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 | Monday, Feb 24, 2014, 8:50 AM
Neel Kashkari doesn't have the most obvious resume to run for governor. He's never run for office before, and the biggest line item on his resume is running the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), distributing hundreds of billions of dollars to banks in the wake of the economic crisis they helped create. But the Republican says that job is proof he can handle tough tasks. The question now is whether he can handle the even tougher task of beating Governor Jerry Brown at the ballot box.
The California Report | Thursday, Feb 13, 2014, 8:50 AM
San Diego is now the largest city in the United States with a Republican mayor. After a solid win at the polls, Kevin Faulconer will finish out the term of disgraced Democrat Bob Filner. What does the election of a centrist Republican mayor say about the direction San Diego is taking?
The California Report | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014, 8:50 AM
Republicans are celebrating a big win in San Diego. City Councilman Kevin Faulconer locked up the mayor's office with a comfortable 10 percent margin over Democratic City Councilman David Alvarez.
The California Report | Monday, Feb 10, 2014, 8:50 AM
On Tuesday, San Diego elects a new mayor to replace Democrat Bob Filner, who resigned after a sexual harassment scandal last summer. Republicans are keen to retake the seat -- but labor unions have spent heavily to avoid that. The winner between Republican Kevin Faulconer and Democrat David Alvarez may depend on how many Latino voters turn out at the polls.
The California Report | Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014, 8:50 AM
Six days after one Republican candidate dropped out of the race for governor, another has hopped in. Former United States Treasury Official Neel Kashkari announced his candidacy for California governor, calling his platform jobs and education.
The California Report | Friday, Jan 17, 2014, 8:50 AM
The race for California governor has hardly started, but a high-profile candidate is already dropping out. Abel Maldonado pulled the plug on his struggling campaign on Thursday, more than four months before the first gubernatorial top-two primary, which the former lieutenant governor was a key supporter of.
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.