Interview http://kalw.org en San Jose Mayor makes case for controversial pension plan http://kalw.org/post/san-jose-mayor-makes-case-controversial-pension-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jerry Brown sounded the alarm yesterday, not about the drought, but about the skyrocketing pension costs the state will continue to incur in the years to come. &nbsp;In a letter to </span>CalPers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - the state’s pension fund - the governor warned that plans must be made for longer-lived retirees that will drive pension costs up by $1.2 billion a year.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:27:27 +0000 Hana Baba 39410 at http://kalw.org San Jose Mayor makes case for controversial pension plan The State of Media: Interview with Joaquin Alvarado from The Center for Investigative Reporting http://kalw.org/post/state-media-interview-joaquin-alvarado-center-investigative-reporting <p></p><p class="p1">Reporting difficult stories requires journalists to go beyond headlines and sound bites. Unraveling complex issues means taking the time to dig deep--to go beyond the obvious and try to piece together sometimes hidden and conflicting facts to tell as complete a story as possible.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 01:03:33 +0000 Ben Trefny 37430 at http://kalw.org The State of Media: Interview with Joaquin Alvarado from The Center for Investigative Reporting Taking America back from the dogs: Interview with 'Slate' columnist Farhad Manjoo http://kalw.org/post/taking-america-back-dogs-interview-slate-columnist-farhad-manjoo <p></p><p>Writer Farhad Manjoo skewers modern American dog culture in a <em>Slate</em> column titled <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/life/a_fine_whine/2013/05/i_hate_dogs_they_re_lounging_in_our_offices_and_licking_us_at_our_cafes.html">“No, I Do Not Want to Pet Your Dog.”</a> Manjoo sat down with KALW’s Liz Pfeffer to expand on his views about irresponsible dog ownership and the overabundance of canine companions in restaurants, coffee shops and even the gym.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:36:14 +0000 Liz Pfeffer 33198 at http://kalw.org Taking America back from the dogs: Interview with 'Slate' columnist Farhad Manjoo Feeling the effects of NAFTA in California http://kalw.org/post/feeling-effects-nafta-california <p>It’s been almost two decades since Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. When then-president Bill Clinton signed it, he told Congress that the agreement was the only correct response to the world’s rapidly changing economy. As a border state and a major agricultural producer, California has a big stake in NAFTA.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">U.C. Berkeley geography professor Harley Shaiken has written extensively on the agreement, and he spoke with KALW's Holly Kernan about what NAFTA has meant for this state.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:59:50 +0000 Holly Kernan 18459 at http://kalw.org Feeling the effects of NAFTA in California A refuge for victims of domestic violence in the Bay http://kalw.org/post/refuge-victims-domestic-violence-bay <p><span style="line-height: normal; ">Just over 36 years ago, there was nowhere a victim of domestic violence could go for help here in the Bay Area. So a group of women banded together to start <a href="http://www.lacasa.org/what-we-do/">La Casa de las </a></span><a href="http://www.lacasa.org/what-we-do/">Madres</a><span style="line-height: normal; ">, California&rsquo;s first domestic violence shelter and the nation&rsquo;s second. Fri, 11 May 2012 00:45:29 +0000 Holly Kernan 10460 at http://kalw.org A refuge for victims of domestic violence in the Bay