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)
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to address sexual assaults on college campuses. It's one of three pieces of proposed legislation on the same subject. California Senator Barbara Boxer and San Mateo Congresswoman Jackie Speier both introduced new legislation.
A dozen bills moving through the state Legislature would dramatically overhaul the way California regulates elder care facilities. Last October, 19 frail seniors were abandoned at Valley Springs Manor in Castro Valley after the state's Department of Social Services ordered the facility closed without making sure residents had new places to live.
Small-scale ranchers and dairy farmers north of the San Francisco Bay Area are heaving a sigh of relief. The one meat processing plant in their region that shut down after a massive beef recall reopens today under new management. But for at least one respected beef rancher, the damage may be too great.
This second part of our special investigation with the Center for Investigative Reporting finds the agency charged with protecting some of the state's most vulnerable people has been failing them.
State public health regulators have shelved serious complaints against the nurse assistants who care for the elderly, sick and disabled. Even suspicious deaths and cases alleging abuse have languished for years.