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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 | Monday, May 12, 2014, 8:50 AM

Short on Money and Establishment Support, Tim Donnelly Remains Top Republican in Polls

California's primary election is three weeks away, and Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has won the endorsement of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Pete Wilson. But the GOP contender leading in the polls is a different guy: Tim Donnelly.

Forum | Friday, May 09, 2014, 9:00 AM

Election 2014: San Francisco's Proposition B

The battle over development on San Francisco's waterfront is heading back to the ballot. Proposition B would require that waterfront projects be approved by voters if they exceed zoned height limits. Supporters say the measure is needed to protect waterfront views and safeguard the character of the city. But critics contend that Prop. B would threaten the construction of affordable housing units and revenue for the Port of San Francisco. We debate the measure, which comes before the city's voters on June 3.

The California Report | Friday, Apr 11, 2014, 4:30 PM

Study: California Election Practices Rank 49th in U.S.

In a new analysis of how well states administer elections, California ranks 49th, just above Mississippi. The study, by the Pew Charitable Trusts, found that California falls short in many areas, including the lack of online tools to help people find their polling place and a very high number of people who vote with provisional ballots -- that's what polling place workers use when they aren't sure someone is actually eligible to vote. We talk with David Becker, author of the Pew election study.

The California Report | Monday, Apr 07, 2014, 8:50 AM

New Campaign Aims to Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

Since the early 1990s, lawmakers and activists have tried and failed several times to pass a death with dignity law in California. Under such a law, doctors could prescribe lethal medications to patients who are terminally ill. Advocates launched a series of online ads last week as part of a new campaign to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Still, it could take years for the effort to yield any results.

The California Report | Friday, Apr 04, 2014, 8:50 AM

Lawsuit Challenges Ban on Voting for Prisoners Under Community Supervision

An Alameda County Superior Court judge heard arguments this week in a case that could grant voting rights to tens of thousands of former prisoners across the state. California law prohibits those in prison and on parole from voting, but the law doesn't address a new group of offenders created by realignment.

The California Report | Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014, 8:50 AM

Secretary of State Race Still Wide Open after Yee Exit

Before his arrest, Yee was running for Secretary of State. The frontrunner in that race is Democratic State Senator Alex Padilla, who is facing a strong challenge from independent Dan Schnur.

The California Report | Thursday, Mar 27, 2014, 8:50 AM

Corruption Charges Against Leland Yee Continue Trend in State Senate

For the second time in two months, a state lawmaker is facing federal corruption charges. The latest FBI sting makes the charges filed against Democrat Ron Calderon of Montebello look tame. San Francisco Democrat Leland Yee faces allegations of arms trafficking and bribery.

The California Report | Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014, 8:50 AM

Measure to Raise Medical Malpractice Cap Headed to Ballot

Consumer advocates gathered in Sacramento on Monday to announce they've got enough signatures to put a measure on the November ballot that would raise the amount of money juries can award medical malpractice victims. The measure is likely to spark one of the most high-profile political fights this fall.

The California Report | Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014, 8:50 AM

California Republicans Make Pitch to Asian-American Voters

In recent years, many Asian-American voters have thrown their growing political weight behind the Democratic Party. That's a troubling trend to Republicans, especially here in California, where the party's older, white political base is shrinking fast. The GOP is making a concerted effort to win back disaffected Asian-American voters and win over new ones.

The California Report | Monday, Mar 10, 2014, 8:50 AM

California Democrats Rally Base and Face Transition at Convention

California's Democratic party faithful gathered in Los Angeles over the weekend with a lot to feel satisfied about. But as the California Report's Sacramento Bureau Chief Scott Detrow tells us, party leaders don't want Democratic candidates or their supporters taking the good times for granted, and coasting into this year's elections.

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