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February 3, 2012

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News Panel: The latest on Facebook's IPO announcement, Occupy Oakland, and more

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.

Guests:

  • Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat
  • Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group
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Coit Tower Murals at Risk

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.

 

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