THE INTERSECTION: Mountain View or Googleville?

There's a reason some locals fear that Mountain View is becoming a company town: Google accounts for 1 in 5 jobs here and it owns more land than anyone else.

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Your Call's One Planet Series: A new Orangutan species is facing possible extinction

What’s being done to protect wild orangutans and other endangered wildlife? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with conservation scientist Dr. Ian Singleton about the discovery of a new orangutan species in the Indonesian forest.

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Julie Caine

This story originally aired in November of 2011. 

The Bay Area’s first real freeway was the 880. Completed in 1957, it connects the Port of Oakland with San Jose. Today it’s a major trucking route, and the most direct way to get to the Oakland Airport, or to a Raiders game.

Eli WIrtschafter

The first of BART’s new train cars were supposed to roll out this week. At least, that’s what we were told back in October. Now, it’s going to be by the end of November. Or maybe the middle of December. KALW’s Hana Baba spoke with reporter Eli Wirtschafter about what to expect from the new BART fleet, and when to expect it.

Almanac - Monday 11/20/17

16 hours ago

Today Monday, the 20th of November of 2017 is the 324th day of the year....

What’s being done to protect wild orangutans and other endangered wildlife? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with conservation scientist Dr. Ian Singleton about the discovery of a new orangutan species in the Indonesian forest.

Jon Funabiki

(Editor's note: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.)

It’s said that breaking bread together is a good way to get to know the people around you.

 

When it comes to San Francisco’s Excelsior District, breaking green onion pancakes can be equally effective.

 

Philosophy Talk: Diseases of the Mind

Nov 17, 2017

How do mental disorders differ from diseases of the body? 


CC FLICKR USER NIDA (NIH), RESIZED AND RECROPPED

California issues emergency rules ... San Francisco won’t meet New Year’s deadline ... Obama era cannabis rules still honored ... Business, Health and more.

Happy Birthday, Marty Scorsese! (no, I don't gotta problem with that...) 

Today is Friday, November 17, 2017, the 321st day of the year with 44 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 6:53am  
  • Sunset: 4:57pm

...giving us 10 hours and 4 minutes of daylight.  2% of the waning crescent moon will be visible, setting at 4:58pm - new moon tomorrow!

Two months after hurricane Maria, many people in Puerto Rico are still living without electricity and clean drinking water. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

11/16: Mountain View or Googleville?

Nov 16, 2017

  • There's a reason some locals fear that Mountain View is becoming a company town in the classically monopolistic sense: Google accounts for 1 in 5 jobs there and it owns more land than anyone else.

     

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Answer this week's question: “What should be done about people in your community going hungry?" Call 1-833-SPEAK-CA to take part. Tune in to KALW on Tuesdays to hear answers from around the state.

Almanac - Friday 11/17/17

Happy Birthday, Marty Scorsese! (no, I don't gotta problem with that...) Today is Friday, November 17, 2017, the 321st day of the year with 44 days remaining. Sunrise : 6:53am Sunset : 4:57pm ...giving us 10 hours and 4 minutes of daylight. 2% of the waning crescent moon will be visible, setting at 4:58pm - new moon tomorrow!

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