7:07pm

Wed February 27, 2013
Community Partnership

Philosophy Talk in The Classroom - The Art of Living

The hosts of KALW's Philosophy Talk present The Art of Living, a five-week course in partnership with Stanford's Continuing Studies program. The course, which runs from April 8 to June 3, will explore the various ways in which it is possible to live well and beautifully, what it takes to implement our values, and what happens when they come under pressure from inside and out.

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5:52pm

Wed February 27, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 28, 2013

How do we define wilderness?; Brain Vitamin: Is desalination a viable solution to water shortages?; and Science commentary: The low-oxygen ocean lifestyle.

To subscribe to the Crosscurrents podcast in iTunes, click here. To use another podcasting tool, click here.

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4:49pm

Wed February 27, 2013
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS 2/27

Landlord/tenant laws



Chuck Finney is joined by landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.


It's also Call a Lawyer night!

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4:39pm

Wed February 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Noise Pop, silent film and sea chanteys

Fresh and Onlys
David Black

I used to think festival season was all about summertime magic, bare feet, desert sands and palm trees. But one of the wonders of living in a seasonal twilight-zone like San Francisco is a festival can strike at any time, like...now! Noise Pop is here, a springtime selection of independent music, art and film. There are events going all week so check out the schedule and take your pick. Here are mine, for this week's Arts/Culture/Weekend:

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4:10pm

Wed February 27, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Science commentary: The low-oxygen ocean lifestyle

The floor of the Pacific Ocean.
Under CC license from Flickr user Matt McGee

When we talk about climate change, it’s easy to get stuck in our terrestrial mammal mindset. Let’s face it: most of us are total dry land chauvinists. The only time we even notice something’s happening to the ocean is when it’s gnawing away at our coastline. But something else is going on just beneath the surface. Certain sections of the ocean are losing oxygen – and that’s just as bad for sea creatures as it would be for us.

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3:57pm

Wed February 27, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

How do we define wilderness?

Drakes Estero
Casey Miner

If someone told you they wanted to open a commercial business in a national park, your answer might be obvious—Who wants a McDonalds when you’re out in nature? But it can be more complicated than that.

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3:42pm

Wed February 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Bradley Manning Says He Leaked Classified Info To 'Spark A Domestic Debate'

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (right) is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on June 25, 2012. His lawyer announced that Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, had agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges.
Patrick Semansky AP

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning revealed today that he leaked classified information to WikiLeaks because he wanted to "spark a domestic debate on the role of our military and foreign policy in general."

As The Christian Science Monitor reports, Manning made the statement in a court filing that is part of a pretrial hearing.

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3:20pm

Wed February 27, 2013
The Salt

Video: Machine Unlocks The 'Physics' Of Separating Oreos

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 8:42 am

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3:17pm

Wed February 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Senate Confirms Jack Lew As The Next Treasury Secretary

Jack Lew, current White House chief of staff. He's likely to be the nominee for treasury secretary.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters /Landov

The Senate voted 71-26 today to confirm the nomination of Jacob "Jack" Lew as the country's next Treasury secretary.

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2:47pm

Wed February 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Gary Mead, DHS Official In Charge Of Arresting, Deporting Immigrants, Retires

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Gary Mead, the official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants, will retire at the end of April.

The Associated Press had earlier today published a story that said Mead had "resigned" after his agency released hundreds of illegal immigrants, citing looming across-the-board budget cuts.

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