Inauguration 2017 Special

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In this one-hour special, we talk to lawmakers and ordinary citizens about the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, his agenda for the next four years, and what it means for Californians and the nation.

Inauguration Debrief with Scott Shafer
KQED Senior Editor for Politics and Government Scott Shafer talked with Thuy Vu about Donald Trump’s inauguration speech and the mood in the nation’s capital as protesters took to the streets and clashed with police.

CA Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris
Scott Shafer sat down with veteran California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who shared her concerns and hopes about President Trump’s first 100 days. He also spoke with Kamala Harris, California’s former attorney general, who begins her new role as a U.S. senator vowing to “fight” for the interests of California.

Harmeet Dhillon, CA GOP
Harmeet Dhillon, the national committeewoman for the California GOP, shared her thoughts about Trump’s administration and why she thinks opposition to the president’s policies could cost sanctuary cities dearly.

Californians Headed to D.C.
We hear from four Californians who traveled to the nation’s capital this week. Two attended the inauguration in support of the nation’s 45th president and two are participating in the Women’s March on Washington.

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Trump and California
Thuy Vu talked with political experts to discuss the day’s events and what lies ahead for California under the Trump administration. Guests: Carla Marinucci, Politico; John Sepulvado, KQED's California Report; Lanhee Chen, The Hoover Institution.

Leon Panetta on National Security
Former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta weighs in on the national security and foreign policy challenges facing the incoming administration.

Sacramento Politics
KQED’s California Politics and Government Reporter Marisa Lagos talked with key party strategists about how the Trump era could play out in Sacramento. Guests: Angie Tate, California Democratic Party and Kristin Olsen, California Republican Party.

Letters to the President
Bay Area high school and college students record video letters to the President about their most pressing concerns.