This production from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University provides an in-depth look at issues of importance to Californians.
Equal Time Previous Broadcasts
Shared Space: Students and the Homeless/Library (Episode #506)
KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
The Martin Luther King Jr. Library is one of the largest public libraries in California and has won several national awards. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, It's the home to San Jose State students. However, the library is also a popular gathering place for homeless people. Some SJSU students are not happy with sharing the library, but others say the homeless have the same right as the students because it's a public place. In this episode of Equal Time correspondent Estephany Haro will show the adversities that homeless people have to overcome inside the MLK library and how the students and the homeless are able to co-exist.
Mma Risks (Episode #505)
KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
As mixed martial arts has grown to become a popular practice sport, some people are reexamining the safety risks. Fighters who participate expose themselves to punches to the face, limbs twisted out of joints and suffocation from a headlock. In this episode of Equal Time fighters, coaches and their loved ones share their personal experiences on getting injured and causing injury. Correspondent Justin San Diego discusses if the risk is worth the reward. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Water Conservation (Episode #504)
KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
California has been in a state of drought emergency since January of 2014, we have seen long periods of little rain fall, government mandated water usage reduction, and depleting ground water. The biggest issue is not that we don't have any water, but rather we have not properly conserved water. Equal Time correspondent Jessica Munday, dives into the topic of water conservation and what the county and the San Jose State campus is doing to help the situation. This Equal Time episode will touch on the uses of water for individuals and their ability to help the effort, the ideas of recycled water and purified water, as well as industrial and irrigation conservation efforts. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.