Donate
This Week in Northern California, with host Belva Davis, airs Fridays at 7:30pm on KQED 9HD

Video Archive

Episodes by Date

Calendar is loading...
Loading...

KQED e-Newsletters

Newsletters

Get regular updates on great programs and events

More from KQED

Stories From This Week's Episode

March 22, 2013

null

Proposition 8 Path to U.S. Supreme Court

More than four years after California voters approved Proposition 8, the state's ban on same sex marriage gets a full hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 26th. The high court will also hear oral arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA. This comes as recent polls show a significant jump in support for same-sex marriage. The political climate has also shifted. President Obama and some prominent Republicans have recently voiced support for gay marriage. We look back at the series of events leading to this historical moment.

null

Newsmaker Interview: Gavin Newsom

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom recalls his controversial decision as mayor of San Francisco to grant marriage licenses to gay couples in 2004. His actions helped to energize supporters of traditional marriage.

null

Newsmaker Interview: Andrew Pugno

Attorney Andrew Pugno, General Counsel for Protect Marriage.com -- sponsors of Proposition 8 -- talks about the legal defense he is helping to present to the U.S. Supreme Court.

null

Legal Analysis

Legal experts explain what issues are before the high court, and how the possible outcomes could have an impact in California and beyond.

Guests:

  • Vik Amar, UC Davis School of Law
  • Jane Schacter, Stanford Law School
null

Web Extra: Gavin Newsom

Newsom discusses Americans' changing attitudes on same-sex marriage, including those of his father and grandfather.

 

Also on KQED.org this week ...

Sid the Science Kid at California Academy of Sciences
KQED Summer Fun Adventures

This summer, KQED is partnering with tons of fun places in the Bay Area offering exciting adventures and special savings when you show your MemberCard.

Summer Arts Guide
San Francisco Opera on KQED

Get your front row seat at one of the leading opera companies in the world! Shot in brilliant HD, the fifth season of San Francisco Opera's acclaimed series brings you four spectacular productions performed by world-class singers.

Sponsored by