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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.

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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.

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Super reporting from John Sepulvado!

By monthly amtrak traveler - Sep 07 2018
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Professional, engaging, crisp, dynamic, humane, and smart, Sepulvado reports on news that matters

great coverage of CA news

By DorliB - Mar 16 2018
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Well done podcast highlighting California news that one might not hear about otherwise.

iTunes Ratings

163 Ratings
Average Ratings
129
17
6
3
8

Super reporting from John Sepulvado!

By monthly amtrak traveler - Sep 07 2018
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Professional, engaging, crisp, dynamic, humane, and smart, Sepulvado reports on news that matters

great coverage of CA news

By DorliB - Mar 16 2018
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Well done podcast highlighting California news that one might not hear about otherwise.

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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.

Rank #1: Is L.A.’s New NFL Stadium Good Or Bad For Inglewood?

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Is L.A.’s New NFL Stadium Good Or Bad For Inglewood?

The most expensive stadium in NFL history is being built in Inglewood. It will be the future home of the L.A. Rams and the Chargers. Supporters say the 5 Billion dollar project, which opens next year, has already sparked an economic boom in Inglewood, a largely African American and Latino city that’s seen its share of hard luck. But critics worry the stadium is responsible for a big spike in housing costs that’s making Inglewood unaffordable for residents.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez

PG&E To Shut Off Power For 600,000 People

California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric, is warning more than 600,000 customers it may shut off their power  starting early tomorrow morning, As dry and windy weather conditions are expected to pose a high fire risk across Northern and Central California.
Reporter: Lily Jamali

What Would Public Banking Do For California?

Cities have their own police and fire departments, but should they have their own banks? Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that makes it possible for California municipalities and counties to establish their own public banks.  But what exactly would public banks do compared to private  banks? 
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez

Financial Assistance Runs Out For Survivors of Tubbs Fire

Two years ago today the Tubbs Fire swept through Santa Rosa, destroying more than 5,000 homes. Long after the flames have been extinguished, fire victims are encountering new problems. For some survivors the second anniversary of the fire means their insurance policies will no longer cover their rent.
Reporter: Adia White

California Politicians Play Major Role In Impeachment

The central story of American politics right now is the story of the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump. Many California politicians  have starring roles in the drama.
Guest: Scott Shafer

Oct 08 2019

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Rank #2: House Democrats in California Risk Losing Seats After Backing Impeachment

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House Democrats In California Risk Losing Seats After Backing Impeachment

In the 2018 elections, democrats flipped seven California congressional seats from red to blue. Keeping those seats is essential to the Democratic Party, but that’s become harder after several representatives came out in favor of the impeachment investigation into President Trump. One of them was Congresswoman Katie Hill, who represents a swath of suburban and high desert communities in north Los Angeles County.
Reporter: Saul Gonzales

Did San Francisco District Attorney Resign In Order To Challenge L.A. County DA?

Last week, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced he was resigning from his job effective October 18th. It’s expected Gascón will move to Los Angeles and run for D.A. of Los Angeles County in next year’s election. Gascón’s chief opponent would be incumbent Jackie Lacey, L.A. County’s first female and first  African-American D.A. Lacey is perceived as a criminal justice hardliner, and has faced criticism from groups like Black Lives Matter.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez

Enrollment In Migrant Education Program Declines

Children of migrant farm workers move around a lot, as their parents follow the harvest. They sometimes have trouble keeping up with their studies, so California offers migrant education programs, but enrollment in those programs has been falling.
Reporter: Katie Orr

Oct 07 2019

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Rank #3: PG&E Slammed For ‘Improper’ Legal Fees

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PG&E Slammed For ‘Improper’ Legal Fees

In a 21-page court filing, U.S. Trustee Andrew Vara says lawyers and other consultants have already billed $140 million dollars  in the bankruptcy proceedings  and that at least four million of it appears,  “improper, excessive or otherwise objectionable.”
Reporter: Marisa Lagos 

Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs New Law Allowing California Districts More Control Over Charter Schools

The battle between local school districts and charter schools is being settled for now with a compromise pushed by Governor Newsom. He just signed into law.. a bill that will give districts more control over charters starting next July.
Reporter: Julia McEvoy

Temecula Woman Among Victims To Benefit From Las Vegas Shooting Settlement

There’s multi million dollar settlement this morning with victims of the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas two years ago. The gunman shot hundreds of people from a hotel room on the Vegas strip, killing 58 people Shrapnel hit Chelsea Romo of Temecula, north of San Diego, in her face after a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Reporter: Matt Hoffman, KPBS 

L.A. Courts Dismiss Millions Of Minor Citations

In a dramatic move to unclog the court system and throw a lifeline to L.A.’s poorest residents, local officials are asking the courts to dismiss nearly 2 million minor citations and warrants. This is a joint move by the county and city of L.A. and it addresses what critics call a cycle of despair, where poor people are repeatedly ticketed, arrested and jailed for minor infractions.
Reporter: Darrell Satzman, KCRW

Battle Between L.A. County And Sheriff Alex Villanueva

What does a county do when its most controversial and divisive figure is also its top lawman? That’s the case in L.A. County with Sheriff Alex Villanueva. He was elected as a reformer, promising to push back against partnering with the U.S. Immigration agency under President Trump. But since taking the oath of office ten months ago, Villanueva has been locked in a series of increasingly bitter battles with the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez

Iranian Students Are On Edge After Visas Revoked

At least 2 dozen Iranian students, with valid visas to study in the United States were recently barred from coming here. Those affected have been reluctant to speak on the record, for fear of jeopardizing the chances of getting a visa in the future. Meanwhile, Iranians already here feel the effects of what they consider  anti-Iranian policies from the White House.
Reporter: Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW

Stockton’s Universal Basic Income Pilot

The city of Stockton is running that experiment. Since February, an outside group has been giving 125 Stocktonians that no-strings-attached cash-$500 dollars-just to see what they do with. New data from the trial shows people are spending it mostly on food, clothing, and utilities. Host Lily Jamali asks Stockton resident, Zohna Everett, who’s part of that group of 125, how she’s spending it.

Oct 04 2019

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Rank #4: Steeling The State For The Future Of Fire

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Steeling The State For The Future Of Fire

Governor Gavin Newsom signed another giant batch of bills into law yesterday. The package of bill focus on preparing for future fires and helping residents deal with power shut-offs by electric utilities. One of them authored by state Senator Bill Dodd of Napa will require an independent review of the work utilities claim their doing to clear brush and trees around power lines.

California Holds First Early Primary

Five months from today, California holds its first early primary meaning unlike in years past we might actually matter in the 2020 presidential election. Californians can start early voting on the same day as the Iowa caucuses. Host Lily Jamali speaks with KQED political correspondent Marisa Lagos if having an earlier schedule will make a major difference in California.
Host: Lily Jamali, Guest: Marisa Lagos

What Is Causing California’s Soaring Gas Prices?

Were you surprised just how much it cost you the last time you filled up your tank at a gas station? Well, you are not alone. The price of gas has shot up about 15 percent in California over the past month. The California Report’s Saul Gonzalez gets to the bottom of the pricey gas source.

H-2A Visas Becoming A Priority Due To Farm Labor Shortage

In the Central Valley a large portion of people make their living on farms, There’s the obvious crackdown on illegal immigration, which has made a shortage of farm labor worse. The administration sees a potential solution in expanding a “temporary guest worker visa” for agricultural jobs.
Reporter: Alex Hall 

Oct 03 2019

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Rank #5: California Legislature Passes AB 5, But Uber Says It Might Refuse To Follow It

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California Legislature Passes AB 5, But Uber Says It Might Refuse To Follow It

As California’s legislative year comes to a close this Friday, elected officials in Sacramento are passing some blockbuster pieces of legislation like a bill to cap rent increases statewide and another allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals and get paid. But one of the most controversial pieces of legislation, AB 5 has sparked a battle with numerous tech giants. It would reclassify potentially hundreds of thousands of workers in California, who now work as independent contractors into employees. Now Uber is saying they might refuse to follow the bill. 
Reporter: Sonja Hutson 

How Do Gig Workers Feel About AB 5 Passing?

The California Report’s, host Saul Gonzalez speaks with Los Angeles Lyft Driver Tammy Briggs who says “that working as an independent contractor is a sucker’s game, they aren’t even making pennies and she is skeptical of AB 5.

Fresno Priest Facing Sexual Battery Charges

Father Jesus Antonio Castaneda Serna is facing 22 counts of battery, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery and dissuading a witness.  Castaneda was arrested back in February, but has since been out on bond running his new church.
Reporter: Alex Hall 

How Tech Companies Are Trying to Gut the California Consumer Privacy Act

With no federal law governing digital privacy, California’s Consumer Privacy Act is expected to set the national standard when it goes into effect on Jan. 1. Unless it’s neutralized by the state Legislature, which is wrapping up its 2018-2019 session.
Reporter: Rachel Myrow 

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #6: Immigration Lawsuits Explained, Plus Which Matter Most

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Gov. Signs Vaccine Compromise Amid Loud Protests

After a tumultuous day yesterday, filled with protests and several people detained by police at the state Capitol, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law granting the state more say in overruling vaccine medical exemptions for school children.
Reporter: Katie Orr

Prosecutors From Across County Launch Antitrust Investigation of Google

Fifty attorneys general from 48 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico are investigating Google for potential antitrust violations. But California, where Googlde is not one of them.
Reporter: Sonja Hutson

All the Immigration Cases Against Trump Explained, and Why The Latest Decision Matters

There have been a lot of legal challenges to the Trump Administration’s hard-line immigration policies. So many, in fact, it can be hard to keep them all straight. But not for KQED’s Farida Jhabvala Romero, who closely follows all of these cases. She discusses a federal judge’s ruling yesterday that was seen as a defeat for the Administration.
Guest: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED Immigration Reporter

Sep 10 2019

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Rank #7: State Senate Passes AB 5, Bill That Limits Who Can Be Classified As Contractors

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State Senate Passes AB 5, Bill That Limits Who Can Be Classified As Contractors

A bill that could upend the gig economy in California took a major step forward Tuesday. The state Senate has approved Assembly Bill 5, which puts limits on who can be classified as a contractor. Under a 2018 state Supreme Court decision, workers who perform core functions of a business must be classified as employees and not contractors. AB 5 would codify that decision.
Reporter: Katie Orr 

Uber Lays Off Hundreds Of Employees

The ride-hailing company Uber is laying off more than 400 workers – that’s about 8 percent of its workforce. That’s about 8 percent of the company’s workforce in its product and engineering divisions.
The new layoff round follows the firing of 400 Uber employees over the summer.

Trump Administration Cracking Down On California’s Homeless

The Trump Administration has taken an interest in the city’s homeless crisis.This week, White House staffers and officials from various cabinet departments were in L.A. touring Skid Row and talking to homeless activists. The Washington Post reports the Administration is looking at using federal resources to get people off the streets and into shelters in federal facilities. The California Report’s Host, Saul Gonzalez speaks with homeless in Echo Park in Los Angeles.

LA’s Fur Ban Could Set A Precedent Statewide

There’s a bill in the state legislature that would ban the manufacture and sale of new fur products in California making it the first state in the nation with such a law.Animal rights activists say the business is cruel. But furriers argue they’re being unfairly targeted.
Reporter: Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW

Catholic Hospital Refuses Transgender Man Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is an operation done to remove a uterus.
Justices for a California appeals court heard arguments Tuesday in the case of a Catholic hospital that refused to do the procedure.  Dignity Health, the hospital chain that runs Mercy, said doing the surgery would contradict its Catholic beliefs.
Reporter: April Dembosky 

Islamic Group Accuses Rep. Hunter Of War Crimes During His Service In Iraq

A group is calling for an investigation into East County Congressman Duncan Hunter in light of his claim that he likely killed hundreds of civilians while he was a Marine serving in Iraq. Members of the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations  made their case outside Hunter’s El Cajon office Monday.
Reporter: Matt Hoffman , KPBS 

Apple Revels iPhone 11-Without Mentioning Fears About Trade War With China

Apple’s product reveal yesterday was a celebratory affair, despite fears President Trump’s trade war will escalate in December. Apple is still worth around a trillion, despite calls from President Trump to de-globalize its global supply chain.

Sep 11 2019

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Rank #8: Area 51: How Many People Will Show Up at Viral Event?

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Interior Sets Aside Land For Border Wall Near San Diego

The U.S. Department of the Interior says it will transfer several hundred acres of federal land along the southern border to the army to build roughly seventy miles of new or replacement border fence. More than forty acres transferred to the army are in California.
Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS

Xavier Becerra Responds To Trump Administrations Actions Around California Air Quality

President Trump’s visit to our state this week escalated tension with California officials around air quality. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra is mulling his options after the Trump administration confirmed yesterday that it’s revoking our state’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards.
Guest: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

Fresno Becomes Latest City To Support DACA

Fresno will join more than 40 cities in the country that support three DACA cases going before the Supreme Court in November. Two years ago President Trump issued an order to wind down the program which protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Reporter: Monica Velez, KVPR 

How Many People Will Show Up at Viral Area 51 Event?

Thousands of people plan to descend on a military base in rural Nevada today to participate in a viral event called Storm Area 51. The event began as a joke on social media. Is it a  raid or a Rave?
Reporter: Paul Boger, KUNR

New Artistic Director Takes The Helm Of Berkeley Repertory Theatre

one of the state’s biggest regional theaters – Berkeley Rep – premiered its first show under new artistic director Johanna Pfaelzer. The Berkeley native has just moved back after spending years in New York, where she helped bring “Hamilton” and “American Idiot” to the stage.
Guest: Johanna Pfaelzer

Sep 20 2019

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Rank #9: Republicans Urge Motor Voter Crackdown Ahead of 2020

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Republicans Sue California, Charging Ineligible Voters Are on Voter Rolls

Three Republican voters are suing California’s Democratic Secretary of State saying he’s failed to ensure that only eligible voters are registered to vote.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos

Court: FCC Can Dump Net Neutrality Rules, But Can’t Block State Laws

A federal appeals court in Washington D.C. has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission can’t block states from instituting their own net neutrality protections.
Reporter: Sonja Hutson

Airbnb Asks L.A. for Postponement on New Rental LAW

The home-rental website Airbnb is asking L.A. officials for more time to build a system to share the revealing data it collects with the city.
Reporter: Darrell Satzman

Hollywood Talent Agency Gets IPO Cold Feet

One of California’s most highly anticipated initial public offerings from talent sports agency Endeavor never happened after famed agent Ari Emanuel and others pulled the plug at the last minute.
Guest: Stacy Perman

Can Trump Administration Impose Tighter Restrictions on Asylum? Judges to Weigh In

Judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments yesterday on legal challenges to two of the administration’s hallmark immigration policies that make it harder to get asylum at the southern border.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala-Romero

Street Medicine Provides Healthcare Access to L.A.’s Homeless

Homelessness often gets labeled as a public health crisis. For those living it, it’s a personal health crisis, shaving decades off the lives of our state’s homeless citizens.
Reporter: Matt Tinoco

Oct 02 2019

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