KCBS In Depth
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, who began his job as the university’s leader last November, not only has to deal issues with academics but also safety, diversity and social justice in an environment where money for higher education is still not as forthcoming as state educators would prefer.
This week, KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jan McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro talk with sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley specializing in the sociology of sport, family, race and ethnic relations, about the implications of the NBA handling of L.A. Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling.
This week on KCBS In Depth, host Jan McMillan speaks with Desmond D’Sa from South Africa and Helen Slottje of the U.S. who are two among six global recipients of the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize. he prize honors grassroots heroes who, often at great personal risk, inspire local movements to protect the natural environment.
In 2012, a revolutionary new “DNA scissors” technology was discovered at UC Berkeley by Dr. Jennifer Doudna and since then, it has exploded in popularity. In 2012, a revolutionary new “DNA scissors” technology was discovered at UC Berkeley by Dr. Jennifer Doudna and since then, it has exploded in popularity. KCBS In Depth’s Jane McMillan talks with Dr. Doudna, the executive director of the University Of California’s Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI), about how the technology works and its applications for the future.
KCBS In Depth: SFPD Chief Greg Suhr Talks About Use Of Force, Pedestrian Accidents & Smartphone Robberies
The San Francisco Police Department is facing harsh criticism from some in the San Francisco’s Mission District community over the shooting death by officers of 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto in Bernal Hill Park last March and his family is preparing to sue the city. KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro spoke with Police Chief Greg Suhr about Nieto’s shooting which he said is a tragedy but that the officers were justified using deadly force.
KCBS’ Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Janan New, executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association—a nonprofit and advocacy group for owners of rental property in the city. She says that they are contemplating a lawsuit over the relocation fees proposed by Supervisor David Campos and passed by the Board of Supervisors.
The start of the 2014 Major League Baseball season marks five years since the league began looking into the possibility of allowing the Oakland A’s to relocate to San Jose.
an Francisco Mayor Ed Lee sits down with KCBS’ Barbara Taylor and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier to talk about issues including pedestrian safety, Muni, the Warrior’s waterfront arena and twhat he says is the city’s most critical challenge—housing.
UC Berkeley political scientist and Russia expert Steven Fish and Yuriy Gorodnichenko, a UC Berkeley professor of economics and a native of Ukraine join KCBS to discuss the potential fallout from the Russian incursion.
Dr. Doug Parker, Director of the California Institute of Water Resources discusses the implications of California’s current drought and the solutions that are being looked at.