Gubernatorial Debate Gets Contentious
As election season officially begins, our panel delves into California politics and reviews the only scheduled gubernatorial debate before the November 4 election between Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican opponent, Neel Kashkari. The three-term governor has more money in his campaign chest and a solid lead over political newcomer Kashkari. The two sparred Thursday over education, the economy, high-speed rail and immigration reform.
• John Myers, KQED News
• Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
• Corey Cook, University of San Francisco
Freshmen Lawmakers May Create Change
The freshman class of California legislators is the largest since 1966, the year Ronald Reagan beat Pat Brown for governor. They were elected in 2012, the same year voters relaxed term limits and after new primary rules and political redistricting procedures took effect. As a result, these lawmakers are making an effort to get along, which could lead to real change. At the close of the legislative session, John Myers, Senior Editor of the KQED Politics and Government Desk hears from Assemblymembers on both sides of the aisle -- Democrats Marc Levine and Susan Eggman and Republican Melissa Melendez -- about the new political climate in the state capital.
Fall Arts Preview With "The Do List" Co-Host Cy Musiker
It's September, and theaters, dance companies, music organizations, museums, galleries and artists around the Bay Area are rolling out their schedules of upcoming offerings. We look at what the fall arts season brings -- from Brandi Clark to the Batsheva Dance Company. Cy Musiker, co-host of KQED's weekly arts calendar program The Do List, shares his top picks for local arts and performances.