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January 29, 2010

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Reporter Roundtable for Jan 29, 2010

California's high speed rail gets a financial lift from Washington, the effort to include minorities in the state's shifting political landscape, final testimony in the Proposition 8 trial and a look into the allocation of stimulus funds in California's wine country.

Guests:

  • John Wildermuth, Writer, Fox and Hounds Daily
  • Lance Williams, Senior Reporter, California Watch
  • Scott Shafer, Host, California Report, KQED Public Radio
  • Tom Vacar, Consumer Editor, KTVU News
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Earthquake Preparedness: How Retrofitting Makes a Difference

Geologists say major earthquakes happen on the Hayward fault every 140 years on average. The last time was 1868, so we are one year overdue. This story from KQED's Quest series shows how scientists and community members are working to prepare for what may be the next big one.

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Food and Wine This Week

Leslie Sbrocco, host of Check, Please! Bay Area in a new segment on local food and wine trends. This week, a conversation about restaurants and the recession and underground food markets with two bloggers from KQED's Bay Area Bites website.

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Oakland School for the Arts

In a city that is challenged by crime and drugs, Oakland School of the Arts demonstrates that the arts can help young people stay off the streets and flourish in classrooms, on stage, and in recital halls. This intimate look at young aspiring artists -- and the teachers who guide them -- was produced by filmmaker Jenny Chu as a student at the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

 

Also on KQED.org this week ...

Homeless College Student
Homeless U: How Students Study and Survive on the Streets

As part of its SF Homeless Project, KQED profiles college students who live in cars, couch surf and sneak into campus buildings to spend the night.

Film School Shorts: Sequin Raze
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Featuring the best short student films from major institutions like NYU, Columbia University, UCLA, USC and University of Texas, that have wowed audiences at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride and SXSW.

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