KQED Radio Staff
Host and Reporter, The California Report
Senior Correspondent, KQED NEWSROOM
Scott Shafer serves as host of KQED Public Radio's statewide news program The California Report. He's also senior correspondent for KQED NEWSROOM, the weekly news and public affairs program on television, radio and digital. As a journalist, he has been honored by numerous institutions, including Radio Television Digital News Association, San Francisco Peninsula Press Club, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association, the Society for Professional Journalists and Public Radio News Directors Inc. Before arriving at KQED, Scott worked in state and local government. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming and playing water polo.
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Stories (358 archives)
Republican candidates for president will square off Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley. It's been a quarter century since Reagan left the White House, and still, no person is more beloved by Republicans. But his record as president and governor of California for that matter are a bit out of sync with today's GOP.
On Wednesday night, the 15 Republicans running for president will gather at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley for their second debate of the campaign. It's been a quarter century since Ronald Reagan left the White House -- and still, no person is more beloved by Republicans. But in his eight years as president, Reagan did and said the kinds of things that many Republicans running for president today vigorously criticize.
It's been nearly a decade since California executed a death row inmate. Now, a federal appeals court is considering whether those long delays amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
Scott Shafer talks to one of the founders of the aquarium, Dr. Steve Webster, who brings us back to the beginning of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Sometimes it's hard to know when you're witnessing history until after the fact. But Friday morning there was no question that the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states was a landmark moment.