What Are the Biggest Takeaways From Election Day in California?
The election is over, but the counting is not. Local election officials still have thousands of mail-in ballots that arrived at the last minute Tuesday, so final results in some close legislative races will take a while. But that doesn't mean we can't kick around the election takeaways. We talk with John Myers, senior editor of KQED's California Politics and Government Desk.
Volunteers Honor Unclaimed Remains of Forgotten Veterans
Each year around Veterans Day, we try to find ways to honor and remember the men and women who fought and died for this country. We wave flags and attend parades. Museums host exhibits and television and radio programs air tributes. Today, hear the story of one man who has turned memorializing vets into his job -- and his life's mission.
Sikh-American Women Explore Love in New Anthology
Followers of the Sikh faith have lived in California for a century. They're originally from India's Punjab region, and settled mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley. They've recently become victims of hate crimes across the country. In response, a new anthology written by Sikh-American women focuses on the theme of love.
California Foodways: California's Role in the Future of Coffee
The most commonly traded commodity in the world is oil. What comes in second? Coffee. It's been grown and loved since at least the 13th century in places like Indonesia, Ethiopia and Central and South America. As a serious fungus threatens the crop world-wide, scientists are mapping the coffee genome to learn more about this plant. But what role does California play in the future of this most beloved and lucrative crop?
L.A. Museum Preserves History of Cold War-Era Eastern Europe
This weekend marks 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, taking with it the Cold War and the Soviet Union. In a practical sense, it was also the end of East Germany. We visit a museum in Los Angeles that's preserving the era's history, and keeping those memories alive.