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11:54am

Wed May 16, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

 

(Mercury News) // The Santa Clara Valley Water District is under investigation after reports that hydraulic oil was spilled into several of the district's reservoirs. The investigation comes as the district is asking voters to go to the polls this November to renew taxes that support its Clean, Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection plan...

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6:53am

Wed May 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: Why are Americans still gaining weight?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. John McDougall about his new book, "The Starch Solution." According to Center for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults and approximately 12.5 million of children and adolescents are obese.  We've heard about proper nutrition, so why don't we practice it? Dr. McDougal says eat your carbs--starch is the solution to the obesity crisis plaguing this nation. Can starch help heal the health crisis? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. It's Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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4:26pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrrents: May 15, 2012

How a famous civil rights song is being revamped for today's young people; a Marin County artist who weaves poetry into his work; local band Lo Cura plays revolutionary party music; and Will Durst's thoughts about Obama's announcement that he supports gay marriage.

4:26pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Marin County artist Tom Killion weaves poetry into his work

This story is set to the music of Bay Area shakuhachi player Masayuki Koga, who runs the Japanese Music Institute of America. It’s from an album called Eastwind. All poetry in this piece can be found in the book Tamalpais Walking, by Tom Killion and Gary Snyder.

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4:25pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

What’s really going on? Youth Radio reinvents Marvin Gaye

turnstylenews.com

Marvin Gaye’s album, What’s Going On, has been called one of the great soul music records of all time. The album was showcased at a 1972 concert at the Kennedy Center in Marvin’s hometown of Washington DC. Last Thursday, the Kennedy Center commemorated that performance with a concert. They also gave one musician the original recording of the song "What's Going On," to re-imagine it in a modern context. That musician was Youth Radio's Brandon McFarland.

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