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Photo credit: Laura Flynn While the new school year is quickly approaching and summer is winding down, this weekend is full of fun, creative, and engaging community building events. Welcome to your Arts/Culture/Weekend! Starting Thursday The 2011 San Francisco Improv Festival...
California is home to the largest U.S. women’s prison, located in Chowchilla. Women represent the fastest growing sector of the prison population nationwide and in the state. And the Habeas Project says about two-thirds of women behind bars report they are survivors of domestic abuse. One of those...
Take a listen to BART’s radio stream, and aside from the occasional protest, BART communications is a little boring. But when you add one more layer of sound, it becomes a live experience that’s both simple and unexpected. On the web, it’s called “You Are Listening To,” and it’s built out of three...
After Congress reached an agreement on the debt ceiling two weeks ago, President Obama said he and his cabinet are turning their attention back to creating jobs. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: They are redoubling their efforts to focus on what matters most to the American people. That is, how are we going...
This month, we’ve been bringing you the sounds of Central Market, past and present. We took you to the Warfield Theater of the 1920s, then back to the eighteenth century to visit the old Hibernia Bank. And today, we take you to our final stop on this tour of the sights and sounds of Central Market...
In San Francisco, Fillmore-based Marcus Books has been a hub for the neighborhood’s black community since it opened in 1959. Founders Julian and Raye Richardson believed it was the first African American bookstore in America. A lot has changed since it opened – these days, the Narrative of the Life...
Lake Tahoe attracts many nature-loving Bay Area locals, but the sparkling blue lake, known as the "Jewel of the Sierra," is starting to rust. In the late '60s, the lake was clear to an average depth of over 100 feet. Last year, clarity was just over 60 feet. Reports point to algae growth, due to...
Awhile back, we took you deep into outer space: CHRISTOPHER HEDGE: You’re always going to have a whoosh sound when you go through something in a planetarium, so I was thinking, “Well what if those whooshes were made with the real signatures of what you’re going through?” KALW’s Martina Castro spoke...
You may have heard by now that California’s prisons are overcrowded. Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California must decrease its prison population by over 30,000 inmates in the next two years. Lawmakers are debating exactly how to go about doing this...
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7Reading series // At Diesel Books’ next installment of Poetry Flash, you’ll get shots of Xochiquetzal Candelaria and blasts of Robin Ekiss. Robin Ekiss will be reading from his book Mansion of Happiness. What’s the real estate value on that? Well, in 1843, the Puritans wanted a...
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