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About the Program

On February 16, 1990, KQED introduced a new weekly public affairs program, This Week in Northern California. The program's creators set out to offer insightful, thought-provoking roundtable discussions with local journalists about issues and events affecting Northern California.

Almost 20 years later on October 9, 2009, KQED unveiled a re-vamped This Week in Northern California and new website. Anchored in the news of the week and the Bay Area community, the program follows a magazine format and continues its strong commitment to news and public affairs, while broadening the range of topics to include the arts, culture, science, history, food and classic clips from the KQED archives.

Veteran journalist and host Belva Davis retired from the anchor chair on November 9, 2012 following an enormously successful career with This Week interviewing a variety of guests and leading discussions among local reporters who contribute their expertise and analysis.

The website invites the community to watch complete episodes and segments, view photo slideshows and video found only online, suggest stories and questions for guests, subscribe to the podcast, follow top news stories via Twitter, and comment.

This Week aims to serve Northern California with quality information about this place we call home.


Grateful appreciation for support from a charitable gift annuity established by our late co-founder, Jonathan C. Rice

This Week in Northern California is a production of KQED.

This Week airs on KQED 9HD Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4pm. Repeat broadcasts can be seen on KQED's digital channels and KQET.

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Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack

The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).

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"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area

KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.

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