The California Report KQED's statewide radio news program, providing daily coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.
The California Report

The California Report

From KQED

KQED's statewide radio news program, providing daily coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.More from The California Report »

Most Recent Episodes

California Attorney General Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Family Border Separation

California Attorney General Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Family Border Separation California Attorney General Xavier Becerra calling on the Trump administration to end what Becerra says is an illegal practice of separating children from their parents at the border. Reporter: Marisa Lagos Will California Stay a Sanctuary State? The federal government will try to convince a U.S. District judge in Sacramento Wednesday to suspend some of the legal protections for immigrants California recently enacted. Reporter: Julie Small U.S. Refugee Acceptance at Lowest Rate Since 1980 Today is World Refugee Day, and according to a new report, the US is admitting fewer refugees this year than at any time since 1980. Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero Villaraigosa Backs Newsom in LA After Failed Gubernatorial Bid In the race for governor, Democrats are taking steps to unify the party after the rough and tumble June primary. Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and his former rival Antonio Villaraigosa, campaigned together in Los Angeles Tuesday. The pair battled each other during the primary. Now they're urging Democrats to put that aside to defeat Republican candidate John Cox in November. Reporter: Mary Plummer Police Deadly Force Bill Advances in State Senate A bill that would change California's legal standard for police use of deadly force passed a key state senate committee Tuesday, despite unified opposition from law enforcement groups. Reporter: Alex Emslie Covered California After the Individual Mandate's End Covered California is bracing for the impacts of the loss of the individual mandate. That's the Obamacare-era requirement to have health insurance, which will no longer be a requirement in 2019. Reporter: Laura Klivans

California Attorney General Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Family Border Separation

What Are Elected Officials Saying About Family Separation at the Border?

Top California Democrats Call on Homeland Security Secretary to Resign Top Democrats from California are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign. It's part of mounting outrage over President Trump's so-called "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that's separating children from their parents who cross the border illegally. Reporter: Scott Shafer Congressional Democrats Tour San Diego Immigration Detention Facilities About a dozen members of Congress toured a migrant shelter for children in San Diego Monday and used the event to comment on family separation. Reporter: Jean Guerrero California Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Wants Family Separation to Stop Even California's Republican candidate for governor says he does not support separating children from their parents at the U-S Mexico border. But he wouldn't comment on Democratic efforts in Congress to address the issue. Reporter: Katie Orr A Look into one of the Immigration "Loopholes" the White House Wants to Close Doris Meissner served as Commissioner of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. In 1997, she signed a consent decree called the Flores agreement to settle a lawsuit about detaining children. She says it's being used by the Trump Administration in a way that was never intended. Guest: Doris Meissner

What Are Elected Officials Saying About Family Separation at the Border?

Children Separated From Their Parents, Held in Tent Shelters Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Children Separated From Their Parents, Held in Tent Shelters Along U.S.-Mexico Border The California Report brings us stories from inside tent camps in Texas and California, where children are being separated from their parent and detained, as families attempt to cross the border into the U.S. from Mexico. Reporters: John Sepulvado, Penny Nelson, Jean Guerrero

Children Separated From Their Parents, Held in Tent Shelters Along U.S.-Mexico Border

New Immigration Bill Offers Permanent Fix for Dreamers

Central Valley Congressman: New Immigration Bill Offers Permanent Fix for Dreamers The bill is a compromise between moderate and conservative House Republicans. It includes conditional visas for 1.8 million Dreamers, young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, who could then compete for a limited number of green cards. It also provides $25 billion ... Continue reading New Immigration Bill Offers Permanent Fix for Dreamers →

What the Proposal to Split California Could Learn from the Past

What the Proposal to Split California Could Learn from the Past We told you yesterday about the ballot measure going before voters in November that would split California into three states. But to find an example of success, the backers of Cal 3 need to look back 200 years. Reporter: Guy Marzorati Who Will Pay ... Continue reading What the Proposal to Split California Could Learn from the Past →

Did Orange County Meet Its Deadline to Create 3 New Homeless Shelters?

Did Orange County Meet Its Deadline to Create 3 New Homeless Shelters? Today is the day that Federal Judge David O. Carter in Orange County wants to know where three homeless shelters are going to go. Reporter: Michelle Wiley California Funds Efforts to Curb Tobacco Sales to Minors California is setting aside $37 million to ... Continue reading Did Orange County Meet Its Deadline to Create 3 New Homeless Shelters? →

What Changes to Proposition 13 Could Mean for Local Governments

What Changes to Proposition 13 Could Mean for Local Governments A potential expansion to California's Proposition 13 property tax break would likely mean increased home sales and higher revenues for realtors. But there's disagreement on how the measure would affect local governments' finances. Reporter: Katie Orr U.S. Overturning Asylum Protections for Domestic Violence Victims Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he is overturning asylum protections for victims of domestic violence and gang violence. Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero Family Separations at Border Continue The federal government says now more than 11,000 migrant children are currently in U.S. immigration custody, many of them after being separated from their families at the U.S. — Mexico border. That includes families presenting themselves to authorities and seeking asylum. The youngsters are still taken away from the parents and sent into a huge system that provides little or no information to either the parents or the kids about how to reconnect. Guest: Tyche Hendricks A Watch Party for the U.S.-North Korea Summit While President Trump and Kim Jong Un were meeting yesterday in a historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea, Several dozen Korean Americans watched news coverage of the Summit at a Korean owned restaurant and bar called Piper's in LA's Koreatown. Reporter: Jenny Hamel

Cal Fire Releases Cause of a Dozen More October Fires

Cal Fire Releases Cause of a Dozen More October Fires: Nearly All Tied to PG&E State fire investigators are blaming PG&E equipment for 12 more of the deadly fires that broke out across Northern California last October. These fires were among dozens that killed 44 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Now this finding raises questions ... Continue reading Cal Fire Releases Cause of a Dozen More October Fires →

Facebook Under Fire Again for Allowing Companies Access to User Data

Facebook Under Fire Again for Allowing Companies Access to User Data Facebook has been in the news again about the security of user data. This time it's for software the social media giant launched a decade ago to get it onto mobile devices. The New York Times first reported that this software allowed outside manufacturers, ... Continue reading Facebook Under Fire Again for Allowing Companies Access to User Data →

California Gubernatorial Campaigns Kick Off Following Tuesday's Primary

California Gubernatorial Campaigns Kick Off Following Tuesday's Primary The two candidates for California governor hit the ground running Wednesday, wasting no time after Tuesday's primary to outline the the significant differences between them. Reporter Marisa Lagos California Republicans Meet Today on Immigration Moderate California Republicans in Congress are going into a closed-door GOP meeting on ... Continue reading California Gubernatorial Campaigns Kick Off Following Tuesday's Primary →

Back To Top