Stories From This Week's Episode
April 8, 2011
News Panel: Possible federal shutdown, Barry Bonds' perjury trial, and more on the San Bruno explosion
The clock is ticking as government leaders in Washington, D.C. remain deadlocked in last minute negotiations to avoid a federal shutdown at midnight on Friday. More than 7 months after the explosion in San Bruno, victims criticize PG&E and demand pipeline safety at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing. Barry Bonds' perjury trial wraps up with closing arguments.
- Carolyn Lochhead, Washington Correspondent, San Francisco Chronicle
- David R. Baker, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
European Union Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard speaks with Senior Editor Craig Miller about working with California leaders on climate policy. The Commissioner met with Gov. Brown and business executives at a conference on climate related issues and policy.
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.