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KQED Launching New Weekly TV Program This Fall, ‘KQED Newsroom’

July 11, 2013 | 4:00 am

KQED Launching New Weekly TV Program This Fall, ‘KQED Newsroom’

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KQED News has announced a new multiplatform service called KQED Newsroom for television, radio and online, with award-winning journalist and anchor Thuy Vu as host. Scott Shafer, the award-winning journalist and host of KQED Public Radio’s The California Report, will join Vu as senior correspondent. The new weekly television program will replace This Week in […]

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KQED’s Scott Shafer on Anderson Cooper’s Coming Out

July 2, 2012 | 6:13 pm

KQED’s Scott Shafer on Anderson Cooper’s Coming Out

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I’d just finished posting a blog item about Anderson Cooper’s coming out on my Facebook page when the phone rang. It was George Osterkamp, a producer in the CBS News Bureau in San Francisco. I’d met George in my previous life as press secretary to then-San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos. He wanted to know if […]

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Former SF Mayor Art Agnos: Mirkarimi Prosecution is Political; Legal Analyst: Gascon Had No Choice

March 9, 2012 | 4:39 pm

Former SF Mayor Art Agnos: Mirkarimi Prosecution is Political; Legal Analyst: Gascon Had No Choice

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The trial of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on three misdemeanor charges related to an alleged incident of domestic violence against his wife, Eliana Lopez, is plodding along. A jury has not yet been seated, with a couple of hundred people already weeded out based on their answers to a nine-page questionnaire. Legal motions from the defendant […]

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AIDS at 30: Interview – What Were the Earliest Days of the Epidemic Like?

June 7, 2011 | 1:53 pm

AIDS at 30: Interview – What Were the Earliest Days of the Epidemic Like?

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Part 2 of Scott Shafer’s series of interviews surrounding the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS is with San Francisco community activist Paul Boneberg, who lived through the epidemic when it first struck in the early 1980s. The interview is summarized directly below the audio. Paul Boneberg on what the early days of the AIDS epidemic were […]

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June 6, 2011 | 4:12 pm

AIDS at 30: Interview With Chief of HIV/AIDS at SF General – Treatment Past, Present and Future

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As part of KQED’s coverage of the 30th anniversary of the first official report of what later came to be known as HIV, The California Report’s Scott Shafer interviewed San Francisco activists and caregivers who experienced the epidemic during its early dark days. Here is the first in a series of three interviews. Dr. Diane […]

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April 26, 2011 | 8:17 am

Prop. 8 Backers: “Judge was biased”

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Some are calling it a “hail Mary” legal move, but backers of Proposition 8 filed a motion in federal court Monday calling on the Chief Judge who replaced Vaughn Walker to throw out Walker’s sweeping 2010 decision striking down the ballot measure as unconstitutional. The basis for that motion: an interview Walker gave to Reuters […]

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April 19, 2011 | 11:40 am

Media Pushes for Release of Proposition 8 Trial Video

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A coalition of media, including the Los Angeles Times, CNN and KQED, is joining the legal fray over the Prop. 8 video tapes. In papers filed April 18th attorneys for the coalition indicate they want to join the motion of Prop. 8 opponents to unseal the videos so they can be seen by the public. […]

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Judge Vaughn Walker’s Use of Trial Video Under Fire From Prop 8 Supporters

April 14, 2011 | 11:37 am

Judge Vaughn Walker’s Use of Trial Video Under Fire From Prop 8 Supporters

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Eight months after his decision striking down Prop. 8, Vaughn Walker is once again infuriating the ballot measure’s backers. Walker, who retired from the bench in February, is under fire for using a 3-minute video clip from last year’s trial during a presentation he made at the University of Arizona. The topic: “Shooting the Messenger: […]

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March 3, 2011 | 2:12 pm

California Supreme Court Says Prop 8 Case Already Being Fast-Tracked

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A response to yesterday’s post about the California Supreme Court rejecting a request by attorneys fighting Prop. 8 to speed up its timeline for deciding a key legal question: State Supreme Court spokeswoman Lynn Holton points out that although the court rejected the expedited timeline, “… the court in fact has already expedited the Prop. […]

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California Supreme Court Won’t Speed Up Timeline For Prop 8 Case

March 2, 2011 | 4:33 pm

California Supreme Court Won’t Speed Up Timeline For Prop 8 Case

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Without comment, the State Supreme Court is rejecting a request by attorneys fighting Prop. 8 to speed up its timeline for deciding a key legal question.   When the Supreme Court agreed last month to answer the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals question of whether state law gives sponsors of ballot measures the legal authority […]

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