Election polls, school $$$ and Prop. 23 on ‘TWINC’

I was on KQED’s “This Week in Northern California” last night to discuss the latest developments in the senatorial and gubernatorial elections; the Chronicle’s Jill Tucker talked about California’s quest for Race to the Top education funding; and the Merc’s Paul Rogers discussed AB 32, Proposition 23 and electric cars.

Also, my Chauncey Bailey Project colleague Tom Peele talked about the latest developments in the Bey IV murder prosecution, and filmmaker Zachary Stauffer discussed his film on Chauncey’s slaying, “A Day Late in Oakland,” airing next Friday, August 6th at 8:30pm on KQED.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • I have been running a Survey site: http://www.PulseOfConcord.com for the past 4 months.
    There are 10 questions targeting issues in Concord. We established a Panel of those who want to be involved who suggest topics and questions. We strive to make the questions as neutral as possible so as to not push or pull anyone in any given direction. So we might as: Do you agree with a .5% sales tax increase to support city services? But not ask: Budget cuts are forcing a closure of life support for starving puppies and 9-1-1 call response as well as night time patrol of rape infested neighborhoods, will you agree to only a .5% sales revenue surcharge on non-essential items to prevent the collapse of the known astral temporal plane>?

    We also share the results with the community through an article in the Concordian and send out detailed summaries with the panel through the month.