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November 12, 2010

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News Panel: Ranked choice voting, state parks struggle, next America's Cup

"Ranked choice voting" produces a major upset in Oakland as Jean Quan defeats Don Perada for mayor. State parks struggle to stay open after voters reject Proposition 21 which would have provided new funding. San Francisco is one of two cities in the running for the next America's Cup, but the prestigious sailing race has generated a battle between last year's winner, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and the San Francisco Giants over waterfront development.

Guests:

  • Aimee Allison, Reporter, OaklandSeen.com
  • Paul Rogers, Environment Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
  • Tom Vacar, Consumer Editor, KTVU News
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Special Report on Women Veterans

Women make up about 14 percent of the U.S. military today and are in more combat situations now than in past wars. KQED's Scott Shafer met with Bay Area female veterans about the particular challenges women face after their military service and what support is available to them.

 

Also on KQED.org this week ...

The New Environmentalists: From Chicago to Karoo
KQED Celebrates the Earth

April 22 is Earth Day, but KQED is celebrating our planet all month long. Tune in for special programs, attend special events, and find more resources online.

View of a dry Mt. Diablo from Briones Regional Park in the East Bay. (Lauren Sommer/KQED)
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