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October 22, 2010

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ELECTION SPECIAL for October 22, 2010

The stakes for California are high in the November 2nd election, and the differences between the candidates and the directions they want take the state are many. This Week in Northern California's Election Special starts at the top of the ballot with tight races for Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senate and state Attorney General. We look at hotly contested local races from Stockton to Oakland and Richmond, explain key state and local ballot propositions, and assess new and critical influences on this election.

Guests:

  • John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, KQED Public Radio
  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Political Editor, Contra Costa Times
  • Josh Richman, Regional Legal & Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
  • Rachel Gordon, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
 

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).

Yo Yo Ma
"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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