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Considering What The Biden And Harris Election Means For The Bay Area

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David Boyer
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Supporters celebrate in San Francisco's Castro District

What does Joe Biden's election as President of the United States mean for the San Francisco Bay Area? How does Kamala Harris' historic election to the executive office impact women, people of color, and Californians? Who will Governor Gavin Newsom appoint to the Senate seat she leaves behind?

Cohosts Ethan Elkind and Grace Won are joined by Christine Pelosi and KALW reporters to discuss those points and more in advance of Biden and Harris' first addresses as President- and Vice President-Elect.

A Bay Area native, Ethan is Director of the Climate Program at the UC Berkeley School of Law, with a joint appointment at the UCLA School of Law, where he researches and writes on policies to combat climate change. His book "Railtown" on the history of the modern Los Angeles Metro Rail system was published by University of California Press in January 2014. Ethan received his B.A. with honors from Brown University and graduated Order of the Coif from the UCLA School of Law. You can read his blog on ethanelkind.com.
Sonia Narang is the editor and project manager for KALW's Health & Equity series. Before that, she managed elections coverage for the station. Over the past decade, Sonia reported social justice stories from her home state of California and around the globe for PRI's The World radio program, NPR News, The Washington Post's The Lily, and more.
Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.
Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.