Ben Trefny http://kalw.org en Interview: Naina Khanna http://kalw.org/post/interview-naina-khanna <p></p><p class="p1">Back when HIV was first diagnosed in San Francisco, it hit the gay male population hard. Since that time, the virus has spread to more diverse communities. Naina Khanna is the executive director for Positive Women’s Network, which represents more than 2,500 HIV positive women. In 2010, she was appointed to president Obama’s Advisory council on HIV/AIDS. When Khanna herself was diagnosed with HIV in 2002, she was actually working on a different political campaign, as she told KALW’s Ben Trefny.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 39286 at http://kalw.org Interview: Naina Khanna Supervisor Mark Farrell on fighting homelessness http://kalw.org/post/supervisor-mark-farrell-fighting-homelessness <p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:36:19 +0000 Ben Trefny 44763 at http://kalw.org Supervisor Mark Farrell on fighting homelessness Living Wage: A restaurant owner who thinks differently http://kalw.org/post/living-wage-restaurant-owner-who-thinks-differently <div><div><p></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jennifer Piallat has worked in most every aspect of the restaurant industry – dishwasher, waitstaff, chef, manager – and those experiences have informed her decisions as owner of Zazie, a popular bistro in San Francisco's Cole Valley. Her employees receive a living wage, and benefits, and she's testified about her philosophies and process before the U.S. Department of Labor. Mon, 19 May 2014 22:40:31 +0000 Ben Trefny 44009 at http://kalw.org Living Wage: A restaurant owner who thinks differently What's it like to lead the San Francisco Rent Board? http://kalw.org/post/whats-it-lead-san-francisco-rent-board <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">With rental housing being such a contentious topic in San Francisco, we thought it could be helpful to talk with the person who might know more about rent laws than anybody else in the city, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Rent Board.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:24:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 43083 at http://kalw.org What's it like to lead the San Francisco Rent Board? Bike, Train or Automobile? Three reporters race through morning commute http://kalw.org/post/bike-train-or-automobile-three-reporters-race-through-morning-commute <p>It’s not just you. The morning commute is getting longer and longer. As the local economy picks up steam more and more people are getting in their cars, riding BART, and hopping on their bikes to get to work. This means everyone is spending more time on the road and most of us are doing it less comfortably. For car commuters - &nbsp;your drive time got about 25% longer in 2013. &nbsp;In San Francisco, nearly twice as many people are commuting by bike as in 2006. And BART - which is already packed - could have close to double its current ridership in the next few decades. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Ben Trefny & Ashleyanne Krigbaum & Jeremy Dalmas 43008 at http://kalw.org Bike, Train or Automobile? Three reporters race through morning commute