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    Remembering PBS NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer

    Remembering PBS NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer

    PBS NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer, who championed delivering unbiased news to the nation for more than three decades, died on Thursday.  We look back at the career of the broadcaster, prolific author, and presidential debate moderator.

    • 16 min
    Your Questions Answered About the Coronavirus

    Your Questions Answered About the Coronavirus

    At least 26 people were dead Friday, as China stepped up its response to the spread of a new strain of coronavirus, which causes respiratory illness. Authorities halted air and rail transportation in and out of thirteen cities around the center of the outbreak, as millions are preparing to travel for the Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday. We'll get the latest on the virus and take your questions.

    • 35 min
    Understanding Community Land Trusts

    Understanding Community Land Trusts

    The West Oakland home at the center of the Moms 4 Housing protest is set to be purchased from owner Wedgewood Properties by the Oakland Community Land Trust, an affordable housing nonprofit. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the agreement Monday, adding that the Trust intends to fix it up for use by Moms 4 Housing. The agreement raises questions, though, about how exactly land trusts work. In this segment, we'll discuss land trusts, how they're funded and their role within the Bay Area's housing crisis.

    • 28 min
    House Leaders Deliver Opening Arguments in Support of Impeachment

    House Leaders Deliver Opening Arguments in Support of Impeachment

    The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump commenced on Wednesday, as Democratic House managers presented their case that Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress in his dealings with Ukraine. In his opening statement, Rep. Adam Schiff accused Trump of using his office to "cheat" in the upcoming presidential election, as Republicans were bound to silence on the Senate floor. We’ll talk the latest on the impeachment trial and what to expect over the next few days.

    • 23 min
    ‘Moms 4 Housing’ Activists to Purchase West Oakland Home They Occupied

    ‘Moms 4 Housing’ Activists to Purchase West Oakland Home They Occupied

    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced on Monday a "good faith" agreement that will allow the homeless mothers of activist group Moms 4 Housing — who had occupied and been evicted from a vacant West Oakland home earlier this month — to return and make it their residence. The home would be purchased from owner Wedgewood Properties by the Oakland Community Land Trust, an affordable housing nonprofit, on behalf of the mothers. Wedgewood also pledged to offer the right of first refusal for all of its for-sale Oakland properties to Oakland Community Land Trust, other affordable housing groups and the city of Oakland. We'll discuss the role of this agreement in the context of the Bay Area's housing crisis.

    • 28 min
    Rep. Anna Eshoo on Impeachment, Cannabis and Robocalls

    Rep. Anna Eshoo on Impeachment, Cannabis and Robocalls

    South Bay Congresswoman Anna Eshoo joins Forum to provide insight into the ongoing Senate impeachment trial. She'll also talk about her work as Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee, where she held the committee's first hearing on federal cannabis policy last week, and as a member of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, on which she helped shape the robocall legislation recently signed by President Trump.

    • 23 min

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