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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 ...

The New Environmentalists: From Chicago to Karoo
KQED Celebrates the Earth

April 22 is Earth Day, but KQED is celebrating our planet all month long. Tune in for special programs, attend special events, and find more resources online.

View of a dry Mt. Diablo from Briones Regional Park in the East Bay. (Lauren Sommer/KQED)
Where's the Rain?

KQED covers news about California's drought, offers water-saving tips, and more.

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