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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.



Last Build Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:01:00 PDT

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Paying for Privatization, Musical Rediscovery

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:00:00 PDT

As part of his plan for his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has proposed privatization as the best strategy for fixing up the countrys infrastructure -- things like pipes, roads and bridges. Well, in California, a number of communities have already privatized their drinking water systems. And for some small towns, that hasnt turned out so well for residents. Plus, have you ever created something, a piece of music, a drawing, a story -- and then forgotten about it -- only to have someone else -- find it years later and give it a new life? Hear the story of a gospel group from Fresno, whose 40-year-old recording has been rediscovered in a very big way.



Paying for Privatization, Musical Rediscovery

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:30:00 PDT

As part of his plan for his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has proposed privatization as the best strategy for fixing up the countrys infrastructure -- things like pipes, roads and bridges. Well, in California, a number of communities have already privatized their drinking water systems. And for some small towns, that hasnt turned out so well for residents. Plus, have you ever created something, a piece of music, a drawing, a story -- and then forgotten about it -- only to have someone else -- find it years later and give it a new life? Hear the story of a gospel group from Fresno, whose 40-year-old recording has been rediscovered in a very big way.



The California Report Magazine

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:28:21 PDT

As part of his plan for his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has proposed privatization as the best strategy for fixing up the countrys infrastructure -- things like pipes, roads and bridges. Well, in California, a number of communities have already privatized their drinking water systems. And for some small towns, that hasnt turned out so well for residents. Plus, have you ever created something, a piece of music, a drawing, a story -- and then forgotten about it -- only to have someone else -- find it years later and give it a new life? Hear the story of a gospel group from Fresno, whose 40-year-old recording has been rediscovered in a very big way.


Media Files:
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California Oil Sees Ally in Trump, Even if He Can't Really Help Them

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

President Trump has vowed to bolster the country's oil industry. Oil companies in California have cheered that, but it's not clear how much Trump can actually help them. There are global forces at work, and many state lawmakers have vowed to fight the president. The majority of the state's oil comes from Kern County in the Central Valley, so KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer went to visit.



Why This California Town's Water Costs Way More Than the National Average

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

President Trump has been talking a lot about privatization as the key to solving the country's infrastructure problems. He's proposed privatizing pipes, roads, bridges and more. In California, a number of communities have already privatized their drinking water systems. And for some small towns, that hasn't turned out so well for residents. We visit one of those towns, Lucerne, in Lake County.



Forgotten Fresno Recording Finds New Life in Oscar-Winning 'Moonlight'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

Have you ever created something, a piece of music, a drawing, a story -- and then forgotten about it, only to have someone else find it years later and give it a new life? We hear about a gospel group from Fresno, whose 40-year-old recording has been rediscovered in a very big way.



New Pop Music From Southern California

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

We're heading down south this week to see what's new in Southern California pop music, including a sultry single from Kera and the Lesbians, a return to recording for Spiral Stairs and an emotional album filled with social commentary from Quetzal.



Daughter Sees Big Difference Mom Made in Small California Town

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

Our partnership with the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State and StoryCorps continues with a mother and daughter. Doris Ceballos was the first woman in her family to graduate high school, drive a car or work outside of the home. She talks about the big role she played in the small town of Malaga, just outside of Fresno.



The California Report

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:43:46 PDT

California's Chief Justice: Trump Dissing Judges Threatens the Courts. Rural California Counties Could Be Hit Hard Under Obamacare Repeal. San Diego Congressman Under Fire for Alleged Misuse of Campaign Funds. Six Weeks After Crisis, Oroville Evacuation Orders Finally Lifted. California Air Agency Passes New, Tougher Methane Regulations. State Agency Releases Report on L.A.'s Bid to Host the Olympics.


Media Files:
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California's Chief Justice: Trump Dissing Judges Threatens the Courts

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Judges traditionally stay out of politics. But the chief justice of the California Supreme Court accused federal immigration officials of "stalking undocumented immigrants" at trial courts.



Rural California Counties Could Be Hit Hard Under Obamacare Repeal

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Repeal and Replace. You've heard those words often recently as Congressional Republicans look to end the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. But before the GOP repeals and replaces, it looks like they first have to rewind. Republicans have delayed a vote on their repeal and replace bill as it doesn't have the votes to pass, in part because the replacement is projected to hurt the very people that swept the Republicans -- and Donald Trump -- into power. That includes the 25 California counties that voted for him.



San Diego Congressman Under Fire for Alleged Misuse of Campaign Funds

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

The Department of Justice is looking into claims that California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter spent campaign contributions on personal items.



Six Weeks After Crisis, Oroville Evacuation Orders Finally Lifted

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

All evacuation orders and advisories have been lifted for areas around Oroville Dam, six weeks after residents had to leave in a hurry after an emergency spillway started eroding. But in the longer term there's still a lot of work to do to make sure the next rainy season doesn't bring more problems.



California Air Agency Passes New, Tougher Methane Regulations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Let's take a moment and look at greenhouse gasses. Last night, the California Air Resources Board has passed a new rule for monitoring and repairing methane leaks from oil and gas facilities.



State Agency Releases Report on L.A.'s Bid to Host the Olympics

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Let's go now to the year 2024. That's where a report released yesterday went as officials captured what Dreams of Olympic Rings in Los Angeles would look like.



California Companies Compete to Build Trump's Wall

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:32:59 PDT

California State University Board Votes to Raise Tuition. Affordable Housing Bond Moves Ahead in State Senate. Poll: Trump and His Policies a Tough Sell in California. California Companies Compete to Build Trump's Wall. Fresno Teenagers Accuse Border Patrol Agent of Sexual Assault. End Music. California Officials: State Will Lose $24 Billion by Decade's End Under GOP Health Plan. Howard University Sets Up Shop on Google Campus to Train Black Engineers.


Media Files:
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California State University Board Votes to Raise Tuition

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Despite protests and passionate pleas from students, the Cal State Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to raise tuition for the first time in several years.



Affordable Housing Bond Moves Ahead in State Senate

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

A $3 billion affordable housing bond is one step closer to going before California voters. The bill advanced through a Senate committee yesterday.



Poll: Trump and His Policies a Tough Sell in California

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

When it comes to Donald Trump, California is feeling lukewarm at best. In a new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California, about a third of Californians approve of the job he's doing as president.



California Companies Compete to Build Trump's Wall

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

President Trump's multibillion dollar project to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is moving full steam ahead. The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting proposals from contractors. This project is so unpopular in California that some cities say they'll bar companies from city contracts if they help build the wall and the state is considering divesting its employee pension fund from these businesses. But hundreds of vendors -- many in California -- are still trying to get in on what could be a financial bonanza.



Fresno Teenagers Accuse Border Patrol Agent of Sexual Assault

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Two teenagers in Fresno are accusing a border patrol agent of sexually assaulting them while in custody. The ACLU of California is seeking damages from U.S customs and Border Protection.



California Officials: State Will Lose $24 Billion by Decade's End Under GOP Health Plan

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

House Republicans could vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. That would be ironic, because Obamacare turns 7 years old today. The replacement could cut more than $24 billion from federal payments to California over the next decade, according to Gov. Jerry Brown.



Howard University Sets Up Shop on Google Campus to Train Black Engineers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Howard, the historically black university based in Washington D.C, is opening a "Howard West" in California. Howard computer science students will train at the Google campus in Mountain View.



The California Report

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:13:16 PDT

New Bill Aims to Overturn Ban on Marks Like Tildes and Accents on Official Documents. Fearing Immigration Crackdown, Some Go Into Hiding While Churches Prepare Sanctuaries. L.A. Congressman Adam Schiff Calls for Independent Commission to Investigate Trump.


Media Files:
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New Bill Aims to Overturn Ban on Marks Like Tildes and Accents on Official Documents

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

A birth certificate is a person's first official document, but what parents can put on it is limited in California, owing to a 30-year-old rule. A bill making its way through the state Legislature seeks to change that.



Fearing Immigration Crackdown, Some Go Into Hiding While Churches Prepare Sanctuaries

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

As the Trump administration steps up its enforcement against unauthorized immigrants, many are laying low to escape deportation. Some families have gone into self-imposed hiding. And several Southern California churches are preparing shelters for those who don't feel safe.



L.A. Congressman Adam Schiff Calls for Independent Commission to Investigate Trump

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

After a four-day visit to the nation's capital, Gov. Jerry Brown is heading back to California. Brown met with both California's Democratic and Republican congressional delegations Tuesday, and said he was "cautiously optimistic" that common ground could be found. Among the people Brown met with is Los Angeles Congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. We spoke with Schiff about the ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.



Ignored by Obamacare, Vasectomies Find a Champion in ?March Madness? Marketing

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:45:10 PDT

Mayors Organize 'Day of Immigration Action'. GOP Assemblyman Aims to Help Low-Income Drivers Pay for Parking Tickets. State Assembly Advances $3 Billion Parks Bond. Rep. Jackie Speier 'Not Confident' in House Committee Investigation into Russian Meddling. Ignored by Obamacare, Vasectomies Find a Champion in 'March Madness' Marketing. End Music.


Media Files:
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Mayors Organize 'Day of Immigration Action'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Mayors across the country are speaking out today on behalf of immigrants as part of the Cities Day of Immigration Action organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.



GOP Assemblyman Aims to Help Low-Income Drivers Pay for Parking Tickets

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

A Republican state legislator is joining forces with the American Civil Liberties Union on a bill to make it easier for low-income drivers to pay off their parking tickets.? Southern California Assemblyman Tom Lackey said a $68 citation can quickly balloon to more than $500 with late fees and other penalties.



State Assembly Advances $3 Billion Parks Bond

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Yesterday, the Assembly passed a $3 billion parks bond along party lines that could go before voters in 2018. Bill author Eduardo Garcia of the Coachella Valley says the state and local park improvements would be focused on low-income communities.



Rep. Jackie Speier 'Not Confident' in House Committee Investigation into Russian Meddling

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

The House Intelligence Committee spent five-and-a-half hours Monday examining Russia's efforts to hurt Hillary Clinton's chances in the November presidential election -- and whether the Trump campaign did anything to help. The Committee is chaired by Central Valley Republican Devin Nunes -- and three other Californians, all Democrats, are also on it, including San Mateo representative Jackie Speier. She spoke with KQED's Senior Editor for Politics and Government Scott Shafer.



Ignored by Obamacare, Vasectomies Find a Champion in 'March Madness' Marketing

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

The UCLA Bruins are the only California team left playing for the men's college basketball championship and more people are watching them and other teams play, at least compared to last year. Sunday's ratings for March Madness are at a 24 year high. Which means if you're selling insurance, or soda, or electronics, you're getting a bigger return on your ad investment. But what about vasectomies?



The California Report

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:29:20 PDT

Republican Congressman Faces Boisterous Crowd at Nevada County Town Hall. State Senators Look to Overhaul Juvenile Justice System.


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Republican Congressman Faces Boisterous Crowd at Nevada County Town Hall

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Health care dominated the conversation at a town hall held this weekend by Republican Congressman Doug LaMalfa.



State Senators Look to Overhaul Juvenile Justice System

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

In Sacramento, we are expecting two state senators to unveil a new set of criminal justice reform plans. Senators Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell want to change how juveniles are punished. They're mainly focused on programs that prevent juvenile crime, and that separate violent kids from non-violent youth offenders. Sen. Mitchell chairs the Senate Budget Committee, and she wants to change how we view many juvenile offenders.



Trumps First 50 Days, An Unusual Friendship

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:00:00 PDT

This week marks the halfway point of President Trumps first 100 days in office. During that time, he's taken aim at longstanding environmental policies on air and water pollution. While many Californians are protesting these moves Trump supporters are glad to see them. Plus, President Trump's promises to deport people in the country without authorization have people on edge, especially in California agriculture, where most workers are migrants and many are undocumented. With an ongoing labor shortage, farm workers aren't the only ones who are worried. Now our partnership with the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State and StoryCorps continues with a conversation in American Sign Language. Its between 67 year-old Armando Rivera, who is deaf, and his 58 year-old friend, Paul Barnett. They met by chance at a grocery store. Armando taught Paul how to sign. Theyve been friends ever since. Those stories and more, this week on The California Report Magazine.



Trumps First 50 Days, An Unusual Friendship

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:00 PDT

This week marks the halfway point of President Trumps first 100 days in office. During that time, he's taken aim at longstanding environmental policies on air and water pollution. While many Californians are protesting these moves Trump supporters are glad to see them. Plus, President Trump's promises to deport people in the country without authorization have people on edge, especially in California agriculture, where most workers are migrants and many are undocumented. With an ongoing labor shortage, farm workers aren't the only ones who are worried. Now our partnership with the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State and StoryCorps continues with a conversation in American Sign Language. Its between 67 year-old Armando Rivera, who is deaf, and his 58 year-old friend, Paul Barnett. They met by chance at a grocery store. Armando taught Paul how to sign. Theyve been friends ever since. Those stories and more, this week on The California Report Magazine.



The California Report Magazine

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:14:52 PDT

This week marks the halfway point of President Trumps first 100 days in office. During that time, he's taken aim at longstanding environmental policies on air and water pollution. While many Californians are protesting these moves Trump supporters are glad to see them. Plus, President Trump's promises to deport people in the country without authorization have people on edge, especially in California agriculture, where most workers are migrants and many are undocumented. With an ongoing labor shortage, farm workers aren't the only ones who are worried. Now our partnership with the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State and StoryCorps continues with a conversation in American Sign Language. Its between 67 year-old Armando Rivera, who is deaf, and his 58 year-old friend, Paul Barnett. They met by chance at a grocery store. Armando taught Paul how to sign. Theyve been friends ever since. Those stories and more, this week on The California Report Magazine.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcrmag/2017/03/2017-03-17-tcrmag.mp3




These California Ranchers Welcome Trump's Policies. Here's Why

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

We just passed the halfway point of President Trump's first 100 days in office. And we thought it would be a good time to check in with some folks in rural California -- farmers and ranchers. We wanted to ask them about Trump's proposed changes to things like immigration -- and longstanding environmental policies. KQED Science Reporter Lesley McClurg takes us to Tehama County.



Deportation Threats Worry Farmworkers -- and Owners

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

President Trump's promises to deport people in the country without authorization have people on edge, especially in California agriculture, where most workers are migrants and many are undocumented. With an ongoing labor shortage, farmworkers aren't the only ones who are worried.



'Building the Wall' Imagines Post-Trump Dystopia

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

Let's step into a time machine and head to 2019. President Trump may or may not still be the president. His immigration orders have been carried out -- to an extreme. And at least one person is paying the price. That's the backdrop of playwright Robert Schenkkan's "Building the Wall," which has its world premiere this weekend in Hollywood. The play is also breaking down some walls in American theater.



Two New Jazz Releases Draw on Spiritual Inspiration

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

Religion and spirituality are a never-ending inspiration to artists. You can hear it in the two new jazz releases from Los Angeles artists Alex Cline and Cameron Graves. The California Report's Suzie Racho and jazz critic Andrew Gilbert say that's not the only thing these albums have in common.



An Unusual Friendship That Began at the Grocery Store

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

Our partnership with the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State and StoryCorps continues with a conversation partly in American Sign Language. It's between Armando Rivera, who is deaf, and his friend, Paul Barnett. They met by chance at a grocery store in the early 1980s. Armando taught Paul how to sign. They've been friends ever since.



The California Report

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:12:16 PDT

California Weighs Shielding Personal Data From Federal Reach. Fresno Police Commission Aims to Gain Public Trust. Lawmakers Pressure U.C. Leaders to Cap Enrollment of Out-of-State and International Students. Across U.S., 17 Million Live With an Undocumented Family Member. Federal Funding for California Arts Groups On Chopping Block. Bay Area Iraqi Refugee Sees Ripple Effect of Trump Travel Ban.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2017/03/2017-03-17-tcr.mp3




California Weighs Shielding Personal Data From Federal Reach

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Anyone who gets a driver's license, pays state taxes or registers to vote turns over personal information to the state government. But Latinos, Muslims and many from the LGBTQ community are worried that routine information could somehow be used against them by the Trump administration, an administration which has proposed policies many consider hostile. Now, California lawmakers are looking at changing privacy laws to address those fears.



Fresno Police Commission Aims to Gain Public Trust

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Like so many police departments around the county, Fresno's has come under scrutiny in recent years. The former deputy police chief faced federal charges for running a drug ring. The current chief has been sued a number of times for discrimination. And last year, the police shooting of an unarmed man caused a community uproar. Now, the mayor of Fresno has a plan to build trust in the department.



Lawmakers Pressure U.C. Leaders to Cap Enrollment of Out-of-State and International Students

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Lawmakers are threatening to hold back more than $18 million if U.C. doesn't establish a cap. One of those lawmakers is Democratic Assemblymember Phil Ting, the budget committee chair says the caps are needed to serve Californians.



Across U.S., 17 Million Live With an Undocumented Family Member

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

One in eight Californians lives in a household with an undocumented immigrant family member. That's according to new research from the University of Southern California. That's almost 5 million people, more than in any other state.



Federal Funding for California Arts Groups On Chopping Block

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

For 50 years the U.S. government has funded the national endowment for the arts. And for 50 years, fiscal conservatives have tried to stop that funding. Now, President Trump's budget is zeroing out that and other cultural funds.



Bay Area Iraqi Refugee Sees Ripple Effect of Trump Travel Ban

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

President Trump's travel ban has effected Californians in different ways. ?We're going to focus on an Iraqi refugee living in the Bay Area, who on paper shouldn't be affected by the latest travel ban. But of course, life is different than on paper.



The California Report

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:14:25 PDT

Federal Judge in Hawaii Puts Trump Travel Ban on Hold. California's Pay-to-Stay Jails Creates Tiered Justice System. Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Found Guilty in Federal Corruption Scheme. State Lawmakers Look to Force More Drug Price Transparency. Report: California Prison Population Declines After Prop. 47 Passage. Gov. Brown Criticizes Trump Administration's Fuel Economy Review. End Music: "Wolf" by TV on the Radio.


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Federal Judge in Hawaii Puts Trump Travel Ban on Hold

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

California, Hawaii and other states got a big win on Wednesday when a federal judge blocked President Trump's new travel ban. It's a temporary decision as the courts look at the merits of the case, which means in the meantime, refugees and citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries can continue to enter the country. For analysis, we turn to Rory Little, law professor at UC Hastings.



California's Pay-to-Stay Jails Creates Tiered Justice System

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

In southern California jails, there's a system called Pay-to-Stay. It's where some inmates are allowed to stay in upgraded cells, with flat screen TVs and new beds, for around $150 a night. Requests to stay in these jails have to be approved by a judge. One inmate called it a retreat compared to the L.A. County Jail. We talk with Alysia Santo, who reported the story for The Marshall Project and the Los Angeles Times.



Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Found Guilty in Federal Corruption Scheme

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

In Los Angeles a jury found former L.A. County sheriff Lee Baca guilty on Wednesday. His crimes: obstruction of justice, conspiring to hinder an FBI investigation and lying to investigators. KPCC's Annie Gilbertson has been covering the story.



State Lawmakers Look to Force More Drug Price Transparency

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

State lawmakers have unveiled a bill that would require pharmaceutical companies to give notice before raising drug prices and to justify any hikes. The idea is to slow drug costs by making them more transparent.



Report: California Prison Population Declines After Prop. 47 Passage

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

The number of people in California prisons and jails has dropped by 15,000 since voters passed Proposition 47, which reduces penalties for some low-level crimes. That's a key finding in a report out Thursday morning from the group that sponsored the ballot measure.



Gov. Brown Criticizes Trump Administration's Fuel Economy Review

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Gov. Jerry Brown is once again criticizing the Trump administration, this time about their decision to review and revise federal fuel economy standards for cars. Brown calls it a "cynical ploy."



End Music: "Wolf" by TV on the Radio

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

from the album "Return to Cookie Mountain."



The California Report

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:07:33 PDT

Officials: Northern Californians to Face Cost Crunch Under GOP Health Plan. Anti-Trump Anger Didn't Spur More Women to Run in L.A. Elections. Jurors Continue Deliberation in Sheriff's Corruption Trial. California Parents to Receive New Report Card -- on Their Kids' Schools. A New Diagnosis: 'Post-Election Stress Disorder'. End Music.


Media Files:
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Officials: Northern Californians to Face Cost Crunch Under GOP Health Plan

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

State health officials predict millions of Californians would lose health insurance under the proposed GOP health bill. And people in Northern California could be hit harder than in the southern parts of the state. That's because people up North won't get as much financial help to pay their insurance premiums.



Anti-Trump Anger Didn't Spur More Women to Run in L.A. Elections

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Since the election of President Donald Trump, organizations that recruit and train women to run for office have reported a surge in applications. But California just held one of its first elections since the presidential race -- and the results were not encouraging for women.



Jurors Continue Deliberation in Sheriff's Corruption Trial

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Former L.A Sheriff Lee Baca awaits a verdict on charges of federal corruption. Jurors are continuing their deliberations on Wednesday.



California Parents to Receive New Report Card -- on Their Kids' Schools

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Starting Wednesday, parents will get a much more detailed look at how well their child's school is doing in educating their students.



A New Diagnosis: 'Post-Election Stress Disorder'

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Fake news, alternative facts, travel bans, reports of Russian connections; the daily soaking of political news from Washington can be overwhelming. And for many people, it's taking a toll. Mental health professionals across California report a stream of patients coming in with anxiety and depression related to news stemming from the new administration.



The California Report

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:37:15 PDT

California Joins Legal Fight Over Second Trump Travel Ban. ACLU of San Diego Sues Feds Over Immigrant Detention Policy. Assembly Democrats Propose Debt-Free Education Plan. Carol Christ Tapped as New UC Berkeley Chancellor. Silicon Valley Congressman Hopes to Build Tech Partnerships in Eastern Kentucky. End Music. California's Insurance Commissioner Lays Out Concerns with Republican Health Care Plan. Dollars for Elderly Most at Risk in Proposed Medi-Cal Cap.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2017/03/2017-03-14-tcr.mp3




California Joins Legal Fight Over Second Trump Travel Ban

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

With a new travel ban set to take effect Thursday, California and five other states are asking the same federal judge who blocked President Trump's first executive order to step in again.



ACLU of San Diego Sues Feds Over Immigrant Detention Policy

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

The ACLU in San Diego is suing the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, saying people in immigration detention are routinely locked up for months before they ever see a judge, and that violates their constitutional rights.



Assembly Democrats Propose Debt-Free Education Plan

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

State Assembly Democrats announced a proposal yesterday to help full-time UC and CSU students pay for non-tuition related expenses, like books and housing.



Carol Christ Tapped as New UC Berkeley Chancellor

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

The University of California board of regents is expected to vote for Berkeley's first female chancellor. Carol T. Christ has been picked to replace the outgoing Nicholas Dirks, who's leaving after bumpy three-and-a-half year tenure.?



Silicon Valley Congressman Hopes to Build Tech Partnerships in Eastern Kentucky

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Silicon Valley Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna traveled to Eastern Kentucky on Monday for an event meant to build relationships between tech companies and a new potential talent pool for local industry.



California's Insurance Commissioner Lays Out Concerns with Republican Health Care Plan

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Yesterday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the American Health Care Act, the Trump Administration's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The CBO analysis says 14 million Americans could lose coverage in 2018, with that number rising to 24 million by 2026. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently talked about some of his concerns with the Republican plan.



Dollars for Elderly Most at Risk in Proposed Medi-Cal Cap

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Among the biggest changes in the GOP plan to ?repeal and replace? Obamacare is the revamping of Medicaid, the federal-state safety-net program for low-income people, called Medi-Cal here in the California. Under the Republican proposal, the feds will no longer give states matching funds. Instead, there will be limits on how much can be spent per person.



The California Report

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:09:31 PDT

Oroville Dam Communities Anxious for the Future. State Regulators Weigh the Need of Re-opening Aliso Canyon. What the Republican Health Care Plan Means for MediCal.


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Oroville Dam Communities Anxious for the Future

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

The immediate crisis with the Oroville Dam spillways having flow troubles during the recent storms has passed. But memories of the evacuation and chaos remain. We called KCHO reporter Marc Albert, and he says the community is worried about the future.



State Regulators Weigh the Need of Re-opening Aliso Canyon

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Southern California is still feeling the impacts of a blowout at an underground natural gas storage facility in northern Los Angeles County, a year and a half later. The Aliso Canyon gas leak forced evacuations for thousands of people.Now, state regulators are weighing whether that facility is safe enough to re-open. But a larger question looms ahead, whether the storage field is necessary to keep the lights on.



What the Republican Health Care Plan Means for MediCal

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:50:00 PDT

The Republican plan for health care reform could face a vote in the House of Representatives as soon as next week. But what would the plan mean for Californians, especially those on MediCal? Wes spoke with Orange County representative Mimi Walters to find out.