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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: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:00:52 PST

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The California Report

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:56:12 PST

Federal Investigators Assist Search for Cause of Oakland Fire. Meet the 'Invisible' Faces of College Homelessness. L.A Mayor Eric Garcetti Rides Red Line to Reassure Public After Bomb Threat. End Music.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/12/2016-12-07-tcr.mp3




Federal Investigators Assist Search for Cause of Oakland Fire

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

Fire investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are still on the scene of a fire at an artist commune that killed at least thirty six people in Oakland. The ATF is helping the city's fire department in determining the cause of the devastating blaze.



Meet the 'Invisible' Faces of College Homelessness

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

A third of all community college students are either homeless or housing insecure, meaning a slight change in circumstances could leave them homeless. That's according to a new study from San Diego State University. Even before the study came out, college administrators across the state were trying to figure out how to address homelessness among the student population.



L.A Mayor Eric Garcetti Rides Red Line to Reassure Public After Bomb Threat

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rode the train yesterday. Not a huge deal in itself, the Mayor says he likes to ride the Metro, but he was doing it in an effort to reassure the public, after the revelation of a bomb threat targeting the Universal City station. In response to the threat, local law enforcement and the F-B-I staffed increased patrols yesterday. Mayor Garcetti spoke with John Sepulvado about balancing public safety and maintaining a sense of calm - and about his ride on the Red Line.



The California Report

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:43:46 PST

Mourners Gather to Remember Victims of Oakland Fire. New Legislative Session Begins in Sacramento. End Music.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/12/2016-12-06-tcr.mp3




Mourners Gather to Remember Victims of Oakland Fire

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

About 1,500 people gathered in Oakland last night for a "vigil of light." Some 36 people died in California's deadliest structural fire since the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. To remember them, the mourners lit electronic candles. Organizers specifically requested no open flames on any of the memorials.



New Legislative Session Begins in Sacramento

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

Yesterday was the first day of the new legislative session. And California?s Democratically dominated legislature has come out swinging against President-elect Donald Trump.



The California Report

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:59:06 PST

At Least 36 Dead in Oakland Warehouse Party Fire. State Lawmakers Expected to Introduce Bail Reform Legislation. Nearly a Third of State's Community College Students Face Housing Instability. End Music.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/12/2016-12-05-tcr.mp3




At Least 36 Dead in Oakland Warehouse Party Fire

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

Late Friday night, a three alarm fire swept through an artist commune in an Oakland warehouse. The fire killed at least thirty six people. The inferno was unforgivingly destructive, and the space has been described as a labyrinth of art projects, making the area difficult to navigate.



State Lawmakers Expected to Introduce Bail Reform Legislation

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

Putting up money for bail in order to get out of jail before a court date is a longstanding practice, but it?s come under a lot of fire recently. Critics say it?s unfair because the rich get out while the poor stay locked up. Today, two California lawmakers are set to introduce legislation meant to overhaul the cash bail system.



Nearly a Third of State's Community College Students Face Housing Instability

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

Nearly a third of California's community college students are experiencing the threat of homelessness and housing instability. That's according to a new report out today from San Diego State University.



First Dog, Marine Ecosystems, Sikh Festival

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:00:00 PST

With all eyes on a new president elect, theres less attention on the one about to exit. But one L.A. comic artist is commemorating the Obama White House with a new book --focused on the First Dog. Plus, Marine scientists are alarmed about disruptions to the ecosystem along the Northern California coast. One culprit is the unusually warm water of the past few years. And every year, a parade draws over 80,000 people to the Sacramento Valley. Women in colorful scarves called dupattas and men wearing turbans sprinkle water on the street and sweep the concrete, cleansing the route. Theyre celebrating a holiday to mark an important day for the holy scripture of Sikhism: the 500-year-old religion from Indias Punjab region.



First Dog, Marine Ecosystems, Sikh Festival

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:30:00 PST

With all eyes on a new president elect, theres less attention on the one about to exit. But one L.A. comic artist is commemorating the Obama White House with a new book --focused on the First Dog. Plus, Marine scientists are alarmed about disruptions to the ecosystem along the Northern California coast. One culprit is the unusually warm water of the past few years. And every year, a parade draws over 80,000 people to the Sacramento Valley. Women in colorful scarves called dupattas and men wearing turbans sprinkle water on the street and sweep the concrete, cleansing the route. Theyre celebrating a holiday to mark an important day for the holy scripture of Sikhism: the 500-year-old religion from Indias Punjab region.



The California Report Magazine

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:36:25 PST

With all eyes on a new president elect, theres less attention on the one about to exit. But one L.A. comic artist is commemorating the Obama White House with a new book --focused on the First Dog. Plus, Marine scientists are alarmed about disruptions to the ecosystem along the Northern California coast. One culprit is the unusually warm water of the past few years. And every year, a parade draws over 80,000 people to the Sacramento Valley. Women in colorful scarves called dupattas and men wearing turbans sprinkle water on the street and sweep the concrete, cleansing the route. Theyre celebrating a holiday to mark an important day for the holy scripture of Sikhism: the 500-year-old religion from Indias Punjab region.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcrmag/2016/12/2016-12-02-tcrmag.mp3




The Comic Adventures of Bo, the Obamas' 'First Dog'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:30:00 PST

With all eyes on a new president-elect, there's less attention on the one about to exit. But one Los Angeles comic artist is commemorating the Obama White House with a new book, through the eyes of the Obama family's dog, Bo. "Looking for America's Dog" collects the best of Steven Weissman's whimsical and darkly funny online political comic strips.



Letters to the Next President: 'My POV on Poverty'

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:30:00 PST

We're featuring letters written by California students expressing their hopes, fears and dreams, and what they?d like the next president to know. Today we hear "My POV on Poverty," a letter from a Santa Clara High School student called Medha.



Battling Purple Urchins to Save the Kelp Forests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:30:00 PST

There's a man who's invented a kind of underwater vacuum cleaner to deal with a very big problem. He's a fisherman in Mendocino County, and he's seen his livelihood threatened by disappearing kelp forests. He took reporter Eli Wirtschafter out on a boat to see the damage.



Sikh Festival Highlights Community's Deep Roots in Yuba City

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:30:00 PST

Yuba City in Northern California is one place where festivals mark some of the rituals and traditions of Sikhism: the 500-year-old religion from India?s Punjab region. For our series "California Foodways," we visit this farming community, where Sikhs have settled for over a century.



December Jazz Releases From California Artists

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:30:00 PST

We dip back into politics and the arts with some music. Bassist Mark Dresser's latest work, "Sedimental You," has a song that references Donald Trump and Valdimir Putin -- written before the election. We hear about that -- and the debut album of drummer Matt Mayhall -- from Suzie Racho and jazz critic Andrew Gilbert. They join us every month to talk about the latest from jazz musicians here in the Golden State.



What Do Urban Coyotes Eat? There's One Sure Way to Find Out

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:30:00 PST

In Los Angeles, where wild coyotes roam the streets of densely populated neighborhoods, biologists have been wondering what these urban canines eat to survive in the city. So dozens of volunteers are scouring the streets for coyote droppings.



The California Report

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:01:04 PST

Gov. Brown Names Rep. Xavier Becerra Next Attorney General. One Year Since San Bernadino Shooting, Family Remembers Loss.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/12/2016-12-02-tcr.mp3




Gov. Brown Names Rep. Xavier Becerra Next Attorney General

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

Gov. Jerry Brown tapped Los Angeles Congressman Xavier Becerra for attorney general to replace Senator-elect Kamala Harris.



One Year Since San Bernadino Shooting, Family Remembers Loss

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

It was a year ago on Dec. 2 that 14 people were murdered at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. There's been a lot of debate about gun laws, terrorism and even computer privacy in the year since the mass shooting. But we wanted to take a moment and remember the losses, one year later. Here's the story of one of those people killed that day, San Bernardino county worker Damian Meins.



The California Report

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:43:18 PST

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Detention of Noncitizens. Forums Aim to Combat Fear Among California's Undocumented. End Music.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/12/2016-12-01-tcr.mp3




Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Detention of Noncitizens

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

The U.S. Supreme Court could be heading for a split decision on a case out of California that sets limits on the detention of immigrants.



Forums Aim to Combat Fear Among California's Undocumented

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:50:00 PST

President-elect Donald Trump's threat to defund sanctuary cities and deport millions of immigrants is worrying a lot of people in California. Informational events are being held for undocumented people, and immigration attorneys are responding to the increased demand for services.



The California Report

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:09:06 PST

Judge Approves Criminal Plea Deal in Aliso Canyon Leak. Supreme Court Weighs Limits on Detention of Noncitizens. End Music.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/11/2016-11-30-tcr.mp3




Judge Approves Criminal Plea Deal in Aliso Canyon Leak

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

A superior court judge has approved a criminal plea deal for Southern California Gas over liability for a massive leak at a storage facility last year. The agreement requires SoCal Gas to pay $4 million -- but some neighbors to the Aliso Canyon gas field tried to stop it.



Supreme Court Weighs Limits on Detention of Noncitizens

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

Federal immigration officials detain about 400,000 people a year. Most detainees get deported within months -- but thousands nationwide stay locked up for a year or more as they fight deportation. That raises a question about whether it's constitutional to hold them without a chance for release. It's a question the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up today, as they look at a case from California.



The California Report

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:13:39 PST

Islamic Centers Around State Receive Threatening Letters. What Would a Leadership Challenge for Nancy Pelosi Mean for California?. Donald Trump Wants to Cut Funding From Sanctuary Cities. But Can He?. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Asks for Support in Secretary of State Bid. End Music.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/11/2016-11-29-tcr.mp3




Islamic Centers Around State Receive Threatening Letters

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

Islamic Centers in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Claremont, San Jose and Fresno have received threatening, hate-filled letters from a racist group that calls itself "Americans for a Better Way." The FBI says they are monitoring the situation.



What Would a Leadership Challenge for Nancy Pelosi Mean for California?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

For the past 13 years Nancy Pelosi has led house Democrats, including four years as the first woman speaker. Now, the San Francisco congresswoman is facing a leadership challenge from Ohio representative Tim Ryan.



Donald Trump Wants to Cut Funding From Sanctuary Cities. But Can He?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

It's no secret that sanctuary cities are in President-elect Donald Trump's crosshairs. So could a Trump administration really withhold money from cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, or even entire states like California?



Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Asks for Support in Secretary of State Bid

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is emailing his supporters, telling them he is under consideration to be secretary of state in the Trump administration. Rohrabacher has been a big supporter of Trump throughout his campaign.



The California Report

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:07:57 PST

Doctors See Rise in Valley Fever Cases. Local Trump Supporters Want to 'Make California Great Again'. End Music.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/11/2016-11-28-tcr.mp3




Doctors See Rise in Valley Fever Cases

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

We begin in the central valley, home to a disease caused by fungus found in the soil. It's called Valley Fever, and we're seeing more cases in Bakersfield.



Local Trump Supporters Want to 'Make California Great Again'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

President-elect Donald Trump's claim of voter fraud in California appears to be completely unsupported by facts. Secretary of State Alex Padilla said there is no evidence of any voter fraud and called the statements baseless. Now, it was these types of fictional but emotional statements that got played a role in firing up Trump's supporters during the election. But with the contest over, what are they gonna do now?



Hidden Gems Special

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 23:00:00 PST

On the California Report Magazine this Thanksgiving weekend, when so many of us are travelling, we're revisiting our favorite road trips across the state. Out of the way secret California destinations you might visit in a post-turkey stupor... not the usual tourist stops. First, every road trip needs some fuel, and host Sasha Khokha is starting with a five course meal...in a place youd never expect fine dining, at the Dutch Frontier restaurant in Tulare County. Its not Dutch, and its not quite the frontier. Then, take a dip in the healing mineral water of Mono Hot Springs. Explore the secrets of Guadalupe Dunes. Take the plunge in Marins Inkwells. And finally head to a church in San Francisco where the music is funky and roller-skating is a holy act.



Hidden Gems Special

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:30:00 PST

On the California Report Magazine this Thanksgiving weekend, when so many of us are travelling, we're revisiting our favorite road trips across the state. Out of the way secret California destinations you might visit in a post-turkey stupor... not the usual tourist stops. First, every road trip needs some fuel, and host Sasha Khokha is starting with a five course meal...in a place youd never expect fine dining, at the Dutch Frontier restaurant in Tulare County. Its not Dutch, and its not quite the frontier. Then, take a dip in the healing mineral water of Mono Hot Springs. Explore the secrets of Guadalupe Dunes. Take the plunge in Marins Inkwells. And finally head to a church in San Francisco where the music is funky and roller-skating is a holy act.



Hidden Gems Special

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:30:00 PST

On the California Report Magazine this Thanksgiving weekend, when so many of us are travelling, we're revisiting our favorite road trips across the state. Out of the way secret California destinations you might visit in a post-turkey stupor... not the usual tourist stops. First, every road trip needs some fuel, and host Sasha Khokha is starting with a five course meal...in a place youd never expect fine dining, at the Dutch Frontier restaurant in Tulare County. Its not Dutch, and its not quite the frontier. Then, take a dip in the healing mineral water of Mono Hot Springs. Explore the secrets of Guadalupe Dunes. Take the plunge in Marins Inkwells. And finally head to a church in San Francisco where the music is funky and roller-skating is a holy act.



The California Report

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:16:40 PST

Free Passes to California State Parks for Green Friday. 'Ray And Joan' Chronicles Complex Life Of Kroc's Philanthropic Wife.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/11/2016-11-25-tcr.mp3




Free Passes to California State Parks for Green Friday

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

It's Black Friday. You know what that means: chaos at the shopping mall. But there is an alternative to the endless lines, the jammed parking lots and the rampant consumerism. It's called Green Friday.



'Ray And Joan' Chronicles Complex Life Of Kroc's Philanthropic Wife

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

McDonald's began in a scrappy working class town east of LA, but businessman Ray Kroc turned it into a billion dollar global enterprise. And it's Kroc's 3rd wife Joan who donated much of the Kroc fortune after his death. It's a story that KCRW's Lisa Napoli tells in the book "Ray And Joan: The Man Who Made The McDonald's Fortune And The Woman Who Gave It All Away." She told our John Sepulvado the couple actually had a decade long affair before finally wedding in 1969.



The California Report

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:49:35 PST

Comedienne Amy Miller Offers Some Sage Advice About the Holiday.


Media Files:
http://www.kqed.org/.stream/mp3splice/radio/tcr/2016/11/2016-11-24-tcr.mp3




Comedienne Amy Miller Offers Some Sage Advice About the Holiday

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:50:00 PST

For many people, today is about gathering around the table with friends and family and sharing a meal. But for those who might be at odds with their loved ones over the recent election or for those who are at odds with their bank accounts, Thanksgiving might seem like a real drag. But Californian comedienne Amy Miller says just because things might seem broke doesn't mean they're broken.