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
February 22, 2013 (Episode #2418H)
KQED 9: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
Guest Host: Jami Floyd.
BAY AREA GUN VIOLENCE - An epidemic of mass shootings, including the brutal killings of 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has shaken the nation. But some urban communities live with the relentless reality of gun violence every day. Here in Northern California, in places like Oakland, San Jose, Richmond, Vallejo and Fresno, a recent violent crime surge has made residents anxious. We devote our full program this week to the topic of gun violence in our communities.
Guests: Mina Kim, KQED California Report; Eva Paterson, President & Founder of Equal Justice Society; Allison Briscoe-Smith, Director, Center for the Vulnerable Child, Children's Hospital Oakland.
SOLDIERS AGAINST VIOLENCE EVERYWHERE - In the past 5 years, there were more than 550 homicides in Oakland, most by gun fire. According to data compiled by the Urban Strategies Council, 143 Oakland residents age 17 and under were shot in 2011 - 6 of them fatally. A group residents is pleading to be heard by the police, policymakers, and their own community. They call themselves "SAVE," an acronym for "Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere."
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: WILLIAM BRATTON - An interview with Oakland's controversial new police consultant as he prepares to tackle violence on the streets of one of the country's hardest hit communities.
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
February 8, 2013 (Episode #2417H)
KQED 9: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
Guest Host: Scott Shafer.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA - Medical marijuana advocates argued this week before the California Supreme Court that cities do not have the power to ban pot dispensaries, saying that it undermines the 1996 voter-approved state law allowing cannabis for medical use. Opponents say the law's language is vague. The case has sweeping ramifications for local governments across the state and in the Bay Area, where dozens of cities have enacted dispensary bans.
SILICON VALLEY BOOM - Community members, elected officials, executives and civic leaders convene in San Jose for this year's State of The Valley Conference, Silicon Valley's annual "town meeting," to assess the outlook for the region. Meanwhile, the annual Silicon Valley Index shows jobs, income and IPOs are all on the rise, yet the gap between rich and poor is widening, particularly among some minority groups.
GREAT WHITE SHARK - California is closer to becoming the first state in the nation to declare great white sharks an endangered species. The Fish and Game Commission voted Wednesday to designate the predator as a candidate for the list, with the final decision pending a year-long review.
Guests: Peter Hecht, Sacramento Bee; Kara Swisher, All Things Digital; and Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News.
PEDAL POWER: THE FUTURE OF CYCLING IN THE CITY - Over the past 6 years, the number of San Franciscans using bikes for everyday trips has increased 71%. San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Leah Shahum talks about the future of cycling following the recent release of SFMTA's Bicycle Strategy, and San Francisco's potential as a world class city for bicycling.
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
February 1, 2013 (Episode #2416H)
KQED 9: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
Guest Host: Viviana Hurtado.
IMMIGRATION REFORM ROUNDTABLE - Comprehensive immigration reform is on the table in Washington, with proposals from President Obama and a bipartisan group of eight senators. What is the potential impact on California, home to about 2. 5 million undocumented immigrants, from farmworkers in the Central Valley to high-tech engineers in Silicon Valley? Guests:
Aarti Kohli, Director of Immigration Policy at the Warren Institute, UC Berkeley;
Emil Guillermo, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund;
Marcela Davison Aviles, San Jose Mexican Heritage Festival.
LAURA'S LAW - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announces plans to implement a version of "Laura's Law," a California measure which allows for court-ordered treatment of potentially dangerous mentally ill patients. The law is named for Laura Wilcox, a Nevada County woman who was murdered by a schizophrenic man with a history of violence. Lawmakers around the country are calling for such measures in the wake of recent mass shootings. But as Spencer Michels of PBS NewsHour reports, implementation of Laura's Law remains a challenge.
SUPER BOWL - Mark Purdy, sports columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, reports from New Orleans, where the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens are warming up for the Super Bowl. It's the sixth time the 49ers are playing in the NFL championship, but the first time that both they and the opposing team will be coached by brothers Jim and John Harbaugh. With construction on a new stadium underway, steadily rising ticket prices, and a potential sixth trophy in the winning, it's an exciting time for the Bay Area team.
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED 9: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 12:30 AM