Why some are fighting the new 2020 census citizenship question

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a new count every decade — and the next one is coming up in 2020. Last month the bureau released the questions they intend to use … and one new question has caused vigorous debate and multiple lawsuits.

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The Bay Area's economic boom: who's been left behind?

On this edition of Your Call, UC Berkeley geography professor emeritus Richard Walker discusses his new book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area .

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To listen to this report, tune in to Crosscurrents today on KALW 91.7 FM at 5:00 p.m., and streaming online. A full audio archive will be available here after the broadcast.

 

The Farm Bill. It sounds like a bill that deals with … well, farming. But the Farm Bill that’s up for renewal and being debated in Congress right now actually deals with a lot more.

Courtesy of Sweet Lew and The Sweet and Lows

 

When Lewis Gallardo isn’t working with teenagers, he’s the lead singer and guitarist of the San Francisco soul band Sweet Lew and the Sweet Lows.

 

The band released their debut EP “From Scratch” in February; Lew sat down with us for this edition of Bay Area Beats to share why hopes his music can help inspire the next generation of Latino musicians.

 

 

Behind the scenes at the San Francisco Food Bank

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San Francisco and Marin Food Bank

Paul Ash is the executive director of the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. And he’s taking us on a tour of the main distribution center in Potrero Hill.

Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar 4-24-2018

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Looking at Education with Carol Kocivar April 24, 2018

Philosophy Talk: Heidegger

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Martin Heidegger has been hailed by many as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century. He has also been criticized for being both nearly unreadable and a Nazi.


Radio Poets 2018: Angelo Castro, "When I'm King"

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When I'm King

By Angelo Castro, E.R. Taylor Elementary School

When I'm king, I would want a queen, by my side when I'm having a hard time...

Almanac - Tuesday 4/24

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Today Tuesday, 24th of April of 2018 is the 114th day of the year

There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year.

58 days until summer begins...

  

On this edition of Your Call, UC Berkeley geography professor emeritus Richard Walker discusses his new book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

When filling out the US census, Egyptians, Moroccans, Iranians, and many other people from the Middle East and North Africa have always had to check the box 'White' or other. There’s no Middle Eastern or North African box. This is problematic because these communities rely on representation when it comes to things like legislative redistricting and health statistics—in addition to the cultural inaccuracy of calling them White in the American context. 

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