Stories From This Week's Episode
January 13, 2012
News Panel: The latest on the Citizens Redistricting Commission, Oakland layoffs, and Ross Mirkarimi
The California Supreme Court considers which Senate maps to use in the fight over the new lines drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. The City of Oakland will send layoff notices to hundreds of city workers to make up for the loss of redevelopment funds. There are calls for the resignation of newly-sworn in San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who may face domestic violence charges.
- Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Times
- Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
- Barbara Taylor, KCBS Radio
After the 1978 assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, Moscone's story slipped beneath the headlines while Milk's dominated. Jonathan Moscone, George's son, tells his personal story and in a compelling way: through theater. Berkeley Rep's production of "Ghost Light," written by artistic director Tony Taccone and directed by Moscone, is a re-imagination of history, memory, fathers and sons. Combining the arc of the play's creation with reflections about Mayor Moscone and the times in which he lived, "The Memory Be Green" offers perspective on history and the role of art in bringing insight to both. "Ghost Light" plays at Berkeley Repertory Theater through February 19. "The Memory Be Green" airs on KQED-9 on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:30pm. Watch the full film online.
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.