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Saul Gonzalez

Host, The California Report

A Golden State native, Saul has been the Los Angeles co-host of The California Report since 2019, covering such issues as homelessness and housing policy, the state's response to climate change and the ravages of the Covid pandemic. Whenever possible, tries to be outside of the studio, connecting these big issues to the daily lives of Californians experiencing them in very personal ways.  

Before joining KQED, Saul worked for the PBS NewsHour, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, and public radio affiliate KCRW in Santa Monica, where he also hosted the podcast series "There Goes the Neighborhood" about gentrification. For his work, Saul has been honored with several Emmys and is a two-time winner of the L.A. Press Club's Radio Journalist of the Year Award.  

When not working, Saul spends his time trying to hone his amateur photography skills and spending as much time as possible in bookstores and coffee houses.
Twitter @SaulKQED
Angela Corral

Senior Editor, The California Report

Angela Corral is the senior editor of The California Report. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has worked in radio since 1998. She worked at KCBS for nearly 15 years and then served a short stint as news director at KGO. Angela has done just about every job in the newsroom and loves the collaborative environment and the excitement of it all. She’s never met an animal story she doesn’t like. When she’s not at work, Angela is probably watching baseball or taking pictures of her dog.
Twitter @kqedangela
Keith Mizuguchi

Producer, The California Report

Keith Mizuguchi is Producer for The California Report. Born and raised in the Bay Area, his passion for radio began all the way back in high school, as he was a staff member at the student-run radio station. He would continue his endeavors in radio, working at the campus station at San Jose State University. Eventually, he would turn to news and radio, working at all-news station KLIV in San Jose, KCBS in San Francisco and KNX in Los Angeles, before joining KQED in early 2021. Outside of news, Keith enjoys live music and exploring the food and drink scene wherever he is living.
Mary Franklin Harvin

Producer, The California Report

Mary Franklin Harvin grew up in a two-stoplight town in South Carolina, where she learned to analyze story structure by listening to elders on front porches. She earned her graduate degree from the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Before finding radio, she worked as a writer for former president Bill Clinton out of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation’s Harlem office. She first polished her radio chops with The Kitchen Sisters and at KALW, 91.7 FM, before coming to The California Report in 2019.
Twitter @emeffharvin
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Helping the Magical Monarch Butterfly; How California's Courts Fail to Disarm Abusers

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Hundreds of butterflies cluster on tree branches, making it look like an orange and black chandelier.
When monarch butterflies overwinter, they cluster on trees, making them look like orange and black chandeliers. (JHVEPhoto/iStock)

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How You Can Help Save the Monarch Butterfly and Other Pollinators

Western monarch butterflies migrate to California each year to wait out the cold months, traveling hundreds of miles. Initial reports say that more than 200,000 monarchs have gathered along the coast this winter, forming huge clusters in groves to stay warm. But the monarchs are in danger. Scientists say that back in the 1980s, millions of monarchs came to California each year. By 2020, that number dropped to fewer than 2,000. Our friends at the Bay Curious podcast have been digging into the threats facing these essential pollinators. Reporter Amanda Stupi visited Lake Merritt in Oakland, looking for answers.

California may have some of the toughest gun control laws in the country, but it often struggles to enforce those laws.  A new investigation from CalMatters, a nonprofit news outlet covering California policy and politics, finds that the state has failed to take guns away from thousands of domestic abusers. And those failures can have deadly consequences. CalMatters’ Robert Lewis brings us the tragic story of one young mother in the Central Valley.

WARNING : This story has graphic descriptions of violence and could be upsetting.