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Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 10:30 AM
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 10:30 AM Hunger and Local Food Banks

Thanksgiving is just around the corner -- but some local food banks are reporting a lack of donations. We talk with local food banks about food shortages and what people can do to help.

Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 10:00 AM California: America's Poorest State?

California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, according to new figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. We discuss the new data with economist Sarah Bohn from the Public Policy Institute of California.

Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 9:30 AM California's Troubled Prisons: Former Chief Reflects

Last month, Matthew Cate stepped down as the head of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. We'll talk to him about what he learned while running -- and attempting to reform -- the state's overcrowded and beleaguered prison system.

Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 9:00 AM State's Fiscal Outlook Improves

California's nonpartisan legislative analyst predicts a "dramatic turnaround" for the state's finances, thanks to the continuing economic recovery, the passage of Prop. 30 and other factors. We'll discuss the new budget projections.

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 10:00 AM Barbara Kingsolver

Every winter, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico. But what if climate change altered their course and redirected them to a small town in Tennessee? That's the story of Barbara Kingsolver's latest book, "Flight Behavior." The author of "The Poisonwood Bible" joins us to talk about her background as a scientist, and to share her thoughts on climate change.

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM President Obama Visits Asia

President Barack Obama makes his first post-election trip to Asia this week. It will be the first time a sitting American president goes to Myanmar, also known as Burma, where opposition leaders like Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi have been pushing for democracy. The president's trip also includes stops in Thailand and Cambodia, where he will attend this year's East Asia Summit.

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 10:00 AM Obama News Conference Set-up

As we await President Obama's news conference -- scheduled for 10:20 AM -- guest host Scott Shafer talks politics with Washington, D.C.-based journalist Marc Sandalow.

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 9:00 AM Gen. Petraeus' Affair: The Fallout

Last week, General David Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA after admitting to an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The scandal has resulted in a media firestorm, with politicians asking why the White House wasn't notified sooner and questioning whether Broadwell had access to classified information. Should General Petraeus have stepped down? We'll get the latest on the scandal, and what it means for the Obama administration and the intelligence community.

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 10:00 AM 'The American Nurse'

"Touch has the power to heal." That's what photographer Carolyn Jones says she discovered when she interviewed nurses across the country for her new book, "The American Nurse." She met nurses who worked with prisoners and amputee veterans, who cared for some of the first AIDS patients, and who survived Hurricane Katrina. She spoke with over 70 nurses, including the nurse who changed Carolyn's own life when she battled breast cancer.

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 9:00 AM Calif. Carbon Market Set to Open

California is taking a closely watched step to cut greenhouse gas emissions through a new cap-and-trade program. On Wednesday, the state will open a carbon market that forces its biggest polluters to buy and sell permits to emit carbon dioxide. Some say cap-and-trade here could become either a model or a cautionary tale for others.

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 10:00 AM Veterans' Courts

When veterans get in trouble with the law, substance abuse and mental health issues stemming from their military service are often contributing factors. A growing number of counties in the U.S., including Santa Clara, have set up special courts for veterans that favor treatment over punishment. How well do such programs work?

Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 9:00 AM The Future of the GOP

Following President Obama's successful re-election despite the weak economy, political observers are asking what lies ahead for the GOP. Some within the party are questioning whether it needs to change its stance on immigration to realign itself with certain voters. Others disagree. We discuss the party's future.

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