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
October 26, 2012 (Episode #2404H)
KQED 9: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
Guest Host: Al Letson
There's a lot riding on the November 6 election for California's once prized public education system. With $ 6 billion in trigger cuts looming due to the state budget deficit, two competing tax measures on the ballot propose to temporarily help fill the gap. Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 would raise the state sales tax a quarter cent and income tax on those earning more than $ 250,000 annually. Competing Proposition 38, sponsored by millionaire attorney Molly Munger, would increase income tax on a sliding scale for those earning at least $7316 a year.
We devote the full program to looking at how public education is financed in California, and hear from educators, students, policy experts and politicians about how we got here, and what solutions might provide a way out. < br />Studio Guests:
Darrell Steinberg, California State Senate President pro Tem
Arun Ramanathan, The Education Trust-West
Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle
Louis Freedberg, EdSource
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
October 19, 2012 (Episode #2403H)
KQED 9: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
CAMPAIGN FINANCE - The influx of money from outside California on local races and statewide campaigns could greatly influence government and policy. Contributions from an Arizona non-profit, called Americans for Responsible Leadership, which is funding ads in support of Prop 32 and opposed to Prop 30, raise questions about the role of third party financing and loopholes in California's campaign finance laws.
POLITICS OF EDUCATION TAX PROPOSITIONS - Gov. Brown's Prop 30, which would raise taxes to provide funding for public education, is being attacked from the political left and right by a pair of wealthy siblings, Molly and Charles Munger, who have spent tens of millions of dollars opposing Prop 30. Molly Munger, a civil rights attorney from Pasadena who is offering an alternative public education tax measure, Prop 38, recently pulled a controversial attack ad. Conservative Stanford physicist Chuck Munger opposes any new taxes.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD - If approved by voters, Prop 37 would make California the first state to require labeling on all genetically modified foods and would prevent those foods from being called "natural." Opponents of the measure include farmers, concerned over a potential spike in food costs - and large corporations like Nestle and Coca-Cola, which have been fighting both state and federal legislation since GMOs were introduced 18 years ago. Some supporters are nutrition activists, who feel that all genetically modified products should be identified for consumers.
Guests: Corey Cook, University of San Francisco; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; and Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News.
THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF DOUG RICKARD - Local photographer Doug Rickard brings a keen eye to Google street view. He's creating images that reference documentary photography of the past, but push the medium forward in controversial and compelling ways.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
October 12, 2012 (Episode #2402H)
KQED 9: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
CAMPAIGN UPDATE - Thursday night's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan takes on new significance with the race remaining a tight one following last week's debate between President Obama and Gov. Romney. Meanwhile former President Clinton was in California to stump for Democratic congressional candidates and President Obama made a fundraising stop in San Francisco.
PROPOSITIONS 34 & 36 - For the first time in more than 30 years, Californians will decide whether to abolish the death penalty, replacing it with life imprisonment without parole. Prop 34 advocates say repealing the penalty will save the state $100 million annually in the first few years. Prop 36 would revise the state's harsh 3 strikes law to impose a life sentence only when a new felony conviction is serious or violent.
SAN FRANCISCO SHERIFF MIRKARIMI REINSTATED - Mirkarimi returned to work on Wednesday after a nearly 9-hour hearing Tuesday and a vote by 4 members of the Board of Supervisors to reinstate him. Mirkarimi was suspended without pay by Mayor Ed Lee for official misconduct after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of false imprisonment stemming from an altercation with his wife, Eliana Lopez. District Attorney George Gascon has called for the sheriff to forfeit oversight of issues related to domestic abuse in the department and efforts to recall him are already underway.
Guests: Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle; Scott Shafer, KQED Public Radio; and Barbara Taylor, KCBS
INTERVIEW: AWARD-WINNING HUSBAND AND WIFE JOURNALISTS LYNN POVICH AND STEPHEN SHEPARD - Povich and 45 of her female colleagues made history in 1970 when they filed the first-ever sex discrimination lawsuit against their bosses at Newsweek magazine. Her new memoir, "The Good Girls Revolt", details the inspirational story behind this milestone in the women's movement. Former Businessweek editor-in-chief Shepard's book, "Deadlines and Disruptions", chronicles his nearly 50 years in journalism and the industry's turbulent transition to the digital age.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
October 5, 2012 (Episode #2401H)
KQED 9: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: The presidential candidates hit the campaign trail with Gov. Romney picking up momentum after his strong debate performance Wednesday night. President Obama returns to the Golden State this weekend with a fundraising stop in the Bay Area on October 8.
CALIFORNIA CONGRESSIONAL RACES: While California is not expected to be in play for the presidential election, there are several close congressional races here that could tip the scales for control of the US House of Representatives.
BROWN ON BILLS: Gov. Brown signed a flurry of bills over the weekend - ranging from immigration to corporate taxation - and wielded his veto pen to make a case for Proposition 30, a measure that would raise additional taxes to prevent further cuts in public education.
PROPOSITION 33: Prop 33, also on the November ballot, would allow insurance companies to set prices based on a driver's history of insurance coverage.
Guests: Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee; and Tom Vacar, KTVU.
ESTA SOLER INTERVIEW - Mother of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994:
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Belva Davis interviews Esta Soler, founder of San Francisco-based Futures without Violence. Soler has been a leader in the international movement to prevent violence against women and children, and was recently honored by the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium for her work.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 1:30 AM