This production from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University provides an in-depth look at issues of importance to Californians.
Water Conservation (#504) Duration: 26:47 STEREO TVG
California has been in a state of drought emergency since January of 2014, we have seen long periods of little rain fall, government mandated water usage reduction, and depleting ground water. The biggest issue is not that we don't have any water, but rather we have not properly conserved water. Equal Time correspondent Jessica Munday, dives into the topic of water conservation and what the county and the San Jose State campus is doing to help the situation. This Equal Time episode will touch on the uses of water for individuals and their ability to help the effort, the ideas of recycled water and purified water, as well as industrial and irrigation conservation efforts. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Mma Risks (#505) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
As mixed martial arts has grown to become a popular practice sport, some people are reexamining the safety risks. Fighters who participate expose themselves to punches to the face, limbs twisted out of joints and suffocation from a headlock. In this episode of Equal Time fighters, coaches and their loved ones share their personal experiences on getting injured and causing injury. Correspondent Justin San Diego discusses if the risk is worth the reward. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Shared Space: Students and the Homeless/Library (#506) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The Martin Luther King Jr. Library is one of the largest public libraries in California and has won several national awards. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, It's the home to San Jose State students. However, the library is also a popular gathering place for homeless people. Some SJSU students are not happy with sharing the library, but others say the homeless have the same right as the students because it's a public place. In this episode of Equal Time correspondent Estephany Haro will show the adversities that homeless people have to overcome inside the MLK library and how the students and the homeless are able to co-exist.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Religious Outreach to Lgbtq (#507) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The horrifying mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando ignited a widespread spirit of support and outreach to the lesbian, gay, transgender, transsexual and queer communities around the world. People in many faith traditions focused more on the loss of humanity, and some began to rethink their attitudes and messages about a group of people who have been marginalized throughout mankind's history. An outspoken panel of top Bay Area religious leaders react to the mass shooting, and offer new insights on how religions can respond going forward. The panel includes: Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area; Rev. Saju Joseph, native of India and Pastor of St. Julie Billiart Parish in San Jose; Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church of San Jose; Rev. Jon Pedigo, Director of Projects for Peace and Justice, Diocese of San Jose; Prof. Bob Rucker, Director, SJSU School of Journalism and Mass Communications, San Jose.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Stis and Students (#508) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
College students are accustomed to regular testing, but many shy away from one type of exam: tests for sexually transmitted infections. Sexual culture on a college campus can carry serious health consequences, and students do not always understand the importance of regular testing. Equal Time correspondent Raven Swayne brings the problem out in the open. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Not Always A Drag (#509) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Many people remain confused about the definition of a drag queen. Is it a job? A gender preference? Or an art form? A plethora of drag acts have emerged following the success of Rupaul's Drag Race on the Logo TV network. These performers are redefining the new face of drag. By being able to artistically and sexually express themselves drag queens have become role models for many LGBT people. Correspondent Justin San Diego show us that many of these queens face judgment, but if they can rise above it they can become a hero in their community. Hosted by Bob Rucker, Director of the San Jose State School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me