Crosscurrents http://kalw.org en New Bay Bridge still shaky? An Interview with journalist Jaxon Van Derbeken http://kalw.org/post/new-bay-bridge-still-shaky-interview-journalist-jaxon-van-derbeken <p></p><p>The latest news of possible problems on the new Bay Bridge? Steel rods anchoring the 6.5 billion dollar span have shifted and might threaten its stability in the case of an earthquake.</p><p></p><p>This is just the most recent in a laundry list of problems on the bridge. In recent months, Caltrans has come under fire for faulty welds, failed rods, and leaky decks. <a href="http://www.sfchronicle.com/author/jaxon-van-derbeken/">Jaxon Van Derbeken</a>, an award-winning reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, has reported <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-Bay-Bridge-span-s-dirty-secret-stains-with-a-5613867.php">extensively</a> on the <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-Bay-Bridge-defect-could-be-trouble-in-5482092.php#src=fb">Bay Bridge</a>. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:37 +0000 Ben Trefny 46874 at http://kalw.org New Bay Bridge still shaky? An Interview with journalist Jaxon Van Derbeken What makes a street dangerous? Decoding deadly Van Ness Avenue http://kalw.org/post/what-makes-street-dangerous-decoding-deadly-van-ness-avenue <p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:41:25 +0000 Isabel Angell 46871 at http://kalw.org What makes a street dangerous? Decoding deadly Van Ness Avenue A musician, going deaf, fights for a life in music http://kalw.org/post/musician-going-deaf-fights-life-music <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d3ecc5aa-59b1-e6cc-66e3-b3732b92498e" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">From the moment Sandy Mix wakes up in the morning, she is thinking about music. Over coffee, she plans the day’s lessons.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:02:11 +0000 Rachel Wong 46865 at http://kalw.org A musician, going deaf, fights for a life in music At children's hospital, kids find comfort in music therapy http://kalw.org/post/childrens-hospital-kids-find-comfort-music-therapy <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:07:01 +0000 Liz Mak 46625 at http://kalw.org At children's hospital, kids find comfort in music therapy Chinatown Tenants Gather Strength http://kalw.org/post/chinatown-tenants-gather-strength <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-24c96570-3cc7-ec5f-7476-32cd40fedd3f"><span style="font-size: 20px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Tenants are facing a tough time in San Francisco. The city has some of the nation’s highest rents and laws like the Ellis Act have made evictions front page news. But there are pockets of affordability, like in Chinatown, where the average rent is one third as much as in other neighborhoods. &nbsp;</span></span></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:54:40 +0000 Melanie Young 46633 at http://kalw.org Chinatown Tenants Gather Strength