A Year After 'The Jungle,' San Jose's New Approach to Homelessness
As the weather turns wet and cold, it's hard not to notice the people living on the streets. Around this time last year, San Jose shut down "The Jungle," one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation. The city forced out about 300 people, but that's just a fraction of San Jose's homeless population. A year later, the Jungle is fenced off, and thousands of people are still camping out in creek beds and freeway underpasses all over the city. KQED's Rachael Myrow tells us San Jose is starting to shift its strategy towards the chronically homeless, following other cities with major homeless populations.
As Rains Arrive, Questions About Water Allocation Remain
The long-awaited rain has arrived -- and some early snow in the Sierra -- enough to have some ski resorts opening early, whereas last winter they were closing in January, in some extreme cases. But the drought hasn't gone anywhere yet, and here to talk about that is KQED's Science editor, Craig Miller.
Teaching Spanish to the Kids Isn't Easy for Second-Generation Parents
Fewer Latinos are speaking Spanish at home, as more of them are born and raised in the U.S. But, as KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas knows all too well, some second-generation parents in Los Angeles are trying to change that.
New Book Covers History of American Comedy, Including Its Darker Side
The subtitle of author Kliph Nesteroff's new book "The Comedians" tells all: "Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy." It's a comprehensive chronicle of the people who've made us laugh over the last century. But the often dark, desperate story is far from funny. Peter Gilstrap has more.
Big Think: Tackling Food Waste
The California Report's series "Big Think" asks our listeners to share their world-changing ideas in 10 words or less. Scientist Dana Gunders' Big Think: make wasting food a social taboo. Queena Kim has more.