SF Public Press http://kalw.org en How PTA fundraising is creating a disparity among San Francisco elementary schools http://kalw.org/post/how-pta-fundraising-creating-disparity-among-san-francisco-elementary-schools <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elementary school parent-teacher associations (PTAs) might conjure up images of bake sales and silent auctions. But how much money do you think a PTA can really raise?</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:39:00 +0000 Hana Baba 41456 at http://kalw.org How PTA fundraising is creating a disparity among San Francisco elementary schools Today on Your Call: What happens when parents fund public schools? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-happens-when-parents-fund-public-schools <p><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 40449 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What happens when parents fund public schools? Will San Francisco's buildings stand up in an earthquake? http://kalw.org/post/will-san-franciscos-buildings-stand-earthquake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past Monday, Riverside County experienced a magnitude 4.7 earthquake. That’s not really news for Southern California, but this is: an earthquake detection system accurately predicted it.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:46:36 +0000 Hana Baba 24443 at http://kalw.org Will San Francisco's buildings stand up in an earthquake? Investigation exposes human trafficking in the Bay Area http://kalw.org/post/investigation-exposes-human-trafficking-bay-area <p><em>Slavery doesn&rsquo;t often make the headlines, but the practice is alive and well in the 21st century. According to an investigation in the </em><a href="http://sfpublicpress.org/trafficking">San Francisco Public Press</a><em>, there are more people enslaved today than at any other time in history. The U.S. State Department says that estimates of those enslaved through human trafficking ranges from 4 million to 27 million people.</em></p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:22:43 +0000 Holly Kernan 7498 at http://kalw.org Investigation exposes human trafficking in the Bay Area Where media and the Occupy movement intersect http://kalw.org/post/where-media-and-occupy-movement-intersect <p>Michael Stoll is the executive director of the <em>San Francisco Public Press</em> &ndash; a non-profit, non-commercial journalistic outlet that started in 2009. Stoll reported for years in the mainstream media, including the <em>Christian Science Monitor</em> and the <em>New York Times</em>. But he questioned the values of ad-driven papers. He wants in-depth, public service journalism to be available without any commercial influence. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:11:06 +0000 Ben Trefny 4841 at http://kalw.org Where media and the Occupy movement intersect