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December 10, 2010


News Panel: Unemployment in California and the Prop 8 battle continues

While debate continues in Congress over the Bush tax cuts and on extending benefits for the unemployed, California leads the nation in the number of metropolitan areas with more than 15% unemployment. Judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in California. And more than one out of three African American students in California drops out before graduating high school.


  • Tom Abate, Business Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Howard Mintz, Legal Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
  • Jill Tucker, Education Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Climate Watch Conversation

As the Global Climate Conference concludes in Cancun, Mexico, Craig Miller assesses the outcome with Louis Blumberg, Director of the California Climate Change Team, The Nature Conservancy.


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KQED Coverage of Housing in the Bay Area

KQED reports on the housing crisis in the Bay Area.

Film School Shorts: Bottle
Watch Short Films from the 2016 PBS Online Film Festival

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