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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.

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.



The California Report | Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014, 8:50 AM

Voters Approve Both Statewide Propositions

California now has the go-ahead to sell $600 million in bonds for affordable rental housing for low-income veterans, authorized by Proposition 41. Prop. 42 requires local governments to pay for fulfilling requests for local public records.



The California Report | Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014, 8:50 AM

Debut of Top-Two Primary Delivers Familiar Results

Tuesday's primary was the first election to use the top-two system for statewide races. That could have meant two candidates from the same party facing off against each other in the fall. But in all partisan statewide races, both major parties secured a spot on the November ballot.



The California Report | Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014, 8:50 AM

Kashkari to Challenge Brown for Governor in November

Governor Jerry Brown will face off against Neel Kashkari in California's general election in November. The incumbent Democratic governor had the top spot locked-in from the get-go, but the race to be his rival was a toss-up between Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly and Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official.



The California Report | Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014, 8:50 AM

Low Turnout Expected in Today's Primary Election

Today's election is historic. It's the first statewide roll-out of California's top-two primary system. There are a handful of hotly contested races, too -- but that may not be enough to ensure a healthy turnout.



The California Report | Monday, Jun 02, 2014, 8:50 AM

Monied Interests Spending Big Before June Primary

Tuesday's June primary comes in a year without anybody running for president, and changes in California law have shifted most dramatic propositions to the November ballot. Voter turnout is expected to be low. But if primary elections aren't that interesting to voters, there's no question they're interesting to monied interests. In May alone, $20 million was spent to influence California's June primary. We examine the growing impact of independent expenditure committees with John Myers, KQED's senior politics editor.



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