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What would it mean to abolish ICE?

In the past few weeks, the Bay Area has had one protest after another over the country’s immigration policies. There were thousands of people who took to the streets to march in protest of family separation.

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Can progressives reform the Democratic Party from within?

Last month, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic Socialist, beat Joe Crowley, a ten-term establishment Democrat in New York’s primary election. Is there room for Democratic Socialists who support progressive policies in the Democratic Party?

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Hey Area: Why doesn't BART go to Marin?

Jul 17, 2018
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KALW listener Lori from El Cerrito wrote in to ask why BART doesn’t go to Marin.

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San Francisco’s Bush and Pine Streets efficiently get drivers from Point A to B. Or as some like to say, “From Bush to the Bay, Pine to the Pacific.” KALW listener Steve Greenberg wanted to know when these two streets became one-way. But more importantly, why?

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the future of abortion rights in the United States with a conservative like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured:  the inimitable music of PDQ Bach...happy birthday Peter Schickele!

 

Today is Tuesday, July 17, 2018, the 198th day of the year with 167 days remaining.

City Visions: How to travel ethically

Jul 16, 2018
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July 16, 2018: Summer is a time to explore new places, but have you ever considered what it means to travel ethically? Global tourism is an $8.27 trillion business, and your traveling dollars can have a positive impact. Listen in as host Grace Won interviews Jeff Greenwald of Ethical Traveler to learn more about destinations that are working to make the world a better place. 

Guest:

Jeff Greenwald, travel journalist and founder of Ethical Traveler.

Resources:

Ethical Traveler 

Truc Nguyen

 

Almost 60 years ago, the City of San Francisco named a unique street Brotherhood Way. On the south-side of Brotherhood Way, there’s a row of churches and faith-based institutions.

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When recreational cannabis was legalized in California just over six months ago, the people championing legal weed had high hopes. Growers could emerge out of the shadows into the light. People arrested during the War on Drugs could become CEOs of cannabis empires. Millions of dollars worth of tax revenue would ooze out of marijuana plants right into the government’s pockets. But cannabis trade groups also warned regulations would push some people out.

Almanac - Monday 7/16/18

Jul 16, 2018

Today is Monday, the 16th of July of 2018, the 197th day of 2018.

There are 168 days left in the year.

68 days until autumn begins...

One Planet: Heatwaves and climate change

Jul 16, 2018

  

On this week's One Planet series, we'll discuss the connections between the ongoing heat waves and climate change. In recent weeks, 80 million Americans have been placed under heat warnings, and the extreme heat in the US and across the world has claimed dozens of lives.

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This week's question: "Do you think California should be split into three states?" Call 1-833-SPEAK-CA — that's 1-833-773-2522 — to make your voice heard.

KALW's Summer 2018 Program Guide

Click here for a PDF of the Summer 2018 program guide.

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Almanac - Wednesday 7/18/18

Today Wednesday, the 18th of July of 2018 is the 199th day of the year. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. 66 days until autumn begins ...

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