Stories From This Week's Episode
October 15, 2010
Election campaign activity heats up with a spirited debate between the gubernatorial hopefuls, an onslaught of media ads and high-profile national politicians making appearances of support. Our examination of the ballot measures continues: Proposition 22 would prevent the state government from raiding local funds, while Prop. 24 would repeal recent corporate tax provisions that allow businesses to shift losses to prior tax years. And a federal judge rules the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay men and women in the military is unconstitutional.
- Randy Shandobil, Political Reporter, KTVU News
- Marisa Lagos, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Matthew Bajko, Assistant Editor, Bay Area Reporter
Climate Watch senior editor Craig Miller talks with Dan Kammen, a top UC Berkeley energy expert who's been named the World Bank's new renewable energy "czar." As Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Kammen will help shape policy and set overall energy strategy for the next 10 years.
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.