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
November 30, 2012 (Episode #2408H)
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
Guest Host: Scott Shafer
US SUPREME COURT ON PROP 8: The US Supreme Court considers whether to review California's Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, officials in San Francisco anticipate a rush of gay and lesbian weddings if the case is denied by the high court and the lower courts' rulings stand, making the ban unconstitutional.
"THIRD STRIKE" RELEASES: Some prisoners sentenced to life for nonviolent, non-serious offenses are being re-sentenced and released following voter approval of Proposition 36. The measure reforms California's tough "three strikes" sentencing law and limits when prosecutors can seek a life sentence.
DRAKES BAY OYSTER CO: The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has lost its lease after decades in Point Reyes National Seashore. After a long environmental battle, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to shut down the historic oyster farm and restore Drakes Estero to wilderness.
Guests: Vikram Amar, UC Davis School of Law; Michael Montgomery, Center for Investigative Reporting & KQED; and Lauren Sommer, KQED Science.
INTERVIEW: CONGRESSMAN-ELECT ERIC SWALWELL: One of the youngest new members to join the US House of Representatives, Swalwell (D-CA) leaves his post as a Dublin city councilmember. He successfully unseated incumbent Pete Stark, the outspoken 20-term Congressman, also a Democrat. In an interview from Capitol Hill, where he's attending new member orientation, Swalwell talks with Scott Shafer.
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
November 16, 2012 (Episode #2407H)
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
Guest Host: Spencer Michels.
STATE FISCAL OUTLOOK BRIGHTENS - A new report by the Legislative Analyst's Office forecasts a boost for California's economy. The passage of Gov. Brown's Proposition 30, an upgraded credit rating for the state and predictions of a growing economy are expected to help shrink the state budget deficit.
CAP AND TRADE LAUNCHES - California launched the country's first large-scale carbon market with the auction of pollution credits. Companies emitting over 25,000 tons in greenhouse gases must have one allowance, or credit, for each metric ton. Many see the system as a win for the environment, while critics say it's a tax on business. < br />CAMPAIGNS AND DIGITAL DATA - What do campaigns know about you? Thanks to the trail of digital data generated by increasingly on-line, networked lifestyles, political campaigns have been working to target specific voters and to develop ways to predict how they will vote.
CONTROVERSY OVER NUDITY BAN - In San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors is considering a ban on nudity on the city's streets. Protestors say that freedom of expression is at stake, but supporters say it will help curb a public nuisance. If passed, the law would levy fines that start at $100.
Guests: Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; Lauren Sommer, KQED Science; Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour; and Marisa Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle.
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
November 9, 2012 (Episode #2406H)
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
* What does President Obama's win say about the changing electorate, with an estimated 70% of the Latino vote helping to deliver key swing states? Does this election signal a tipping point in the influence of voters of color?
* It was a win-win for California Democrats this week, securing a supermajority in both houses of the legislature. Voters approved Proposition 30, Gov. Brown's tax measure, which promises to bring in billions in funding for schools.
* The effort to curb the use of paycheck deductions for political organizing failed as Proposition 32 was voted down. Proposition 34, a voter's initiative to abolish the death penalty, also failed. The regulation of food remains status quo, as both a statewide measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods and a soda tax in the city of Richmond were rejected by voters.
Guests: Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle; Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News; Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle; and Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Bay Area News Group.
TRIBUTE TO MAYA ANGELOU - In Belva Davis' final broadcast as host of This Week in Northern California, she looks at the importance of friendship in a special segment honoring author and performer Maya Angelou. Davis spoke with Angelou at her home in North Carolina about creativity and the importance of giving back.
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 1:30 AM
November 2, 2012 (Episode #2405H)
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 7:30 PM
* Election Preview - Early voting in California is well underway and election results in the state could be delayed due to the high volume of mail-in ballots. In addition to the close presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, voters have eleven state propositions to tackle that have generated more than $350 million in campaign spending.
There are also many hotly contested local, legislative and congressional races throughout the state that are putting newly drawn districts and the top-two primary system into effect for the first time.
This week a preview of next Tuesday's election with some of the latest polls, a look at the role of the women's vote and ethnic voters, and the latest on the presidential race and the impact of Superstorm Sandy.
* Also, a happy Bay Area welcome home for the World Series winning San Francisco Giants.
Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle; John Myers, KXTV; Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group; and Odette Keeley, New America Media.
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 1:30 AM