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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.

    Hospitals Brace for COVID-19 Surge

    Hospitals Brace for COVID-19 Surge

    L.A County Suspends Outdoor Dining
    As the state and counties put in place new coronavirus restrictions, California businesses try to survive. Guelaguetza is a well known restaurant here in L.A. known for its Oaxacan dishes from Mexico.
    Guest: Bricia Lopez, the co-owner of Guelaguetza, a restaurant in L.A
    Hospitals Brace for COVID-19 Surge
    California hospitals are seeing an increase in COVID-19 patients, which they expect will only increase. Hospitals are applying lessons learned at the beginning of the pandemic to deal with the surge.
    Sammy Caiola, CapRadio
    Kaiser Enrolls Youth in Sacramento and Santa Clara for Vaccine Study
    Kaiser Permanente says it’s enrolling 12 to 15 year olds in Sacramento and Santa Clara in an expanded late-stage study of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. Pfizer has said the vaccine is safe and 95 percent effective in adults. Now researchers want to determine how well it will work in adolescents and teenagers.

    • 14 min
    Newsom Orders Overnight Curfew for Most Californians

    Newsom Orders Overnight Curfew for Most Californians

    How Police and the Public Are Likely to Respond to Newsom's Curfew Order
    Governor Gavin Newsom is imposing an overnight curfew as California tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly says the limited stay-at-home order is being implemented in 41 counties.
    Guest: Scott Rodd, CapRadio
    New Report Shows State Employment Agency Left People Vulnerable to Identity Theft
    The report says E.D.D. has sent at least 38 million pieces of mail containing Social Security numbers since the start of the pandemic. The problem persists even though the state auditor asked the agency to remove this information from many of these documents a year and a half ago.
    Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, The California Report
    New Rules Aim to Protect California Workers from COVID-19
    The emergency standard approved unanimously by the board that oversees Cal OSHA standards requires employers to implement cleaning protocols, investigate and respond to positive COVID cases in the workplace, and provide testing in cases of outbreak.
    Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED
    Prison Officials Defend Transferring Inmates Leaving State Prisons to ICE
    State law currently restricts local law enforcement from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But inmates leaving state prisons are excluded from those protections. Prison officials are defending that policy.
    Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED
    Salton Sea Could Get Funding Boost
    Coachella congressman Raul Ruiz introduced a bill this week which seeks to hold the federal government financially accountable for restoring and cleaning up California’s Largest Lake.
    Reporter: Megan Jamerson, KVCR
    The California Report Magazine Preview: Sounds of Boyle Heights
    A new musical project spearheaded by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts tells the story of Boyle Heights. The immigrant neighborhood is quickly gentrifying. “Sounds of Boyle Heights” is featured on this week’s California Report Magazine.

    • 16 min
    Stockton's Mayor Lost Reelection. Will His Initiatives Continue?

    Stockton's Mayor Lost Reelection. Will His Initiatives Continue?

    Stockton's Mayor Lost Reelection. Will His Initiatives Continue?
    Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs has lost reelection to his challenger, Republican pastor and veteran Kevin Lincoln. Tubbs conceded the race on Tuesday. Tubbs launched initiatives that generated national attention. When he leaves office, the resilience of those programs will be tested. 
    Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED
    California's Economic Outlook is Better than Expected
    Budget projections released yesterday show the state’s finances are in a better position than many expected this far into the pandemic. The number of people signing up for assistance programs has been below expectations, and tax revenue is higher.
    Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED
    Apple to Pay $113 Million Over Battery Lawsuits
    California and 33 other states have announced a $113 million settlement against Apple. It accounts for false claims made by the company about battery performance and processing power in some iPhones. 
    Reporter: Rachael Myrow, KQED
    Nurses Grapple With Pandemic Fatigue and Frustration as COVID Cases Surge
    As COVID cases surge in California, we decided to check back in with some of the nurses and doctors we followed early in the outbreak, including an emergency room nurse in the Bay Area.
    Reporter: Lesley McClurg, KQED
    About That Blue Wave...
    More than two weeks after Election Day, two of California’s congressional districts remain uncalled. But we already know that the 'Blue Wave' from 2018, when Democrats flipped several Republican house seats, didn’t hold up so well in 2020.
    Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED 

    • 16 min
    Largest River Restoration in History to Proceed with Removal of Klamath Dams

    Largest River Restoration in History to Proceed with Removal of Klamath Dams

    Largest River Restoration in U.S. History to Proceed with Removal of Klamath Dams
    The largest river restoration in U.S. history will proceed along the Klamath in 2023, under a new agreement announced Tuesday. This summer the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission threw a wrench in the gears of an agreement decades in the making, to remove the dams.
    Reporter: Danielle Venton, KQED
    L.A. County Could Be Headed for Lockdown as COVID Cases Surge
    California’s most populated county could be headed for a three-week lockdown. Yesterday officials in Los Angeles County imposed new restrictions on businesses after daily confirmed coronavirus cases more than doubled in the last two weeks. Hospitalizations there are up 30%.
    Childcare Industry on the Verge of Collapse Due to COVID-19 Requirements
    Child care providers who care for some of the state’s neediest families are warning the system is about to collapse if they don’t get help. Their union has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the state.
    Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED
    California Squandered 2.4B of Affordable Housing FundsA scathing new report from the state’s auditor says state agencies squandered billions of dollars from bonds meant for building affordable housing. Developers missed a deadline to use state money that could have helped finance low-income housing units.
    Reporter: Raquel Maria Dillon, KQED
    Black Student Group Hopes Grant Will Bolster Racial Equity
    California voters rejected Prop 16, the ballot measure that would have reinstated affirmative action. That’s despite polling this summer that showed most Californians think racial inequality is a major issue. Student groups working to bridge long-term equity gaps on their campuses hoped Prop 16 would bolster their efforts.
    Reporter: Kayleen Carter, CalMatters Student Journalism Network
    Big Tech Testimony Leads to Partisan Senate Judiciary Disagreement
    The CEOs of Twitter and Facebook testified on Capital Hill again yesterday about their efforts to moderate content. They walked a fine line aimed at ensuring lawmakers in Washington D.C. don’t try to actually regulate the industry.
    Reporter: Rachael Myrow, KQED
    Twitter Hires Legendary Hacker 'Mudge' as Head of Security
    Security at Twitter in 2020 has been a mess. The company has been under a lot of scrutiny for its handling of misinformation during and after the election. In response, twitter has hired a new head of security known as Mudge.
    Guest: Joseph Menn, Reuters

    • 17 min
    Most Californians Back To Tightest COVID-19 Restrictions

    Most Californians Back To Tightest COVID-19 Restrictions

    Why State is 'Putting the Brakes' on Reopening
    According to Governor Gavin Newsom, 41 counties in the state are now in the "purple" tier, indicating the most widespread risk. This comes as the holidays loom near. Will these new restrictions make a difference?
    Guest: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, UC San Francisco Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Chair
    Most Californians Back To Tightest COVID-19 Restrictions
    Governor Gavin Newsom and his top health advisors are concerned about a sharp jump in California’s COVID cases. They’re rising at a level that, if unchecked, Newsom says could overwhelm the state’s healthcare system.
    Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED Politics
    State Lawmakers Head to Honolulu for Policy Conference
    As our state’s COVID cases rise at the fastest rate since the pandemic began, a group of state lawmakers is in Honolulu, Hawaii for a policy conference.
    Guest: Hannah Wiley, Sacramento Bee
    Federal Judge Considers Extending COVID-19 Rules at Detention Center
    A federal judge in San Francisco is considering whether to extend Covid-related rules in place to protect immigrants at an ICE detention center in Bakersfield.
    Sara Hossaini, KQED
    Public Defenders Wants Inmates and Jail Staff to be Priority for Eventual Vaccine
    Brendon Woods says it's not surprising that some of the state's worst outbreaks have been in prisons, and that's why he is pushing for incarcerated people to be first in line if and when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.
    State Audit Shows Insufficient Oversight in Lead Cleanup at L.A Exide Battery Site
    Toxic lead has long contaminated a working class Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles.
    Now a state audit concludes clean up around that facility will take longer than planned.
    Reporter: Molly Peterson, KQED

    • 16 min
    How Biden's Pledge to End Travel Ban Could Impact Immigrant Communities

    How Biden's Pledge to End Travel Ban Could Impact Immigrant Communities

    How Biden's Pledge to End Travel Ban Could Impact Immigrant Communities
    President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to end the Trump administration’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority nations, including Iran. The impact could be big in California, which is home to the largest Iranian community in the country.
    Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED 
    Why The LA Times Handed Over Letters Page to Trump Supporters
    The Los Angeles Times provided a page full of letters from Trump supporters this weekend. The move led to a lot of pushback online.
    Guest: Sewell Chan, Los Angeles Times Editorial Page Editor
    What's Next for California's Bail Industry?
    California voters have shot down Proposition 25, a referendum on whether to ban cash bail. That means people working in the bail industry will stay in business, and lawmakers who supported the measure are weighing their next steps.
    Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 Ratings

Tori1205 ,

CA specific daily news

Love listening while I brew my coffee, short and sweet, news relevant to our state that national news dailies won’t cover

formar42 ,

Political garbage

In my hunt to find some local California news, void of national politics, I stumbled across the California report. The podcast is sadly extremely one sided and has a clear narrative theyre trying to pursue. Take prop 22 for example, they clearly wanted people to vote no, never discussed AB5 and made it seem like prop 22 was going against some long standing laws in california, and finally painted people as corporate shills if they voted yes. KQED should be ashamed of such poor journalism. Like we dont have enough of this kind of garbage from the Fox news and CNNs of the world.

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Daily California updates

A short daily piece with California-relevant news from up and down the state (but mostly SF and LA). Your go-to source on PG&E, wildfires, and activism.

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