Stories From This Week's Episode
June 17, 2011
Gov. Brown labels the new budget "unrealistic," vetoing the plan less than a day after its passage by Democrats in the state legislature. Two landmark rulings are reached in cases involving same-sex marriage. San Jose police officers accept a 10 percent pay cut hoping to limit layoffs in the face of an escalating citywide homicide rate.
- John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, KQED Public Radio
- Josh Richman, Legal and Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
- Bobby White, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
With "Let Me Down Easy," solo performer Anna Deavere Smith portrays more than twenty different characters, patients and doctors alike, who struggle to find grace, compassion and strength of spirit as they navigate the healthcare system. Deavere Smith talks with KQED's Dave Iverson about the inspiration for her critically-acclaimed show, which runs through July 10 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.