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KQED’s live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.

Latest Episodes

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Face Off in Fourth Debate

Twelve Democratic presidential candidates take the stage in Ohio Tuesday evening for a debate hosted by CNN and the New York Times. We'll review the candidates' performances and compare their positions.

52 MIN14 hours ago
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Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Face Off in Fourth Debate

Bills Attempt to Reach California Housing Goals Through Accessory Dwelling Units

California leaders want the state to build half a million new homes each year until 2025 â a rate of housing construction that has never happened before. Some legislators think we could help reach this goal by easing the path for single-family homeowners to build accessory dwelling units, often called âin-lawâ or âgranny flats,â on their property. To that end, the state just approved a number of bills that allow construction of backyard units and garage conversions. Weâll hear about the bills, and find out why some residents are worried that the changes will negatively impact the character of single-family neighborhoods.

52 MIN1 days ago
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Bills Attempt to Reach California Housing Goals Through Accessory Dwelling Units

Legislation Moves Forward Earliest Start Times in California Schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Sunday that pushes forward the start of the school day for many California students. After a three-year phase-in, the new law will require middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m., respectively. Proponents say the later times, and extra sleep, will lead to better attendance numbers and higher grades. But opponents, including many school boards and teachers, say the matter was better left to local control. Former Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar proposal last year. We discuss the new rules, and consider what the latest research says about teenagers and sleep.

28 MIN1 days ago
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Legislation Moves Forward Earliest Start Times in California Schools

New Worker Protection Laws Take Aim at Wage Theft in California

Each year, about 40,000 California workers file wage theft claims against their employers. That's according to researchers at UCLA's Labor Center, who also found that less than 20 percent of those who prevail manage to recover the money owed to them. A series of laws and reforms are aiming to combat wage theft in the state, including AB 51 â a newly signed bill that outlaws forced arbitration in wage theft and other workplace legal actions. Weâll consider what kinds of workers are most vulnerable to wage theft, and what can be done to prevent it.

23 MIN1 days ago
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New Worker Protection Laws Take Aim at Wage Theft in California

PG&E Rejects SF Offer to Buy Utilityâs Equipment

In a recent letter to Mayor London Breed, PG&E declined San Franciscoâs $2.5 billion offer to buy the companyâs electrical infrastructure within city limits. PG&Eâs largest union also opposes the offer. The city said it's not giving up. If the plan, supported unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, were to go through, San Francisco would own the third largest government electric utility in the state. Forum discusses the pros and cons of municipalizing the city's power grid.

52 MIN2 days ago
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PG&E Rejects SF Offer to Buy Utilityâs Equipment

National Political News in Review

Forum reviews, analyzes and answers your questions about the latest news from Washington, D.C.

52 MIN2 days ago
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National Political News in Review

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on Breaking the Harvey Weinstein Story and #MeToo

With the headline "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades," New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey broke the story that rocked Hollywood in 2017 and has since rippled across industries. In their new book "She Said," the two veteran journalists provide a behind-the-scenes account of the investigation that won them a Pulitzer Prize and helped spur the burgeoning #MeToo movement. Two years after the scandal first broke, we'll talk to Kantor and Twohey about the book, current developments in the Weinstein case, and how their reporting has impacted how society talks about sexual harassment.

52 MIN5 days ago
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Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on Breaking the Harvey Weinstein Story and #MeToo

Inspector Gadje Brings Romani Brass Music to San Francisco

Inspector Gadje, a San Francisco-based Balkan brass band with members from around the world, plays dance parties that last into the early morning. A street band with social activist origins, Inspector Gadje transformed into its current form after band members studied intensively with masters of Romani music and fell in love with the genre. We'll hear from members of the band about their music and their mission to educate audiences about Romani culture. Songs heard on air during this segment: ⢠Adrenalina ⢠Ismail's Taxim ⢠Gangam ⢠Cochek Amerika The album is âLive at Kafana Balkan.â

12 MIN5 days ago
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Inspector Gadje Brings Romani Brass Music to San Francisco

The PG&E Power Shut-Offs and the Way California Is Powered

As Northern California enters day three of PG&E power shut-offs, Forum gets the latest developments and takes your questions about the outages.ÂWe'll address why areas not at risk of wildfire still lost power and whether there is a better way for PG&E to organize the power grid. In our coverage this week, we also heard lots of questions from listeners about the feasibility of alternative, small-scale energy systems and many wondering what's keeping California from putting electrical lines underground. This hour, we'll continue to hear from you and look at the way California is powered.

39 MIN5 days ago
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The PG&E Power Shut-Offs and the Way California Is Powered

As White House Stonewalls, Public Support for Impeachment Mounts

Fallout continues from White House lawyer Pat Cipollone's defiant letter Tuesday informing democratic lawmakers that the White House won't cooperate in their impeachment inquiry. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that half of Americans support removing President Trump from office, the latest in a string of national surveys showing that most Americans support the inquiry. We'll discuss the latest news and hear from Bay Area congressman Ro Khanna, a member of the House Oversight Committee.

28 MIN6 days ago
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As White House Stonewalls, Public Support for Impeachment Mounts

Latest Episodes

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Face Off in Fourth Debate

Twelve Democratic presidential candidates take the stage in Ohio Tuesday evening for a debate hosted by CNN and the New York Times. We'll review the candidates' performances and compare their positions.

52 MIN14 hours ago
Comments
Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Face Off in Fourth Debate

Bills Attempt to Reach California Housing Goals Through Accessory Dwelling Units

California leaders want the state to build half a million new homes each year until 2025 â a rate of housing construction that has never happened before. Some legislators think we could help reach this goal by easing the path for single-family homeowners to build accessory dwelling units, often called âin-lawâ or âgranny flats,â on their property. To that end, the state just approved a number of bills that allow construction of backyard units and garage conversions. Weâll hear about the bills, and find out why some residents are worried that the changes will negatively impact the character of single-family neighborhoods.

52 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Bills Attempt to Reach California Housing Goals Through Accessory Dwelling Units

Legislation Moves Forward Earliest Start Times in California Schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Sunday that pushes forward the start of the school day for many California students. After a three-year phase-in, the new law will require middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m., respectively. Proponents say the later times, and extra sleep, will lead to better attendance numbers and higher grades. But opponents, including many school boards and teachers, say the matter was better left to local control. Former Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar proposal last year. We discuss the new rules, and consider what the latest research says about teenagers and sleep.

28 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Legislation Moves Forward Earliest Start Times in California Schools

New Worker Protection Laws Take Aim at Wage Theft in California

Each year, about 40,000 California workers file wage theft claims against their employers. That's according to researchers at UCLA's Labor Center, who also found that less than 20 percent of those who prevail manage to recover the money owed to them. A series of laws and reforms are aiming to combat wage theft in the state, including AB 51 â a newly signed bill that outlaws forced arbitration in wage theft and other workplace legal actions. Weâll consider what kinds of workers are most vulnerable to wage theft, and what can be done to prevent it.

23 MIN1 days ago
Comments
New Worker Protection Laws Take Aim at Wage Theft in California

PG&E Rejects SF Offer to Buy Utilityâs Equipment

In a recent letter to Mayor London Breed, PG&E declined San Franciscoâs $2.5 billion offer to buy the companyâs electrical infrastructure within city limits. PG&Eâs largest union also opposes the offer. The city said it's not giving up. If the plan, supported unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, were to go through, San Francisco would own the third largest government electric utility in the state. Forum discusses the pros and cons of municipalizing the city's power grid.

52 MIN2 days ago
Comments
PG&E Rejects SF Offer to Buy Utilityâs Equipment

National Political News in Review

Forum reviews, analyzes and answers your questions about the latest news from Washington, D.C.

52 MIN2 days ago
Comments
National Political News in Review

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on Breaking the Harvey Weinstein Story and #MeToo

With the headline "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades," New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey broke the story that rocked Hollywood in 2017 and has since rippled across industries. In their new book "She Said," the two veteran journalists provide a behind-the-scenes account of the investigation that won them a Pulitzer Prize and helped spur the burgeoning #MeToo movement. Two years after the scandal first broke, we'll talk to Kantor and Twohey about the book, current developments in the Weinstein case, and how their reporting has impacted how society talks about sexual harassment.

52 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on Breaking the Harvey Weinstein Story and #MeToo

Inspector Gadje Brings Romani Brass Music to San Francisco

Inspector Gadje, a San Francisco-based Balkan brass band with members from around the world, plays dance parties that last into the early morning. A street band with social activist origins, Inspector Gadje transformed into its current form after band members studied intensively with masters of Romani music and fell in love with the genre. We'll hear from members of the band about their music and their mission to educate audiences about Romani culture. Songs heard on air during this segment: ⢠Adrenalina ⢠Ismail's Taxim ⢠Gangam ⢠Cochek Amerika The album is âLive at Kafana Balkan.â

12 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Inspector Gadje Brings Romani Brass Music to San Francisco

The PG&E Power Shut-Offs and the Way California Is Powered

As Northern California enters day three of PG&E power shut-offs, Forum gets the latest developments and takes your questions about the outages.ÂWe'll address why areas not at risk of wildfire still lost power and whether there is a better way for PG&E to organize the power grid. In our coverage this week, we also heard lots of questions from listeners about the feasibility of alternative, small-scale energy systems and many wondering what's keeping California from putting electrical lines underground. This hour, we'll continue to hear from you and look at the way California is powered.

39 MIN5 days ago
Comments
The PG&E Power Shut-Offs and the Way California Is Powered

As White House Stonewalls, Public Support for Impeachment Mounts

Fallout continues from White House lawyer Pat Cipollone's defiant letter Tuesday informing democratic lawmakers that the White House won't cooperate in their impeachment inquiry. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that half of Americans support removing President Trump from office, the latest in a string of national surveys showing that most Americans support the inquiry. We'll discuss the latest news and hear from Bay Area congressman Ro Khanna, a member of the House Oversight Committee.

28 MIN6 days ago
Comments
As White House Stonewalls, Public Support for Impeachment Mounts