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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 | Friday, Mar 25, 2016, 8:50 AM

Will Central Valley Town's Latinos Lose Political Clout If Youth Don't Vote?

In the small Central Valley town of Lindsay, Latinos are now the majority -- in the population, and even in City Hall. But there's concern that the activism that helped sweep Latinos into power could be diminished by a generation of would-be Latino voters who are less politically engaged.

Forum | Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016, 9:00 AM

Voters Head to Polls for Super Tuesday Primaries

With contests in eleven states, Super Tuesday is the most significant event to date in the 2016 presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump were expected to dominate going into Tuesday's voting. In this hour, we'll break down the results and discuss what they mean for the presidential race.

Forum | Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016, 10:00 AM

Measuring the Mood of The Voter

Terrorism, economic stagnation, political gridlock -- these are the issues causing American voters a lot of anxiety, at least according to recent polls. With less than a week before the Iowa caucuses and the start of primary season, NPR and local stations like KQED are collaborating to measure the mood of voters across the country. We want to know, what is the issue you're most concerned about this election and why?

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

A Look at Bay Area Election Results

Did San Francisco voters yank the welcome mat out from under Airbnb? Will development be limited in the city's booming Mission District? Who prevailed in the hotly contested race to represent North Beach and Chinatown? How did San Mateo County fare in its experiment with mail-only voting? Forum brings you the latest on Tuesday's local elections.

Forum | Friday, Oct 16, 2015, 9:00 AM

San Francisco Residents to Vote on Housing Measures, Mayor in 2015 Election

San Francisco's housing crunch is a recurring theme on this November's ballot, which asks the city's voters to consider measures addressing affordable housing, building height limits and a development moratorium in the Mission district. We discuss the housing measures and preview the races for mayor and sheriff and the closely watched contest for District 3 supervisor.

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.

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