KQED Radio Staff
Silicon Valley Correspondent
From KQED's Bureau in San Jose, Rachael Myrow's mandate is to cover politics, economics, technology and culture in a region that stretches from Burlingame to Edenvale to Fremont. She also covers food and its relationship to health, happiness and public policy, and blogs for Bay Area Bites. Her posting in Silicon Valley follows more than seven years serving as the daily host of KQED's California Report, broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the state. She has also guest hosted The California Report Magazine and Forum and hopes to continue to do so in the years to come.
Before KQED, she worked for Marketplace and KPCC. In addition to KQED, she files for NPR and PRI's The World.
Rachael's work has won her awards from the LA Press Club, the Radio and Television News Association, the Associated Press Television-Radio Association of California and Nevada, the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Southern California, the Northern California RTNDA, SPJ Northern California Chapter, the San Francisco Peninsula Club Greater Bay Area and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
Stories (253 archives)
The San Francisco Bay Area is in the middle of a high-tech boom that's transforming the whole region. One city right at the epicenter of the economic explosion is Redwood City, located about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. We find out why not all Redwood City residents are happy about the effects of the latest tech boom.
At a time of year when many churches host special events celebrating Christmas, we visit one church grateful to be hosting any services at all. Last month, a fire destroyed the sanctuary of Holy Cross, a landmark Roman Catholic church that's served working class immigrants in San Jose for four generations.
Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit college operator from Orange County, is collapsing under the weight of a crackdown by federal and state regulators, along with numerous lawsuits. Last week, Corinthian announced a deal to sell off its schools in other parts of the country. That leaves an uncertain future for roughly 20,000 students in California.
Those of us who are lucky enough to have the option of indulging this Thanksgiving will eat, and eat, and eat some more -- and then sit around a lot. As this perfect storm of calories approaches, we present a favorite story from last year. Reporter Rachael Myrow found a class in Marin County that teaches "mindful eating," which urges us to slow down, and put down our knife and fork.
If you're not registered to vote yet, you won't be able to vote in the November 4 election. The deadline to sign up was Monday. A non-partisan group called Voto Latino might be able to claim credit for a few last-minute filers - but the Latino vote remains the sleeping giant of California politics.