Stories From This Week's Episode
January 6, 2012
Belva Davis and San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer Carla Marinucci are in New Hampshire with a special report from the campaign trail. The Republican presidential candidates have hit the ground running for the January 10 first-in-the-nation primary, following Mitt Romney's narrow lead over Rick Santorum and Ron Paul in the Iowa caucuses.
- Belva Davis, KQED
- Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
- Marisa Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle
- Amy Standen, KQED's QUEST
Former San Francisco Chief of Police George Gascón is sworn in as District Attorney following his win in the November election. The first Latino to hold the office in San Francisco, he was appointed to the position a year ago by former Mayor Gavin Newsom when Kamala Harris was elected attorney general. Gascón discusses his philosophies on law enforcement, the impact of prison realignment and California's three-strikes sentencing law, and high school truancy programs to keep youth out of the system. He has pledged to make San Francisco the safest large city in the country.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.