Stories From This Week's Episode
March 18, 2011
News Panel: The CA Republican Party's convention and the constitutionality of SF's ranked choice voting system
The California Republican Party kicks off its convention Friday in Sacramento as the state's budget battles continue. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals considers the constitutionality of the controversial ranked choice voting system in San Francisco, approved by voters in 2002. California hospitals must now disclose how many patients contract infections while under their care.
- Josh Richman, Legal and Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
- Bob Egelko, Legal Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, The California Report, KQED Public Radio
Climate Watch Senior Editor Craig Miller talks with Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board about implementing AB 32, the state's renewable energy goals and promoting alternative transit.
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.