Reality Check

Reality Check

Vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 08:20 PM PST

Reality Check: Dangerous Criminals Finding Way to Local Jails

Reality Check: Dangerous Criminals Finding Way to Local Jails

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock exposes one of the major "shortfalls" of prison realignment that could be making your community more dangerous.

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 07:15 PM PST

Reality Check: Why Are Stocks Performing So Well?

Reality Check: Why Are Stocks Performing So Well?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the red-hot numbers of the stock market.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 09:58 PM PST

Reality Check: Health Care 'Solution'? Not in CA

Reality Check: Health Care 'Solution'? Not in CA

Battered by criticism over his floundering health care reform plan, President Barack Obama looked to improve his standing with Americans Thursday, promising both comfort and solutions for those struggling...

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM PST

Reality Check: Examining Loopholes in California's Prison Realignment Program

Reality Check: Examining Loopholes in California's Prison Realignment Program

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock talks to criminal justice experts about why you may not be safer from the prison realignment program.

Friday, Nov 8, 2013 at 07:25 PM PST

Reality Check: Can NRA Win Sunnyvale Lawsuit?

Reality Check: Can NRA Win Sunnyvale Lawsuit?

On Tuesday, voters helped ‘Measure C’ cruise to victory at the polls and as promised an NRA lawsuit is forthcoming.

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at 08:20 PM PST

Reality Check: Congress Keeping Up With America's View on Gay Rights?

Reality Check: Congress Keeping Up With America's View on Gay Rights?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at one Republican's claim that passing such a bill will increase "frivolous lawsuits."

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at 12:09 PM PST

Reality Check: Are Some School Bonds Really 'Ticking Time Bombs'?

Reality Check: Are Some School Bonds Really 'Ticking Time Bombs'?

As Bay Area voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to bankroll major investments in their community school districts- many of which suffer from overcrowding and aging facilities- San Mateo...

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 07:15 PM PDT

Reality Check: By the Numbers - BART Better Off Without Strikes?

Reality Check: By the Numbers - BART Better Off Without Strikes?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock crunches the numbers to see if BART would have been better off settling without any strikes.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 06:20 PM PDT

Reality Check: Why We Don't Have Obamacare Numbers

Reality Check: Why We Don't Have Obamacare Numbers

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines how many people have actually signed up for Obamacare.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM PDT

Reality Check: Examining Obama's Remarks on Deficit

Reality Check: Examining Obama's Remarks on Deficit

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks into President Obama's claims that the economy is growing and the nation's deficits are shrinking.

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Using a combination of interviewing, analysis and investigative research – Reality Check vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy. Sam Brock’s approach to reporting is to take no claim as fact without substantiating its accuracy and let the numbers do the talking.
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