California’s June 5 Primaries
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox has advanced to second place, surpassing former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, according to a new poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom remains in the lead. Meanwhile, a crowded field of congressional candidates in California and the state’s top two primary system could handicap Democrats’ efforts to challenge Republican incumbents.
- Marisa Lagos, KQED politics and government reporter
- Christine Mai-Duc, L.A. Times politics reporter
- Sean Walsh, Wilson Walsh consulting
NBA Finals Game 1
Last night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Thursday’s game delivered high drama, with Golden State winning 124-114 in overtime. Cleveland’s LeBron James carried his team with 51 points, but it wasn’t enough to carry a win. We get a preview of what the rest of the finals could look like and if the Warriors are on their way to clinching their third NBA championship.
- Bonta Hill, 95.7 The Game co-host
- Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com reporter
Roy Wood Jr. at Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest
Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest kicks off this weekend in San Francisco. The three-day festival, which got underway Friday, is featuring performances from more than 70 comedians and musicians, including San Francisco’s own Third Eye Blind and hip-hop legends Salt-N-Pepa, while comedy giants Amy Schumer and Jon Stewart will headline two of the nights. Festival-goers will also get a chance to take selfies at interactive exhibits, including a South Park-themed county fair and a presidential library consisting of tweets. KQED’s Sheraz Sadiq caught up with one of the performers, “The Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood Jr.