Jami guest hosts a special edition of "This Week in Northern California" for KQED in San Francisco. The TOPIC: The epidemic of mass shootings, including the brutal killings of 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that has shaken the nation. But some urban communities live with the relentless reality of gun violence every day. Here in Northern California, in places like Oakland, San Jose, Richmond, Vallejo and Fresno, a recent violent crime surge has made residents anxious. We devote our full program this week to the topic of gun violence in our communities. GUESTS include Mina Kim, of the KQED California Report, Eva Paterson, President & Founder of Equal Justice Society, and Allison Briscoe-Smith, Director of the Center for the Vulnerable Child, Children's Hospital Oakland Also, A Newsmaker interview with Bill Bratton, Oakland's controversial new police consultant, as he prepares to tackle the violence on the streets of one of the country's hardest hit communities. February 22, 2013
This year, NYC Media, in partnership with TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, will premiere an exciting new program that will bring TED Conversations from the Internet to television. Jami Floyd hosts "Ted Talks in NYC" and brings in exciting new voices, from the New York City area, to help deconstruct and debate the most popular topics the Technology Entertainment and Design community have to offer. Guests include Chef Dave Pasternack, activist Colin "No Impact Man" Beavan, Journalist Rick Karr, Historian and Author Mark Kurlansky, Food Critic Kelli Choi and NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. "TED Talks in NYC" airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
￼2012 Innocence Network Journalism Awards
Posted on January 27, 2012
The Innocence Network Journalism Award was created to honor investigative reporting that brings to life the process of identifying and exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. The winner of the award will be an article, program, or series that in discussing wrongful convictions:
best demonstrates the failures and successes of the criminal justice system;
provides the best account of the plight of the wrongfully convicted, whether while in prison or after they
are released; and/or
best highlights the reforms needed and, where appropriate, the ways in which the public can take action to
improve the criminal justice system.
This will be Jami's third year serving on the Network's Jury. The awards ceremony is in Kansas City on March 30.
Together with WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer, Jami will lead a dynamic forum with academics, education experts, and historians – including a plaintiff involved in the historic Brown v. Board of Education case – about the evolution of the civil rights struggle around education since King’s time, and what’s left to be done in education reform.
The invigorating afternoon will feature a musical performance by folk/blues songwriter Toshi Reagon, a musical performance from the Manhattan Theatre Lab and its ninth grade chorus, and short tribute speeches to Dr. King from the Manhattan Country School eighth graders.