solar http://kalw.org en A Kickstarter for your electricity bill http://kalw.org/post/kickstarter-your-electricity-bill <p></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:18:13 +0000 Laura Flynn 33581 at http://kalw.org A Kickstarter for your electricity bill Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Thursday, May 17, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-thursday-may-17-2012 <p>(Sacramento Bee) // Just after it was revealed that California faces a budget deficit of $16 billion, how and when to pay crippling pension costs has become a major public debate. The California Public Employees&#39; Retirement System <a href="http://calpensions.com/2012/05/17/calpers-ignores-brown-delays-pension-payment/">voted to raise the annual state payment for state worker pensions</a> by $213 million to a total of $3.7 billion, despite Governor Jerry Brown&rsquo;s recommendation for an even bigger increase to avoid accruing more debt. Fri, 18 May 2012 06:59:06 +0000 Jordan Katz 10827 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Thursday, May 17, 2012 WEB EXCLUSIVE: The "other" spectacular solar event coming to a sky near you http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-other-spectacular-solar-event-coming-sky-near-you <p>Paul Salazar is a member of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and keeps a regular astronomy blog called the <a href="http://urbanastronomer.blogspot.com/">Urban Astronomer</a>. He sat down with KALW&rsquo;s Ben Trefny to talk about the upcoming solar eclipse. He also explained what he calls a &quot;spectacular solar event&quot; that only happens twice every hundred years. It&#39;s called the Transit of Venus and it&#39;s happening on June 5. Listen to find out where and when to watch.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:37:18 +0000 Ben Trefny 10757 at http://kalw.org WEB EXCLUSIVE: The "other" spectacular solar event coming to a sky near you