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September 30, 2011


News Panel: California's prison realignment plan, SF's race for DA, and more

California's groundbreaking prison realignment plan takes effect Saturday, October 1st, and counties are frantically preparing for the influx of low-level offenders to be re-directed from the state's crowded prison system. San Francisco's race for district attorney heats up with calls for DA George Gascon to release confidential documents related to DNA analysis in the San Francisco Police crime lab. Parents, teachers and students protest the closure and consolidation of several Oakland elementary schools, which would relocate almost 1,000 kids and save the cash strapped district about $2 million.


  • Scott Shafer, KQED Public Radio
  • Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle

Randall Kline, Founder and Executive Director of SFJAZZ

A conversation with executive director Randall Kline about the 29th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival's exciting line-up of artists and programs, and a preview of the new SFJAZZ Center opening next year in Hayes Valley.


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Recycling Demystified on Bay Curious
KQED Coverage of Housing in the Bay Area

KQED reports on the housing crisis in the Bay Area.

Film School Shorts: Bottle
Watch Short Films from the 2016 PBS Online Film Festival

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