Next on City Visions: California braces for deep environmental cuts

March 27, 2017: The budget proposal released by the Trump Administration earlier this month outlines deep and unprecedented cuts across many federal agencies. At the top of the list is the Environmental Protection Agency, slated for a 31% cut.

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Your Call: What would Judge Neil Gorsuch mean for the Supreme Court?

We will have a conversation about Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and how he would shift the current balance on the high court.

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An Estonian in San Francisco: Silence

Mar 21, 2017


Two Estonians sit in a bar. First beer: “So, how have you been?” The other guy just grunts. Second beer: “How’s the family?” The other one grunts again. Third beer: “And how are things at work?” The other guy finally gives in and says, “Did we come here to drink or talk?”

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Traver Riggins is playing with her toddler Charlie at home in Oakland. Riggins works as a server at a restaurant on the weekends; during the week she takes care of her daughter. She’s also a recently-trained doula.

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“Fake news,” “alternative facts,” travel bans, reports of Russian connections — the daily deluge of political news from Washington can be overwhelming. And for many people, it’s taking a toll. 

Today is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 the 80th day of the year with 285 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:11am  
  • Sunset: 7:23pm us 12 hours and 12 minutes of daylight.  48% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 1:11pm

Your Call: Neil Gorsuch's judicial philosophy

Mar 21, 2017

On the second day of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, we'll discuss his judicial record and philosophy, and what it tells us about how he might rule on the Supreme Court.

McLaren Park in southeastern San Francisco is home to an amphitheater, seven miles of walking trails, sweeping views of San Bruno Mountain and — according to listener Danny Yanow — some "giant birds nests." Yanow wrote into KALW's collaborative reporting project Hey Area asking what kind of birds built them. 

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Joseph Pace and guests explore the San Francisco Chronicle's VisionSF, a program honoring Bay Area leaders in social justice and innovation.

Today is Monday, March 20, 2017 the 79th day of the year with 286 days remaining.  Vernal Equinox at's SPRING!

  • Sunrise: 7:13am  
  • Sunset: 7:22pm us 12 hours and 9 minutes of daylight.  58% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 12:22pm

How can educators offer hope and encouragement to kids who’ve been rejected by the system? The Bad Kids, a coming of age documentary, chronicles the extraordinary work of Vonda Viland, the principal at the Black Rock Continuation High School in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. Black Rock is the bad kids’ last chance.


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Almanac ~ Monday, 3/27/17

Today is Monday, March 27, 2017, the 87th day of the year with 279 days remaining. Sunrise: 7:02am Sunset: 7:28pm us 12 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. 2% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 7:19pm

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