KQED NEWSROOM is a news series, featuring award-winning journalists Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer. The program features engaging roundtable discussions, in-depth reporting and analysis from all KQED News sources and interviews with newsmakers and Bay Area innovators. It airs on Fridays at 8pm on KQED Public Television 9, on Sundays at 6pm on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM and online at kqed. org/newsroom.
KQED NEWSROOM Previous Broadcasts
London Breed's Tough Love, Measles Outbreak Continues, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye Interview (Episode #214H)
KQED 9: Fri, Jan 23, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
London Breed's Tough Love
London Breed, the new president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is taking a tough stance on crime and violence in San Francisco. She made waves earlier this week when she told parents to turn in their kids if they're involved in violence. This comes after four men were shot earlier this month in Hayes Valley, part of the district she represents and grew up in. Breed talks to Scott Shafer about her vision for keeping San Franciscans safe.
Measles Outbreak Continues
As the number of measles cases from the outbreak that started in December at Disneyland continues to grow, so does the debate about parents opting out of vaccinating their children. Experts weigh in on the outbreak and what needs to be done to keep this airborne, highly infectious disease from spreading farther.
• Lisa Aliferis, KQED's State of Health Blog
• Dr. Arthur Reingold, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
As Measles Outbreak Spreads, Concerns About Undervaccination Rise
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye Interview
From gay marriage to immigration law, the decisions of the state Supreme Court affect all Californians. In recent years, the court system has faced deep budget cuts that led to layoffs and courthouse closures. Now the court itself is under fire for misspending. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye speaks to Scott Shafer about the state of the court and its impact.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Jan 24, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Combating Cyberattacks, The Battle for Boxer's Seat, San Francisco Chronicle Makes Headlines and History (Episode #213H)
KQED 9: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Last year, thieves stole personal information on millions of people by hacking into the computer systems of Target, Home Depot and J.P. Morgan, among other companies. 2014 was the worst year on record for data breaches, ending with a high-profile attack on Sony Pictures. As the Obama Administration considers new cybersecurity measures aimed at protecting consumers, Bay Area companies are developing new technologies and strategies to combat such attacks.
• Aarti Shahani, NPR
• Tom Pageler, DocuSign
• Kurt Stammberger, Norse
The Battle for Boxer's Seat
State Attorney General Kamala Harris is the first candidate to throw her hat in the ring to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who will step down in 2016. Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos will look at some of the candidates Harris might face and what it will cost to win this coveted seat.
Kamala Harris Launches Bid for U.S. Senate
San Francisco Chronicle Makes Headlines and History
The San Francisco Chronicle made some news of its own this week when it appointed Audrey Cooper as editor-in-chief. She's the first woman to hold the position in the paper's 150-year history. Cooper joined The Chronicle nine years ago as an assistant metro editor and has been rising up the ranks since. She takes on her new role as the newspaper industry struggles to redefine itself in the new media landscape.
San Francisco Chronicle Names New Editor-in-Chief
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 18, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 18, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jan 18, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 18, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 18, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 17, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 17, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Jan 17, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
Gov. Brown Makes History, End-of-Life Choices, Personal Health at our Fingertips (Episode #212H)
KQED 9: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown Makes History
The new year is off to a fast start with a new state budget. Gov. Jerry Brown hinted at what would be the centerpieces of his historic fourth and final term when he was sworn in on Monday. He is focused on education, combating climate change and building the state's controversial high-speed rail system, which broke ground in Fresno on Tuesday. Scott Shafer speaks with John Myers, Senior Editor, KQED's California Politics and Government Desk, about what's generating buzz in Sacramento as the year begins.
The Shrewd Politics of Jerry Brown's New State Budget
When 29-year-old Bay Area teacher Brittany Maynard received a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she moved to Oregon, where physician-assisted death is legal. Maynard died this past November after taking prescription life-ending medications. Her story has reignited a national debate about end-of-life choices, and it's mobilizing groups around the country.
• Toni Broaddus, California campaign director, Compassion & Choices
• Katy Butler, author, "Knocking on Heaven's Door"
• Dr. Stephanie Harman, Stanford University School of Medicine
Personal Health Data at our Fingertips
A new digital health era is taking off, fueled by growing consumer interest in monitoring personal health and fitness through apps and wearable devices. In 2014, $4.1 billion was invested in startups that aim to put more and more health data in the hands of users -- and doctors. This technology is driving research into debilitating chronic conditions such as heart disease and could fundamentally change the doctor-patient relationship.
QUEST: Future of You
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 11, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 10, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 10, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Jan 10, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
2014 Year in Review, Congressman George Miller Interview (Episode #211H)
KQED 9: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 -- 8:00 PM
2014 Year in Review
Will 2014 be remembered as the year of the drought? Gov. Jerry Brown kicked off the year by declaring a drought emergency and ended the year with voter approval for a $7.5 billion bond to shore up state waterworks. Education, high tech, politics, race relations and sports all had their highs and lows -- from the Giants' World Series win to protests decrying the shooting of unarmed black males by white police officers. The Bay Area also sparked national debates around issues such as taxing soda and upping the minimum wage. We reflect on the major stories that gripped our attention, as well as look forward to what may lie ahead in 2015.
• Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
• Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News and KQED Science
• Michelle Quinn, San Jose Mercury News
Congressman George Miller Interview
On the eve of retiring after four decades of public service, East Bay congressman George Miller reflects on his career. A lifelong Bay Area resident, Miller was part of the so-called Watergate class of Congress members elected shortly after Nixon resigned in 1974. He's been known as a tireless advocate for education, labor, economic equality and the environment. Scott Shafer hears from Rep. Miller about what he's learned and his advice for the next generation of lawmakers.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 4, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 4, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 4, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Jan 3, 2015 -- 2:00 AM