Free Speech Fight

The fate of a much anticipated “Free Speech Week” sponsored by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley continues to be in limbo, as student organizers, campus officials and Yiannopoulos engage in an escalating war of words. Meanwhile, a group of faculty members spearheaded by professor Michael Mark Cohen is urging a boycott of the event, should it go forward. We talk to Professor Cohen about why he opposes the event.

Guest:

  • Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley professor

Latest Repeal and Replace Effort

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced today that he won’t back the latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Graham-Cassidy proposal would end the expansion of Medicaid, as well as federal subsidies for lower-income people to buy insurance, and instead create block grants to individual states.

Guests:

  • April Dembosky, KQED health reporter
  • Scott Shafer, KQED Politics and Government senior editor

Trailblazer Firefighters

In 1987 a federal judge ordered the San Francisco Fire Department to allow women to join its ranks. Thirty years later, the department’s first female firefighters are being honored for proving that women can excel at this tough, dangerous job.

Guests:

  • Sara Coe
  • Lt. Shelia Hunter

Meet John Chiang

John Chiang has been California’s state treasurer since 2015 and he’s now campaigning for a much bigger job – California’s next governor. Chiang believes his fiscal experience and years of public service will resonate with voters in 2018.

Free Speech, Repeal and Replace, Trailblazer Firefighters, John Chiang 24 October,2017KQED News Staff

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