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February 26, 2010

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News Panel for Feb 26, 2010

Time is up for the special session on the state's budget crisis, Anthem Blue Cross rate hikes in the face of Obama's health care summit, Toyota slams on the brakes at the NUMMI plant in Fremont, with a special report by PBS NewsHour Correspondent Spencer Michels and is tomorrow's energy solution Blooming in Silicon Valley?

Guests:

  • John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, KQED Public Radio
  • Rebecca Smith, Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Tom Abate, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Victoria Colliver, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
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California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott

Chancellor Scott speaks with us from Sacramento about the challenges facing Community colleges with the state's budget cuts and what students can expect in the coming year.

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The Fillmore Project

We follow two Bay Area artists -- choreographer Jacinta Vlach and saxophonist Howard Wiley -- as they start work on a new dance theater production about San Francisco's Fillmore District. "The Fillmore Project" is a tribute to the cultural legacy of the neighborhood once known as "The Harlem of the West." This is a Spark production for This Week in Northern California.

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Food and Wine This Week

Check, Please! Bay Area's Leslie Sbrocco speaks with Bay Area Bites bloggers, Thy Tran and Stephanie Im about celebrating the food and traditions of Chinese New Year.

 

Also on KQED.org this week ...

Lake Donner
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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