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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 | Monday, Oct 12, 2015, 9:00 AM

Federal Election Commission Chair Ann Ravel on Record Campaign Spending and Overcoming Gridlock

The 2016 presidential campaign may generate a record $10 billion in spending. At the same time, the Federal Election Commission, the 6-member bipartisan body charged with enforcing the nation's campaign finance laws, remains, according to FEC Chair Ann Ravel, "worse than dysfunctional." We speak to Ravel about the FEC's mandate and how she plans combat campaign finance abuse in the upcoming election.

Forum | Wednesday, May 06, 2015, 9:00 AM

Hardball Politics, Big Money Set Tone in East Bay Senate Race

On May 19, East Bay voters in California's 7th State Senate District will choose a new representative. Their candidates in this special election are Orinda Mayor Stephen Glazer and State Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla -- two Democrats, whose political fate may lie in the hands of Republican voters. We'll cut through the hyperbole of this $7 million-plus race and get the candidates' takes on issues such as taxes, BART strikes and teacher tenure reform.

Forum | Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015, 9:00 AM

Will the U.S. Supreme Court Reverse California Redistricting?

In 2010, California voters approved a new way of redrawing congressional districts as a way to combat partisan gerrymandering. The state took the power away from the Legislature and put it in the hands of a nonpartisan citizen commission. But California's system could be threatened by a case now pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the court heard arguments in a challenge to Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission, where Arizona legislative leaders argued that the U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures exclusive control of congressional elections.

Forum | Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 9:00 AM

Why Don't Young People Vote?

Voter turnout in California's 2014 November election was the lowest in history, but among the state's youth, participation was particularly abysmal. Only eight percent of eligible 18 to 24 year-olds cast a vote. We explore why youth are reporting high levels of dissatisfaction and distrust in our political system and what can be done to engage them.

Forum | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014, 9:00 AM

Prop. G Seeks to Ease Housing Crisis by Reigning in Speculators

Proposition G on San Francisco's November ballot aims to curb real estate speculation, which critics say is widespread and is driving up rents and home prices in the city. But opponents of the measure say that it won't solve the housing crisis and offers no protection for seniors or families who have to sell their property because of hardship.

Forum | Friday, Oct 03, 2014, 9:00 AM

Prop. 45: Tougher Rules on Health Insurance Rates

As part of our ongoing California Election Watch 2014 coverage we'll discuss Proposition 45, which would give the California state insurance commissioner the authority to reject excessive health insurance premium rate hikes.

Forum | Thursday, Oct 02, 2014, 9:00 AM

Election 2014: Superintendent of Public Instruction

As part of our California Election Watch 2014 series, we check in with the two candidates running for superintendent of public instruction. First, we talk with incumbent Tom Torlakson. Then at 9:30 am we'll talk with his challenger, former charter school executive Marshall Tuck.

Forum | Friday, Sep 19, 2014, 10:00 AM

California Proposition 1: Water Bond

Water is always a hot political topic in California, and this drought-plagued year is no exception. Proposition 1 on the November ballot would authorize $7.5 billion for what supporters say are critical water quality and infrastructure projects. We'll discuss what's in the bond and hear from opponents who claim that it's too costly and won't solve the state's water needs.

Forum | Friday, Sep 05, 2014, 9:00 AM

Brown v. Kashkari: Analyzing the Gubernatorial Debate

We analyze Thursday night's gubernatorial debate between Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari, who trails the longtime incumbent Brown by 20 points in the polls. We talk with KQED's John Myers, who moderated the debate.

The California Report | Friday, Sep 05, 2014, 8:50 AM

Brown, Kashkari Spar in Heated Gubernatorial Debate

Gov. Jerry Brown clashed with Republican opponent Neel Kashkari Thursday night in what's likely to be the only head-to-head debate in this year's campaign for governor. It was a fast-paced exchange that got a bit testy at times.

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