KQED Radio Staff
Evening Anchor, KQED News and Host, Friday Forum
Mina Kim is evening anchor for KQED News and Friday host of Forum. She got hooked on public radio in 2004, during a brief fellowship with KQED's Pacific Time, which is no longer in production. Since then, she's filed for NPR, Marketplace and other public radio programs. She became KQED's general assignment reporter in 2010, The California Report's health reporter in 2012, and was named KQED News' evening anchor in 2013.
Mina strives to include in her stories the voices of those most affected by policies and events. Her work has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Asian American Journalists Association.
Stories (176 archives)
Some California business leaders are breathing a sigh of relief after the Obama administration announced it is delaying a key part of the federal health law. The employer mandate requires business-owners to provide coverage or pay a fine. Now it won't take effect until 2015.
California's same-sex couples can now look forward to more than 1000 federal benefits: tax breaks, pensions and immigration rights tied to marriage.
Covered California has taken another step toward the rollout of its insurance marketplace under Obamacare: selecting its dental plans for children.
In a state as diverse as California, what will it take sell Obamacare to ethnic communities where English is a second language? We visit one of the state's largest Vietnamese neighborhoods to find out.
So-called Affinity scams target specific ethnic or religious communities, preying on the presumption that somebody from inside the group must be trustworthy. And somebody from inside knows what your weaknesses are -- like having certain superstitions. That describes one kind of crime that targets elderly Chinese-American women, spreading shame and despair.