Stories From This Week's Episode
December 28, 2012
This Week in Northern California takes a look at some of the highs and lows of the past year in California and beyond. Guest host Scott Shafer and panelists review some of the memorable stories of 2012 in politics and the election, the economy, the environment, local culture, and make a few predictions for next year.
This Week in Northern California returns with a new show on Friday, January 11, 2013
Tune in next week for Critical Condition, a half-hour special examining the crisis facing California hospitals.
- Josh Richman, Bay Area News Group
- Tyche Hendricks, KQED Public Radio
- Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News
- Tom Vacar, KTVU News
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.