KALW News election coverage


Wed November 7, 2012

Election results from around the State and Bay

City college students and faculty at the SF Labor Council/ SEIU election results party
Ali Budner

Updates on local and state elections from the KALW News team. 

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Mon November 5, 2012
Cops & Courts

Commentary: How the passage of Prop 36 can change lives

San Quentin State Prison

Proposition 36 would not only reserve life sentences for violent and serious felonies, it would also allow those serving life sentences for non-violent, non-serious felonies to apply for re-sentencing provided they have already served twice the normal sentence for their current crime. In order to be approved for re-sentencing, each person would have to demonstrate to a judge they are not a current danger to society. 

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Mon November 5, 2012

Web Exclusive: Death row inmate prepares for Prop 34 outcome

A board displays the photos of condemned inmates housed in San Quentin's Adjustment Center
Nancy Mullane

William (Mike) Dennis has been on San Quentin's death row for 24 years, and on North Segregation for 17 years. He spoke with KALW’s Nancy Mullane on Monday, November 5 by phone about the climate inside the prison, as inmates anticipate the outcome of tomorrow’s vote on Proposition 34.

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Fri November 2, 2012

Web Exclusive: Meet the City Council candidates for Oakland's District One

Credit Courtesy of amylemleyforoakland.com

Reporter Charlie Mintz recently reported on the City Council race in Oakland's District One.  Now you can hear extended interviews with all the candidates he spoke with.

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Tue October 30, 2012

Voting from the Korean American perspective

Under CC license from Flickr user valuef

We conclude our series in partnership with New America Media, delving into the issues California’s ethnic voters care most about this year, with a look at the politics of Korean Americans. California is home to 451,000 Korean Americans. The biggest community is in LA, but a sizable number are here in the Bay Area, with the highest concentrations in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. So what’s this community talking about one week ahead of the elections? KALW’s Hana Baba spoke with Won Yi, a talk show host on Korean television KEMS TV in San Jose.

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