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
UC President Janet Napolitano, President Obama Takes Action on Immigration, Assemblywoman-Elect Catharine Baker (Episode #207H)
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
University of California President Janet Napolitano
Hundreds of students staged raucous protests this week as the University of California Regents considered lifting a three-year freeze on tuition hikes. UC President Janet Napolitano called for up to 5 percent tuition increases over the next five years. The move put Napolitano in opposition to students, and Gov. Jerry Brown, who argued against the plan. It was approved by the U.C. Board of Regents on Thursday with a 14 -7 vote. Napolitano speaks with Scott Shafer about her vision for UC's future.
UC Regents Give Thumbs-Up to Tuition Increases
President Obama Takes Action on Immigration
Up to five million undocumented immigrants could qualify for protection from deportation under President Obama's executive action announced on Thursday. The move could have wide-ranging impact in California, home to nearly a quarter of the nation's undocumented immigrants. According to the Migration Policy Institute, 22 percent of the immigrants without legal status in California have been living in the U.S. for at least twenty years. And 83 percent have been living in the country more than five years.
• Bill Ong Hing, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
• Manuel Martinez, SFSU Student
• Ric Oberlink, Californians for Population Stabilization
California Immigrant Advocates Applaud Obama Plan
Assemblywoman-Elect Catharine Baker
She's being touted as a fresh new face for California's GOP. Newly elected East Bay Assemblymember Catharine Baker is considered a moderate. She narrowly beat her Democratic opponent, Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, becoming the first Republican to win a Bay Area congressional or legislative seat in eight years. Catharine Baker speaks with Scott Shafer about breaking the political mold and building relationships with Democrats.
Meet Catharine Baker, Bay Area's Only Republican Assembly Member
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
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- KQED World: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 22, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
San Jose Mayor-Elect Sam Liccardo, Surveillance Guidelines, War Ink (Episode #206H)
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
San Jose Mayor-Elect Sam Liccardo
It took a week of ballot counting after the polls closed, but a winner has been declared in the San Jose mayor's race: City Councilman Sam Liccardo beat out Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese by a slim margin. A major issue from the campaign was Liccardo's support of voter-approved pension reforms, a stance that angered the police union. One of the mayor-elect's challenges will be to mend that rift as he works to move San Jose forward. Sam Liccardo speaks with senior correspondent Scott Shafer.
San Jose's Liccardo Says City Still Going After A's
A new ACLU report finds numerous cities and counties throughout California are using or testing surveillance technology, often without any public input. This week San Jose had its first community hearing on the police department's quiet purchase of a drone. Police say the drone, not yet in use, is primarily there to help the bomb squad keep officers out of harm's way. Opponents consider it a move toward a surveillance state. The revelations are prompting concerns about privacy and calls for new guidelines on how the technology should be used.
• Nicole Ozer, ACLU
• Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County Supervisor
• Benson Fairow, BART Police
As we honored our nation's military men and women for Veteran's Day on Tuesday, a new exhibit highlights the experiences of veterans - through their tattoos. The online exhibit features 24 vets and their "War Ink." Organized by the Contra Costa Public Library, it's an unusual way to bring home the stories of returning military service members.
• Zakariah Bass, Veteran
• Chris Brown, Contra Costa Public Library
Inked-up Veterans Tell Stories of War Through Their Tattoos
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
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- KQED World: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
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- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf, Election Lessons, James Morgan Profile (Episode #205H)
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 7, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf
Oakland's Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf is already laying out her top priorities: safety, jobs and education. Schaaf never led in the polls, yet sailed to victory with over 60 percent of the vote, defeating 14 other candidates. She's an Oakland native, currently a first-term city councilwoman, and was an aide to former Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, who endorsed her candidacy. Scott Shafer talks with Schaaf about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Oakland.
Schaaf Claims Victory in Oakland's Mayoral Race, Quan and Kaplan Concede
Election Lessons Learned
With most ballots counted, what themes emerged from the mid-term elections? In local races, voters bucked big spending -- passing a soda tax in Berkeley and rejecting candidates backed by Chevron in Richmond. But was big spending successful in defeating state healthcare propositions 45 and 46?
• Daniel G. Newman, MapLight
• Corey Cook, Leo T. McCarthy Center , University of San Francisco
• Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
Five Takeaways From Election Day in California
James Morgan Profile
On Nov. 13, the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose will hold its 14th annual awards gala. Media pioneer and philanthropist Ted Turner will receive this year's James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award. The driving force behind the honor as well as the first recipient was its namesake, James Morgan. As CEO of Applied Materials, he called on Silicon Valley companies to give back some of their profits for social good. Spencer Michels reports.
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 9, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Nov 9, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Nov 9, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
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- KQED World: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
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- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
S.F. Giants Dynasty, Election Finish Line, Supervisors Campos & Chiu Debate (Episode #204H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
Dynasty on Display
The San Francisco Giants are the talk of the town after knocking off the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series. Friday's parade was a sea of black and orange, as fans packed Market Street to cheer a team that defied the odds to capture its third championship in five years. It's been an amazing journey for a club that many counted out after injuries and a nasty losing streak left them struggling during the summer. Scott Shafer hears from Marty Lurie about this "group of warriors" and what's next for them.
• Marty Lurie, KNBR
The San Francisco Giants Win the World Series, Thanks to MadBum
The Giants Win, and Then the Trouble Starts
Election Finish Line
With just days to go, campaigns are vying for voters' attention. Gov. Jerry Brown, who is well ahead of Republican contender Neel Kashkari in the polls, is stumping for Propositions 1 and 2. Criminal justice reform and health care are on the state ballot, plus two local measures propose to tax soda in Berkeley and San Francisco. Several key races remain competitive, from Mike Honda and Ro Khanna's battle for a Congressional seat in Silicon Valley, to the mayor's race in Oakland.
• Scott Detrow, KQED News
• Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
• Corey Cook, Leo McCarthy Center, USF
David Campos vs. David Chiu in District 17 Assembly Race
The two candidates vying for State Assembly District 17 have worked for years side by side on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Now David Chiu and David Campos are locked in a tight race for the seat held by termed-out incumbent Tom Ammiano. Both candidates are progressive Democrats and have a lot in common, but now they're calling attention to their differences. David Chiu supported a tax break for social media giant Twitter in exchange for setting up shop in the blighted Mid-Market area. He also sponsored recent legislation to regulate - but still allow - short-term rentals popularized by Airbnb. David Campos, originally from Guatemala, is an outspoken advocate for affordable housing and renter protections. He also voted to allow Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to keep his job in spite of a domestic violence incident.
• Supervisor David Campos
• Supervisor David Chiu
More Election Coverage: California Election Watch
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
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- KQED World: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 -- 2:00 AM