Free Speech Fight
The fate of a much anticipated “Free Speech Week” sponsored by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley continues to be in limbo, as student organizers, campus officials and Yiannopoulos engage in an escalating war of words. Meanwhile, a group of faculty members spearheaded by professor Michael Mark Cohen is urging a boycott of the event, should it go forward. We talk to Professor Cohen about why he opposes the event.
- Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley professor
Latest Repeal and Replace Effort
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced today that he won’t back the latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Graham-Cassidy proposal would end the expansion of Medicaid, as well as federal subsidies for lower-income people to buy insurance, and instead create block grants to individual states.
- April Dembosky, KQED health reporter
- Scott Shafer, KQED Politics and Government senior editor
In 1987 a federal judge ordered the San Francisco Fire Department to allow women to join its ranks. Thirty years later, the department’s first female firefighters are being honored for proving that women can excel at this tough, dangerous job.
- Sara Coe
- Lt. Shelia Hunter
Meet John Chiang
John Chiang has been California’s state treasurer since 2015 and he’s now campaigning for a much bigger job – California’s next governor. Chiang believes his fiscal experience and years of public service will resonate with voters in 2018.