Mary Rees http://kalw.org en Your Call: Beyond boycotts, how can we help sweatshop workers? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-beyond-boycotts-how-can-we-help-sweatshop-workers <p style="line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Mary Rees 45952 at http://kalw.org Your Call: Beyond boycotts, how can we help sweatshop workers? Not Your Grandma's Orchestra http://kalw.org/post/not-your-grandmas-orchestra <p></p><p>Once or twice a month in the East Bay, violinists and bass-players, flautists and trumpeters -- gather to play orchestra music. But instead of a concert hall, they meet in warehouses or museums. No one’s wearing a tie or gown, and the group hasn’t rehearsed. They play a few pieces together and swill free beer between sets.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:29:47 +0000 Mary Rees 45360 at http://kalw.org Not Your Grandma's Orchestra Storycorps: Nature and Nurture http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-nature-and-nurture <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6f3626c5-20e4-1e40-fcd1-35a2728e18a5" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Margarita Loinas moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic when she was nineteen. Growing up, she felt a connection to nature much like the one her granddaughter&nbsp; Alma has with&nbsp; Mount Tam. &nbsp;&nbsp;Alma, an aspiring Supreme Court justice, sat down with her grandmother in a Storycorps booth in San Francisco, to talk about life, and their relationship. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> Thu, 22 May 2014 00:39:09 +0000 Mary Rees 44130 at http://kalw.org Storycorps: Nature and Nurture Indoors Again, After Years on the Albany Bulb http://kalw.org/post/indoors-again-after-years-albany-bulb <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9ed0b906-b475-9a1d-58a7-98b120b9c780"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Last fall we reported on the impromptu community that grew up on a spit of land in the East Bay known as the Albany Bulb. Homeless people put up tents and wooden sheds all over a grassy former landfill with gorgeous views of the Bay.</span></span></em></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9ed0b906-b475-9a1d-58a7-98b120b9c780"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Bulb campers said that even though they didn’t have conventional houses, they did have a group of people that took care of one another, shared meals, and hauled water together. </span></span></em></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Mary Rees 43139 at http://kalw.org Indoors Again, After Years on the Albany Bulb Local Russians Weigh in on Ukrainian Conflict http://kalw.org/post/local-russians-weigh-ukrainian-conflict <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the conflict rages on between Russia and Ukrainian nationalists, thousands of miles away in San Francisco, people are following closely. There are an estimated 3,800 Ukrainians here. But the city is also home to more than 17,000 people who identify as Russian. So, what do they think about what’s going on back home?</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:55:39 +0000 Mary Rees 42875 at http://kalw.org Local Russians Weigh in on Ukrainian Conflict