Historic vote could freeze Bay Area refinery emissions levels

This is a policy story that’s really about people.

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"Fountain of Youths", by Brandon Chambers, used under CC license / resized and cropped.

City Visions: Are we close to a cure for aging?

Your Call: What can we learn from Finland about public education?

A conversation with Timothy Walker about his new book Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms . Finland has earned awards for creating a top tier education system.

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In Episode #17, Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, discusses the NAACP's new "Smart and Safe" criminal justice initiative, his support for the National Criminal Justice Act, the consequences of the nation's incarceration policies, the importance of parents taking responsibility for truancy, and more.

Jealous Interview Highlights

Jealous on the Consequences of the Nation’s Incarceration Policies:

In Episode #16, Susan Manheimer, San Mateo Police Chief and California Police Chiefs Association President, discusses why she became a police officer, becoming the first woman Chief in San Mateo and first woman President of the Police Chiefs Association, using community policing to reduce crime, collaborating regionally with the other Bay Area Chiefs and more.

Manheimer Interview Highlights

In Episode #15, James Bell, Executive Director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, discusses his work to reduce the overrepresentation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system, the involvement of community members in the reform process, the importance of data-driven decision-making, California's leadership role in reducing racial and ethnic disparities, and more.

In Episode #14, Laurie Robinson, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, discusses bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners, the promise of problem-solving courts, strengthening the indigent defense system, partnering with state and local law enforcement, and more.

Robinson Interview Highlights

Robinson on Making Research Accessible to Practitioners and Policymakers

In Episode #13, Kevin Grant, Oakland Street Outreach Coordinator, discusses how he maintains credibility with both young people and law enforcement, how he turned his life around after fifteen years behind bars, how he fosters relationships with employers to help people with prior convictions find jobs, and more.

Grant Interview Highlights

Grant on Taking Responsibility Rather Than Always Blaming the Police

In Episode #12, Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts discusses his goals as Oakland's new Chief, the importance of working with the community, his efforts to reduce police response times, how his doctorate degree has helped him in his policing career, and more.

Batts Interview Highlights

Batts on His Goals for the Oakland Police Department:

In Episode #11, Berkeley Law Professor Frank Zimring discusses New York City's remarkable crime decline in the past twenty years and the related policy implications.

Zimring Interview Highlights

Zimring on the Unprecedented Decline in New York City's Crime Rate:

In Episode #10, Mimi Silbert, President and CEO of the Delancey Street Foundation, discusses the unique Delancey Street rehabilitation model, the success of Delancey Street’s businesses, her attempts to partner with the state to reform the California prison system, the need for political leadership on criminal justice issues, and more.

Silbert Interview Highlights

Silbert on the Goals of Delancey Street’s Training Schools:

In Episode #9, Jeanne Woodford, former Warden of San Quentin State Prison and former Acting Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, discusses becoming San Quentin’s first woman warden, the impact of prison programming cuts on public safety, the reasons for her resignation from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the opportunity for criminal justice ref

In Episode #8, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris discusses how we can be "Smart on Crime," her innovative Back on Track program, the need for law enforcement to proactively build trust with the community, her mother's influence or her career, and more.

Harris Interview Highlights

Harris on Being Smart on Crime:

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Almanac ~ Monday, 4/24/17

It's Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day! Today is Monday, April 24, 2017 the 144th day of the year with 251 days remaining. Sunrise: 6:41am Sunset: 7:41pm ...giving us 13 hours and 32 minutes of daylight. 97% of the waning moon will be visible, rising at 7:24pm.
Tides at the Golden Gate High: 12:14pm Low: 5:49am/5:52pm Special international celebrations or commemorations today… Armenian Genocide Memorial Day - Armenia National Concord Day - Niger It’s also… Parental...

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