Special Coverage: Election 2010 - Radio Archive
A collection of reports by KQED Radio productions, including KQED Radio News, The California Report and Forum. Reports are listed in reverse chronological order.
The California Report | Friday, Apr 11, 2014, 4:30 PM
In a new analysis of how well states administer elections, California ranks 49th, just above Mississippi. The study, by the Pew Charitable Trusts, found that California falls short in many areas, including the lack of online tools to help people find their polling place and a very high number of people who vote with provisional ballots -- that's what polling place workers use when they aren't sure someone is actually eligible to vote. We talk with David Becker, author of the Pew election study.
The California Report | Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 8:50 AM
Since the early 1990s, lawmakers and activists have tried and failed several times to pass a death with dignity law in California. Under such a law, doctors could prescribe lethal medications to patients who are terminally ill. Advocates launched a series of online ads last week as part of a new campaign to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Still, it could take years for the effort to yield any results.
The California Report | Friday, Apr 04, 2014, 8:50 AM
An Alameda County Superior Court judge heard arguments this week in a case that could grant voting rights to tens of thousands of former prisoners across the state. California law prohibits those in prison and on parole from voting, but the law doesn't address a new group of offenders created by realignment.
The California Report | Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014, 8:50 AM
Before his arrest, Yee was running for Secretary of State. The frontrunner in that race is Democratic State Senator Alex Padilla, who is facing a strong challenge from independent Dan Schnur.
The California Report | Thursday, Mar 27, 2014, 8:50 AM
For the second time in two months, a state lawmaker is facing federal corruption charges. The latest FBI sting makes the charges filed against Democrat Ron Calderon of Montebello look tame. San Francisco Democrat Leland Yee faces allegations of arms trafficking and bribery.
The California Report | Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014, 8:50 AM
Consumer advocates gathered in Sacramento on Monday to announce they've got enough signatures to put a measure on the November ballot that would raise the amount of money juries can award medical malpractice victims. The measure is likely to spark one of the most high-profile political fights this fall.
The California Report | Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014, 8:50 AM
In recent years, many Asian-American voters have thrown their growing political weight behind the Democratic Party. That's a troubling trend to Republicans, especially here in California, where the party's older, white political base is shrinking fast. The GOP is making a concerted effort to win back disaffected Asian-American voters and win over new ones.
The California Report | Monday, Mar 10, 2014, 8:50 AM
California's Democratic party faithful gathered in Los Angeles over the weekend with a lot to feel satisfied about. But as the California Report's Sacramento Bureau Chief Scott Detrow tells us, party leaders don't want Democratic candidates or their supporters taking the good times for granted, and coasting into this year's elections.
The California Report | Friday, Mar 07, 2014, 8:50 AM
California's Democrats are gathering in Los Angeles this weekend for their annual state convention. The three-day meeting serves as an unofficial kickoff to this year's primary season.
The California Report | Friday, Feb 28, 2014, 8:50 AM
Governor Jerry Brown formally launched his re-election campaign yesterday. Brown's announcement had been anticipated and was understated -- a written statement posted on his website and a Twitter posting. The former three-time presidential candidate is expected to dominate. Rachael Myrow is joined by The California Report?s Sacramento Bureau Chief, Scott Detrow.