Laura Flynn http://kalw.org en Holding back rising sea levels in the City of Alameda http://kalw.org/post/holding-back-rising-sea-levels-city-alameda <p></p><p></p><p><strong>The east side story</strong></p><p>I’m on the east side of Alameda Island, standing in mud in front of a storm drain that empties out into San Leandro Bay. There’s a stretch of homes right on the shoreline looking out at estuaries, the Oakland Airport, and Coliseum. The waterline isn’t quite at my feet right now, but in less than a century I’d likely be standing in water up to my shoulders.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Laura Flynn 47007 at http://kalw.org Holding back rising sea levels in the City of Alameda Your Call: What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-what-are-implications-most-recent-supreme-court-decisions <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp; Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:27:23 +0000 Laura Flynn 45920 at http://kalw.org Your Call: What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions? Memorializing San Francisco’s homeless http://kalw.org/post/memorializing-san-francisco-s-homeless <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:29:12 +0000 Laura Flynn 44746 at http://kalw.org Memorializing San Francisco’s homeless Sights and Sounds of Bayview: James Martin mentors Bayview's fathers http://kalw.org/post/sights-and-sounds-bayview-james-martin-mentors-bayviews-fathers <p><strong>Watch:&nbsp;</strong></p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZC8kVa-PmsI" width="420"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deafening gunshots rang out just as James Martin arrived home. Troubled by the news of a 17-year-old young man dying in front of his house, he did what anyone would do – actually what most wouldn’t do. He grabbed his portable karaoke machine and stood at the sidewalk memorial erected for the young man and began singing, “Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed, no more backward thinking time for thinking ahead.”</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:18:47 +0000 Laura Flynn 34123 at http://kalw.org Sights and Sounds of Bayview: James Martin mentors Bayview's fathers Volunteers hack technology to improve Oakland city government http://kalw.org/post/volunteers-hack-technology-improve-oakland-city-government <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a Tuesday evening in Oakland’s City Hall. A group of people ranging in age from their </span>20s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to </span>50s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are sitting, many in front of their laptops. This is an Open Oakland hacking meeting. Though a lot of jargon is thrown around, some of the people here have no tech backgrounds at all, including Anna&nbsp;</span>Mathai<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:03:21 +0000 Laura Flynn 41134 at http://kalw.org Volunteers hack technology to improve Oakland city government