THIS WEEK in Northern California
This KQED-produced series offers insightful, thought-provoking discussion and news analysis. Local reporters from diverse media throughout the region open their notebooks for an inside look at the stories behind the headlines.
THIS WEEK in Northern California Previous Broadcasts
August 31, 2012 (Episode #2342H)
KQED 9: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
BELVA DAVIS REPORTS FROM THE RNC: In this special edition, Belva Davis reports from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, where despite a tropical storm, the California delegation was in full force to rally support for the Party.
News panel guest reporters Carla Marinucci from the San Francisco Chronicle, Doug Sovern from KCBS Radio San Francisco and John Baird with KNX Los Angeles analyze highlights of the week.
CONDOLEEZZA RICE INTERVIEW: Californian and Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins Belva for a one-on-one interview where she shares her philosophy on foreign and domestic policy.
August 17, 2012 (Episode #2341H)
KQED 9: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEWS - PETE WILSON AND ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA - Former California Governor Pete Wilson and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talk with Belva Davis and San Francisco Chronicle political writer Carla Marinucci. Wilson is heading up the state's Republican delegation to the GOP convention in Tampa and Villaraigosa is chairman of the Democratic national convention in Charlotte. We'll get their thoughts on the presidential race and on issues of importance to California voters.
DEFERRED DEPORTATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS - On Wednesday, the federal government launched a controversial program which would allow more than one million undocumented immigrants to live and work in the US legally, for 2 years. The program is open to people between the ages of 15 and 31 and who meet certain requirements, including continuous residency in the U.S. for the past 5 years.
SF ETHICS COMMISSION AND ROSS MIRKARIMI - An Ethics Commission met one last time at San Francisco City Hall to hear closing arguments in the case against Ross Mirkarimi who has been suspended since March from his job as sheriff after he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence-related charge against his wife. This is the first time that the 5-member commission has been convened to determine if an elected official can be removed from office.
Guests: Carla Marinucci, Rachel Gordon, and Matthai Kuruvila, San Francisco Chronicle.
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
August 10, 2012 (Episode #2340H)
KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
Guest Host: Yul Kwon
CHEVRON REFINERY FIRE: As the investigation into the cause of Monday's fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery continues, the community, environmentalists and elected officials are outraged over the warning system and possible health risks. Gas prices are already rising as a result and could go up to $ 4 per gallon within a week.
ASSAULT WEAPON LEGISLATION: In the wake of this week's shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, Senator Leland Yee renews attention to his bill that aims to close the loophole in California's assault weapons ban. Meanwhile, the Bay Area Sikh community speaks out against ongoing discrimination.
APPLE V. SAMSUNG TRIAL: Tech giants Apple and Samsung continue to battle in a San Jose courtroom over patent rights for the design of their smart phones and tablets. The outcome of the trial could influence the types of mobile devices available to consumers.
Guests: Tom Vacar, KTVU; Laura Sydell, NPR; and Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group.
AMERICA'S CUP WORLD SERIES RACE - In advance of the races set for August 21-26, Yul Kwon heads to Pier 80 in San Francisco for a close-up look at Oracle Team USA's sleek AC 45 catamaran; also, a preview of what's in store for spectators from Oracle Team Tactician John Kostecki.
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
August 3, 2012 (Episode #2339H)
KQED 9: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
CPMC PLANS ON HOLD: Plans to build a new hospital in San Francisco at Cathedral Hill, currently home to several churches, and to rebuild St. Luke's in the Mission District, are on hold until November. The Board of Supervisors put the decision on the backburner while questions about an escape clause that would allow the hospital to be closed based on weak financial performance by the company raises a red flag.
DROUGHT DRIVING UP FOOD PRICES: The drought gripping more than half the country is driving up food prices - including milk, beef, chicken and pork - due to the scorching heat and minimal rainfall. Drought is affecting over 80% of the county's corn crops. Consumers can expect to pay 3% to 4% more for groceries next year. < br />MARS ROVER LANDING: Excitement is more than sky high over a large rover that NASA is gearing up to land on Mars Sunday night. The 1-ton Curiosity will feed vivid images of the Red Planet back to Earth and work to find evidence of microbial life.
Guests: Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle; Tom Vacar, KTVU; and Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News.
"JANE DOE" OF YOUR BLACK MUSLIM BAKERY: On the fifth year anniversary of the killing of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey by members of Your Black Muslim Bakery, the woman who exposed bakery owner Yusuf Bey Sr. for acts of sexual abuse, welfare fraud and violence has come forward. Previously identified as Jane Doe #1, Kowana Banks tells her personal story of abuse to Center for Investigative Reporting journalist Louise Rafkin. The story was reported in collaboration with the Chauncey Bailey Project. Belva Davis interviews Rafkin and Banks.
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
Also on KQED.org this week ...
"The Bay Bridged" Music for June
Listen the The Bay Bridged mix of bands performing live in the Bay Area this month, including The Mantles, Cold Cave, The Spyrals, Blitzen Trapper, Monster Rally, and more. Enjoy the podcast and then go see some concerts!
Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians
Starting Jan 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. KQED has created a simple guide to explain how the health law affects you, your family or your small business, here in California.