Ben Trefny http://kalw.org en Crosscurrents Presents: A Practical Guide to Disaster http://kalw.org/post/crosscurrents-presents-practical-guide-disaster <p>Crosscurrents Presents: A Practical Guide to Disaster</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 42205 at http://kalw.org Crosscurrents Presents: A Practical Guide to Disaster Urban Astronomer: A look at the Earth from the Moon http://kalw.org/post/urban-astronomer-look-earth-moon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paul Salazar, or – as he calls himself on his </span><a href="http://urbanastronomer.blogspot.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">blog</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – the Urban Astronomer recently joined </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in studio to talk about what’s up with the universe.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:47:53 +0000 Ben Trefny 42114 at http://kalw.org Urban Astronomer: A look at the Earth from the Moon Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman http://kalw.org/post/seniors-tech-city-interview-journalist-paul-kleyman <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">More than one in ten people living in the densely packed Tenderloin and mid-Market neighborhoods are age 65 or older, and that percentage is expected to grow significantly in the next decade.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:28:25 +0000 Ben Trefny 41791 at http://kalw.org Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: the lives of migrant workers http://kalw.org/post/fresh-fruits-broken-bodies-lives-migrant-workers <p class="p1">While it can be difficult for some San Francisco residents to find healthy food in their own neighborhood, you might be surprised to learn that the very people who pick our produce also have trouble finding healthy food to eat. Anthropologist and physician Seth Holmes spent five years in the fields - living in labor camps, picking fruit and crossing the border with migrant workers - in order to learn more about what challenges they face. He documented his experiences in his book <i>Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies</i> to get a better insight into our food and health care system.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:20:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 41499 at http://kalw.org Fresh Fruits, Broken Bodies: the lives of migrant workers The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market http://kalw.org/post/new-gold-rush-how-tourist-rentals-are-affecting-san-francisco-s-housing-market <p></p><p>The sharing economy in San Francisco is humming. Companies like Airbnb have figured out how to make a lot of money by using existing housing stock to meet consumer demand, which in Airbnb’s case is coming from tourists. Fast Company magazine declared AirBnB will soon become “the world’s largest hotel chain –&nbsp;without owning a single hotel.”</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Ben Trefny & Charlotte Silver 41384 at http://kalw.org The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market