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Water Usage Cuts, A Brief History of the California Lawn, Looking Out for Water Waste, Tom Torlakson Interview (Episode #229H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 29, 2015 -- 8:00 PM


Water Usage Cuts
Next week, state mandates take effect requiring water districts to cut usage -- in some areas by as much as 36 percent. Scott Shafer talks with Paul Rogers, managing editor for KQED Science and environment writer for the San Jose Mercury News, about how these cuts might alter the state's landscape.

A Brief History of the California Lawn
How did a state with millions of acres of desert end up with so many lawns? The answer, in part, has to do with nostalgia. But as KQED's Rachel Berger finds out, many Californians are now looking for something new.

Looking Out for Water Waste
Maurice Wynn is a water waste inspector for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, but don't call him a water cop. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student Daniel Steiner rides along with Wynn as he responds to complaints about leaks, overwatering and broken sprinklers.

Tom Torlakson Interview
This year California schools could get more than $7 billion in additional funding. Scott Shafer talks to Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, about how the money might be spent.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 30, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 30, 2015 -- 2:00 AM

Revised California Budget, Latest Bay Bridge Safety Concerns (Episode #228H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 15, 2015 -- 8:00 PM


Revised California Budget
The state has taken in $6.7 billion dollars in additional revenue since January. Governor Jerry Brown said the surplus is not as big as it seems. Scott Shafer hosts a discussion.

Guests:
• John Myers, senior editor of KQED's California Politics and Government Desk
• David Crane, lecturer at Stanford and president of Govern for California
• Jill Tucker, education reporter for San Francisco Chronicle

Latest Bay Bridge Safety Concerns
One of the hundreds of rods that hold the Bay Bridge together failed a key structural integrity test last week. The test results suggest that salt water may be causing the rods to corrode, threatening the new eastern span's foundation. Thuy Vu hosts a discussion.

Guests:
• Jaxon Van Derbeken, investigative reporter for San Francisco Chronicle
• Steve Heminger, executive director of Metropolitan Transportation Commission
• Brian Maroney, chief bridge engineer at Caltrans

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 2:00 AM

Stopping Violence in East Oakland (Episode #227H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 8:00 PM


Stopping Violence in East Oakland
Thuy Vu speaks with three young people about their experiences growing up in East Oakland. Kenneth Munson, Tiera McGill and Ronald Easley share the challenges they've faced, as well as their hopes and fears for the future.

Scott Shafer hosts a panel discussion about crime prevention strategies.

Guests:
• Angela Wolf, Ph.D., director of justice strategies at National Council on Crime and Delinquency
• Pendarvis Harshaw, journalist and teacher at Bunche Continuation School
• Clinton Thomas, former lifer
• Ersie Joyner, captain with the Oakland Police Department

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 2:00 AM

Proposed Drought Regulations, Learning from Nepal, The Left-Behind Children (Episode #226H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 1, 2015 -- 8:00 PM


Proposed Drought Regulations
You're probably already conserving water, but soon you may have to reduce your water use even more. Next week, the State Water Resources Control Board will vote on a plan requiring water districts to cut usage by as much as 36 percent. Scott Shafer spoke with Paul Rogers, managing editor for KQED Science and San Jose Mercury News environment writer, about what to expect.

Learning from Nepal
Hundreds of thousands remain homeless in Nepal after last week's devastating earthquake. The magnitude-7.8 quake has killed more than 6,200 people. Many died as a result of buildings that collapsed. Janise Rodgers, chief operating officer of GeoHazards International, joins Thuy Vu to discuss the challenges of building earthquake-resistant structures in developing countries.

The Left-Behind Children
They are born in the U.S., but sent back to China as infants to be raised by grandparents for the first few years of their lives. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student Leo Zou takes us inside one kindergarten in China's Fujian province to meet some of these so-called ?left-behind foreign children.?

Guests:
• The Rev. Norman Fong, executive director of the Chinatown Community Development Center
• Annette Wong, immigrant rights program manager at Chinese for Affirmative Action

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 2, 2015 -- 2:00 AM
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