Fri August 15, 2014

Cannabis News Roundup: 08.15.14

M.W. Benutzer

No statewide regulations this year… Banks cautiously work with cannabis customers… Hemp-powered batteries? ...  Amsterdam vs. Boulder ... and more.


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Fri August 15, 2014
KALW Almanac

Friday, August 15, 2014

see 1939 below....
  • 227th Day of the Year / 138 Remaining
  • Autumn Begins in 38 Days
  • Sunrise: 6:26
  • Sunset: 8:03
  • Moon Rise: 11:16pm
  • Moon Set: 12:07am
  • Moon’s Phase 77%, waning

Special Celebrations today...

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Thu August 14, 2014

Your Call: Political & humanitarian crisis in Iraq

A displaced woman and child from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, rest as they make their way towards the Syrian border

On the August 15th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s decision to authorize  airstrikes against ISIS positions in northern Iraq. He called this a long term project. We’ll also talk about Iraq’s humanitarian and political crisis and the ouster of Prime Minster Nouri Al Maliki. We’ll be joined by the Guardian’s Martin Chulov and McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


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Thu August 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: An Architect's Code

Pelican Bay State Prison
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Lawyers have an ethics code. Journalists have an ethics code. Architects do, too.

According to Ethical Standard 1.4 of the American Institute of Architects (AIA):  "Members should uphold human rights in all their professional endeavors." 

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Thu August 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spiritual Edge: Religion the American way, dynamic and innovative

David Campbell is co-author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us and a political science professor at Notre Dame University


These days, a lot of people prefer the word “spirituality” over “religion”. Many people associate religion with dogma handed down by inflexible institutions that don’t keep up with the times. 

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