KCBS In Depth: SF District Attorney George Gascón Wants To Modernize Criminal Prosecution KCBS cohosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro talk with San Francisco District Atttorney George Gascón about Prop 47, a November ballot measure that would reduce some non-violent drug and property crimes from felony status to misdemeanors, and other public safety issues that he says need to be modernized.
KCBS In Depth: 'Project Rebound' Transforms Prison Inmates Into ScholarsThis week, KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Project Rebound director Jason Bell, who is also a former inmate and became a college graduate through the innovative program at San Francisco State University that’ has been helping former inmates earn their college degrees as soon as they are released from prison.
KCBS In Depth: The Challenges For UC Berkeley’s ChancellorUC 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.
KCBS In Depth: Sports, Race And Fallout From Donald Sterling’s Banishment From The NBAThis 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.
KCBS In Depth: Goldman Prize Winners Bring Attention To Environmental IssuesThis 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.
KCBS In Depth: ‘Game Changing’ DNA-Editing Technology Booms In The Bay Area And BeyondIn 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 RobberiesThe 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 In Depth: San Francisco’s Housing Crisis From The Landlord's PerspectiveKCBS’ 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.
KCBS In Depth: Clock Ticking On San Jose Lawsuit Against MLB, Giants Over Oakland A’s Move 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.
KCBS In Depth: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Says Housing Is Priority One For Lawmakersan 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.
KCBS In Depth: No Easy Answers In Ukraine Crisis 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.
KCBS In Depth: Head Of Water Research Institute On California’s Historic DroughtDr. 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.
KCBS In Depth: Tommi Avicolli Mecca of SF’s Housing Rights Committee On The City's Housing CrisisTommi Avicolli Mecca from San Francisco’s Housing Rights Committee addresses what she calls a housing emergency in the City, which includes; an “epidemic of evictions, scarce affordable housing, and the highest rents” in the country.
KCBS In Depth: Retiring East Bay Congressman George Miller On Achievements, Work Still To Be DoneEast Bay congressman Rep. George Miller announced his retirement a couple weeks ago, but in this KCBS In-Depth interview he reflects on his political achievements and the work left that still needs to be done.
KCBS In Depth: California’s Drought Emergency Our weekly In Depth segment covers the drought declaration in the State of California and how the state deals with distribution of water in emergency situations.