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KQED's The California Report

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KQED's The California Report

KQED's The California Report

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

Latest Episodes

California Still Unprepared For Wildfires After $2.5 Billion Investment

Immigrant Workers Hit Hard by WildfiresThe Glass Fire is just the latest blow to low-wage immigrant workers inSonoma and Napa counties, who were already struggling during the pandemic. Many of them don't have the option to stay home from work. Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED Local BusinessesStep Up Support to Firefighters Fighting the Glass FireSmall businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties have stepped up their efforts to support those on the frontlines of the Glass fire tearing through the community. Food trucks and restaurant owners and feeding and providing supplies to firefighters and other first responders. Reporter: Julie Chang, KQED California Still Unprepared For Wildfires After $2.5 Billion InvestmentA Bay Area state Senator says California was not prepared for this current fire season, even though the state recently purchased a dozen black hawk helicopters, seven c-130 air tankers and invested $2.5 billion in emergency preparedness. California Wildfire Policy Flares ...

9 min9 h ago
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California Still Unprepared For Wildfires After $2.5 Billion Investment

Heartbreaking Toll of Wildfires Continues to Grow

Heartbreaking Toll of Wildfires Continues to Grow Three people have died in the Zogg Fire burning in Shasta County outside of Redding. The Glass Fire has burned at least 36,000 acres, tripling in size in just 24 hours in Napa and Sonoma counties, and destroying homes. It’s also forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate. California's Emergency Alert System is in Shambles Making sure people get advance word about advancing flames is a matter of life and death.But are California’s emergency alert systems up the task at a time when many people have lost power because of Pacific Gas and Electric utility shut offs? Reporter: Lily Jamali, KQED Wine Industry Faces Big Fire Losses The fires have dealt a big blow to California’s wine industry. Some wineries have burned to the ground and over a hundred others are within wildfire evacuation zones. The future of some are in question. Reporter: Nina Sparling, KQED Firefighting Resources Streched Thin Across the State Firefighting resource...

11 min1 d ago
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Heartbreaking Toll of Wildfires Continues to Grow

Venture Capitalists Consider Gig Economy Potential of Homecooked Meals

Wildfires Burning in Napa and Sonoma Counties Hit Santa Rosa Wildfires burning in Napa and Sonoma counties north of San Francisco have reached the city of Santa Rosa where homes in a residential neighborhood on the city’s eastern edge have been destroyed. Newsom Signs Law to Expand Access to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Friday that gives California some of the most expansive standards in the country for providing access to mental health care. Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED Californians Worried about Integrity of Presidential Votes A lot of Californians are worried about the integrity of their presidential votes, according to a new poll from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED The Rematch Heating up in California's 21st District One of the most vulnerable House Democrats in California this year is Representative TJ Cox, who narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Congressman David Valadao two...

11 min2 d ago
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Venture Capitalists Consider Gig Economy Potential of Homecooked Meals

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Ending Census Early

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Ending Census Early A federal judge in San Jose has barred the Trump Administration from putting a halt to counting for the 2020 U.S. Census a month early. Judge Lucy Kohissued a preliminary injunction preventing the administration from doing so. Biden's Massive Lead Against Trump Continues in California Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to hold a huge lead with state voters over President Trump in California. That's according to a new Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll. Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED Some Progressive Democrats Say Feinstein Not Equipped to Lead Supreme Court Fight As the nation waits to see who President Trump will name to the US Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, some are wondering whether Senator Dianne Feinsteinis the right person to lead the fight against the confirmation. Guest: Marisa Lagos, KQED

8 min5 d ago
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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Ending Census Early

Governors Executive Order Bans Gas-Burning Car Sales by 2035

Governors Executive Order Bans Gas-Burning Car Sales by 2035 California is the largest automobile market in the country, but those cars we love so much are big contributors to climate change. That’s why Governor Newsom signed a historic executive order yesterday banning the sale of new gas-powered cars in the state by the year 2035, replacing them with zero emission vehicles. Reporter Kevin Stark, KQED Car Dealers Push Back Against Electric Car Mandate The governors' vow to end the sale of gas-fueled cars in California has critics. They include the California New Car Dealers Association, which represents about 1,200 dealers in the state. The associations president says one problem with implementing the order is infrastructure. Guest: Brian Maas, President, California New Car Dealers Association New CSU Chancellor Faces Big Challenges The California State University System is the country’s largest four year public university system, with 23 campuses and about 480,000 students. This...

11 min6 d ago
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Governors Executive Order Bans Gas-Burning Car Sales by 2035

Audit Finds Some UC Campuses Improperly Admitted Wealthy Students

Audit Finds UC Campuses Favor Wealthy Students “Who you know” can be a big advantage in life, getting you that new job or investment tip. But it’s not supposed to help you get a spot in a University of California school.A new state audit found that four UC campuses improperly admitted dozens of wealthy students over the past six years as favors to donors, family, and friends. Reporter: Chloe Veltman, KQED California Counties Expand Partial Reopening As they meet coronavirus metrics, most of the Bay Area and Riverside County in Southern California have been given the green light by the state to partially reopen restaurants, houses of worship, fitness centers and movie theaters. Long Beach Mayor Won't Rush Reopening Even as California makes gains against the virus and reopens, some elected officials warn not to rush that process. One of them is Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, who recently lost both his mother and stepfather to COVID. Guest: Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor Californi...

11 min1 w ago
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Audit Finds Some UC Campuses Improperly Admitted Wealthy Students

Governor Announces Additional Funding for Homeless Housing Initiative

Hotshot Firefighter Dies in El Dorado Blaze A firefighter died last week fighting the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County. Charlie Morton was a squad boss of a hotshot crew in the San Bernardino National Forest. The Bobcat Fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains is about 13% contained. It has damaged about 30 structures. California's COVID-19 Numbers Continue To Fall Though more than 15,000 Californians have died from the coronavirus, the states' COVID-19 numbers, seven-day positivity rate, and hospitalization rates continue to drop, says Governor Gavin Newsom. The state is also expanding testing, with 124,000 average daily tests over the last week. CDC Reverses Guidelines Around COVID-19 Transmission On Friday the CDC issued new guidelines for how coronavirus spreads, saying aerosol transmission might mean the virus could travel more than six feet through the air. On Monday, the CDC removed that information, saying it was posted in error. Reporter: Peter Arcuni, KQED Unemploy...

11 min1 w ago
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Governor Announces Additional Funding for Homeless Housing Initiative

Mourners Gather in San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

California to Temporarily Halt Accepting Unemployment Claims California’s Employment Development Department plans to stop accepting unemployment claims until October 5 while it tackles a massive backlog of 600,000 cases. This comes as an investigative strike team set up by Governor Gavin Newsom released a report saying the agency needs a massive overhaul. Reporter: Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, KQED Newsom Signs law to Make More Undocumented Immigrants Eligible for Tax Credits Governor Gavin Newsom signed the measure to expand eligibility for the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit, which benefits low-income workers. The new law removes a requirement that eligible undocumented filers must have at least one child under the age of six. Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED Mourners Gather in San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg Millions of Americans are mourning the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On Friday evening in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood, many gathere...

12 min1 w ago
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Mourners Gather in San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How to Build in the Era of Climate Change and Raging Wildfires

State Prison Officials Meet with Inmate Advocates to Discuss Efforts to Contain COVID-19 Outbreaks What started as a handful of coronavirus cases early last month at Folsom State Prison has ballooned to over 500. Further south, Avenal State Prison in Kings County has had 22 hundred cases. That’s more than any prison in California, including San Quentin. Reporter:Kate Wolffe, KQED Adelanto Immigration Detention Center Grapples with COVID-19 Outbreak The immigration detention center in the desert city of Adelanto, northeast of Los Angeles, continues to face aCOVID-19 outbreak there. 39 individuals have tested positive. Reporter:Benjamin Purper, KVCR How to Build in the Era of Climate Change and Raging Wildfires As fire crews across the state continue to battle record-setting blazes, many people are asking what can be done to make sure future fires aren’t as destructive in an era of climate change.Many experts say one big solution is improved planning and not building homes where the...

12 min1 w ago
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How to Build in the Era of Climate Change and Raging Wildfires

Neighbors Step Up to Help One Restaurant Worker Out of Work Since Pandemic Began

How Some Families are Coping with Unhealthy Air Quality in Southern CaliforniaAir quality may finally be improving in the Bay Area, but things are still smoky down in Southern California. That’s especially true in in the foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley, where the Air Quality Index has hit 500 this week. Reporter: KCRW’s Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW New Poll Shows Tough Fight for Proposition to Reinstate Affirmative ActionThe poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows just 31 percent support a proposition to reinstate affirmative action. The poll also shows a slim majority of likely voters support Proposition 15, which would change how property taxes are assessed on commercial and industrial properties in the state. Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED Neighbors Step Up to Help One Restaurant Worker Out of Work Since Pandemic BeganThe restaurant industry has been hard hit during the pandemic, losing nearly 400,000 jobs in the state since March. As some businesses reop...

11 min1 w ago
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Neighbors Step Up to Help One Restaurant Worker Out of Work Since Pandemic Began

Latest Episodes

California Still Unprepared For Wildfires After $2.5 Billion Investment

Immigrant Workers Hit Hard by WildfiresThe Glass Fire is just the latest blow to low-wage immigrant workers inSonoma and Napa counties, who were already struggling during the pandemic. Many of them don't have the option to stay home from work. Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED Local BusinessesStep Up Support to Firefighters Fighting the Glass FireSmall businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties have stepped up their efforts to support those on the frontlines of the Glass fire tearing through the community. Food trucks and restaurant owners and feeding and providing supplies to firefighters and other first responders. Reporter: Julie Chang, KQED California Still Unprepared For Wildfires After $2.5 Billion InvestmentA Bay Area state Senator says California was not prepared for this current fire season, even though the state recently purchased a dozen black hawk helicopters, seven c-130 air tankers and invested $2.5 billion in emergency preparedness. California Wildfire Policy Flares ...

9 min9 h ago
Comments
California Still Unprepared For Wildfires After $2.5 Billion Investment

Heartbreaking Toll of Wildfires Continues to Grow

Heartbreaking Toll of Wildfires Continues to Grow Three people have died in the Zogg Fire burning in Shasta County outside of Redding. The Glass Fire has burned at least 36,000 acres, tripling in size in just 24 hours in Napa and Sonoma counties, and destroying homes. It’s also forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate. California's Emergency Alert System is in Shambles Making sure people get advance word about advancing flames is a matter of life and death.But are California’s emergency alert systems up the task at a time when many people have lost power because of Pacific Gas and Electric utility shut offs? Reporter: Lily Jamali, KQED Wine Industry Faces Big Fire Losses The fires have dealt a big blow to California’s wine industry. Some wineries have burned to the ground and over a hundred others are within wildfire evacuation zones. The future of some are in question. Reporter: Nina Sparling, KQED Firefighting Resources Streched Thin Across the State Firefighting resource...

11 min1 d ago
Comments
Heartbreaking Toll of Wildfires Continues to Grow

Venture Capitalists Consider Gig Economy Potential of Homecooked Meals

Wildfires Burning in Napa and Sonoma Counties Hit Santa Rosa Wildfires burning in Napa and Sonoma counties north of San Francisco have reached the city of Santa Rosa where homes in a residential neighborhood on the city’s eastern edge have been destroyed. Newsom Signs Law to Expand Access to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Friday that gives California some of the most expansive standards in the country for providing access to mental health care. Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED Californians Worried about Integrity of Presidential Votes A lot of Californians are worried about the integrity of their presidential votes, according to a new poll from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED The Rematch Heating up in California's 21st District One of the most vulnerable House Democrats in California this year is Representative TJ Cox, who narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Congressman David Valadao two...

11 min2 d ago
Comments
Venture Capitalists Consider Gig Economy Potential of Homecooked Meals

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Ending Census Early

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Ending Census Early A federal judge in San Jose has barred the Trump Administration from putting a halt to counting for the 2020 U.S. Census a month early. Judge Lucy Kohissued a preliminary injunction preventing the administration from doing so. Biden's Massive Lead Against Trump Continues in California Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to hold a huge lead with state voters over President Trump in California. That's according to a new Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll. Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED Some Progressive Democrats Say Feinstein Not Equipped to Lead Supreme Court Fight As the nation waits to see who President Trump will name to the US Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, some are wondering whether Senator Dianne Feinsteinis the right person to lead the fight against the confirmation. Guest: Marisa Lagos, KQED

8 min5 d ago
Comments
Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration from Ending Census Early

Governors Executive Order Bans Gas-Burning Car Sales by 2035

Governors Executive Order Bans Gas-Burning Car Sales by 2035 California is the largest automobile market in the country, but those cars we love so much are big contributors to climate change. That’s why Governor Newsom signed a historic executive order yesterday banning the sale of new gas-powered cars in the state by the year 2035, replacing them with zero emission vehicles. Reporter Kevin Stark, KQED Car Dealers Push Back Against Electric Car Mandate The governors' vow to end the sale of gas-fueled cars in California has critics. They include the California New Car Dealers Association, which represents about 1,200 dealers in the state. The associations president says one problem with implementing the order is infrastructure. Guest: Brian Maas, President, California New Car Dealers Association New CSU Chancellor Faces Big Challenges The California State University System is the country’s largest four year public university system, with 23 campuses and about 480,000 students. This...

11 min6 d ago
Comments
Governors Executive Order Bans Gas-Burning Car Sales by 2035

Audit Finds Some UC Campuses Improperly Admitted Wealthy Students

Audit Finds UC Campuses Favor Wealthy Students “Who you know” can be a big advantage in life, getting you that new job or investment tip. But it’s not supposed to help you get a spot in a University of California school.A new state audit found that four UC campuses improperly admitted dozens of wealthy students over the past six years as favors to donors, family, and friends. Reporter: Chloe Veltman, KQED California Counties Expand Partial Reopening As they meet coronavirus metrics, most of the Bay Area and Riverside County in Southern California have been given the green light by the state to partially reopen restaurants, houses of worship, fitness centers and movie theaters. Long Beach Mayor Won't Rush Reopening Even as California makes gains against the virus and reopens, some elected officials warn not to rush that process. One of them is Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, who recently lost both his mother and stepfather to COVID. Guest: Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor Californi...

11 min1 w ago
Comments
Audit Finds Some UC Campuses Improperly Admitted Wealthy Students

Governor Announces Additional Funding for Homeless Housing Initiative

Hotshot Firefighter Dies in El Dorado Blaze A firefighter died last week fighting the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County. Charlie Morton was a squad boss of a hotshot crew in the San Bernardino National Forest. The Bobcat Fire burning in the San Gabriel Mountains is about 13% contained. It has damaged about 30 structures. California's COVID-19 Numbers Continue To Fall Though more than 15,000 Californians have died from the coronavirus, the states' COVID-19 numbers, seven-day positivity rate, and hospitalization rates continue to drop, says Governor Gavin Newsom. The state is also expanding testing, with 124,000 average daily tests over the last week. CDC Reverses Guidelines Around COVID-19 Transmission On Friday the CDC issued new guidelines for how coronavirus spreads, saying aerosol transmission might mean the virus could travel more than six feet through the air. On Monday, the CDC removed that information, saying it was posted in error. Reporter: Peter Arcuni, KQED Unemploy...

11 min1 w ago
Comments
Governor Announces Additional Funding for Homeless Housing Initiative

Mourners Gather in San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

California to Temporarily Halt Accepting Unemployment Claims California’s Employment Development Department plans to stop accepting unemployment claims until October 5 while it tackles a massive backlog of 600,000 cases. This comes as an investigative strike team set up by Governor Gavin Newsom released a report saying the agency needs a massive overhaul. Reporter: Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, KQED Newsom Signs law to Make More Undocumented Immigrants Eligible for Tax Credits Governor Gavin Newsom signed the measure to expand eligibility for the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit, which benefits low-income workers. The new law removes a requirement that eligible undocumented filers must have at least one child under the age of six. Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED Mourners Gather in San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg Millions of Americans are mourning the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On Friday evening in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood, many gathere...

12 min1 w ago
Comments
Mourners Gather in San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How to Build in the Era of Climate Change and Raging Wildfires

State Prison Officials Meet with Inmate Advocates to Discuss Efforts to Contain COVID-19 Outbreaks What started as a handful of coronavirus cases early last month at Folsom State Prison has ballooned to over 500. Further south, Avenal State Prison in Kings County has had 22 hundred cases. That’s more than any prison in California, including San Quentin. Reporter:Kate Wolffe, KQED Adelanto Immigration Detention Center Grapples with COVID-19 Outbreak The immigration detention center in the desert city of Adelanto, northeast of Los Angeles, continues to face aCOVID-19 outbreak there. 39 individuals have tested positive. Reporter:Benjamin Purper, KVCR How to Build in the Era of Climate Change and Raging Wildfires As fire crews across the state continue to battle record-setting blazes, many people are asking what can be done to make sure future fires aren’t as destructive in an era of climate change.Many experts say one big solution is improved planning and not building homes where the...

12 min1 w ago
Comments
How to Build in the Era of Climate Change and Raging Wildfires

Neighbors Step Up to Help One Restaurant Worker Out of Work Since Pandemic Began

How Some Families are Coping with Unhealthy Air Quality in Southern CaliforniaAir quality may finally be improving in the Bay Area, but things are still smoky down in Southern California. That’s especially true in in the foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley, where the Air Quality Index has hit 500 this week. Reporter: KCRW’s Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW New Poll Shows Tough Fight for Proposition to Reinstate Affirmative ActionThe poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows just 31 percent support a proposition to reinstate affirmative action. The poll also shows a slim majority of likely voters support Proposition 15, which would change how property taxes are assessed on commercial and industrial properties in the state. Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED Neighbors Step Up to Help One Restaurant Worker Out of Work Since Pandemic BeganThe restaurant industry has been hard hit during the pandemic, losing nearly 400,000 jobs in the state since March. As some businesses reop...

11 min1 w ago
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Neighbors Step Up to Help One Restaurant Worker Out of Work Since Pandemic Began
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