99% Invisible "Title TK" The name is important. It’s the first thing of any product you use or buy or see. The tip of the spear. Only the names that are most interesting and most pleasant on the tongue can survive in your memory. So it’s no surprise that companies—especially large ones like Sony or Procter & Gamble—hire naming companies.
On any given night in the U.S. there are more than 600,000 people who are homeless. In San Francisco, the government estimates there are about 6,400 people living on the street or in shelters. The numbers have increased only slightly over the past few years, but with the lack of housing in the city, many are wondering what the county is doing to help. Bevan Dufty, works with the mayor's office as the Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement or HOPE.
Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand for almost two decades. He's the chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it's the plight of the city's gay seniors that has his attention. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about the findings of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force, What is the state of the city's gay elders? What kinds of challenges do they face that others don't? You might be surprised. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7pm.
The gentle sounds you’re hearing now are being played by teacher and musician Eve Decker. Kevin Vance, host of KALW’s “A Patchwork Quilt,” says of Decker, “This is the kind of music that makes the world a better place."
You can hear more from Eve Decker tomorrow, April 11th when she appears at the Dolores Park Café in San Francisco. She’ll be there from 7:30 to 10:00pm.