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 (308 archives)
It's a duty of citizenship that arouses mixed feelings: jury duty. In all 50 states only U.S. citizens can serve on juries. But one of the bills on Governor Jerry Brown's desk would make California the first state where non-citizens are eligible for jury service.
Some are calling it the biggest change for U.S. health care since the start of Medicare nearly 50 years ago. Whether you love it or hate it, embrace it or fear it, the Affordable Care Act is moving ahead.
The San Diego City Council will vote this afternoon on an agreement that would reportedly have taxpayers cover some costs related to charges of sexual harassment by Mayor Bob Filner, in exchange for his resignation.
San Diego is known for its beaches and sunny weather -- but these days a large shadow has been cast over the city by its mayor, Bob Filner. At least 16 women say Filner made inappropriate and unwanted sexual advances toward them over the past few years, plunging his office into crisis just seven months into his term. If Filner resigns or is recalled, he'll be the third of the city's last six elected mayors to leave office amidst controversy.
California immigrants who've had minor brushes with the law will benefit from a state Supreme Court ruling Thursday. The decision could make it easier for some to avoid deportation.