At Issue: Gun Control and CongressKPIX 5's Phil Matier discusses gun violence and legislation with Bay Area congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (8-11-19)
Pet of the Week: Flash Needs a New HomeTo adopt Flash, go to
Talking Politics: Tax Transparency / Dems' Circular Firing Squad1) New state law requires candidates for president to divulge their tax returns. 2) Many of the Democratic candidates at last week's debates seem to be running against Obama as much as Trump. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown ponder. (8-4-19)
At Issue: Homelessness in the CityKPIX 5's Phil Matier discusses homelessness policy with San Francisco supervisor Rafael Mandelman. (8-4-19)
Talking Politics: Post-Mueller / Pre-DebateWas Robert Mueller's day in Congress a bust for impeachment-hungry Democrats? Also: another round of Democratic candidate debates is coming this week. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (7-28-19)
At Issue: New BART LeadershipKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with Robert “Bob” Powers, BART’s new general manager. (7-28-19)
Pet of the Week: Tinker Needs a HomeMore info: Muttville senior dog rescue
Pet of the Week: Popeye Needs a New HomeKelcy Spaet with the East Bay SPCA brought little Popeye to the KPIX studio for a visit with Devin Fehely. Adoption info at:
Talking Politics: Kamala Backlash / July 4 TrumpfestNow that Sen. Kamala Harris is rising in the polls will the other presidential candidates target her for takedown? Pres. Trump's July 4 spectacular drew raves and pans. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and former S.F. mayor Willie Brown dissect. (7-7-19)
At Issue: The State of the RepublicWhere is the balance of power among Congress, the court and the presidency? Phil Matier discusses past and present politics and government with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (7-7-19)
Talking Politics: Democratic Debate TakeawaysWho won? Who lost? Will Kamala Harris keep surging or sink? Former S.F. mayor and Calif. assembly speaker Willie Brown weighs in along with KPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen. (6-30-19)
At Issue: Pride ProgressKPIX 5's Phil Matier discusses LGBT progress in the 50 years since Stonewall with state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.)
At Issue: Border AgreementKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (6-30-19)
Talking Politics: Dem Debate Goals / Biden BruisedWhat will 20 Democratic presidential candidates be talking about this week other than you-know-who? Themselves, mostly, hoping frontrunner Joe Biden will keep up his foot-in-mouth act. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (6-23-19)
At Issue: Wildfire Costs / VaccinationKPIX 5's Phil Matier and state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) discuss two issues facing the California legislature. (6-23-19)
Don't Miss Mezzo Soprano J'Nai Bridges In SF Opera's 'Carmen'Since Georges Bizet's opera 'Carmen' debuted more than a century ago, so many African American divas have taken on the title role of the sexy seductress. Her latest incarnation is mezzo soprano, J'Nai Bridges. BR's Michelle Griego went to SF Opera to meet her.
Talking Politics: Dirt-Gathering Ethics / Calling Out KellyanneIs taking campaign "dirt" from foreign governments OK? Will Kellyanne Conway quit violating the Hatch Act? Who is better to ask than former S.F. mayor Willie Brown? Phil Matier and Melissa Caen can't think of anyone. (6-16-19)
At Issue: Big Week for BARTKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with BART board of directors president and former San Francisco supervisor Bevan Dufty. (6-16-19)
Post Game: Stephen CurrySteph Curry spoke to reporters after the Raptors beat the Warriors in a thrilling Game 6. (6-13-19)
Post Game: Warriors Coach Steve KerrGolden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr spoke to reporters after Game 6. (6-13-19)
Talking Politics: Pelosi Pulled / Post-Convention DebriefAs more Democrats demand Trump be impeached, will Nancy Pelosi relent? Which presidential candidate got the biggest bump from the state Democratic convention? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown consider those questions. (6-9-19)
At Issue: Regulating Big Tech / Campaign Slog SeasonPhil Matier talks with California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland). (6-9-19)
Post Game Press Conference: Klay Thompson and Stephen CurryThe Warriors' "Splash Brothers" spoke to reporters Friday night after a wrenching loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. (6-7-19)
Talking Politics: Dem Convention / Spinning MuellerThe City sank a little under the weight of so many Democratic presidential candidates this weekend. Also, how should Pelosi handle her party's drive toward the I-word? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (6-2-19)

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