Laura Klivans http://kalw.org en Meet Golden Gate Park’s hairiest denizens http://kalw.org/post/meet-golden-gate-park-s-hairiest-denizens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Betsy. Buttercup. Bambi. Those are not Disney characters but three of the eight female bison that live at the bison paddock in Golden Gate Park. Sarah King, the primary bison keeper, introduces me to them one afternoon. She works with fellow </span>hoofstock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> fan, Jim </span>Nappi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Curator of </span>Hoofstock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Marsupials at the San Francisco Zoo. </span>Nappi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he and King share a love for bison.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:56:27 +0000 Laura Klivans 38753 at http://kalw.org Meet Golden Gate Park’s hairiest denizens San Francisco’s only free and democratic Conservatory of Music http://kalw.org/post/san-francisco-s-only-free-and-democratic-conservatory-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To me, Sunday mornings are sacred, but not for any religious reason. It’s when I head out for a weekly bike ride through Golden Gate Park west to Ocean Beach. But one weekend, I decide to go on a Saturday instead. I take my usual route – cruising through the aromatic eucalyptus trees along the Panhandle, hugging the curves of John F Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park. But when I arrive at the white Conservatory of Flowers, something’s different. On my left, a soothing, and out-of-place sound emerges from out of nowhere. It’s jazz.</span></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 22:22:00 +0000 Laura Klivans 27975 at http://kalw.org San Francisco’s only free and democratic Conservatory of Music The key to San Francisco opens the heart of visiting Nobel Laureate http://kalw.org/post/key-san-francisco-opens-heart-visiting-nobel-laureate <p>At a time when Americans are increasingly preoccupied with our own upcoming elections, some of San Francisco’s expatriates recently had a chance to hear from a political fighter of their own.&nbsp; Burmese opposition leader and Nobel prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi visited San Francisco at the end of last week. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:49:14 +0000 Laura Klivans 17501 at http://kalw.org The key to San Francisco opens the heart of visiting Nobel Laureate Cell phone towers make waves http://kalw.org/post/cell-phone-towers-make-waves <p>As many San Franciscans know, dropped calls are such a common problem with cell phones that in 2002, Verizon Wireless launched a commercial empire based on that now-famous tagline:</p><div class="content-body"> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:42:41 +0000 Laura Klivans 1793 at http://kalw.org Cell phone towers make waves