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The Nation investigates how big wireless made us think that cell phones are safe

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the safety of wireless radiation. A new Nation magazine investigation explores how big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil and big tobacco to deceive the public and create the appearance of scientific uncertainty, while making people think that cell phones are safer than independent science suggests.

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Jo Koy performs Thursday (05/24/2018) through Sunday (05/27/2018) at the San Jose Improv in San Jose, CA. Find tickets here.

Joe Derosa performs Thursday (05/24/2018) through Sunday (05/27/2018) at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale, CA. Find tickets here.

On the this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the impact of the Trump administration’s moves toward drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the indigenous community that depends on the refuge's caribou for survival.

 

 

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.

Looking At Education with Carol Kocivar 5-22-2018

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Looking At Education With Carol Kocivar May 22, 2018

University of the Fraser Valley / Wikimedia Commons

Alameda County’s Measure A is about childcare and early education. Research shows that key brain development takes place during the first five years of life.  

But the average cost of infant care in California is about $1000 a year, and Preschool for a four-year-old costs about $700 a year.

Public art expected to change San Francisco skyline

12 hours ago
Projected Completion, January 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Boston Properties

 

As the tallest building in San Francisco, Salesforce Tower is the new center of the city skyline. And starting today, the top of the tower will also become a work of public art, created by San Francisco artist Jim Campbell.

 

Holly McDede

When Stanford student Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in prison for sexual assault back in 2016, lots of people thought he deserved a longer sentence. They saw a white, college athlete let off the hook.

 

Ben Trefny

Amy Farah Weiss, a San Francisco community activist and mayoral candidate in 2018 and 2015, spoke to KALW’s Ben Trefny about her campaign, her work on the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge, and about issues such as climate change, divesting, racism, reparations, economics and prosperity.

An extended version of the conversation can be found below:

Almanac - Tuesday 5/22/18

23 hours ago

Today is Tuesday, the 22nd of May of 2018. 

It is the 142nd day of the year. 

There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year.

30 days until summer begins

168 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018

(5 months and 15 days from today)

896 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

(2 years 5 months and 12 days from today)

The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:54 am 

and sunset will be at 8:20 pm.

Photo by Ervins Strauhmanis used under CC BY 2.0

  

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the safety of wireless radiation. A new Nation magazine investigation explores how big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil and big tobacco to deceive the public and create the appearance of scientific uncertainty, while making people think that cell phones are safer than independent science suggests.

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KALW's Spring 2018 Program Guide

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Almanac - Tuesday 5/22/18

Today is Tuesday, the 22nd of May of 2018. It is the 142nd day of the year. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. 30 days until summer begins 168 days until mid-term elections Tuesday November 6, 2018 (5 months and 15 days from today) 896 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020 (2 years 5 months and 12 days from today) The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:54 am and sunset will be at 8:20 pm. Today we will have 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. Solar...

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