Stories From This Week's Episode
April 23, 2010
The San Francisco crime lab scandal shakes up the SFPD and the District Attorney's office, the California State Assembly votes to confirm Senator Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor, and "Operation Knockout" in Salinas results in mass gang arrests.
- Josh Richman, Legal and Political Affairs, Oakland Tribune
- Julia Reynolds, Reporter, Monterey Herald
- Rachel Gordon , Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Craig Miller from KQED's Climate Watch speaks with Michael Brune, newly appointed Executive Director of the Sierra Club and author of "Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal," about his organization's goals and the evolution of the environmental movement.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
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).
"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.