Equal Time is a production of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. It provides an in-depth look at issues of importance to Californians.
Equal Time Previous Broadcasts
Taking The Shot: The Vaccine Debate (Episode #402)
KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Whether children should be vaccinated is a topic of debate. This segment looks into a life of a new family taking their child through the process of immunization for the first time. Correpondent Dustin Dorsey takes a look into the reasoning of the people in the spotlight of this debate, which includes the generation of college students preparing to start families of their own. Finally, a roundtable discussion with a mother, a nurse, a doctor, and a former elementary school teacher on why exactly this debate even exists. Expert guests: Angela Campbell- Registered Nurse in Genetics and Lauren Hidalgo- MD, Co-medical Chief of Staff, SJSU Health Center.
Disability and Disconnection (Episode #401)
KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 4, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Families with disabled children face barriers every day. But a San Jose grandmother has spearheaded a project to make it easier of families of all abilities to spend time together. Julie Matsushima launched an effort to build an all-inclusive playground. The Rotary of San Jose led the way for the $6 million project, which has just become a reality. In this episode of Equal Time, correspondent Quinn Dang looks at ways families with disabled children wish the community could interact with them. Guest Community Leaders: Mary Ann Dewan/Santa Clara County Office of Education and Mary Ellen Peterson/Rotarian, Director of Parents Helping Parents.