JoAnn Mar

Discussing death over dinner

Death is an uncomfortable subject for many people. The way we die is one of the most important conversations Americans are not having. But during the last five years, a movement to break the silence has been growing.

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Your Call: What will it take to end hunger in the US?

Anti-hunger activist Andy Fisher joins us to discuss his new book, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups.

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This music?  It’s by Foxtails Brigade

 Laura Weinbach, the group’s singer, says she’s the daughter of a horror filmmaker, whose neighbors were circus contortionists. You can ask her about that after the show when they play at Amnesia in San Francisco on Friday (6/23). 

  

Does the pretrial detention and bail bond system embolden predatory practices?

KALW Almanac ~ Tuesday June 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017

 Summer Solstice will be at 9:24 PM this evening, Tuesday, June 20, the 171st day of the year.  There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year.   504 days until Congressional Elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018 and 1232 days until the next Presidential Election on Tuesday November 3, 2020.  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:48 am and sunset will be at 8:35 pm.  We will have 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight today.

Tom Levy

If you had to hole up somewhere for months, or even years, what would you need?

angelisland.org

The San Francisco Bay has long been a gateway for immigrants. Between 1910 and 1940, more than a million people from 80 different countries entered the United States through the immigration station on Angel Island. 

Sandy Valenciano/California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance

Even in sanctuary cities, undocumented immigrants aren’t always safe from being handed over to ICE agents. In fact, it's happened right here in the well-known sanctuary city of San Francisco.

6/19: Creating sanctuary

Jun 19, 2017

 

Today on Crosscurrents:

  • A Berkeley church that is prepared to shelter people facing threat of deportation.
  • What happens when an undocumented immigrant ends up in ICE custody after reporting a stolen car to police.
  • The secret that unlocked a new life for the historic immigration station at Angel Island.

Today’s local music is by Makru [< mah CREW].

They sing in English and Spanish “in hopes of spreading a message of respect and love.”

Makru performs Friday (6/30) at Studio Grand, on Grand Avenue, in Oakland.

Band: http://www.makrumusic.com/

Twitter:@makrumusicsf

Email: info@makrumusic.com

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Venue: http://www.studiograndoakland.org/

Your Call: California's water heist

Jun 19, 2017
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC / TED GESING

  

Who controls California’s water? We'll revisit our conversation about the documentary “Water & Power: A California Heist.”

KALW Almanac ~ Monday June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

 Today Monday, 19th of June of 2017 is the 170th day of the year.  There are 195 days remaining until the end of the year.  505 days until Congressional Elections on Tuesday November 6, 2018 (1 year 4 months and 18 days from today).  1233 days until the next scheduled Presidential Election, Tuesday November 3, 2020 (3 years 4 months and 15 days from today).  The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:48 am and sunset will be at 8:35 pm. 

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KALW Almanac ~ Thursday June 22, 2017

Today Thursday, 22nd of June of 2017 is the 173rd day of the year. There are 192 days remaining until the end of the year. 502 days until Congressional Elections Tuesday November 6, 2018. 1230 days until Presidential Elections Tuesday November 3, 2020. The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:49 am and sunset will be at 8:36 pm. Today we will have 14 hours and 47 minutes of daylight.

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