Graffiti: Art or Blight?
Some people see graffiti as an important form of self expression. Others see it as vandalism. Equal Time, the San Jose State University School of Journalism news-magazine show examines both sides of the graffiti debate. Sara Kyo reports.
Autism in Adults
When children with autism grow up, who will care for them? The murder/suicide of a Sunnyvale, CA woman and son in 2012 brings this dilemma out in the open. San Jose State University’s show Equal Time, airing on KQED-Plus, explores the issue, interviewing members of Parents Helping Parents in San Jose.
Pot Dispensary Regulation
Tim Vantress of San Jose State University reports on city regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries. This episode includes interviews and footage of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, which federal officials raided in the months following the taping.
SJSU student Veronica Taylor examines the dividing line between freedom of expression and religion in America. From scarves in the workplace to crosses in prisons, should there be limits on public expression of religious beliefs?
Election and Higher Education
California colleges and universities are hinging their hopes on the November 2012 election. This episode features SJSU President Mo Qayoumi, West Valley-Mission Chancellor John Hendrickson, Gavilan College President Steve Kinsella, CFA Union Local President Liz Cara and SJSU student Vanessa Zuniga. Host: SJSU Journalism School Director Bob Rucker
Money for CA Colleges & Universities
Funding for CA colleges and universities is at a critical stage. A continuation of the discussion from the previous week. Features SJSU President Mo Qayoumi, West Valley-Mission Chancellor John Hendrickson, Gavilan College President Steve Kinsella, CFA Union Local President Liz Cara and SJSU student Vanessa Zuniga. Host: SJSU Journalism School Director Bob Rucker
New laws mandate a “Renewable Portfolio Standard” for energy providers, and California’s requirements are some of the most ambitious in the country. The RPS program requires 33% of the energy that utilities provide to come from renewable resources by 2020. SJSU student Vanessa Zuniga explores the requirements and ramifications of the rules.
Due to the state budget crisis, San Jose State University is changing admissions policies. The university is moving away from a “guaranteed” admission policy for most local students to a competitive system. Reporter Jessica Savage examines the ramifications of this decision.
San Jose Mayors
Five mayors of San Jose, CA., past and present, discuss the job and the city. This is an edited version of the panel discussion in the spring of 2012, as part of the Don Edwards Lecture Series at San Jose State University. Presented as a special edition of Equal Time, the news-magazine show produced at SJSU.
Rap: Poetry or Profanity?
In this episode of Equal Time, reporter Unsa Suhail delves into the world of hip hop and its impact on the younger generation. From children to teenage rappers, this episode takes a look at what the music scene is about and where it can go. Current hip hop is discussed, as well as the “rap image.” Rappers include Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Blue Scholars and Case Veggies.
The face of America is changing and is becoming more mixed. Even the President of the United States is part of this emerging identity. How do these individuals define themselves and how do others define them? These questions are explored and discussed in this episode of Equal Time. Jessica Savage reports.
Computers are turning out to be crime-fighting tools in an increasing number of cities. Predictive policing is a practice that uses statistics to determine how where to put officers on the streets. Equal Time reporter Tim Vantress takes a look at San Jose and Santa Cruz, to see how these two cities are adapting the system to their needs.
Egg donation is an option for infertile women. It is a part of Assisted Reproductive Technology, and there are guidelines set up by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine as to how the process is done. The focus here is to understand the problems that may arise with this process of third party reproduction, and ways to find solutions for those problems.