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
S.F. Police Chief Resigns, CA GOP Rebranding, Homeless Efforts, Sonoma County Jail Mental Health Services (Episode #330H)
KQED 9: Fri, May 20, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
S.F. Police Chief Resigns
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr stepped down Thursday, just hours after the shooting death of a black woman by a San Francisco police officer in the Bayview district. It was the third officer-involved killing since December and came amid growing calls for Suhr's resignation. Toney Chaplin, a 26-year veteran of the department, has been named acting police chief. KQED's Alex Emslie gives an update.
CA GOP Rebranding
The Republican Party in California hasn't won a statewide election since 2006. With the presidential primary just over two weeks away, some Republicans say having Donald Trump at the top of the ballot is affecting the GOP's efforts to broaden its appeal in California. KQED Senior Politics and Government Editor Scott Shafer reports.
We hear from Hoyt Walker, a man who calls a wooden box home.
Sam Dodge, director of the Mayor's Office of HOPE, and Jackie Jenks, executive director of the shelter Hospitality House, join Thuy Vu to discuss the city's efforts to address the struggles of people like Hoyt Walker.
Sonoma County Jail Mental Health Services
A troubling new report released this week by Disability Rights California details a pattern of neglect and inadequate care of mentally ill inmates at Sonoma County's main jail. KQED reporters Lisa Pickoff-White and Julie Small discuss this report as well as their own investigation of the jail.
- KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
S.F. Police Chief Under Pressure, Tom Steyer Interview, Measure AA, SFMOMA Reopening (Episode #329H)
KQED 9: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
S.F. Police Chief Under Pressure
This week, several San Francisco supervisors joined community groups in calling for the removal of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. This comes after months of intense protests over several officer-involved shootings and a series of racist and homophobic texts by officers. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Vivian Ho gives an update.
Tom Steyer Interview
Billionaire and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer is pushing for more political action on climate change. His latest effort is a $25 million campaign to get more millennials registered to vote and to hopefully back his climate change agenda at the polls. He has also recently partnered with labor unions targeting the presidential race. Tom Steyer joins Thuy Vu.
The waters of the San Francisco Bay are expected to rise up to 2 feet by 2050 -- according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences. Other studies indicate flooding could devastate local airports, highways and buildings. Measure AA on the June ballot would levy a $12 annual parcel tax to raise money for flood protection, and it goes before voters in all nine Bay Area counties. Executive Director of Save the Bay David Lewis and the former mayor of Foster City, Linda Koelling, discuss the measure.
This weekend marks the long-awaited reopening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The three-year $305 million redesign more than doubles the museum's previous exhibition space and is being praised by many as an international destination for modern and contemporary art. The expanded site showcases SFMOMA's growing collection, including contributions from the vast private collection of Gap clothing founders Doris and Donald Fisher. Their son, Bob Fisher, and the director of SFMOMA, Neal Benezra, join Thuy Vu.
- KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, May 14, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
S.F. Police Reform, Tech Roundup, Bay Area Arts Preview (Episode #328H)
KQED 9: Fri, May 6, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
S.F. Police Reform
Protesters known as the "Frisco 5" were hospitalized today due to deteriorating health. The group has been on a hunger strike for over two weeks protesting what they say are injustices in the San Francisco Police Department. Earlier this week, they led a march on City Hall calling for the firing of San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr.
• San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohenr
• Jonah Owen Lamb, San Francisco Examiner
• Demarris Evans, Racial Justice Committee of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office
A look at some of the top tech stories this week, from Ellen Pao's new venture promoting inclusion in the tech sector to Apple posting its first quarterly loss in more than a decade. Mercury News tech columnist Michelle Quinn and NPR technology reporter Aarti Shahani join Thuy Vu.
Bay Area Arts Preview
Playing roulette with a Shakespeare classic, a free pop-up concert series and an exciting new art exhibition that reflects on the region's Latino heritage are just a few of the events going on in the Bay Area arts scene. KQED Senior Arts Editor Chloe Veltman joins Thuy Vu to give her top picks of events to check out.
- KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 5:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 12:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 2:00 AM