Judy Silber http://kalw.org en Inside Druid Heights, a Marin County counter-culture landmark http://kalw.org/post/inside-druid-heights-marin-county-counter-culture-landmark <p>National Park Service spokesperson Alexandra Picavet grimaces as we bump down an unmarked, steep dirt road.</p><p>“Phew. I really dislike this road,” she says. “I’ve lived in really backcountry areas. And I still really dislike this road.”</p><p>We’re lucky. It’s a clear day. In the rain, Picavet refuses to drive this road, which is the only access to a property fancifully dubbed Druid Heights.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:27:19 +0000 Judy Silber 16902 at http://kalw.org Inside Druid Heights, a Marin County counter-culture landmark Hear Here: Meet Carlisle Haworth & Diana Hartman http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-meet-carlisle-haworth-diana-hartman-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal; ">We&#39;ve been meeting some of&nbsp;</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal; ">our&nbsp;</i><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal; ">neighbors in San Francisco and Oakland through our new community storytelling project, <a href="http://hearhere.kalw.org">Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project</a>. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:35:22 +0000 Erica Mu, Judy Silber & 13670 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Meet Carlisle Haworth & Diana Hartman The Science of Compassion http://kalw.org/post/science-compassion <p></p><p>What makes us want to be good?</p><p>&ldquo;Compassion is complex,&rdquo; says Emiliana Simon Thomas, the former associate director of CCARE, the Center for Compassion And Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.</p><p>Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University, adds: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not quite an emotion, is it? It&rsquo;s more sophisticated.&rdquo;</p><p>Emerging science is exploring how our minds feel for others.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:23:32 +0000 Judy Silber 13623 at http://kalw.org The Science of Compassion A New Year for Trees at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum http://kalw.org/post/new-year-trees-san-francisco%E2%80%99s-contemporary-jewish-museum <p>At a Berkeley city farm called Urban Adamah, about 100 people are gathered under a large, white, open-air tent. It&rsquo;s a cold, raining evening in early February &ndash; but nevermind the weather. This is a festive occasion. Pomegranates, olives and other fruits and wines fill the tables to celebrate a little-known Jewish holiday called Tu B&rsquo;shevat.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:32:36 +0000 Judy Silber 7425 at http://kalw.org A New Year for Trees at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum Alameda County could take the lead in unwanted medication disposal http://kalw.org/post/alameda-county-could-take-lead-unwanted-medication-disposal <p>Prescription drug use is rising. According to the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a>, by the year 2008, half of all Americans were taking one or more prescription drugs, and 37 percent of older Americans took five or more.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:49:21 +0000 Judy Silber 7343 at http://kalw.org Alameda County could take the lead in unwanted medication disposal