Daily news roundup for Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:           

Richmond: Developer wants residents, not city, to decide on housing project // Contra Costa Times

“A prominent Richmond developer who has failed to get city support for his latest housing project wants residents to decide the matter through a ballot measure next year.”

11/24 - Emojis and Phones

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Today on Crosscurrents: What you love -- and don't -- about emojis. Who really spends more time on their cell phones, teens or their parents? Looking into the structure of a modern family.

Tune in to 91.7 FM today at 5 p.m. Audio will be uploaded here after the show.



On the November 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about diversity in children's literature and publishing.

Angela Johnston

It’s the end of the week at Laurelwood Elementary, and the kids in Katy Howser’s kindergarten class are getting a quick lesson about bugs before they clean up and go home.

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In 2014, the annual mean wage an American teacher made was a little over $57,000 a year.

Teacher pay in the Bay Area is higher than the national average, and salaries vary depending on where you're located: This year, a teacher in Oakland can make up to $83,000 a year, whereas the same teacher can go to Hillsborough and make up to $124,000.

Today's Local Music: Marina Crouse

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Marina Crouse

Today’s local music is by Marina Crouse. Her blues and jazz vocals are being compared to legends such as Koko Taylor and Etta James. Marina Crouse & Friends will perform Friday at Armondo’s in downtown Martinez, starting about 8 pm. 

Stevie Evans has been a special education teacher for four years.

“I feel like when I first started this job, I was just thrown into the lions den,” she says. “I mean, I came into teaching through teach for America – and they really prepare you well for teaching.”

Next on City Visions: Senior Scams

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Each year, seniors and their families lose millions of dollars to scam artists and fraudulent financial schemes. Do you know someone who's fallen victim to a financial predator? Join City Visions host Joseph Pace and a panel of experts for a discussion of senior scams and what older people and their families can do to protect themselves against fraud.