Equal Time is a production of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. It provides an in-depth look at issues of importance to Californians.
Taking The Shot: The Vaccine Debate (#402) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVG
Whether children should be vaccinated is a topic of debate. This segment looks into a life of a new family taking their child through the process of immunization for the first time. Correpondent Dustin Dorsey takes a look into the reasoning of the people in the spotlight of this debate, which includes the generation of college students preparing to start families of their own. Finally, a roundtable discussion with a mother, a nurse, a doctor, and a former elementary school teacher on why exactly this debate even exists. Expert guests: Angela Campbell- Registered Nurse in Genetics and Lauren Hidalgo- MD, Co-medical Chief of Staff, SJSU Health Center.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Gun Restrictions: Friend Or Foe (#403) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVG
The second amendment gives citizens the right to own a firearm. Correspondent Rebecca Lapena discusses the pros and cons of gun education. The term "gun education" implies that citizens should have the option to be correctly educated on why, when, and how to safely use a gun. This episode of Equal Time takes us to the firing range, and also introduces us to the relative of a gun shot victim. Guest Community leaders: Joe Green, Correctional Officer and Michael Barnes, University Police Department Officer.
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Lick Observatory: Silicon Valley's science inspiration (#404) Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVG
Correspondent Brenda Norrie leads a discussion about the need to keep this Bay Area icon open. Google just donated $1million, and questions arise as to why this is important, especially in a time where American youth tends to focus on the arts and entertainment rather than the math and sciences as compared to the Space Age. Lick Observatory has been part of the Bay Area's history, so with a plethora of newcomers coming in, it's important to remember why San Jose came to be. The observatory has made significant astronomical discoveries, such as several moons of Jupiter, extrasolar planets, and even multiple planet systems. Education experts: Alex Filippenko, UC Berkeley Astrophysicist and Aaron Romanowsky, physics and astronomy professor at SJSU.
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Episode #405 Duration: 28:30 STEREO TVG
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me