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7:26pm

Thu May 16, 2013

6:26pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Revisiting San Francisco StoryCorps with Dave Isay

StoryCorps provides a place for loved ones to record and share personal stories.
http://www.thecjm.org/on-view/currently/storycorps-storybooth/about

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay joined KALW’s Hana Baba live by phone to revisit some memories recorded in San Francisco.

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5:16pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Building a more resilient economy with Bay Bucks

http://flic.kr/p/atHGkZ
Bunches and Bits

 

Sergio Lub is walking me through the stockroom of his jewelry company’s headquarters in Martinez. All around the room, precious metal bracelets and rings nestle in cardboard boxes with labels like “Mardi Gras” and “Sage Bundle.”

 

Lub’s been making and designing jewelry for over 30 years, but I’m not here to talk with him about that. I’m here to learn about something else he’s been experimenting with for just as long – alternative economies, or as he puts it: “trying to find different forms of this human invention we call money.”

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4:56pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Extended interview: Tour the world of giving through micro-lending

If you imagine your dream job, what would it be?

Bob Harris has had a lot of jobs that may have made your list. About 15 years ago, Harris was a standup comedian, working out of L.A. Then he sent a demo tape into the city’s top radio news station, and he landed a job as a syndicated talking head.

He’s also been on Jeopardy 13 times and was even the “lifeline”for a friend on the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” He helped his friend get a quarter-million dollars.

He’s also been a travel writer and is a published author. According to Harris, the most important thing he’s done is write a new book called The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time. KALW’s Ben Trefny asked Bob Harris to share the story of how it happened.

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4:00pm

Thu May 16, 2013

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