Stories From This Week's Episode
December 3, 2010
News Panel: Kamala Harris, overcrowding in California prisons, and the new Citizens Redistricting Commission
Kamala Harris becomes the first woman, the first African American and the first Indian American attorney general in California history. The United States Supreme Court takes up the issue of overcrowding in California prisons, while inmates are being sent to private prisons in other states. And California's new Citizens Redistricting Commission started this week and will remap the state's political landscape.
- Marisa Lagos, Sacramento Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Josh Richman, Political and Legal Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
- Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Political Editor, Contra Costa Times
From his New Deal mural at Coit Tower to haunting visions of the Holocaust, the vibrant work of Jewish American artist Bernard Zakheim is getting a long overdue tribute. This segment visits the exhibit "Bernard Zakheim: The Art of Prophetic Justice," which features his paintings and sketches, and the artist's son Nathan takes us on a quest to uncover what may be a long-hidden mural. Zakheim's artwork will be on display at the Jazz Heritage Center in San Francisco through Dec. 11, 2010; a companion photo exhibit will be up through Dec. 30, 2010.
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.