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September 21, 2012 (Episode #2345H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

PROP. 32 - Proposition 32 on the November ballot would prohibit employee paycheck deductions from being used for political purposes. Opponents of the ban, including the California Teachers Union, say it is an unfair attempt to restrict their influence, while not placing limitations on spending by wealthy business interests or individuals.
SAN JOSE CRIME - San Jose, long one of the safest large cities in California, has recently experienced a spike in crime. This week, Police Chief Chris Moore announced his unexpected resignation in January, after two years on the job.
PUBLIC POWER FOR SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has given approval to pave the way for clean public power in San Francisco. Residents would be automatically enrolled in the plan and charged a higher rate than for PG&E, unless they opt out. A similar system is currently in place in Marin County.
HETCH HETCHY BALLOT MEASURE - If approved by San Francisco voters, Measure F would begin a planning phase for draining and restoring the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to park land. It is supported by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups. Opponents, including San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Senators Boxer and Feinstein, say it is a necessary water source and that the region cannot afford the costs.
Guests: John Myers, KXTV; Robert Solanga, San Jose Mercury News; Tom Vacar, KTVU; and Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

September 14, 2012 (Episode #2344H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

PENSION REFORM: As the legislative session winds down, Governor Jerry Brown has been sent hundreds of bills, approving an overhaul of the state's underfunded pension system by changing retirement benefits for new employees. Brown is also making his case to voters for approval of his tax measure on the November ballot.
"AMAZON TAX": On September 15, the so-called Amazon tax kicks in, requiring hundreds of online retailers to charge sales tax to California consumers. It is estimated to boost tax revenue in the state by as much as $300 million annually, and may set the stage for federal legislation.
Guests: Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; and Michelle Quinn, Politico.
SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR ED LEE INTERVIEW: Mayor Lee joins Belva Davis to discuss his first year in office along with November ballot measures and his role in President Obama's re-election campaign.
AFGHAN CULTURE IN LITTLE KABUL: In the three decades since the 1979 Soviet invasion, several waves of refugees from war-torn Afghanistan have sought a new life in the US. Northern California is home to the largest population of Afghans in the country, thousands of whom have settled in the Bay Area. As Scott Shafer discovers, the area of Fremont known as "Little Kabul" has become a cultural haven for a growing number of Afghan artists and musicians.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

September 7, 2012 (Episode #2343H)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

BELVA DAVIS AT THE DNC: In our continuing special coverage, Belva Davis reports from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina where Californians have a prominent presence. With Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as convention chairman, and others - including Senator Dianne Feinstein, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Assembly Speaker John Perez - held center stage, helping to make the case for the party platform and for four more years for President Obama.
NEWS PANEL: Guest reporters Joe Garofoli from the San Francisco Chronicle; Kitty Felde, Washington Correspondent for KPCC, Southern California Public Radio; and Debra Saunders, columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle share their thoughts on some of the week's highlights.
KAMALA HARRIS INTERVIEW: Californian Attorney General Kamala Harris joins Belva for a one-on-one interview. Harris' prime time speech was highly anticipated.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 9, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

August 31, 2012 (Episode #2342H)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 2, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
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      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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