San Francisco Mayor-elect London Breed
This week, London Breed made history when she became the first African-American woman to become mayor of San Francisco. She narrowly prevailed against Mark Leno, the first openly gay man elected to the California State Senate. A native of San Francisco, Breed was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2012. She sat down with KQED Senior Editor of Politics and Government Scott Shafer to talk about her historic victory and top priorities.
A federal judge this week approved a merger between AT&T and Time Warner. The Justice Department had sued in November to block the merger, saying that it would lead to unfair competition and higher prices for consumers. Also this week, electric car maker Tesla said it would slash 9 percent of its workforce in a bid to be profitable, while rules adopted by the Obama administration on net neutrality ended.
- Jeremy C. Owens, Tech Editor and San Francisco Bureau Chief, MarketWatch
- Ina Fried, Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios
Michael Eric Dyson’s What Truth Sounds Like
Before he was assassinated in 1968, former Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy was an early champion of the civil rights movement. He was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that ended segregation in the U.S. But his thinking on race evolved further after a challenging meeting with author James Baldwin and other leading African-American activists. In a new book, What Truth Sounds Like, Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson chronicles that fateful meeting and how that conversation continues 50 years later.