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)
More than a quarter-million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, but younger vets aren't the only ones dealing with it. Even today, veterans from conflicts as far back as World War II struggle with symptoms.
Hours before the Supreme Court issued its rulings, hundreds of people streamed into San Francisco City Hall -- where jumbo screens were set up to broadcast the news. Couples there say they look ahead to when the marriages can begin again.
The nation is waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce the fate of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Court watchers say there are many possible outcomes, but there appears to be little appetite among the justices for a momentous decision in support of same-sex marriage.
Later this year, California will open two new veterans homes in Redding and Fresno. But a new state audit questions how efficiently the Department of Veterans Affairs is managing six existing homes. The audit suggests ways to boost revenue without increasing state funding.
Last week host Scott Shafer visited the Stanford Center for Sleep Medicine in Redwood City, where people with sleep issues go to learn more about the quality and quantity of sleep they get. Shafer slapped on 28 electrodes and spent the night there to see how well he sleeps.