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, Jan 10, 2014, 8:50 AM
State lawmakers in Sacramento are keeping one eye cocked toward Los Angeles, where opening arguments started in a trial involving their colleague Senator Roderick Wright. The Democrat from Inglewood is charged with perjury and voter fraud.
The California Report | Thursday, Jan 09, 2014, 8:50 AM
The city of Anaheim will ask voters in November to decide whether to shake up the way they vote in order to settle a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. The suit claims Latinos get short shrift in Anaheim's at-large elections, and that they'd get better representation voting in districts.
The California Report | Thursday, Dec 12, 2013, 8:50 AM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has served four terms in office, and he's running for a fifth atop the largest jail system in the nation. Four men are running against him, but Baca is still the favorite to win. Earlier this week, federal prosecutors indicted 18 deputies -- and the U.S. attorney's office is only the latest in a string of parties railing against what they call "a culture of violence" inside L.A. County jails. A federal jury recently found Sheriff Baca personally liable for one incident. So why does Baca seem to have a teflon coating? We talk with Frank Stoltze, who covers crime and politics for KPCC in Los Angeles.
The California Report | Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013, 8:50 AM
The California Report | Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013, 8:50 AM
There's been plenty of blame thrown around during San Bernardino's drawn out bankruptcy crisis. Some blame the trouble on the recession, others on the cost of city salaries and benefits. Now the spotlight is on leadership. Three top city officials face recall in today?s election.
The California Report | Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013, 8:50 AM
For years, education advocates have wondered what it would be like if they could lower the ballot box threshold for new parcel taxes to 55 percent from the current two-thirds. A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California finds school districts that have already adopted such a tax have four things in common. They're small, wealthy, largely white, and concentrated in the Bay Area. In fact, 80 percent of the state's districts with parcel taxes are in the nine-county region.
The California Report | Monday, Aug 19, 2013, 8:50 AM
Governor Brown is a formidable candidate for re-election: $10 million dollars in the bank, favorable poll numbers, and the fact he's a Democrat in a heavily Democratic state. All that said, there are two Republicans running to replace him.
Forum | Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013, 10:00 AM
Remember Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comment? Clint Eastwood's empty chair? Obama's first- debate disaster? In his new book "Collision 2012," veteran Washington Post reporter Dan Balz dissects the issues, events and strategies that defined the 2012 campaign.
Forum | Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 9:00 AM
What is life like for a freshman congressman in one of the most gridlocked eras in modern political history? Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman, who represents California's North Coast, joins us to discuss his brief tenure in the Beltway and his legislative priorities. We'll also talk to the former environmental lawyer about his work on energy efficiency and water issues.
The California Report | Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:50 AM
Voters in the Central Valley head to the polls Tuesday for a special election. After Michael Rubio left his state Senate seat suddenly to work for Chevron, his district is up for grabs.