Katie Orr

politics and government reporter for KQED

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Katie Orr is Politics and Government Reporter for KQED public radio. She formerly covered healthcare for Capital Public Radio.

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Affirmative action in the state of California ended with the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996.

Prop 16 would reinstate affirmative action in California. Is it more likely to pass or fail?

Affirmative action in the state of California ended with the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The California legislative session wrapped up just before 1:30 a.m. today. It was a manic night with time limits on bill debates.

Renter protections, police reform: Which bills passed during the California legislative session?

The California legislative session wrapped up just before 1:30 a.m. today. It was a manic night with time limits on bill debates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The idea of a “town hall” is as old as colonial America.

Effective Opposition or Sour Grapes?

The idea of a “town hall” is as old as colonial America.

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