Stories From This Week's Episode
February 3, 2012
On Saturday an estimated 50,000 voters in Nevada will participate in the "first in the West" Republican presidential caucuses. We'll hear why Californians make the trek to Nevada to help get out the vote, and which candidates may benefit from their efforts. Speculation runs rampant in the wake of Facebook's IPO announcement. The multi-billion dollar offering has the potential to turn up to a third of Facebook employees into millionaires. Could it boost California's struggling economy? In the wake of heated clashes during Occupy Oakland protests last Saturday, an Alameda county judge orders activists to stay away from the plaza where protesters burned an American flag stolen from City Hall.
- Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
- Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat
- Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group
The WPA murals at Coit Tower are some of the most treasured public artworks in San Francisco. Due to the ravages of foggy weather and neglect, they face an uncertain future. PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports on a new effort to preserve the murals.
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.