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June 24, 2011

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News Panel: The latest on the California budget, education funding, and MUNI

Controller John Chiang docks state lawmakers' pay until they bring him a balanced budget while Gov. Brown considers his next move. With fifteen percent of California school districts on the brink of financial insolvency, could new tax proposals help stabilize education funding? In the wake of this month's management shakeup and a new labor contract, San Francisco Muni, the Bay Area's largest transit system, could be poised for big changes.

Guests:

  • Wyatt Buchanan, Sacramento Bureau Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Ana Tintocalis, Education Reporter, KQED Public Radio
  • Rachel Gordon, City Hall Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
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Climate Watch Conversation with Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service

Climate Watch Senior Editor Craig Miller discovers why Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service calls climate change "the greatest threat" to our national park system. With rising temperatures, extended fire seasons and foreign plant species threatening some of California's most treasured parks, Jarvis discusses actions underway to respond to the crisis.

 

Also on KQED.org this week ...

Sid the Science Kid at California Academy of Sciences
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Summer Arts Guide
San Francisco Opera on KQED

Get your front row seat at one of the leading opera companies in the world! Shot in brilliant HD, the fifth season of San Francisco Opera's acclaimed series brings you four spectacular productions performed by world-class singers.

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