Chris Connelly http://kalw.org en Why This Video Makes This Editor Think Clinton Will Run In 2016 http://kalw.org/post/why-video-makes-editor-think-clinton-will-run-2016 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgIK3LBc-GI</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 20:36:00 +0000 Chris Connelly 20356 at http://kalw.org Why This Video Makes This Editor Think Clinton Will Run In 2016 Life after addiction in Zanzibar http://kalw.org/post/life-after-addiction-zanzibar <p>In the last twenty years, the Eastern African islands Zanzibar have become a top destination for tourists. They come for the beautiful beaches, the food, the history and the architecture.&nbsp; But in the last two decades another economy has developed:&nbsp; the drug trade.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 22:26:59 +0000 Chris Connelly 9990 at http://kalw.org Life after addiction in Zanzibar Who needs a guitar to be a rock star? http://kalw.org/post/who-needs-guitar-be-rock-star-0 <p>When it comes to making it big at anything, you&rsquo;ve got to do some hard work. Behind every rock star, there are thousands of hours of practice, touring and rocking out. Of course, to rock out, you don&rsquo;t actually need to know how to play an instrument &ndash; at least not at the San Francisco Regional Air Guitar Championships. There, rock gods are judged on their stage presence, technical merit, and something called &ldquo;airness.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:52:15 +0000 Chris Connelly 5230 at http://kalw.org Who needs a guitar to be a rock star? Santa Barbara County is writing its own rules on fracking http://kalw.org/post/santa-barbara-county-writing-its-own-rules-fracking-2 <p>After a <a href="http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/northeast-ohio-rocked-by-11th-earthquake-linked-to-youngstown-injection-wells-1.252977">series of earthquakes</a> near Youngstown, Ohio last week, some observers are pointing to an unusual culprit. Yesterday seismologist John Armbruster <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/01/03/144633252/fracking-byproducts-may-be-linked-to-ohio-quakes">told NPR</a> that he thinks the quakes were related to an oil and gas extraction process called fracking.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:32:00 +0000 Chris Connelly 3879 at http://kalw.org Santa Barbara County is writing its own rules on fracking America's war on drugs: 40 years, a trillion dollars, and debatable results http://kalw.org/post/americas-war-drugs-40-years-trillion-dollars-and-debatable-results <p>In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared drug users public enemy number one. Young, white, middle-class kids were openly using recreational drugs, and long-held stigmas about drug use were shrinking, especially in the Bay Area. Public perception typically connected drugs with protest culture and the social rebellion of the &#39;60s and &#39;70s. To then-president Richard Nixon, and many others, it was a sign of society coming apart at the seams.</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 23:52:29 +0000 Chris Connelly 2935 at http://kalw.org America's war on drugs: 40 years, a trillion dollars, and debatable results