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January 18, 2013

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News Panel: Gun Control, Immigration Reform, and more

With preparations underway in Washington, D.C. for Monday's historic Presidential Inauguration taking place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Obama administration took a shot at federal gun control policy. Comprehensive immigration reform is also being tackled, with the Republican Party looking to expand its reach to the increasingly diverse electorate. KQED's Scott Shafer reports from Washington on how California lawmakers are hoping to guide legislation.

Guests:

  • Scott Shafer, KQED Public Radio
  • Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Debra Saunders, San Francisco Chronicle
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Conversation with Gov. Jerry Brown

In an exclusive interview, Gov. Jerry Brown talks about his plans for shaping California's future. With a balanced budget in hand and the bold declaration that the state's prisons are no longer in a state of emergency, Gov. Brown talks with PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels about what's next: better funding for schools, improving gun control, and pushing through high speed rail and water projects. The governor also deflects the notion that he's thinking about his legacy.

 

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