6:32pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 13, 2013

Being African American and battling leukemia, Shanghai Calling and promoting business relationships with China, a jazz collector, San Francisco beer week, and local musicians the Assad Brothers.

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5:42pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

A mind for Jazz

Record shop owner Berigan Taylor dropped by KALW to tell Executive Editor (and fellow Jazz fan) Ben Trefny the story behind his little record shop in Oakland. Berigan’s was the inspiration for Michael Chabon’s new novel, Telegraph Avenue.  Taylor is a life-long record collector and still one of the Bay Area’s biggest jazz enthusiasts. As in, he could probably name every musician on every jazz recording you have ever heard.

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5:39pm

Wed February 13, 2013
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS 2/13

Funding problems of the California courts

Chuck is joined by Patrick Kelly, President of the State Bar of California;  Robert Foils, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of San Mateo County; and Mark Forcum, Bridges Program and Trial Judge, Superior Court, San Mateo County.

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5:35pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

A brewing trend in San Francisco

photo by Brian Pelletier

The time it takes most people to do their grocery shopping, I could spend just standing in a well-stocked beer aisle. Or staring at tap handles in a bar. Every pint has its own story. Who’s responsible for the recipe? How is the beer crafted? Where did the beer come from? What are the brewer’s inspirations? These are all questions I ponder when I’m making my own beer, and I wanted to know what my fellow San Francisco homebrewers thought. 

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5:31pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Francisco’s Economic Crush: will China be Courted?

 

San Francisco is a city known for its unorthodox way of doing things. So, how does this endlessly creative California city promote its initiative to improve business relationships with China? By throwing a Hollywood-style film premiere, of course.

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3:52pm

Wed February 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Dozens, Including Sierra Club Director, Arrested At White House Keystone Protest

Daryl Hannah is handcuffed and arrested during the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest at Lafayette Park in Washington on Wednesday.
Leigh Vogel Getty Images

Dozens of environmentalists were arrested, today, after they strapped themselves to the gate surrounding the White House.

NPR's Elizabeth Shogren filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"The protesters want President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. It would carry a dirtier kind of oil from Canada to refineries in the United States.

"Sierra Club's Executive Director Michael Brune says it's so important that his group decided for the first time in its 120 year history to participate in civil disobedience.

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3:36pm

Wed February 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Study Of Used Cars Recommends Buying Newly Launched Models

Newly redesigned for the 2010 model year, the Buick LaCrosse was found to be one of the most reliable midsize cars, in a study released by J.D. Power and Associates.
David McNew Getty Images

In the 2010 model year, the most dependable cars and trucks were either new to the market or had been through a major redesign, according to a study by J.D. Power and Associates. The finding contradicts the traditional stance that consumers should let carmakers work out the bugs in a new model before they buy.

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3:12pm

Wed February 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Jack Lew, Obama's Treasury Nominee, Faces Questions About Citigroup Bonuses

Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Jack Lew, who President Obama has nominated as Treasury Secretary, was grilled over his time at Citigroup today during his confirmation hearing.

At issue, reports Fox News, was a nearly $1 million bonus he accepted just as the bank was getting bailed out by the federal government.

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3:11pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Report: Action Needed To Wipe Out Fake And Substandard Drugs

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 2:20 pm

Shoppers buy smuggled counterfeit drugs at the Adjame market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 2007.
Issouf Sanogo AFP/Getty Images

A blue-ribbon panel is urging stronger regulation of pharmaceuticals around the world to combat the growing problem of fake and poor-quality medicines.

The quality problems and fake medicines have affected Americans. Fungal contamination of steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy, which sickened more than 700 people and killed 46, is one recent example. Other U.S. patients have received fake cancer drugs and medicines obtained over the Internet with little or no active ingredients.

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2:23pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Music Interviews

Bryan Ferry: A Forward-Looking Musician Turns To The Past

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 12:05 am

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra's new album is titled The Jazz Age.
Courtesy of the artist

Throughout his career, English musician Bryan Ferry has been one of popular music's most forward-looking performers. His band Roxy Music remodeled rock into an artsy, cosmopolitan sound in the early '70s and spearheaded the New Romantic style of the '80s.

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