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10:42pm

Mon July 16, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: The Care Less Party

All of America should drop to its knees and thank the GOP for providing America with our replacement fireworks. Cities all over the country this year were forced to cancel Fourth of July festivities due to lack of money, fear of fire, and incompetent computers.

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6:23pm

Mon July 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The Science of Compassion

Photo used through Creative Commons with permission from Zolivier

What makes us want to be good?

“Compassion is complex,” says Emiliana Simon Thomas, the former associate director of CCARE, the Center for Compassion And Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.

Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Stanford University, adds: “It’s not quite an emotion, is it? It’s more sophisticated.”

Emerging science is exploring how our minds feel for others.

“Can we see it?” asks Knutson. “Does it help people to extend compassion? That would be very exciting.”

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12:00pm

Mon July 16, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw

This song reminds Getane Heart of her best friends in high school.

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8:00am

Mon July 16, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Crescendo and Dimminuendo in Blue" by Duke Ellington

Bill Schweitzer introduced his father to this song.

11:56pm

Sun July 15, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: What’s the future of natural gas fracking in California?

Gasland

On the today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about hydraulic fracturing, which involves blasting huge amounts of chemicals, sand and water into the ground, which enables trapped oil and gas to escape. How much fracking is happening in California? How should it be tracked and regulated?  Who is pushing for fracking in California? And how are communities organizing against it? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

Dan Jacobson, legislative director for Environment California

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