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KQED’s The California Report



KQED’s statewide half-hour radio news program, providing daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.



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The California Report

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:01:05 +0000

California Attorney General Files Suit Against Border Wall State Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s border wall. He says plans to begin construction in San Diego and Imperial Counties could harm the state’s sensitive environmental resources. Reporter Jean Guerrero San Francisco Restaurateur Helps Mexico Victims From 1,500 Miles Away After a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Tuesday, volunteers have turned out by the thousands to help with the rescue efforts. And one Californian is also doing her part, even from fifteen-hundred miles away. Reporter Maya Kroth L.A.'s Oldest Catholic Church Commemorates Victims of Mexico Earthquake In Los Angeles, the city’s oldest Catholic Church, Our Lady Queen of Angels, is commemorating victims with several days of special services. Our LA bureau chief Steven Cuevas spoke to associate pastor Luis Estrada Rivera, who says many of his parishioners have deep ties to Mexico. Reporter Steven Cuevas


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The California Report

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:35 +0000

Mexico Earthquake Kills Over 200 Over two hundred people were killed in Mexico due to a seven-point-one magnitude earthquake near Mexico City. Reporter Penny Nelson Anxiety High in LA's Boyle Heights After Mexico Earthquake In Los Angeles, anxiety is running high as relatives wait for word that their loved ones in Mexico are safe. The California Report's John Sepulvado takes us to the Boyle Heights neighborhood. Reporter John Sepulvado Bill Limiting Drug Price Hikes Heads to Governor Brown Governor Jerry Brown must decide next month whether to sign a controversial bill that would force pharmaceutical companies to justify big price hikes on drugs. The industry has put up a big fight. Reporter April Dembosky


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The California Report

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:32:06 +0000

State Immigrant Protection Bills Headed to Governor Brown's Desk State bills are piling up on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk that would increase protections for undocumented immigrants and their families -- in the workplace, in schools and in jails. Reporter Julie Small UC Berkeley Says Berkeley Patriot Missed Deadline for "Free Speech Week" Venues A conservative student publication known as the Berkeley Patriot invited political commentators Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos and Former White House strategist Steve Bannon to speak as part of what the group is calling "Free Speech Week." According to the university, the student organization missed required filing and payment deadlines for holding such an event in one of the large indoor venues. Penny Nelson talks with Pranav Jandhyala, co-founder and news editor of the Berkeley PAtriot Reporter Penny Nelson


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The California Report

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:21:13 +0000

Feinstein Remains Undeclared on 2018 Senate Run California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein isn't publicly committing to seeking a fifth Senate term in 2018. Reporter Penny Nelson Sealed Records Bill Heads to Governor Brown a bill that could help thousands of Californians overcome a persistent obstacle to getting a job or housing is heading to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Reporter Scott Shafer


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The California Report Magazine

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:45:31 +0000

For Isolated Trinity County Residents, One Man Is Their Food Lifeline Trinity County is one of those places that doesn’t get in the news too often, unless it’s wildfire season like it is now. It’s a remote, rural part of northern California that can be breathtakingly beautiful. And it’s also one of the state’s most … Continue reading The California Report Magazine


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The California Report

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:28:57 +0000

Affordable Housing Bill Clears State Assembly Late last night, a group of bills to address California’s affordable housing crisis passed their toughest hurdle, a final vote in the State Assembly. Reporter Guy Marzorati Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren Pushes for DACA Vote South Bay Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren wants to force a vote on legislation to protect undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as kids from deportation. Reporter Marisa Lagos Congressman Jeff Denham on Supporting Dream Act Four Republican House members have come out in support of the Dream Act. Among them is Modesto Congressman Jeff Denham. Reporter John Sepulvado


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The California Report

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:28:08 +0000

Trump Denies DACA Deal with Democrats Late last night, Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi announced she, President Trump, and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer reached a deal on DACA, the rule allowing immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to stay in the country. This morning, President Trump tweeted no deal was made. Reporter Marisa Lagos New Poll Brings Mixed News for Feinstein, Harris A new statewide poll from UC Berkeley has mixed news for California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. Reporter Scott Shafer CA Health Officials Worried Over Plans to Gut Obamacare Marketing Budget State officials are worried about the Affordable Care Act, not only here, but in the rest of the country. Some of them traveled to Washington to Warn what could happen in other state if the Trump administration follows through on plans to gut the national marketing budget. Reporter April Dembosky


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The California Report

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:28:02 +0000

Census Bureau: One in Five Californians Lives in Poverty Despite high incomes, California has the highest rates of poverty in the nation. New Census Bureau data shows one in five Californians lives in poverty, after adjusting for the cost of living and welfare programs. Reporter John Sepulvado State Lawmakers Reject Lower Voting Age The voting age will remain at 18 years old in California, after a bill that would allow 17 year olds to cast a vote failed in the State Assembly on Tuesday. Reporter Guy Marzorati KPBS Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma An investigation by KPBS found claims that a resettlement agency encouraged refugee families in San Diego County to sign falsified leases in order to find housing in the area's tight rental market. Reporter Tarryn Mento


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The California Report

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:26:22 +0000

Controversial State Bill Enforces Price Hikes on Drugs A controversial state bill that would force pharmaceutical companies to justify big price hikes on drugs passed its last major hurdle in the Legislature last night. Reporter April Dembosky City of San Diego Approves Marijuana Businesses The San Diego City Council has voted to allow local businesses … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:57:55 +0000

Police Oversight Legislation Stalls in Sacramento After a series of fatal shootings of unarmed black men by police across the nation in recent years, you might think efforts to police the police would have a good chance of passing in Sacramento. But as Marisa Lagos, from KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk, reports, that's not the case. San Francisco City College Goes Tuition-Free San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the world. But now it’s handing out something for free to all of its residents: a community college education. The California Report’s Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the details.


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The California Report Magazine

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 23:30:12 +0000

Oakland Residents Say Tent Encampments Threatening Neighborhoods In many California cities, homelessness has reached a boiling point. There’s not enough housing or space. And tent encampments are cropping up in neighborhoods where they’re not always welcome. That’s happening big time in Oakland, where complaints about homelessness have increased more than 700 percent over the last … Continue reading The California Report Magazine


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The California Report September 8, 2017

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:50:56 +0000

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Rescind Title IX Sexual Assault Guidelines The University of California says it will continue to root-out instances of sexual assault and harassment – this despite a federal push to change current rules. Here’s the California Report’s education reporter Ana Tintocalis. California lawmakers Debate Groundbreaking Energy Goal California lawmakers are debating … Continue reading The California Report September 8, 2017


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The California Report September 7, 2017

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:00:02 +0000

Legislative Roundup: What Bills are on The Table in Sacramento Hundreds of bills await final action by state lawmakers in Sacramento before the end of the year recess in just over a week.   Guy Marzorati, reporter for KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk joins us from Sacramento. Silicon Valley Tech Execs Respond to DACA … Continue reading The California Report September 7, 2017


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The California Report September 6, 2017

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:04:46 +0000

Thousands Hit the Streets in Los Angeles in Support of DACA Now that the decision’s been announced to end the DACA program in the next 6 months, elected leaders in Southern California are rallying to the defense of ‘Dreamers’ living in the L.A. Area. Here’s more from our LA bureau chief Steven Cuevas. Legal Options … Continue reading The California Report September 6, 2017


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The California Report September 5, 2017

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:44:59 +0000

Trump Administration announces end of DACA program for ‘Dreamers’ DACA…or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – will come to an end unless congress acts.  We talk to KQED’s L.A. Bureau Chief Steven Cuevas who has reaction and thoughts of “dreamers” in Los Angeles. Hundreds of Community College Students Use Crisis Text Line We hear from KPCC’s … Continue reading The California Report September 5, 2017


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The California Report

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:25:47 +0000

Closely Watched Bills Killed by Legislative Spending Committees Lawmakers in Sacramento have two weeks left before they wrap up for the year. Still on the table are affordable housing bills and the proposal to make California a sanctuary state. We recap what went down at the capitol just before the holiday weekend. Guests: Guy Marzorati … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:54:54 +0000

L.A. Immigrant Dad Returns Home After Release From ICE Detention A father was arrested by immigration agents and now he is back home. Romulo Avelica Gonzalez was released after six months in detention. Reporter Leslie Berestein Rojas John Ridley Explores Years Leading Up To 1992 LA Riots in His New Documentary Let’s go back to … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:00:10 +0000

Ponderosa Fire In Butte County Is Still Blazing And Residents Are Still Evacuating Cal Fire arrested a man earlier this week. He’s accused of starting a campfire outside a designated region. But now 10 homes are destroyed and evacaution orders are still effect. Two families are leaving their homes. Reporter Adia White No Reason to … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:57:11 +0000

Feinstein Advises Patience for Trump, Democrats Howl San Franciscans booed Senator Dianne Feinstein when she said it was too soon to call Donald Trump’s presidency a failure. Reporter Scott Shafer Central Valley Republican Jeff Denham Urges President Trump Not To End DACA Six Republican members including Jeff Denham sent a letter to President Trump last … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:36:52 +0000

California First Responders Assist Texans Affected by Hurricane Harvey Dozens of first responders from California are deep in the heart of flooded Texas, assisting in search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. That includes the state’s elite 70-member California Task Force One from Los Angeles. Reporter: Steven Cuevas Anxiety Grows as Uncertainty … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:02:38 +0000

Bay Area Counter Protesters Demonstrate Against Planned Far-Right Rallies Just weeks after a woman was killed in Charlottesville, two fringe right wing rallies were canceled by their organizers. But that didn’t stop thousands of mostly peaceful counter protesters from turning out anyways. Reporter: Erika Aguilar Holocaust Survivor Leads March in Berkeley There were many heartwarming … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report Special

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:00:04 +0000

Dubbed Liberty Weekend, right wing and white supremacist groups planned events in San Francisco on Saturday and in Berkeley today. Counter-demonstrations were planned all around SF and in the East Bay. Scott Shafer anchors coverage from KQED reporters live in the field during this hour, and at additional times as events warrant.


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The California Report Special

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:00:07 +0000

Dubbed Liberty Weekend, fringe right wing and white supremacist groups are organizing at Crissy Field in San Francisco on Saturday and at Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park on Sunday. Counter demonstrations are planned all around SF and in the East Bay. Scott Shafer anchors coverage from KQED reporters live in the field, today and tomorrow during this hour, and at additional times as events warrant.


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The California Report Magazine

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 00:45:32 +0000

At the California Museum’s New ‘Unity Center,’ Conversations Trump Confrontations This week the California Museum in Sacramento is celebrating a new exhibit called the Unity Center, and it’s opening the same weekend far-right rallies in Northern California are expected to draw white nationalists. That’s an eerie coincidence, because the idea for the center began nearly … Continue reading The California Report Magazine


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The California Report

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:23:55 +0000

California Supreme Court Leaves Most Of Proposition 66 In Place When voters passed Proposition 66 last year, they approved requiring the courts to resolve death penalty appeals within five years. That was challenged in court, and in a 5 to 2 decision Thursday, the California Supreme Court said that five year limit is more a … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:41:23 +0000

Bipartisan group of Lawmakers Introduces a New Clean Water Bill A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to create an annual fund of 140 million dollars. The money will pay for upgrades to over three hundred communities in the state that don’t have safe drinking water. Reporter Guy Marzorati Clean-up of a Battery Recycling Plant … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:46:55 +0000

Juvenile Justice Advocates Move to Strengthen Miranda Rights in Sacramento Yesterday, activists were in Sacramento lobbying legislators to strengthen Miranda Rights for juveniles. Reporter: Laura Klivans Sequoia National Monument’s Famous Big Trees Under Review by Trump Administration Any day now we’re expecting a decision from the Department of Interior about the fate of two dozen … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:41:47 +0000

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct San Diego Zoo researchers are in the midst of an effort to artificially inseminate a small group of Southern White Rhinos. It’s never been done before and it’s part of a desperate, last ditch effort to keep the Northern White Rhino from going extinct. Reporter: Erik … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:02:51 +0000

Californians Trek Across U.S. to View Eclipse This morning, the whole nation will stop everything and look up to see a natural wonder: the first total solar eclipse to cross the country in nearly 40 years and the first to cross the country from coast to coast in nearly 100 years. Essentially, the Moon will … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report Magazine

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:20:24 +0000

An Eclipse Made This Atheist Photographer Find God For the first time in 40 years, people throughout North America can view a solar eclipse. And thousands of Californians are heading up to Oregon or to other parts of the country where the eclipse will be total. A team from the University of California, Berkeley and … Continue reading The California Report Magazine


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