Ninna Gaensler-Debs

Meet the inmates fighting California’s wildfires

Hear from two of the approximately 4000 incarcerated men and women currently deployed fighting California’s wildfires.

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Your Call: Daniel Handler's new novel tackles teen sex

Author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, says young adult fiction is willing to address just about anything, except the sexuality of adolescent boys. Handler's new novel, All the Dirty Parts , tells the story of a teenage boy consumed with sex. He constantly thinks about sex and fantasizes about having sex with whomever he's looking at. In a culture awash in porn and sexual images, why is this kind of honest storytelling so rare? Why don't we spend more time talking about teen sex...

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"San Quentin Prison" by CC Flickr user Robin Capper, resized and recropped

For most people, spending quality time with family in the home is normal. But what happens when the only quality time is spent inside prison? This was how Demond Lewis’ life unfolded.

Ninna Gaensler-Debs

 

Hear from two of the approximately 4000 incarcerated men and women currently deployed fighting California’s wildfires.

Courtesy of Pendarvis Harshaw

Oakland author Pendarvis Harshaw's latest memoir OG Told Me isn’t just a book, it’s a survival guide. When Pendarvis was growing up without his father, he was always seeking wisdom from Black elders in his community. As he grew out of adolescence and found work as a teacher and journalist, he decided to get serious about sharing the tips he’d gathered — advice about making it in the streets of Oakland, and just generally being a good person.

Ben Trefny

People around the Bay Area, the state, and the nation are thinking about what they can do to help victims of the North Bay fires. For a pair of socially minded artists, it turned out their efforts were worth much more than they’d ever imagined.

Almanac - Monday 10/16/17

Oct 16, 2017

Today Monday, 16th of October of 2017 is the 289th day of the year...

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Two dozen fires have burned almost 200,000 acres of wild and urban spaces in Northern California, destroying more than 5,700 structures and killing at least 34 people.

Walker Evans, gelatin silver print; collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Four hundred items in one exhibit? What were they thinking? Who has the time, or interest, for that much material? I was getting museum fatigue just reading the press release for the Walker Evans photo retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

BY CC FLICKR USER JURRASIC BLUEBERRIES, RESIZED AND RECROPPED

Fires cause “worst year on record” for cannabis cultivation ... Nevada’s first month adult use sales smash all records ... Nowhere for legal smokers to light up ... and more

Almanac- Friday 10/13/17

Oct 13, 2017

Daily Almanac October 13, 2017

  

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with investigative journalist Raissa Robles about the media landscape in the Philippines and President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, which has led to thousands of deaths.

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Almanac - Wednesday 10/18/17

Today Wednesday, the 18 th of October of 2017 is the 291st day of the year....

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