Richmond http://kalw.org en Green pathways to youth employment http://kalw.org/post/green-pathways-youth-employment <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><strong>More Than Just a Summer Job</strong></p><p>Pazhae Horace has a summer job with California Youth Energy Services, or CYES. It’s a program that hires youth aged 15-22 to do free “green house calls” in their communities. They go into people’s homes to evaluate energy and water efficiency, and then help install things like water-saving shower heads, or compact fluorescent&nbsp;light bulbs. Horace is 22, and this is her third summer working for the CYES site in Berkeley and Emeryville. She says that, at first, she was worried about talking to strangers, but now she really likes meeting new people, and helping them become more green.</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:01:00 +0000 Jen Chien 33632 at http://kalw.org Green pathways to youth employment This is Home: Journalism comes to the stage http://kalw.org/post/home-journalism-comes-stage <p></p><p></p><p>Donte Clark stands in the middle of a dimly lit stage. A projected photo of a dilapidated apartment building flickers on the wall behind him. In this scene, he’s speaking as the voice of the building.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Somebody needs to speak on behalf of these peoples. Get them out of my custody and let me go. Cause I've been ragged and brown for quite some time now,” he says.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 00:32:02 +0000 Julie Caine 44185 at http://kalw.org This is Home: Journalism comes to the stage Your Call: What are the best ways to fix public housing? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-what-are-best-ways-fix-public-housing <p><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 41857 at http://kalw.org Your Call: What are the best ways to fix public housing? Today on Your Call: How could more cities go ‘green’? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-could-more-cities-go-green <p><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 40222 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How could more cities go ‘green’? Richmond's real life Rosies http://kalw.org/post/richmonds-real-life-rosies <p></p><p class="p1">During World War II, the city of Richmond quadrupled in size when about 70,000 workers flocked to work at the shipyards that dotted the bay’s shoreline. At the height of the war, women made up more than a quarter of the Richmond shipyard workforce. For the first time, women were allowed to work in high-paying trades, previously only done by men.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 03:13:56 +0000 Callie Shanafelt 38918 at http://kalw.org Richmond's real life Rosies