Join KQED's Mina Kim for a statewide edition of Forum, featuring discussion about current affairs in California through the lens of race, justice and equality. The program can be heard on Valley Public Radio Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. immediately following Valley Edition. The statewide program is an outgrowth of KQED's longtime daily, local talk show of the same.
From KQED's press release:
“This is a moment of unprecedented change and people are hungry for meaningful dialogue about these issues,” says Kim, who’s been with KQED full-time since 2010. “I couldn’t be more excited and honored to help bring Forum to other communities across the state — and to bring in a wider range of voices to these conversations.”
Mina Kim started her career in public radio at KQED as an intern with KQED’s Pacific Time. When the station began expanding its local news coverage in 2010, she became a general assignment reporter then health reporter for the station’s statewide news service The California Report. Kim’s award-winning stories have included on-the-scene reporting of the 2014 Napa earthquake and a series on gun violence in Oakland. Kim became the Friday Forum host in late 2014. She’s interviewed many notable figures, including Nancy Pelosi, Senator Bernie Sanders, Sarah Silverman, Roxane Gay, Elvis Costello, and Senator Cory Booker, among others.