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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, Nov 05, 2013, 8:50 AM

San Bernardino City Officials Face Recall

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

Parcel Taxes for Schools: A Tough Sell for Most Voters

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

Who Is Willing To Run Against Jerry Brown?

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

Obama vs. Romney and the Future of U.S. Elections

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

Mr. Huffman Goes to Washington

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

Central Valley State Senate Seat Up for Grabs

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.

The California Report | Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:50 AM

L.A. Mayoral Election Set to Make History

Eight years ago, Los Angeles city voters elected their first Latino mayor in modern history. On Tuesday, L.A. voters will make history again by either electing the first woman mayor, City Controller Wendy Greuel, or the first Jewish mayor, City Councilman Eric Garcetti. The campaign itself will make history as the most expensive so far, but neither candidate has really captured the imagination of the electorate.

The California Report | Thursday, Apr 25, 2013, 8:50 AM

Who Gives Gifts to Politicians? Data Is Now More Accessible

California has some of the toughest ethics rules in the nation. Politicians can only accept $440 in gifts from a specific person or company each year, and officials need to document everything they receive. The intent is transparency, but what good is financial data buried deep in the Internet's version of a file cabinet? The Fair Political Practices Commission is trying to make the information more accessible.

The California Report | Monday, Apr 15, 2013, 8:50 AM

State's Democrats Set Priorities After Big Election Gains

California Democrats have been riding high since last November's election wins. That means the state party's annual convention in Sacramento was focused on other things -- like education funding, new taxes on oil and legalizing marijuana.

The California Report | Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013, 8:50 AM

LA County Remakes How Its Citizens Will Vote

Los Angeles County is re-inventing the nation's largest voting system, which serves nearly 4 million registered voters. The goal is to build a more flexible, user-friendly system that could be licensed for use in other cities and counties around California.

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