Your Call: Media coverage of Trump's shadow cabinet & US policy toward North Korea

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Asia. He called US - North Korea policy of the past 20 years a failure and said "this policy of strategic patience has ended." What does that mean?

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A secret community of gardeners in Portola tends to the land

Mar 15, 2017
Kanwalroop Kaur Singh

Most reviews on Yelp are of restaurants. But there’s one that’s a little bit different. It begins like this.

Nicole Grigg

Imagine walking into the Avenue Theater and settling in to watch Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance, Humphrey Bogart search for the Maltese Falcon, and Judy Garland and her dog journey from black and white Kansas to technicolor Oz.  

This voice? It belongs to San Francisco native Sara LeMesh. She started writing poetry and songs in her mid-teens. The classically trained Sara LeMesh is part of this year’s Bard Music West festival at the Noe Valley Ministry on Sanchez Street. The festival takes place on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18.  

Fog City Blues: Macy Blackman & The Mighty Fines

Mar 15, 2017
Dinkins / De Jong © 2013

Hearing Macy Blackman is like stepping into an uptown New Orleans club such as the Dew Drop Inn circa 1955. Indeed, he's been playing this music since it really wasn't very old.

I was in the holy city of Varanasi and I saw what CNN showed the world on the new show Believer with Reza Aslan. I saw the Ganga, the holy river of the Hindus polluted.

Today is Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the 74th day of the year, with 291 days remaining.

  • Sunrise: 7:20am
  • Sunset: 7:17pm

The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

Becoming vegetarian without giving up meat

Mar 14, 2017
Image courtesy of Impossible Foods


Meat production uses a lot of water. The numbers vary, but researchers estimate it takes about 600 gallons to produce a single hamburger patty – roughly the amount it takes to fill a backyard swimming pool.

Angela Johnston


Almost nothing goes to waste at Bob Giacomini’s family dairy farm north of Point Reyes Station.

Justin Schlesinger and Mike Tkacheff

OK, it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe you’re thinking of some Irish rock — something by the band U2, perhaps. Well, that’s not gonna happen. So how about Zoo Station, a U2 tribute band?


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Almanac ~ Thursday, 3/23/17

Today is Thursday, March 23, 2017 the 81st day of the year with 283 days remaining. Sunrise: 7:08am Sunset: 7:25pm us 12 hours and 17 minutes of daylight. 29% of the waning moon will be visible, setting at 3:02pm

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