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March 26, 2010


News Panel for March 26, 2010

What does the historic health care system overhaul mean for California's citizens, government and businesses? Governor Schwarzenegger appeals an Alameda County Judge's ruling to halt furloughs for state employees and Google follows through on its pledge to stop delivering a censored search service to China.


  • Eric Savitz, West Coast Editor, Barron's
  • Marisa Lagos, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, KQED Public Radio

California's Lost Salmon

Salmon season in Oregon and California has been closed for an unprecedented two years due to a sharp decline in fish population. As the 2010 season approaches, KQED's Quest series looks at efforts to protect the coho salmon in Northern California and explores the important role salmon play in the native ecosystem.


Introducing John Boland

John Boland departed KQED a little more than three years ago to become Chief Content Officer at PBS. He returned this week as Northern California Public Broadcasting's (NCPB) new President and CEO. Belva Davis talks with John about the future relevance of public media and his hopes for KQED/NCPB.


Torah Scribe

Spark heads to San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum, where Julie Seltzer, a female scribe known as a soferet, is breaking ground by writing out an entire Torah. Being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field, Seltzer continues to make history, one letter at a time, at the museum until October 3, 2010. A Spark production for This Week in Northern California.


Food and Wine This Week

Leslie Sbrocco is back with Stephanie Rosenbaum, blogger from Bay Area Bites, and Jeannie Choe, creator of the San Francisco Food Wars -- a local competition where seasoned chefs and home cooks alike compete for prizes and the title of SF Food Wars champion. In the latest round...Who can make the ultimate chocolate chip cookie?


Also on this week ...

KQED Summer Fun Adventures
Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul

Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul is chef Jacques Pépin's final television cooking series. Get recipes, view behind-the-scenes photos and more!

Latino Heritage Month - On Two Fronts
"Future of You" Looks at Digital Health and Big Data

Explore how emerging technologies are revolutionizing medicine and how an explosion of information is changing the way we manage our health.

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