Stories From This Week's Episode
May 13, 2011
Educators and students demonstrated throughout the state this week against drastic cuts to education. New census data shows California's population is getting grayer with fewer children, and more ethnically diverse. California's high-speed rail receives federal money turned down by Florida, while the state Legislative Analyst's Office says the project is on track to cost much more than expected.
- Jill Tucker, Education Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Scott Shafer, Host, The California Report, KQED Public Radio
- Michael Cabanatuan, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
Climate Watch Senior Editor Craig Miller talks with Mindy Lubber, president of the Boston based nonprofit Ceres. The organization works to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity. This week, it held a conference in Oakland at which environmentalists, executives and investors from around the world gathered to consider ways for business to adopt environmentally sustainable practices.
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.