One night with the SF Homeless Outreach Team

When most people are on their way to sleep, San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team, or SF HOT, is just beginning its graveyard shift.
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Larkin Street Youth Services

Your Call: Ending youth homelessness, live from Larkin Street Youth Services

On the June 28th edition of Your Call, we continue our week-long series about the homeless crisis in San Francisco. Today we’re broadcasting live from Larkin Street Youth Services in the Tenderloin.
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Courtesy of Crashing Hotels

We’ve heard of crashing waves, and crashing cars, but this is the first time we’ve heard of Crashing Hotels, the band you’re hearing now. 

Crashing Hotels will be playing what they describe as “dark electric dance rock” on Thursday, June 30 at Starline Social Club in Oakland, beginning at 8 p.m.   

Daily News Roundup for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Coral Reef, Pacific, by Flickr user Tom Nugent, used under CC / Resized and Cropped

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Oakland Council Bans Coal // East Bay Times

"During a raucous four-hour meeting Monday night, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to ban the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in the city."

KALW Almanac - Tuesday June 28, 2016

5 hours ago

 Today Tuesday, 28th of June of 2016, is the 180th day of the year.

There are 186 days remaining until the end of the 2016

the sun rose at 5:51 am 

and sunset will be at 8:36 pm

Today we will have 14 hours and 45 minutes of sunlight.

The solar transit will be at 1:13 pm.

The first low tide was at 12:44 am 

and the next low tide will be at 12:17 pm.

The first high tide was at 6:42 am 

and the next high tide at 7:18 pm.

The Moon is 40 per cent illuminated

Next New Moon will be on Monday July 4, 2017

6/28: Street Spirit

13 hours ago

Today on Crosscurrents: Meet a disabled activist as he gathers information for his next article in the East Bay newspaper, Street Spirit. A man who’s been homeless for eight years describes what selling the Street Spirit newspaper has meant for him. And a live conversation with an organization that works to keep homeless youth off the streets.

Tune in to 91.7 FM today at 5 p.m. Audio will be uploaded here after the show.

Larkin Street Youth Services

  On the June 28th edition of Your Call, we continue our week-long series about the homeless crisis in San Francisco. Today we’re broadcasting live from Larkin Street Youth Services in the Tenderloin.

 

Being homeless means it's a daily challenge to get your basic needs met: eating, bathing and using the bathroom. For many women, one extra challenge arises every month when they get their period. 

Simply the Basics Facebook page/Resized

Meeting personal hygiene needs are hard when you're living on the street. But a new nonprofit is trying to change that. Simply the Basics launched just last year and is providing homeless shelters and nonprofits with basic hygienic needs like tampons- but also soap, toothpaste, deodorant and other personal care items that help keep people healthy, but also help them live with dignity. It’s called the Hygiene Bank. Meghan Freebeck is founder of Simply the Basics. She spoke with KALW's Hana Baba.

When most people are on their way to sleep, San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team, or SF HOT, is just beginning its graveyard shift.

Can you guess this Bay Area sound? June 26, 2016

Jun 27, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black

 

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area.

Today's local music: The Royal Panics

Jun 27, 2016
Jason Hemerka/ Resized

Today’s local music is by The Royal Panics. The band got its start with Greg Hoy and Dennis Galway getting together the way so many musicians do these days – through an ad on Craigslist. 

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KALW Almanac - Tuesday June 28, 2016

Today Tuesday, 28th of June of 2016, is the 180th day of the year. There are 186 days remaining until the end of the 2016 the sun rose at 5:51 am and sunset will be at 8:36 pm Today we will have 14 hours and 45 minutes of sunlight. The solar transit will be at 1:13 pm. The first low tide was at 12:44 am and the next low tide will be at 12:17 pm. The first high tide was at 6:42 am and the next high tide at 7:18 pm. The Moon is 40 per cent illuminated Next New Moon will be on Monday July 4,...
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