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December 9, 2011

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News Panel: The latest on the Occupy movement, the Prop 8 trial, and more

Even as Occupy camps are being torn down, the message of the movement seems to be resonating with policy makers. Gov. Brown, for example, has proposed an initiative for the November ballot to raise taxes on the highest income earners in the state. Also, a poll confirms the income gap has widened in California, as the middle class shrinks to below 50 percent of the population. A panel of judges on the 9th Circuit Court hears oral arguments on two issues related to Prop. 8. First, the release of the trial tapes, and second, whether Judge Vaughn Walker's 2010 decision striking down Prop. 8 constituted a conflict of interest because of his long term, same-sex relationship.

Guests:

  • Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
  • Scott Shafer, KQED Public Radio
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Kepler Discovery

Bay Area scientists using NASA's Kepler spacecraft have discovered an Earth-like planet in distant space. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the latest developments from the NASA Ames Research Center.

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Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary

Local Pearl Harbor survivors recount their experiences of the surprise attack, excerpted from the "This Is Us" series on KQED Plus.

 

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