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Rachael Myrow

Rachael Myrow hosts the California Report for KQED. Over 17 years in public radio, she's worked for Marketplace and KPCC, filed for NPR and The World, and developed a sizable tea collection that's become the envy of the KQED newsroom. She specializes in politics, economics and history in California - but for emotional balance, she also covers food and its relationship to health and happiness.

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HP: A Layoff Storm’s a Comin’

May 18, 2012 | 11:31 am

HP: A Layoff Storm’s a Comin’

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Apple takes a lot of flack for the business concept “Designed in California, made in China.” But even the most casual hi-tech observer will acknowledge it’s an industry standard, not the exception. So you may be forgiven if you heaved a heavy sigh but didn’t raise an eyebrow at the news that Hewlett-Packard’s chief executive, […]

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Exploring Bayview’s Food Renaissance; Map of Area Restaurants

April 26, 2012 | 6:30 am

Exploring Bayview’s Food Renaissance; Map of Area Restaurants

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Radio Africa & Kitchen is one of a growing list of city- supported food businesses on Third Street in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. It’s all part of a calculated redevelopment strategy to drive foodies to this long neglected corner of Southeast San Francisco. Yes, there is plenty of the mouthwatering BBQ and Soul Food you’d […]

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Beyond the Bubble: Looking Back at the LA Riots of 1992

April 23, 2012 | 8:24 am

Beyond the Bubble: Looking Back at the LA Riots of 1992

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? You want to know what makes a reporter feel old? Looking for a story you know you did and failing to find it because the digital archiving system at your former […]

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In a Time of Massive Budget Cuts, Cal May Have to Borrow for a Football Stadium

April 19, 2012 | 10:06 am

In a Time of Massive Budget Cuts, Cal May Have to Borrow for a Football Stadium

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere in California… It’s such a California story. UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium sits on an earthquake fault line. It’s going to cost about $321 million to renovate. It would be, says the Wall Street Journal today, “one of the most expensive renovations […]

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Beyond the Bubble: Riverside County DA Considers Classes/Fines for Low-Level Offenders

April 5, 2012 | 10:09 am

Beyond the Bubble: Riverside County DA Considers Classes/Fines for Low-Level Offenders

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. Because we’re in this Golden State together. Right? It’s a terrible name, realignment. For one thing, it provides no clear visual as to what it stands for: a massive shift in the way California incarcerates. Over the last half-year, […]

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Beyond the Bubble: Fear Grips California Citrus Growers as HLB Infected Asian Psyllid Discovered

April 3, 2012 | 10:10 am

Beyond the Bubble: Fear Grips California Citrus Growers as HLB Infected Asian Psyllid Discovered

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? It happened in Hacienda Heights, a suburban bedroom community on the east side of LA County. State ag inspectors peered closely at a sickly citrus tree. Could it be? Yup.

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Beyond the Bubble: Quiet Day in Court for a Legendary Drug Kingpin

April 2, 2012 | 7:26 am

Beyond the Bubble: Quiet Day in Court for a Legendary Drug Kingpin

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? Drug kingpins come. Drug kingpins go. So Hollywood tells us.  But it doesn’t always end in a dramatic shootout, a la “Scarface.” The real cases often go out quietly in court. […]

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Beyond the Bay: Stockton’s Rocky Road

March 30, 2012 | 10:11 am

Beyond the Bay: Stockton’s Rocky Road

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? Ever since Vallejo settled its bankruptcy situation, Stockton has become the new poster child for the California city careening into insolvency. On the one hand, Stockton has so much going for […]

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Beyond the Bay: The Bakersfield Sound Still Plays in Nashville

March 29, 2012 | 10:29 am

Beyond the Bay: The Bakersfield Sound Still Plays in Nashville

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Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? As the nation celebrates the life and music of Earl Scruggs, (he died Wednesday at age 88), I was surprised to read Flatt & Scruggs played at the Avalon in San […]

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Bankruptcy Court Report: Solyndra Did Not Mislead DOE

March 28, 2012 | 11:16 am

Bankruptcy Court Report: Solyndra Did Not Mislead DOE

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Has it really only been half a year since Solyndra suspended operations? At one time, Solyndra was soaring above the rooftops, a green energy darling making thin film solar photovoltaic power systems for large commercial and industrial rooftops. “Clever product!” analysts and investors said. “Big potential market!” “Who doesn’t love Fremont?” OK, that last thought […]

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