UPDATE NOV 22: Here’s another interview with Quan, from Friday’s This Week in Northern California:


It ‘s extremely early in the game, but to date, Jean Quan’s governing style looks like it will be different than that of her predecessor, Ron Dellums’, in one obvious way: She is making a lot of media appearances. (Quan will appear on This Week in Northern California tonight at 7:30 p.m. on KQED TV.)

Today, The California Report aired a profile of Quan, featuring the Oakland Mayor-Elect talking with KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm about Quan’s history as an activist, politician, and citizen of Oakland.

Here are some extended versions of Quan’s interview answers:

Quan discusses her family’s history in Oakland, which date backs to 1906.

Quan talks about the significance of her election as both the first Asian-American and woman mayor of Oakland.

Quan discusses her history as an activist, community organizer, and politician.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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