The Nanny State http://kalw.org en The Nanny State: "The Happy Meal Ban" and other public health measures http://kalw.org/post/nanny-state-happy-meal-ban-and-other-public-health-measures <div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><br><iframe frameborder="0" height="288" src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:cms:video:thedailyshow.com:414691" width="475"></iframe><p style="text-align:left;background-color:#FFFFFF;padding:4px;margin-top:4px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><b><a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-may-31-2012/drink-different">The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</a></b> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:51:24 +0000 Ben Trefny 16639 at http://kalw.org The Nanny State: a Libertarian's view on legislating lifestyles http://kalw.org/post/nanny-state-libertarians-view-legislating-lifestyles <p>Marcy Berry is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of San Francisco. She spoke with KALW’s Isaac Silk about whether the government should be involved with legislating healthy lifestyles.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:25:10 +0000 Isaac Silk 16631 at http://kalw.org The Nanny State: a Libertarian's view on legislating lifestyles The Nanny State: Richmond's mayor not afraid to take on 'Big Sugar' http://kalw.org/post/nanny-state-richmonds-mayor-not-afraid-take-big-sugar-0 <p></p><p>Sixteen percent of <a href="http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0660620.html">people in Richmond</a> live below the poverty line. The city has the <a href="http://cchealth.org/health-data/hospital-council/2010/pdf/35_diabetes.pdf">highest rate of diabetes</a> deaths in Contra Costa County. But it also has one of the nation’s most progressive mayors, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:23:44 +0000 Isaac Silk 16641 at http://kalw.org The Nanny State: Richmond's mayor not afraid to take on 'Big Sugar' The Nanny State: a penny for your soda http://kalw.org/post/nanny-state-penny-your-soda <p>If you ride BART to its northwestern terminus, you’ll find yourself at Macdonald Avenue and 19th Street, just a few blocks east of downtown Richmond. Macdonald is a four-lane street lined with restaurants, gas stations, and other retailers. I came here to find out how local business owners feel about the soda tax ballot initiative.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:46:47 +0000 Isaac Silk 16634 at http://kalw.org The Nanny State: a penny for your soda