KCBS In Depth

Print editions of the San Francisco Chronicle roll off the printing press (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Chronicle Chief: Online Journalism Worth Subscribing To; Will Focus Less On South Bay

KCBS In Depth interview with San Francisco Chronicle Editor-In-Chief Audrey Cooper.

01/26/2015

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

California’s High-Speed Rail Moves Ahead; Transportation Official Says That Its Costs Can Be Recovered And That It Will Be Worth The Wait

KCBS In Depth talks with Dan Richard, the chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, who says that there’s a very high level of confidence that enough money can be made to complete the entire system.

01/12/2015

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Police Credit Training, Diversity And Communication With The Community In Avoiding Violent Protests

The racial tension that’s boiled over between police officers and the African-American community in many cities across the nation these past months has not manifested in San Francisco.

01/05/2015

California Academy of Sciences (credit: stanford.edu)

KCBS In Depth: California Academy Of Sciences Proves Popular With Adults

The new Executive Director of California Academy of Sciences, Dr. Jonathon Foley, says institutions like his play an important role in filling educational gaps, but is also popular among adults.

12/15/2014

Antwan Wilson (www.ousd.k12.ca.us)

Oakland Schools Chief ays Troubled Students Need More Time With Adults—Not Less

KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro interview Antwan Wilson, the superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District, about the continuation of the “Thriving Students” program which he says will help inner-city students claim their future.

11/10/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco And Berkeley Soda Tax Propositions Could Set Precedent

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Voters in San Francisco and Berkeley will decide Tuesday whether to tax soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi. This week KCBS In Depth cohosts Jane McMillian spoke with San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, who is a supporter of the soda tax, and Roger Zalazar, representing the American Beverage Association, who opposes it.

11/03/2014

The front of an apartment building in the Marina District in San Francisco is ripped off 21 October 1989. (JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)

Berkeley Earthquake Expert Links Fracking To Quakes On The ‘Tectonic Timebomb’

As the Bay Area marked the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, there was no shortage of reminders of the power of Mother Nature and the promise of other big quakes to come. KCBS In Depth spoke with Dr. Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, who is working on an earthquake warning system.

10/20/2014

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

KCBS In Depth: Understanding The Facts About The Ebola Outbreak

KCBS In Depth host Jane McMillan speaks with Dr. Charles Chiu, who is an assistant professor of laboratory and infectious disease medicine at UCSF, about the Ebola outbreak.

10/06/2014

Land is exposed by the extremely low water level of Lake Kaweah on February 5, 2014 near Visalia, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and what to plant or whether to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round such, as almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Exploring Water Solutions For California’s Drought

Is our current drought in California part of a natural weather pattern, an aberration, or climate change? KCBS In Depth cohosts speak with Dr. Peter Gleick, a globally recognized scientist who is an expert in water and climate issues, about challenges ahead for California in the midst of the worst drought on record.

09/29/2014

Earthquake Sensors in Northern California

KCBS In Depth: Earthquake Early-Warning Technology And Emergency Preparedness

KCBS’ In Depth co-hosts Jeff Bell and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Dr. Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, which received a 5-second warning before the first waves of the Napa quake rolled through. They also talk with Lt. Erica Arteseros, coordinator for the San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT).

09/15/2014

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