KQED Radio Staff
Peter Jon Shuler
Reporter, KQED News
Since Peter Jon Shuler joined KQED Radio in 1990, he has covered everything from the beginnings of the World Wide Web to the dot-com bust, from preserving Silicon Valley's open space to the preservation of historic Valley landmarks.
Peter caught the radio bug at WAUS-FM while still a student at Andrews University in his home town of Berrien Springs, Michigan. He did local news and hosted a classical music program. Since then, he has pursued a variety of assignments, including production work at WBAI in New York and broadcasting to the English language community of Geneva, Switzerland via Radio 74. Shuler's work for KQED has earned numerous awards and honors. He is also an occasional contributor to National Public Radio, Marketplace and Voice of America.
When he isn't reporting, Shuler pursues his avocation as an amateur actor. The self-proclaimed "media geek" has an ever-growing collection of videos, books, CDs, and 33, 45 and 78 rpm records -- and now, of course, MP3s. Shuler is also a proud member of the Bay Area Chapter of Mensa.
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Stories (281 archives)
After the 2010 natural gas explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, state regulators ordered utilities to upgrade their pipelines. Pacific Gas & Electric is first up in a series of hearings with the California Public Utilities Commission to go over the details of how to proceed -- and how to pay for the work.
Scholars studying medieval manuscripts or ancient stone tablets can still read what scribes set down hundreds or thousands of years ago. But reading a floppy disk from the eighties can be much harder. The Computer History Museum in Mountain View is creating a digital repository to preserve its vast collection of information.
Many cities ban people from living in their cars, but Palo Alto is taking a different approach. The city was considering a ban last summer, but now it's bringing stakeholders together in search of a more compassionate solution.
One theme this election day is light turnout across the region.
"Thanks for changing the world." That was one of the messages at a makeshift altar in front of Steve Jobs' home in Palo Alto last night. Jobs is being remembered throughout the world as a technology and design visionary, and the leader of one of the most profitable companies in the world. But he was also the quintessential California dreamer -- a San Francisco-born counterculture icon who reshaped the whole idea of the Silicon Valley executive.