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October 28, 2011


News Panel: The latest on Occupy Oakland, the SF Mayor's Race, and more

Governor Brown proposes a sweeping pension reform plan, raising the retirement age and trimming benefits for many state workers. The police crackdown in Oakland gets national attention. In the aftermath, both sides ponder what's next for the Occupy movement. The San Francisco Mayor's Race grows heated amid allegations of voter fraud, questionable funding practices and discrimination.


  • Mina Kim, KQED News
  • Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
  • Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle

Ranked Choice...Easy as 1, 2, 3?

San Francisco voters passed ranked choice or "instant runoff" voting in 2002. But this is the first time it will be put to the test in a competitive mayoral race. And, as KQED's Scott Shafer discovers, it's changing not only the way voters cast their ballots, but also how candidates campaign for their vote.


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KQED Summer Fun Adventures
Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul

Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul is chef Jacques Pépin's final television cooking series. Get recipes, view behind-the-scenes photos and more!

Latino Heritage Month - On Two Fronts
"Future of You" Looks at Digital Health and Big Data

Explore how emerging technologies are revolutionizing medicine and how an explosion of information is changing the way we manage our health.

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