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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

Zakheim: The Art of Prophetic Justice

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.


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