The freshman legislator spoke with host Earl Ofari Hutchinson about education, technology, health care, and the recent shooting of Brendon Glenn in Venice.
Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Los Angeles) made her first appearance on The Hutchinson Report on Friday, speaking about her experiences so far as a freshman legislator and the challenge of representing the economically and culturally diverse 62nd district.
Burke spent a half hour with the show’s host, nationally-known author and media critic Earl Ofari Hutchinson, discussing a range of issues, beginning with her leadership position on the Select Committee on Career Technical Education & Building a 21st Century Workforce.
“Young people have the skills—whether they’re using their phones, or on the computer, or on Facebook,” she said. “They have the skills, so how do we harness them? There will be jobs for everyone, we just have to prepare them.”