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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 | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014, 8:50 AM

Gov. Brown to Debate Neel Kashkari on Sept. 4

Governor Jerry Brown will debate his Republican challenger Neel Kashkari one time ahead of the November election. The debate is a coup for Kashkari, but it comes with serious strategic limitations. The debate will air statewide, on the California Report.

The California Report | Friday, Aug 08, 2014, 8:50 AM

Lawmakers Weigh Automatic Recounts in State Elections

Election watchers call it the doomsday scenario: a nail-biter of a statewide election with a recount process so antiquated that the whole thing ends up in court. That was the fear last month when a recount began in the race for state controller. It did not end up in court, but it did spark an effort to rewrite the law.

The California Report | Friday, Jun 27, 2014, 8:50 AM

November Ballot Shaping Up to Be One of Shortest in History

The final signatures are all in for initiatives that have earned a spot on California's November ballot. There's a surprise: it's going to be one of the shortest ballots in history.

The California Report | Thursday, Jun 12, 2014, 8:50 AM

California Republican Kevin McCarthy Makes Push for House Majority Leader

Now that Eric Cantor has announced he'll step down as U.S. House majority leader at the end of July, eyeballs across the country are turning to House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield as a possible replacement. If McCarthy is interested, Cantor says he'd support him.

The California Report | Friday, Jun 06, 2014, 4:30 PM

Dan Schnur on What He Learned From Political Defeat

The name Dan Schnur is familiar in California political and media circles. He's a former adviser to Republicans like Pete Wilson and John McCain, an oft-quoted political pundit and chair of the state's top political watchdog agency, the FPPC. Most recently, he headed the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. This week, Schnur's name was also on the ballot -- as a candidate for secretary of state. Schnur left political party labels behind and ran as a non-partisan, independent candidate. But he came in fourth, just behind indicted State Senator Leland Yee. Has Schnur's take on politics changed now that he's been a candidate himself?

Forum | Friday, Jun 06, 2014, 9:00 AM

Political Forecast

What will be the impact of Tuesday's primary elections on California and nationwide? We take stock of state races and gauge Washington's changing landscape with a panel of political experts.

The California Report | Thursday, Jun 05, 2014, 8:50 AM

State Caucus Leaders Propose to Erase Legacy of Prop. 187

Leaders of the state's Latino and Asian Pacific Islander Caucuses have announced a plan to formally erase Proposition 187 from California lawbooks. Twenty years ago, voters approved an initiative banning the use of public services by those without legal immigration status. The measure was blocked by the courts, but it remains law. Lawmakers also plan to try for a November ballot measure that would let California voters urge the federal government to enact immigration reform.

The California Report | Thursday, Jun 05, 2014, 8:50 AM

Neel Kashkari Faces Difficult Numbers Game in General Election

Neel Kashkari is the Republican who gets to face off against Governor Jerry Brown in November. It wasn't an easy win. Kashkari had to spend $2 million of his own money to get the chance to advance. Now, he faces a much tougher challenge.

The California Report | Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014, 4:31 PM

Analyzing California's June Primary

Host Scott Shafer and KQED's senior editor of politics and government John Myers will analyze the results of California's June 3 primary election. How did the top-two primary work? Were voters more engaged? They'll also check with in on races around the state with regional reporters and take a look forward to the November ballot.

Forum | Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014, 9:00 AM

Primary Election Results Wrap-up

We examine the results of Tuesday's California primary election. What was the impact of the new "top-two" primary system? In the governor's race, does second place finisher Neel Kashkari stand a chance in November against Jerry Brown, who easily secured a first-place spot last night? And what will the passage of Prop B mean for development on San Francisco's waterfront? We'll bring you up-to-date on all the key races and what it all means for November and the general election.

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