Artjoms Konohovs http://kalw.org en Will unions in California lose their political influence? http://kalw.org/post/will-unions-california-lose-their-political-influence <p>Proposition 32 is one the most controversial and polarizing measures on California's ballot. Conservatives support it. Unions are fiercely against it.</p><p>The proposition is designed to prohibit contributions made by unions and corporations directly to political candidates. It will also <a href="http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/32/">stop unions and corporations</a> from automatically deducting money from employees’ paychecks to pay for political activities.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:47:17 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 17902 at http://kalw.org Will unions in California lose their political influence? The evolution of the Presidio http://kalw.org/post/evolution-presidio <p></p><p>The Presidio, where the Golden Gate Bridge meets San Francisco, combines beautiful nature with rich historical heritage. The 1,500 acres are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and are managed by the Presidio Trust which was established by Congress in 1996 when the US Army left the space.</p><p>Visitors can explore many hiking trails, campsite and play at the golf course. They can also visit restaurants and cafes, and even a spa. Approximately 8,000 people live, work, or attend school at the Presidio.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:48:06 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 17777 at http://kalw.org The evolution of the Presidio Republicans in San Francisco excited about the first Presidential debate http://kalw.org/post/republicans-san-francisco-excited-about-first-presidential-debate <p>It's almost six o'clock in the evening and people are slowly gathering at a lawyer's office in the Mission District to watch the first Presidential candidate debate. The host of the party is longtime San Francisco Republican Leonard Lacayo. He’s greeting everyone at the door. Inside, right next to the entrance, there is a small sign indicating that this is the Ronald Reagan Building.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:33:09 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 17618 at http://kalw.org Republicans in San Francisco excited about the first Presidential debate Commentary: The long road to freedom for Aun San Suu Kyi http://kalw.org/post/commentary-long-road-freedom-aun-san-suu-kyi <p></p><p>At a time when Americans are increasingly preoccupied the upcoming elections, some of San Francisco’s expatriates recently had a chance to hear from a political fighter of their own. Burmese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visited San Francisco at the end of last week, and thousands of members of the city’s Burmese community – which is one of the largest in the US – turned out to hear her speak.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:07:59 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 17509 at http://kalw.org Commentary: The long road to freedom for Aun San Suu Kyi Bay Area's Tea Party speaks up http://kalw.org/post/bay-areas-tea-party-speaks <p>Though the Bay Area leans fairly left, you don’t have to look under barrels of tea to find local Tea Party supporters. KALW’s Artjoms Konohovs met a few in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza and asked how it feels to be a Tea Party supporter in the Bay Area. Here is what they said:</p><p>“There is no equality here. It's obvious. It is all one-sided – like the whole state is – it's just worse here in San Francisco. I live in Hayward and at least it's a little more tolerant for both sides.” – Pete Tall, Hayward</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:51:01 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 15853 at http://kalw.org Bay Area's Tea Party speaks up