Participate in KQED’s coverage of the State of California 2011

Special on air and online features planned for governor’s annual address

SAN FRANCISCO, January 28, 2011 – Join KQED Public Media on Monday, January 31 for live on air and online coverage of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2011 State of California address.

The speech can be heard live during a special 5pm broadcast of The California Report, a production of KQED News. Host Scott Shafer will provide analysis of the speech and talk with experts about what it means for California, and reporter John Myers will be in Sacramento to get reactions from state officials. The California Reportis heard on more than 35 stations across California. In San Francisco, the State of California broadcast can be heard on KQED 88.5FM. In Sacramento, it will air on KQEI 89.3FM. The speech also will be streaming live at KQED.org.

Meanwhile, you can share your opinions on the governor’s plans during a live online chat from 4:30-6:30pm on News Fix, the KQED News blog. The chat will feature a discussion about California’s financial struggles, a topic that is expected to be the focus of Brown’s address. News Fix writer Jon Brooks also will host a live blog covering the speech, and he’ll be highlighting posts by Facebook and Twitter users talking about Brown’s plans. KQED is asking Twitter users to include the hashtag #CAsots on Tweets about the address. You can find News Fix at KQED.org/newsfix.

The live chat and News Fix posts are among several KQED Public Media features that share and highlight the experiences of the community. “First Person,” an interview series on KQED Public Radio’s popular live call-in show Forum, features discussions with unsung heroes, world-class innovators, and other notable characters who help make Northern California unique. You can join the conversation on Forum during any show by calling the listener feedback line, 415.553.3300, or by posting a comment at KQED.org/forum.

The Public Insight Network also gives the community a direct line to the KQED newsroom and allows people from all walks of life to share their unique perspectives and shape news coverage. For more information on joining The Public Insight Network, go to KQEDnews.org/publicinsight.

KQED also can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/KQEDPublicMedia and on Twitter @KQED and @KQEDnews.

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Media Contact: Ian Hill

415.553.2216, ihill@kqed.org