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3:56pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Technology

Bay Area hackathon brings tech to youth of color

Giovanni Vieira (left), talks with his team about the Cop Stop app.
Johnathan Henninger

When President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in 2014, he said he hoped it would help boys and young men of color find success. Here in the Bay Area, Qeyno Labs answered the President's call with an event called the My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon. It's an intensive weekend challenge for young people of color to build mobile applications and websites that help their communities. 

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1:56pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Empress Meditations

Today’s local music is by Queen Makedah of El Sobrante.  She’s one of four performers taking part in an event called Empress Meditations. The purpose of Empress Meditations, they say, “is to highlight the works and message of conscious female artists in reggae and world music.” 

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1:00pm

Mon March 23, 2015
FSFSF March 23, 2015

FSFSF: Casey Ley on working with kids

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11:03am

Mon March 23, 2015
Audiograph

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? March 21, 2015

Poster designed by R Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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9:04am

Mon March 23, 2015
News

Daily news roundup for Monday, March 23, 2015

Neighbors, Alexander Brown, left, and Roy King, right, meet each other for the first time at the Santiago Villa mobile home park in Mountainview, California.
Gary Reyes/ Bay Area News Group

As Google soars, a mobile home park feels the heat // Mercury News

"MOUNTAIN VIEW -- If Google gets to build a new office complex north of Highway 101, no one will feel the "Googly" aura of the canopied tech wonderland quite like the people living along Space Park Way.

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