What were the takeaways from the third Democratic candidates debate? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and former S.F. mayor Willie Brown mention a few. (9-15-19)

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Talking Politics: Debate DebriefWhat were the takeaways from the third Democratic candidates debate? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and former S.F. mayor Willie Brown mention a few. (9-15-19)
At Issue: Homelessness and Crime / NRAKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with San Francisco supervisor Rafael Mandelman. (9-15-19)
Talking Politics: Leaden GOPers of the Golden StatePhil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss the state of the Republican Party in California and Brown floats the idea that the Democratic field of presidential candidates may yet see more entrants. (9-8-19)
At Issue: Vax Politics / Gig WorkPhil Matier discusses two issues facing the legislature with state senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo). (9-8-19)
Talking Politics: Campaign Attrition / Trump VulnerabilityFormer S.F. mayor and state assembly speaker Willie Brown tells KPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen that the president can be beaten, provided the Democratic Party can settle on a candidate. (9-1-19)
Talking Politics: Democratic Crossroads / HomelessnessKPIX 5's Phil Matier and Melissa Caen ask former S.F. mayor and state assembly speaker Willie Brown about the state of the Democratic Party and the growing homelessness crisis. (8-25-19)
At Issue: Unsafe StreetsKPIX 5's Phil Matier and San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe discuss crime and law enforcement in the Bay Area. (8-25-19)
Talking Politics: Epstein Questions / Debates or DebacleJeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide, according to investigators. Is that the end of the issue? Were the early, crowded Democratic candidate debates a big mistake? Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (8-18-19)
At Issue: PG&E / Gig EconomyKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with California state senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) about PG&E's ability to meet future demand; Seg. 2: addressing the needs of part-time and contract workers. (8-18-19)

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Pet of the Week: Flash Needs a New HomeTo adopt Flash, go to EastBaySPCA.org
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Talking Politics: Kamala Backlash / July 4 TrumpfestNow that Sen. Kamala Harris is rising in the polls will the other presidential candidates target her for takedown? Pres. Trump's July 4 spectacular drew raves and pans. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and former S.F. mayor Willie Brown dissect. (7-7-19)
At Issue: The State of the RepublicWhere is the balance of power among Congress, the court and the presidency? Phil Matier discusses past and present politics and government with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (7-7-19)
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At Issue: Pride ProgressKPIX 5's Phil Matier discusses LGBT progress in the 50 years since Stonewall with state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.)
At Issue: Border AgreementKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). (6-30-19)
Talking Politics: Dem Debate Goals / Biden BruisedWhat will 20 Democratic presidential candidates be talking about this week other than you-know-who? Themselves, mostly, hoping frontrunner Joe Biden will keep up his foot-in-mouth act. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown discuss. (6-23-19)
At Issue: Wildfire Costs / VaccinationKPIX 5's Phil Matier and state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) discuss two issues facing the California legislature. (6-23-19)
Don't Miss Mezzo Soprano J'Nai Bridges In SF Opera's 'Carmen'Since Georges Bizet's opera 'Carmen' debuted more than a century ago, so many African American divas have taken on the title role of the sexy seductress. Her latest incarnation is mezzo soprano, J'Nai Bridges. BR's Michelle Griego went to SF Opera to meet her.
Talking Politics: Dirt-Gathering Ethics / Calling Out KellyanneIs taking campaign "dirt" from foreign governments OK? Will Kellyanne Conway quit violating the Hatch Act? Who is better to ask than former S.F. mayor Willie Brown? Phil Matier and Melissa Caen can't think of anyone. (6-16-19)
At Issue: Big Week for BARTKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with BART board of directors president and former San Francisco supervisor Bevan Dufty. (6-16-19)
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