Beyond #MeToo: Abuse and Power Through a California Lens
This week The California Report is launching a series of stories and interviews that tackles many of the questions that have arisen in the wake of the #MeToo movement. We’ll explore topics like how boys are raised, explore different California “bro” cultures and talk about sexual harassment and its effect on women’s lives.
We kick-off the series with former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. He resigned his office in 2013 after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment. Filner later pleaded guilty to charges of false imprisonment and battery.
And we also hear from one of Filner’s victims: someone on our team here at KQED, Politics and Government Reporter Katie Orr. We hear her story and reaction.
Guests: Bob Filner and Katie Orr
The History Behind California’s Worst Flu Season in Years
The number of people in California who have died from the flu has nearly doubled in a week. State health officials are now reporting 74 flu-related deaths in people under 65 and they say it’s only going to get worse. We go back in history to understand what’s making people so sick.
Reporter: April Dembosky
Montecito Homeowners Weigh Housing Options After Mudslides
It could be months before many people can return home after this month’s deadly landslides in Montecito. Lots of roads are still impassable. Houses are mired in mud or damaged by fire and floodwater. But what does all this mean for an area with some of the priciest real estate in the country?
Reporter: Steven Cuevas