This weekly news series features award-winning journalists Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer. It includes engaging roundtable discussions, in-depth reporting and analysis from all KQED News sources, and interviews with newsmakers and Bay Area innovators. It premieres Fridays at 8pm on KQED Public Television 9, repeats over the weekend on several KQED TV channels. It also airs Sundays at 6pm on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM, and online at kqed.org/newsroom.
KQED NEWSROOM Previous Broadcasts
Libby Schaaf Defends Her Record, San Jose Homelessness, SF Pride (Episode #333H)
KQED 9: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Libby Schaaf Defends Her Record
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sits down with Thuy Vu for a Bay Area exclusive interview about the scandals surrounding the Oakland Police Department. At least 14 Oakland police officers are under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct involving a teenager. The city has also opened investigations into other police misconduct allegations, including racist texts sent by officers. The department lost three police chiefs within nine days, and now some are questioning Mayor Schaaf's ability to lead.
San Jose Homelessness
For five years, Leonard Jackson lived in "The Jungle," a massive homeless encampment that was cleared out in 2014. Now, through a city program, he has housing and a paycheck. Still, there are more than 4,000 homeless people in San Jose. Thuy Vu takes a closer look. She's also joined by Ray Bramson, San Jose's homelessness response manager.
The recent mass killing of 49 people at a gay dance club in Orlando has led to an outpouring of grief and anxiety in the LGBT community as well as concerns about security at this weekend's San Francisco Pride celebration. KQED's Senior Editor for California Politics and Government Scott Shafer talks to state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Rebecca Rolfe, executive director of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, about how the Orlando massacre is coloring this weekend's Pride celebrations.
- KQED 9: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Brock Turner Case, End of Life Option Act, Threshold Choir, Primary Election Recap (Episode #332H)
KQED 9: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Brock Turner Case
The case of Brock Turner, a 20-year-old former Stanford student convicted of rape, has sparked widespread outrage from those who say the six month sentence he received is too lenient. The case is fueling debate about sexual assault on campus and how class and privilege play out in the criminal justice system. It's also prompted a recall of the Santa Clara County judge who presided over the case, Aaron Persky.
• Prof. Michele Dauber, Stanford Law School
• Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group reporter
Election 2016: Primary Recap
This week's historic primary election established Hillary Clinton as the first woman to top a presidential ticket. The election also resulted in a series of heated November runoffs, including the race to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer. KQED's California Politics and Government senior editor Scott Shafer discusses what's ahead.
End of Life Option Act
This week California became the fifth state in the nation to legalize so-called "aid in dying" with the End of Life Option Act. The law allows adults diagnosed with less than six months to live to request prescriptions to end their lives when they choose. Dr. Lonny Shavelson, a Berkeley-based physician who founded a practice in response to the new law, joins Thuy Vu.
A Bay Area group uses music to help ease the journey through the final days of life. The Threshold Choir says its mission is to sing for and with those at the thresholds of life. KQED Newsroom gets an intimate inside look into the group's work.
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
California Primary Election Roundtable, Bay Area Arts Preview (Episode #331H)
KQED 9: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
California Primary Election Roundtable
With the June 7 primary election just days away, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are swinging through California. Meanwhile violence erupted at a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose Thursday night. Our panel dives into key statewide races.
• Scott Shafer, KQED's California Politics and Government senior editor
• Prof. James Taylor, University of San Francisco
• Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle columnist
Bay Area Arts Preview
San Francisco Opera kicks off its summer season with an edgy modern take on the beloved opera classic Carmen, Bandaloop's dancers scale buildings in a daring public performance, and a visual arts exhibit by Laura Owens talks back to viewers. KQED Senior Arts Editor Chloe Veltman shares some of her top picks of Bay Area arts offerings.
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 -- 8:00 PM