KCBS News radio spoke with Politics Professor and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts Steve Woolpert about a $ 5.9 million Homeland Security grant the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency received to update its bus and train surveillance systems. The upgraded surveillance technology allows transportation officials and law enforcement agencies to record, watch and listen to Muni passengers in real-time. Woolpert, a constitutional law expert, discussed concerns about passengers losing their rights to privacy with KCBS news anchors Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor. Woopert's interview occurred on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 during the news station's popular drive time morning newscast. Listen to the KCBS interview.
A few days before the White House, US Senate and House of Representatives reached an accord on the fiscal cliff, Woolpert was interviewed by CBS-5's Grace Lee about the political wrangling, or brinksmanship, in the nation's capitol to avoid $700 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases that would have kicked in on Jan. 1, 2013. Watch the CBS-5 news story.