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June 24, 2011


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.


  • Wyatt Buchanan, Sacramento Bureau Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Ana Tintocalis, Education Reporter, KQED Public Radio
  • Rachel Gordon, City Hall Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

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.


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