The California Report

The California Report

KQED, in collaboration with public radio stations throughout California, launched The California Report, a statewide radio news program, on October 2, 1995. Distributed by satellite from the KQED Public Radio studios in San Francisco, The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population. It is carried by more than 30 public radio stations from Arcata to San Diego. Many local station reporters are regular contributors to the program.

The daily morning edition of The California Report, a 9-minute program, airs on KQED 88.5FM Monday through Friday at 5:50am, 6:50am and 8:50am. The Friday afternoon edition, a half-hour magazine, airs on KQED 88.5FM at 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 11:00pm, and brings you in-depth analysis of the week’s top news stories, sound-rich radio excursions and commentaries from voices around the state. For more information, check out

Latest News

KQED Launches “Love in the Digital Age”

New podcast series features humorous, heart wrenching and it-just-got-complicated first person, mini-documentaries about technology and love.

Sep 02, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED News Series “Immigrant Shift” Explores the Changing California Workforce

One out of every three working people in California is an immigrant – and their share has grown in recent decades.

Jul 20, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED and Capital Public Radio Announce Live State of the State Special

Governor Jerry Brown’s inauguration and State of the State address will air on KQED Public Radio on Monday, January 5, at 10am.

Dec 29, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Announces Queena Sook Kim as the Morning Host for The California Report

California native will start with KQED’s award–winning statewide news and public affairs program on January 12.

Dec 08, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Rachael Myrow Announced As Lead Reporter For KQED’s New Silicon Valley News Desk

KQED Public Radio’s statewide news service The California Report will be looking for a new morning host.

Jun 18, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Forum Launches New Series “Priced Out” Starting Tomorrow at 10am on KQED 88.5 FM

The ongoing series will cover issues related to the high cost of living in the Bay Area and includes content from all KQED News properties.

Oct 30, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

SPJ NorCal honors KQED Public Radio’s Raul Ramirez for “Distinguished Service to Journalism”

The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, has honored KQED News with four 2013 Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Oct 28, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED and CIR Receive National Murrow Award

Winning investigative story “Broken Shield” was also a finalist for The Center for Investigative Reporting in 2013 for the Pulitzer Prize, and won George Polk Award and IRE honors.

Jun 13, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Announces Steven Cuevas and Scott Detrow as Los Angeles and Sacramento Bureau Chiefs

KQED Public Radio, the most listened-to public radio station in the nation, is proud to announce two award-winning and respected journalists as its Los Angeles and Sacramento bureau chiefs.

Feb 04, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

Meet Scott Shafer, host of The California Report

You’ve heard his voice on KQED Public Radio’s The California Report for 14 years and now find out more about Scott Shafer. The host of the popular statewide public affairs program speaks to the San Francisco Chronicle about a wide range of topics — his most memorable stories from TCR, his favorite Mission District hangouts […]

Dec 13, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post