.6 billion shortfall in this year's spending. Two Bay area lawmakers join us to talk about the challenges ahead.